Boston Turkish Film Festival


Vefa | Fidelity

5:00 pm

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Remis Auditorium
465 Huntington Avenue

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In competition
Directed by Baran Vardar
Doc. / 13 min. / 2016

Mehmet is the owner of a coffee house in a deserted village where only 7-8 people left. Mehmet comes to the village every day, traveling at least an hour, to open his coffee house for the villagers. He doesn't do this for the money; it is his loyalty to the village people. Because of him, the old villagers are able to remain in the village. Continuation of life in the village depends on this coffee house

Selected Festivals and Awards

  • Atatürk University Values Short Film Competition, Turkey: First Prize
  • Golden Plane Film Festival, Turkey: Yücel Çakmaklı Special Prize
  • Lions International Short Film Competition, Turkey: Ülkü Erakalın Special Committee Prize
  • Golden Baklava Short Film Competition, Turkey: Second Prize
  • TRT Documentary Competition, Turkey
  • Ankara International Film Festival, Turkey
  • IKFD Short Film Festival, Turkey
  • İnönü University Short Film Festival, Malatya, Turkey
  • Okan University Students Films Short Film Competition, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Kuşadası Film Festival International Documentary Competition, Aydın, Turkey



Baran Vardar


Baran Vardar (Aydın, 1990) received his first bachelor’s degree from Eskişehir Osmangazi University in statistics. In 2012 he began studying at Ege University Department of Radio, Television and Cinema which he still continues. He also works as a director, director of photography, and editor for short films, documentaries, promotional films, and music video clips.

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