MFA Film and the Turkish American Cultural Society of New England are proud to present a selection of short films and documentaries as part of the 23rd 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 13th year, this year’s competition opens with 

Tolga Karaçelik’s feature film Butterflies, winner of the Sundance Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize.

Members of this year’s Competition Jury:

Dr. Kurt Fendt, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Peter Keough, film critic
Carter Long, Katharine Stone White Curator of Film and Video, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

For more information, visit the Boston Turkish Festival’s website.




In This Series

Film Still: Butterflies

Film

Opening Night: Butterflies (Kelebekler)
November 2, 2018
7:00 pm9:10 pm

Directed by Tolga Karaçelik (Turkey, 2018, 117 min). Digital. Turkish with English subtitles.

Film Still: Self-Sacrificing Grandmothers of the Black Sea

Film

Documentary Finalists 1
November 3, 2018
1:00 pm2:40 pm

Various directors.

Film Still: Remnant from Yesterday

Film

Short Film Finalists 1
November 3, 2018
3:30 pm5:15 pm

Various directors.

Film Still: Hidden Heaven

Film

Documentary Finalists 2
November 4, 2018
12:00 pm1:30 pm

Various directors.

Film Still: Fairy Floss

Film

Short Film Finalists 2
November 9, 2018
6:00 pm7:30 pm

Various directors.

Film Still: Somewhere in the Black Sea

Film

Documentary Finalists 3
November 9, 2018
8:00 pm9:35 pm

Various directors.

Film Still: Storyteller

Film

Short and Documentary Finalists
November 10, 2018
1:00 pm2:20 pm

Various directors.

Film Still: Let the Kid Play

Film

Let the Kid Play (Bırakın Çocuk Oynasın)
November 10, 2018
3:00 pm5:05 pm

Non-competition documentary directed by Hacı Mehmet Duranoğlu and Atalay Taşdiken (2018, 112 min.). Digital. Turkish with English subtitles.