In Competition

Directed by M. Cem Öztüfekçi

Written by Cemil Kavukçu, M. Cem Öztüfekçi

Cast: Ahmet Özarslan, Volga Sorgu Tekinoğlu, Nihat İleri, Hikmet Karagöz, Saadet Işıl Aksoy

Short / 26 min. / 2012


Two men who attend the same bar fall in love with a mysterious young lady they see through the window. Both will love her in different ways...

Selected Festivals and Awards

International Short Film Festival of Drama, Greece: Best Film Grand Prix
International Film Festival of Amiens, France: Prix Cinécourts
International Izmir Short Film Festival, Turkey: Best Film Award National Competition
!F Istanbul Independent Film Festival, Turkey: People’s Choice Third Prize
Kısa-ca Short Film Festival in Konya, Turkey: Aykut Oray Special Jury Award
Thess International Short Film Festival, Greece: International Cinematic Achievement Award


M. Cem OztufekciBorn in 1985, M. Cem Öztüfekçi is a graduate of Robert College and Marmara University Fine Arts Film-TV Department. "Ayak Altinda” (Downstairs, 2007) won several awards in national and international festivals, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Cinematography. The movie also has been selected to the «Rencontres Henri Langlois» (2008) and to the «Festival Premiers Plans» in Angers (2009). “Downstairs” also received Best Short Film Award in the 2008 Boston Turkish Festival Documentary and Short Film Competition.  Cem Öztüfekçi produces and directs short films and also works as an assistant director and production manager on independent productions. He has participated in the workshop of the Golden Apricot Film Festival, supervised by Abbas Kiarostami in 2008, and in several international workshops. "Nolya" is his second short film as director.


Sunday, December 2, 2012, 1:00 p.m.
Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston