The MFA Film Program and the Turkish American Cultural Society of New England are proud to present a selection of short films and documentaries as part of the 22nd Boston Turkish Festival’s Documentary and Short Film Competition. The first of its kind in North America, this groundbreaking competition is an annual cinematic tradition that has won international acclaim. Now celebrating its 12th year, this year’s competition opens with Luis Gonzalez’s documentary The Turkish Way, in which the Roca Brothers, three internationally renowned restaurateurs, tour the diverse culinary cultures of Anatolia, diving into the savory cuisine at the heart of one of the world’s major crossroads. 

More than 40 films will be screened at the MFA (November 2-4, 8, and 11) and at Boston University (November 6-7, 9, and 12). In addition to the jury-selected awards of “Best Documentary” and “Best Short Film,” filmgoers are invited to vote on the “Audience Awards.” In this rare opportunity, film enthusiasts in Boston will be able to explore the works of young filmmakers firsthand. A rare live performance by internationally acclaimed Antioch Civilizations Choir and an opening night reception will follow the screening of The Turkish Way on November 2nd at the MFA. For a complete lineup, visit the Boston Turkish Festival’s website.


In This Series

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Opening Night: The Turkish Way
Thursday, November 2, 2017
7:30 pm9:45 pm

Directed by Luis Gonzalez (Spain, 2016, 86 min.). Digital.

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Documentary Finalists 1
Friday, November 3, 2017
5:00 pm6:50 pm

Various directors. Digital.

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Documentary Finalists 2
Saturday, November 4, 2017
12:00 pm2:15 pm

Various directors. Digital.

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Short Film Finalists 1
Saturday, November 4, 2017
3:00 pm5:00 pm

Various directors. Digital.

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Documentary Finalists 3
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
5:00 pm7:00 pm

Various directors. Digital.

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Documentary Finalists 4
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
7:30 pm9:35 pm

Various directors. Digital.

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Short Film Finalists 2
Saturday, November 11, 2017
1:30 pm3:00 pm

Various directors. Digital.

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The Turkish Way
Saturday, November 11, 2017
3:30 pm5:10 pm

Directed by Luis Gonzalez (Spain, 2016, 86 min). Digital.