Boston Turkish Film Festival

12th Annual
DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM COMPETITION
November 2 - November 12, 2017

FINALISTS AND SCREENING SCHEDULE

OPENING NIGHT - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2017 | 7:30 pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Remis Auditorium, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

SPECIAL LIVE PERFORMANCE BY "ANTIOCH CIVILIZATIONS CHOIR" & OPENING RECEPTION AFTER THE SCREENING

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The Turkish Way


THE TURKISH WAY

Director Luis Gonzalez teams with the Roca Brothers, owners of Catalonia's Celler de Can Roca, holder of Restaurant Magazine's "Best Restaurant in the World" honor, to take a five-week tour across Turkey, diving into the rich, diverse culinary cultures of one of the world's major crossroads.

East Coast Premiere

Non-Competition

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Introductory remarks by acclaimed chef Ana Sortun of Oleana & Sarma Restaurants, Sofra Bakery & Café.

Directed by Luis González
Doc. / 86 min. / 2016

In Catalan, Spanish, French, English, and Turkish with English subtitles.

Featuring acclaimed chefs Sabiha Apaydın, Maksut Askar, Mehmet Gürs.

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ANTIOCH CIVILIZATIONS CHOIR
Antakya Medeniyetler Korosu

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The Antioch Civilizations Choir (Antakya Medeniyetler Korosu) represents multicultural characteristics of Antakya, Hatay which is located in Southern Turkey. With its Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities living in peaceful unity, the city of Antakya has been a symbol of religious and cultural harmony. The Choir, composed of Muslim, Christian and Jewish members, came into existence building on this tradition of coexistence.

The Choir, established in 2007 and quickly drew national and international attention, have performed in more than 100 countries in Turkey and abroad, including Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Switzerland, and the United States, and in reputable locations such as the European Parliament, the European Court of Human Rights, and the United Nations.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2017 | 5:00 pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Remis Auditorium, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

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Tepede Bes Kadin


FIVE WOMEN ON THE HILL

Tepede Beş Kadın

In Competition

 

Directed by Ece Kınacı
Doc. / 25 min. / 2016

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Killit


KILLIT

In Competition

 

Directed by Zeynep Altay
Doc. / 17’ 49” / 2016

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Hazir Ol | Attention


ATTENTION!

Hazır Ol!

In Competition

 

Directed by Onur Bakır and Panagiotis Charamis
Doc. / 52 min. / 2016

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2017 | 12:00 pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Remis Auditorium, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

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The Companion | Refakatci


THE COMPANION

Refakatçi

In Competition

 

Directed by Burçe Bahadır
Doc. / 59 min. / 2016

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The Last Leaf | Son Yaprak


THE LAST LEAF

Son Yaprak

In Competition

 

Directed by Handan Erdil
Doc. / 62 min. / 2017

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2017 | 3:00 pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Remis Auditorium, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

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South Pole | Guney Kutbu

SOUTH POLE

Güney Kutbu

In Competition


In Memoriam Ayberk Attila

Directed by Emin Akpınar
Short / 5 min. / 2016
Cast: Ayberk Attila, Özkan Ayalp, Tülay Bekret

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Cemile's Obsession | Cemile'nin Takintisi


CEMİLE’S OBSESSION

Cemile’nin Takıntısı

In Competition

 

Directed by Deniz Özden
Short / 14 min. / 2017
Cast: Özay Fecht, Ayşe Berkem Lebriz, Sevinç Üçok, Yücel Gökçek, Altan İnci, Elif Soylu

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Well | Kuyu

WELL

Kuyu

In Competition

 

Directed by Rıdvan Yavuz
Short / 19’ 06” / 2016
Cast: Hamza Yavuz, Bedirhan yavuz, Ziya Kibar, M.Emin Metin, Özge Yeltekin

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I am Tsubasa | Ben Tsubasa'yim

I AM TSUBASA

Ben Tsubasa’yım

In Competition

 

Directed by Bilal Korkut
Short / 12 min. / 2016
Cast: Salih Aslan, Sidar Özmen, Nasibe Korkut

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Asphalt | Asfalt

ASPHALT

Asfalt

In Competition

 

Directed by Süleyman Demirel
Short / 11 min. / 2016
Cast: Ozan Dağara, Güldestan Yüce

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Beyoglu Cinema | Beyoglu Sinemasi


BEYOĞLU CINEMA

Beyoğlu Sineması

In Competition

 

Directed by Ömer Ferhat Özmen
Short / 15 min. / 2016
Cast: Cavit Ak, Fırat Kaplan, Simge Nalbant, Name Önal, Başak Koyuncuoğlu, Sait Külen

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3.5 Liras | 3,5 Lira


3.5 LIRAS

3,5 Lira

In Competition

 

Directed by Hasan Ali Kılıçgün
Short / 16’ 53” / 2017
Cast: Hakan Karsak, Kübra Kip, Murat Kılıç, Başak Özcan Sezer, Kumru Özdemir, Bilal Çelik

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Bosa Giden Hersey | All in Vain


ALL IN VAIN

Boşa Giden Herşey

In Competition

 

Directed by Vural Uzundağ
Short / 15 min. / 2016
Cast: Jale Arıkan, Güven Kıraç, Müge Bayramoğlu, Jasmine Direkoğlu, Alaz Uzundağ, Burak Güneş, Ziver Armağan Acil

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2017 | 6:00 pm
Boston University, GSU Auditorium, 775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

Free Admission. Advance Registration Required.

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Agaceriler Tahtaci Turkmenleri | Agacheri Turks The Woodmen of Anatolia


AGACHERI TURKS: THE WOODMEN OF ANATOLIA

Ağaçeriler: Tahtacı Türkmenleri

In Competition

 

Directed by Elif Ertürk
Doc. / 19’ 50” / 2016

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Isiklik | A Whistle Comes from Far Away


A WHISTLE COMES FROM FAR AWAY

Işıklık

In Competition

 

Directed by Burak Doğan
Doc. / 16 min. / 2016

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Kar Goren Cay | Snow Touched Tea


SNOW TOUCHED TEA

Kar Gören Çay

In Competition

 

Directed by Oğuzhan İhtiyar
Doc. / 33’ 54” / 2017

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Kamerali Cocuk | The Boy with Camera


THE BOY WITH CAMERA

Kameralı Çocuk

In Competition

 

Directed by İbrahim Yeşilbaş
Doc. / 20 min. / 2016

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Hudut  | The Border


THE BORDER

Hudut

In Competition

 

Directed by Batuhan Kurt
Doc. / 32 min. / 2016

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017 | 6:00 pm
Boston University, GSU Auditorium, 775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

Free Admission. Advance Registration Required.

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Hudut  | The Border


ACTOR

Aktör

In Competition

 

Directed by Çağatay Çelikbaş
Doc. / 30 min. / 2017
Featuring Ayla Algan, Erkan Can, Derviş Zaim, Sema Moritz, Mehmet Eryılmaz, Prof. Dr. Bülent Vardar

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Wardrobe | Gardrop


WARDROBE

Gardrop

In Competition

 

Directed by Haşim Sezgin Kılıç and Berkan Güler
Doc. / 20’ 05” / 2017

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Perdesiz Sahneler | Stages with No Curtain


STAGES WITH NO CURTAIN

Perdesiz Sahneler

In Competition

 

Directed by Hakan Dursun
Doc. / 85 min. / 2016
Featuring Mert Fırat, Şahika Tekand, Mahir Günşiray, Nihal Koldaş, Sevinç Erbulak

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2017 | 5:00 pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Alfond Auditorium, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

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Gezgin | Traveler


TRAVELER

Gezgin

In Competition

 

Directed by Bulut Rénas Kaçan
Doc. / 23 min. / 2015

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Hermana


HERMANA

In Competition

 

Directed by Enver Arcak
Doc. / 28 min. / 2017

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Mana Mou Istanbul


MANA MOU ISTANBUL

In Competition

 

Directed by Nihan Arısoy
Doc. / 65 min. / 2017

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2017 | 7:30 pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Alfond Auditorium, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

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Dicle'ye Son Dua | The Last Prayer for the Tigris


THE LAST PRAYER FOR THE TIGRIS: JOURNEY TO LALESH

Dicle’ye Son Dua: Laleş’e Yolculuk

In Competition

 

Directed by Mehmet Özgür Candan
Doc. / 37 min. / 2016

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Gaci Gibi | Hatewalk

HATEWALK

Gacı Gibi

In Competition

 

Directed by Serkan Çiftçi
Doc. / 72 min. / 2017

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2017 | 6:00 pm
Boston University, GSU Auditorium, 775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
Free Admission. Advance Registration Required.

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Gaci Gibi | Hatewalk


CONFRONTATION

Yüzleşme

In Competition

 

Directed by Nejla Demirci
Doc. / 63 min. / 2017

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Brothers of Silence | Sessligin Kardesleri


BROTHERS OF SILENCE

Sessizliğin Kardeşleri

In Competition

 

Directed by Taylan Mintaş
Doc. / 86 min. / 2017

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2017 | 1:30 pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Remis Auditorium, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

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Karadeniz | Blacksea


BLACKSEA

Karadeniz

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Directed by Ulas Karaoğlu
Short / 19’ 54” / 2015
Cast: Bülent Emin Yarar, Ali Atilla Şendil, Mehmet Avdan, İbrahim Gündoğan, Fehmi Karaarslan, Özgü Akaçça, Elif Su Tanyeri, Bahtiyar Engin, Yıldıray Şahinler

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Balon | The Balloon


THE BALLOON

Balon

In Competition

 

Directed by Mehmet Oğuz Yıldırım
Short / 5’ 03” / 2017
Cast: Fırat Kaplan, Mehmet Ünal

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Duvar | The Wall


THE WALL

Duvar

In Competition

 

Directed by Mustafa Koray Polat
Short Doc. / 5 min. / 2016

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Kapali | Closed


CLOSED

Kapalı

In Competition


Directed by Kerem Altın
Short / 13’ 58” / 2017
Cast: Sait Genay, Ezgi İrem Mutlu, Murat Sağlam, Usame Varol, Çağrı Daşkın, Hakan Açıkgöz, Kürçay Güvenç, İbrahim Bülbül

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12 Saat | 12 Hours


12 HOURS

12 Saat

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Directed by Ercan Selim Öngöz
Short / 11’ 33” / 2016
Cast: Nuri Osman Apaydın, Harun Murat Aydın, Yılmaz Cücük, Ayşe Sude Ödemiş

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Birinci Tekil Sahis | First Person Singular


FIRST PERSON SINGULAR

Birinci Tekil Şahıs

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Directed by Mehmet Gülkanat
Short / 13 min. / 2017
Cast: Mustafa Vural, Kübra Kip, Cem Zeynel Kılıç, Tarık Köksal

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Kot Farki | Ground Level


GROUND LEVEL

Kot Farkı

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Directed by Ayris Alptekin
Short / 11 min. / 2016
Cast: Hatice Aslan, Hülya Gülşen, Şehsuvar Aktaş

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2017 | 3:30 pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Remis Auditorium, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

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The Turkish Way


THE TURKISH WAY

Non-Competition


Directed by Luis González
Doc. / 86 min. / 2016

In Catalan, Spanish, French, English, and Turkish with English subtitles.

Featuring acclaimed chefs Sabiha Apaydın, Maksut Askar, Mehmet Gürs

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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2017 | 4:00 pm
Boston University, GSU Auditorium, 775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
Free Admission. Advance Registration Required.

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Entropi | Entropy

ENTROPY

Entropi

In Competition

 

Directed by Hüseyin Urçuk
Short / 14 min. / 2016
Cast: Hasan Tanay

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Arin

ARIN

In Competition

 

Directed by Mizgin Müjde Arslan
Short / 10’ 44” / 2017
Cast: Esra Uğurlu, Gulaga Aslan

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Elene

ELENE

In Competition

 

Directed by Sezen Kayhan
Short / 12 min. / 2016
Cast: Mariam Buturishvili, Maya Pachuashvili, Canan Kızılay, Alperen Kandemir, Magda Karsidze

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Elveda Istanbul | Goodbye Istanbul

GOODBYE ISTANBUL

Elveda İstanbul

In Competition

 

Directed by Orhan Emek
Short / 24 min. / 2015
Cast: Aysan Sümercan, Can Kolukısa, Meltem Özlevent, Erdoğan Aktaş

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Scrabble

SCRABBLE

In Competition

 

Directed by Merve Gezen
Short / 20 min. / 2016
Cast: Kadriye Kenter, Defne Halman, Janset Pacal, Özge Erdem

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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2017 | 5:30 pm
Boston University, GSU Auditorium, 775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
Free Admission. Advance Registration Required.

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AH

In Competition

 

Directed by Mustafa Ünlü
Doc. / 102 min. / 2016

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Co-presented with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Boston University Howard Thurman Center
 

 

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