Boston Turkish Film Festival



5:00 pm

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Remis Auditorium
465 Huntington Avenue

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In competition
Directed by Yakup Tekintanğaç
Short / 16 min. / 2016
Cast: M.Veysi Ak, Gülistan Sarbas

Azad and his mother migrates to Istanbul. His mother locks the door on him when she goes to work every day. Azad, all alone at home, uses his creativity to spend time.


Selected Festivals and Awards

  • Austria Festival of Nations Short Film Festival: Best Director
  • !f Istanbul International Independent Film Festival, Turkey: Shorts From Turkey Best Film Audience Award
  • Yunus Nadi Awards, Turkey: Best Short Film
  • Sinepark Short Film Festival, Turkey: Alabora Category Best Film, Best Editing (K. Ramazan Yüksel)
  • Tarlabaşı Community Center Short Film Competition, Istanbul, Turkey: First Prize
  • Golden Sycamore Film Festival, Turkey: National Fiction Category Second Prize
  • Atıf Yılmaz Short Film Competition, Turkey: Fiction Category First Prize
  • Yılmaz Güney Film Festival Short Film Competition, Turkey: Third Prize
  • Marmara Communications Short Film Competition: Best Actor (M. Cavit Ak)
  • Adana Golden Boll Film Festival, Mediterranean Countries Short Film Competition, Turkey
  • Antalya Film Festival, National Short Film Selections
  • Berlin Film Festival, Turkish stand, Germany
  • Cannes Film Festival, Turkish stand, France



Taylan Mintas


Yakup Tekintanğaç (Ağrı, 1980) received his bachelor’s degree from Yüzüncü Yıl University Department of Chemistry and completed his master’s in the USA in medical school biophysics. He also received training in script writing for three years in SEN-DER. He participated in film studies at Mesopotomia Film Collective for four years and worked with Hüseyin Kuzu. He is currently in the last year of his studies at Istanbul University Department of Philosophy. His first short film, “Qapsûl”, was a finalist in the 50th International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, and was screened in many national and international film festivals.

Azad (short, 2015)
Polistan (short, 2014)
Qapsûl (short, 2013)




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