Documentary and Short Film Competition


-- In Competition -



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


Short / 2008 / 18 min / Turkey
In Turkish with English subtitles
Written and directed by Mustafa Emin Buyukcoskun
Cast: Enes Ozel, Elif Kapici, Ahmet Cosar, Ugur Lacin, Faik Yildiz, Mithat Yediok, Osman Aslan, Burhan Deniz, Orkan Bayram, Mucahit Eker, Serkan Celik


It is the story of a street vendor, selling illegal copies of film CDs. His days go by between his bachelors' apartment and the sea port where he sells his CDs. One day a young girl asks for a film he never heard before, and his life changes...

Festivals and Awards

5th Yildiz Short Film Festival, Istanbul, Turkey: 3rd Prize for Best Fiction
14th Cittadella del Corto International Short Film Festival, Rome, Italy
13th Festival de Cine Internacional de Ourense, Spain
5th Fresh Film Fest Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
2008 Hisar Short Film Selection, Turkey
10th International Eskisehir Film Festival, Turkey


Mustafa Emin Buyukcoskun was born in 1988 in Istanbul. He finished "Cagaloglu Anadolu Lisesi" and currently studies history in the Bosphorus (Bogazici) University. He shot his first short film as a second year high school student. He worked as an assistant cameraman in director Semih Kaplanoglu's film, "Milk" (Sut). He worked in documentary and short film productions. He writes film critics in various magazines and newspapers. He also works as a cameraman in the campaigns of "IHH Insani Yardim Vakfi".

Geranium (Sardunya, short fiction, 2008, 18 min.)
Sleep (Uyku, short fiction, 2005, 8 min.)