Boston Turkish Film Festival



1:00 pm

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Remis Auditorium
465 Huntington Avenue

In Competition

Directed by Anıl Güldoğan
Short / 16 min. / 2018

Cast: Bedir Bedir, Dünay Kılıç, Pınar Göktaş

Films in this session:


Sait is a writer who works as a cleaner in a train station. Because it is forbidden for train station workers to work in different professions, Sait sells his stories secretly to passengers while his friend Zafer helps him not to get caught. One day Sait falls in love with a woman he sees on the train. The woman compliments Sait for his stories and asks for more. Sait writes stories for her despite many difficulties, until he is devastated by a piece of news in the paper.

Selected Festivals and Awards

  • Rotary Short Film Festival, Fiction, Category, Turkey: First Prize
  • İKFD National Short Film Competition, Turkey: First Prize
  • Lions Short Film Competition, Turkey: Third Prize
  • İnönü University Short Film Competition, Turkey: Second Prize
  • Okan University Student Films Short Film Competition, Turkey: Special Jury Prize
  • Van İpekyolu Municipality Short Film Competition, Turkey: Second Prize
  • Çayda Çıra Film and Arts Competition, Turkey: First Prize
  • Berlin Film Festival, Germany: Turkish Films Stand
  • Ankara International Film Festival, Turkey
  • Afyonkarahisar Film Festival, Turkey


Cuneyt AlpayAnıl Güldoğan (Ankara, 1992) is currently a student in Istanbul University, Faculty of Communicaiton, Department of Radio, Television and Cinema. Since 2016 he works as director’s assistant in films and commercials. He has two short films both of which have been recognized in film festivals and received awards: “Hikayeci” (2018) and “Toprak” (2016)




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