Boston Turkish Film Festival

Birinci Tekil Şahıs

12 Saat | 12 Hours

1:30 pm

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Remis Auditorium
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

In Competition

Directed by Mehmet Gülkanat
Short / 13 min. / 2017

Cast: Mustafa Vural, Kübra Kip, Cem Zeynel Kılıç, Tarık Köksal

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Birkan is a beginner script writer. He tries to get in touch with Ece whom he loves platonically. He attracts her attention through the social media however he can’t gather the courage to meet her in person. Birkan continuously stalks Ece. Upon overhearing the words of Ece sitting in a café with her friends one day, he finds the courage to actually meet her. First Person Singular depicts how the marginalization in the society really begins within the individual.


  • International Golden Beggar International Film Festival, Slovakia: Honorable Mention
  • Golden Baklava Film Festival, Turkey: Third Prize
  • Lexus International Short Film Festival, USA
  • Red Tulip Film Festival, The Netherlands
  • Jahorina Film Festival, Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Pink City International Short Film Festival, India
  • WOW Film Festival, Tunisia
  • International Izmir Short Film Festival, National Panorama, Turkey
  • Art Nicomedia Short Film Days, Turkey
  • Yıldız Short Film Festival, Turkey
  • Akdeniz University Short Film Days, Turkey
  • Marmaris International Short Film Festival, Turkey


Mehmet Gulkanat

Mehmet Gülkanat (Istanbul, 1987) graduated from Beykent University Department of Radio and TV Programming in 2010 and from Department of Cinema and Television in 2013. He is continuing graduate studies in Beykent University Institute of Social Sciences and works on various feature film projects.

Birinci Tekil Şahıs (short, 2017)
Ukde (short, 2014)
Sokaktaki Melodiler (doc., 2013)
7 Sanat Eşittir Sanat Filmi (short, 2013)




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