Welcome to the 25th Boston Turkish Festival: "Colors of Anatolia"

October 29 - December 15, 2020

Boston Turkish Festival, which was founded in 1996, is a unique festival which lasts more than a month and it is one of the largest of its kind in the U.S. The festival theme since 2006, “Colors of Anatolia”, reflects the diversity and richness of Turkish culture, ranging from fine arts, dance, music, film to culinary arts. once again, we are proud to present to you another high caliber festival - this year on virtual platforms.

IN THE NEWS:

STRUGGLE, SURVIVAL AND CLASHES WITH THE NATURAL WORLD SCREEN AT BOSTON TURKISH FILM COMPETITION

by Erin Trahan, WBUR, Nov. 11, 2020

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FINDING A TURKEY THAT'S RURAL AND URBAN,
FAR AWAY AND CLOSE TO HOME


by Peter Keough, Boston Globe, Nov. 4, 2020

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VIRTUAL FESTIVAL OPENING

Celebrating 97th anniversary of the founding of Republic of Turkey and virtual opening of the 25th Boston Turkish Arts and Culture Festival

Thursday, October 29, 2020



A VIRTUAL TOUR OF HAGIA SOPHIA
by Şerif Yenen

A virtual guided tour followed by live Q&A with Şerif Yenen, prominent
Turkish travel specialist, writer, tourist guide, and travel filmmaker.

Hagia Sophia

Saturday, October 31, 2020
1:00 pm (EST)

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Art Exhibition

DISTANCE: FAR & CLOSE

A virtual group exhibition by artists Belgin Akın, Saadet İnan Uyar, Melik İskender, Hülya Kara, Buse Kızılırmak, Avni Öztopçu, Pelin Yazar, Ercan Yılmaz

Art Exhibit Distance Far and Close

On View: November 7 - December 15, 2020

EXHIBITION VIRTUAL OPENING: Saturday, November 7, 2020

TO VISIT ONLINE EXHIBIT CLICK HERE


 

A VIRTUAL TOUR OF KARIYE MOSQUE (Chora Church)
by Şerif Yenen

A virtual guided tour followed by live Q&A with Şerif Yenen, prominent
Turkish travel specialist, writer, tourist guide, and travel filmmaker.

Chora

Sunday, November 8, 2020
12:00 pm (EST)

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15th ANNUAL DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM COMPETITION

November 12 - December 15, 2020

Enjoy this rare opportunity to view films of the competition, the first of its kind organized in North America. Celebrating its 15th year, the competition has already transformed to a great tradition where Bostonians are able to explore works of the emerging filmmakers first hand. This year's film screenings will be on virtual platform.

Boston Turkish Festival 15th Annual Documentary & Short Film Competition

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AGAINST THE DARK
Anywhere & Everywhere

An Online Photography Exhibit

by Adnan Adam Onart

On View: NOVEMBER 14 - DECEMBER 15, 2020

Adnan Onart

"Aperture,  an opening to let the light in symbolizes the goodness of the photography that transforms negatives into positives in its traditional analog-style:   lifting our spirits when we are down, shedding light to the challenges of life or highlighting its beauties when we fail to see them: in all its forms, photography emerges as an uplifting force against the dark."

On View: November 14 - December 15, 2020

EXHIBITION VIRTUAL OPENING: Saturday, November 14, 2020

TO VISIT ONLINE EXHIBIT CLICK HERE

 

 

FILMS OF THE 19th ANNUAL
BOSTON TURKISH FILM FESTIVAL

On View: November 22 - December 15, 2020

19th Boston Turkish Film and Music Festival, which was originally scheduled to take place between March 19 – April 5, 2020, had to be rescheduled due to the circumstances caused by COVID-19 pandemic. We are delighted to present you films of that program now on a virtual platform, continuing the tradition of highlighting emerging and established Turkish filmmakers.

19th Boston Turkish Film Festival

 

 

In 2019 Boston Turkish Film Festival was awarded with a special commendation by the prestigious Boston Society of Film Critics for "bringing work by emerging and established filmmakers of the Turkish cinema to Boston audiences".

 

 

COLORS OF ANATOLIA: VIRTUAL DANCE WORKSHOP

by Ahmet Lüleci
Choreographer, Performer, Dance Teacher

Dance Workshop

Come and join us as we celebrate rich and diverse heritage of Anatolian folk dances through this virtual workshop. Don't miss this this rare opportunity to learn new dances from internationally acclaimed choreographer Ahmet Lüleci.

Saturday, December 12, 2020 | 5:00 pm (EST)

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A VIRTUAL TOUR OF FLAVORS OF ANATOLIA
with Şerif Yenen

Join us for a virtual culinary tour of diverse and delicious Anatolian cuisine with Şerif Yenen, prominent travel specialist, writer, who is also a member of Chaine des Rotisseurs.

Sunday, December 13, 2020
12:00 pm

Free but ticket is required to watch livestream. Click here to pre-order your ticket.

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