15th Edition of the Boston Turkish Festival's Documentary & Short Film Online Competition

By: Boston Turkish Festival
Nov. 13, 2020 - PRLog -- 25th Boston Turkish Arts & Culture Festival is proud to present the 15th edition of its annual Documentary and Short Film Competition online due to Covid-19 between November 12 - December 15. The first of its kind in North America, this groundbreaking competition is an annual cinematic tradition which has won international acclaim.

This year a total of 39 finalists (22 docs & 17 shorts) will be screened, accessible anywhere in the US. In addition to jury-selected awards, viewers are invited to vote online for Audience Awards. Documentaries cover topics such as Searching for Justice and Truth, Community & Sustainability, Stories of Separation, Environment and the Cities, Fading Traditions, Children and Immigration, Human Portraits, and Life Changes.


A Few Ordinary Days by Pınar Okan; Ada'm by Turgay Kural; Ashes In My Heart by Ayten Başer Yetimoğlu; Aunt Ümmü by Orhan Çalışır; Butterfly Man by Enis Manaz; Children of the Same Home by Hasan Özgen and Kurtuluş Özgen; Culture Park: An Oasis in İzmir by Fatih Bilgin and Hande Zerkin; Dede by Ahmet Keçili; Do You Think God Loves Immigrant Kids, Mom? by Rena Lusin Bitmez; Faraway by Arjin Civan Şahin; Keepers of the Magical Lantern by Bahadır Kapır and Ferhat Zengin; Mastara by Fatih Coşkun; Never Mind Diyarbakır by Bekir Eta and Adnan Yaşar; Only One World Left by Alican Abaç; Ovacık by Ayşegül Selenga Taşkent; Remaining in Derik by Onur Can Atlı;  Sunflowers by Ayla Torun; The Stone in the Well by Gökçen Dokumacı; There is Tea, İf  You Drink by Cihan Zengin; Under the Road, The River! by Yasin Semiz; Transhumant by Fatih Ertekin; Woman's Hand Enes Yurtsever and Turgut Cığızoğlu

Short Films:

App by Hatice Aşkın; Best Actress by Umut Alaz Kökçü; Da Capo by İpek Efe; Dragon by Can Paçacıoğlu; 8 Poems of Emigration by Kurtuluş Özgen; I am Raining Down into the City Kasım Ördek; I Don't Want to Die, Today by Onur Sefer; İmperfect by Meral Çelik; My Sister by Çelik Burcu Aykar; Ronaldo by Raşit Algül; Stainless by Mehmet Oğuz Yıldırım; Sycamore by Mehmet Tığlı; The Heavy Burden by Yılmaz Özdil; The Hurt by Onur Güler; The Sugar Grocer by Ferman Narin; The Wasted Effort by Muhammed Bozbey; Truth by Öykü Aytulun

For more info visit: http://www.bostonturkishfestival.org/competition
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