Documentary and Short Film Competition


-- In Competition -


(Ayak Altinda)

Thursday, December 4, 2008, 5:30 p.m.
Remis Auditorium
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


Short / 2007 / 18' 52" / Turkey
In Turkish with English subtitles
Written and directed by M. Cem Oztufekci
Cast: Tarik Koksal, Kanbolat Gorkem Arslan, Gozde Sinem Ozturk, Aykut Oray


Ibrahim is a worker living with his wife and two children. Everyday is the same for him; he goes out, gets to work, stops by the café and the pub. When he is working the day shift, he wakes up at night; when he is working the night shift, he has to sleep during day hours.

Festivals and Awards

Selcuk University Kisa-ca National Student Films Festival, Konya, Turkey: Best Fiction
Golden Boll Film Festival National Students Films, Adana, Turkey: Special Jury Award for Fiction
Inonu University Short Film Festival, Malatya, Turkey: Special Jury Award
Pembe Carsi Short Film Days, Bursa, Turkey: Most Affecting Film People's Award

Aubagne International Film Festival, Marseilles, France
Salerno Shadowline International Film Festival, Italy
La Cittadella del Corto International Short Film Festival, Rome, Italy
Munich International Short Film Festival, Germany
Tangier International Mediterranean Short Film Festival, Morocco
Ischia Film Festival, Italy
Dokufest International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Kosovo
Busho Budapest International Short Film Festival, Hungary

Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, Turkey
Izmir International Short Film Festival, Turkey
Pam Short Film Festival, Turkey
Istanbul International Short Film Festival, Turkey
Akbank International Short Film Festival, Turkey
Bursa International Silk Road Film Festival, Turkey
Yilmaz Guney Culture and Arts Festival Short Film Competition, Turkey
Kisadan Hisse Short Film Days, Turkey
Ankara International Film Festival, Turkey
Hisar Short Film Festival, Turkey
Yildiz Short Film Festival, Turkey
METU GISAM Short Film Days, Turkey
ITU Cinema Days, Turkey
Paso Student Films Festival, Turkey
International Labor Films Festival, Istanbul, Turkey
Balikesir Cinema Days, Turkey
Galatasaray University Sinepark Short Film Festival, Turkey
Eskisehir Film Festival, Turkey
Koc University Short Film Days, Turkey
Aksaray University Spring Festival, Turkey
Kartal Municipality Short Film Festival, Turkey


M. Cem Oztufekci was born in 1985. He studied at Robert College with a scholarship until university. Currently, he is a last year film student at Marmara University Fine Arts Faculty. “Ayak Altinda” is his first short film as a director and a producer. He directs and produces short films.