MFA Film and the Turkish American Cultural Society of New England are proud to present a selection of over 40 short films and documentaries as a part of the 21st Boston Turkish Festival’s Documentary and Short Film Competition. The first of its kind in North America and celebrating its 11th year, this annual competition has become a tradition for lovers of film and Turkish culture in Boston. The program runs from November 4th to November 13th at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and other venues. For a complete lineup, visit the Boston Turkish Festival’s website.

The opening night film, Kedi, will be followed by a reception in the Bravo Restaurant with a cash bar and music by Neotolia.

This year’s competition jury:
 Peter Keough, film critic; Carter Long, Katharine Stone White Curator of Film and Video, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Jeremy Rossen, curator, Harvard Film Archive

All films have English subtitles except the short film Cause, which is in English.

Audience

Adults

Ticket Required


In This Series

Film still from Kedi

Film

Opening Night: Kedi
Friday, November 4, 2016
7:30 pm9:30 pm

Kedi by Ceyda Torun (Turkey, 2016, 80 min.).

film still from up and down galata

Film

Finalist: Up and Down Galata
Saturday, November 5, 2016
11:00 am12:30 pm

Up and Down Galata by Çağan Duran and Ali Uluç Kutal (Turkey, 2015, 80 min.). Documentary.

BTFF Doc and Short 1

Film

Short Film Finalists 1
Saturday, November 5, 2016
3:00 pm5:00 pm

By various filmmakers.

BTFF Doc and Short 2

Film

Short Film Finalists 2
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
5:00 pm6:35 pm

By various filmmakers.

BTFF Doc and Short 3

Film

Short Film Finalists 3
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
7:00 pm8:40 pm

By various filmmakers.

BTFF Doc and Short 4

Film

Short Film Finalists 4
Friday, November 11, 2016
5:00 pm6:30 pm

By various filmmakers.

film still from in the world of lies

Film

In the World of Lies: Neset Ertas
Friday, November 11, 2016
7:00 pm8:55 pm

In the World of Lies by Atalay Taşdiken and Hacı Mehmet Duranoğlu (Turkey, 2015, 103 min.).

Film still from Kedi

Film

Kedi
Saturday, November 12, 2016
12:30 pm2:00 pm

Kedi by Ceyda Torun (Turkey, 2016, 80 min.).

BTFF Doc and Short 5

Film

Short Film Finalists 5
Saturday, November 12, 2016
3:00 pm4:45 pm

By various filmmakers.