Boston Turkish Film Festival


Ucurtma | Kite

7:00 pm

170 Beacon Street, Boston

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In competition
Directed by Serdal Altun
Short / 12 min. / 2015
Cast: Baran Altun, Emin Altun

Mustafa and Baran are two brothers who live close to the Syrian border. Mustafa is very afraid of the sound of war planes. When learns that the planes actually kill people, his fear is replaced by anger. One day his brother’s remark that “if the kites fly high enough, they will get stuck to the planes” gives Mustafa an idea.


Selected Festivals and Awards

  • Nürnberg Turkey/Germany Film Festival Short Film Competition: Second Prize
  • Rotary Short Film Festival Fiction Category: Special Mention
  • Marmara Communications Short Film Competition: Audience Award
  • Akbank Short Film Festival Perspective Section
  • Antalya Film Days
  • Antalya Film Festival National Short Film Selection
  • Bursa Short Film Competition: Third Prize
  • Eskişehir International Short Film Festival
  • Golden Daphne Film Festival Short Film Competition
  • Sinepark Short Film Festival


Serdal Altun

Serdal Altun’s (Adana, 1990) interest in visual arts and painting in early school years left their place cinema in high school. In 2012 he began to study cinema in Gaziantep University Department of cinema and TV where he still studies. He directed many short films, social projects, and documentaries. 

Dehlizden Doğan Güneş (doc., 2015)
Klaket Nuri (short fiction, 2015)
Uçurtma / Kite (short fiction, 2015)




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