Nadide HayatCagan IrmakDedemin Insanlari Sarmasik Rimolar ve Zimolar Limonata Remake Remix Rip-off a.k.a. Motor Hasret Kocer Zulfu Livaneli Dogu ve Bati Arasinda Bir Ses Siradaki Red Light Kuyu Kardesim Benim Nefesim Kesilene Kadar Bulanti Kalandar Sogugu Kar Korsanlari Istanbul Unveiled

This year's film program continues the tradition of highlighting emerging and established filmmakers of the Turkish cinema. Most of the films in the program are award-winners in international film festivals, and many of them will have their North America or US premieres at the Boston Turkish Film Festival. We are particularly proud to have many films directed by women filmmakers.

This year we'll present our 10th Excellence in Turkish Cinema Award to Cagan Irmak for his contributions to Turkish Cinema.

Award-winning films of the Boston Turkish Festival's Documentary and Short Film Competition will be screened and the directors will be presented their awards at a ceremony following film screenings on Saturday, March 26th. A panel discussion with the award-winning directors will follow the screenings, moderated by film critic Peter Keough.

In the music program of the Festival, we are delighted to present you a very special concert series, which begins on Wednesday, April 6th with distinguished musicians ERKAN OGUR and ISMAIL HAKKI DEMIRCIOGLU at Boston University. On Saturday, April 16th, at the Goethe-Institut, kanun virtuoso TAHIR AYDOGDU will give a special concert, TURKISH MELODIES IN BOSTON, performing Murat Akcay's Concerto for Kanun and Strings for the first time in the US. Our closing concert will be by BULENT GUNERALP (bass-baritone), EUNYOUNG KIM (pianist), AND FRIENDS performing an eclectic spring concert with selections from opera, Broadway, American Songbook, solo piano repertoire, and more at the Goethe-Institut.

Film program co-presented with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

ALL FILM SCREENINGS WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON

"Ödüller sahiplerini buldu" - Hürriyet, 1 Nisan 2016

"Çağan Irmak'a ABD'den "mükemmellik" ödülü" - CNNTürk, 24 Mart 2016

"Çağan Irmak'a ABD'de ödül" - NTV, 24 Mart 2016

"Boston'da Çağan Irmak'a ödül" - 7/24 Kültür Sanat, 24 Mart 2016

"Boston Türkisches-Filme-Festival" - TRT Deutsch, 16 März 2016

"Boston'da spotlar Türk sinemasının üzerinde - Radikal, 17 Mart 2016

"Turkish Films Festival in Boston" - Hürriyet Daily News, March 17, 2016

"Boston to host Turkish Film Festival" - Daily Sabah, March 16, 2016

"SPOTLIGHT ON TURKEY" by Loren King - Boston Globe, March 4, 2016


 


2016 PROGRAM


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Opening Night
Thursday, March 17 | 6:30 pm

IVY
Sarmaşık

DIRECTOR TOLGA KARACELIK PRESENT

Festival Opening Reception
following the screening

 

Friday, March 18 | 4:00 pm

MY GRANDFATHER'S PEOPLE
Dedemin İnsanları

DIRECTOR ÇAĞAN IRMAK
PRESENT

 

Friday, March 18 | 7:00 pm

A UNIQUE LIFE
Nadide Hayat

DIRECTOR ÇAĞAN IRMAK
PRESENT

BTF Excellence in
Turkish Cinema
Award Presentation
to Çağan Irmak

 

Sunday, March 20 | 12:30 pm

RIMOS AND ZIMOS:
PEACE IN TOWN
Rimolar ve Zimolar:
Kasabada Barış



 

Sunday, March 20 | 2:30 pm

LEMONADE
Limonata

 

Wednesday, March 23 | 7:30 pm

MUSTANG



 

Thursday, March 24 | 8:00 pm

REMAKE, REMIX, RIP-OFF
Motör

 

Friday, March 25 | 7:30 pm

YEARNING
Hasret

DIRECTOR BEN HOPKINS
PRESENT



Saturday, March 26 | 12:00 pm

BTF Documentary & Short Film Competition Winners

MIGRATION
Koçer
Best Documentary Award

ZÜLFÜ LİVANELİ: A VOICE
BETWEEN EAST AND WEST

Zülfü Livaneli: Doğu ve Batı Arasında Bir Ses
Best Documentary Audience Award



Saturday, March 26 | 2:30 pm

BTF Documentary & Short Film Competition Winners

THE NEXT ONE
Sıradaki

Best Short Film Award

RED LIGHT - FRANCE IS GOOD
Kırmızı Işık – Fransa Çok Güzel

Best Short Film Award

THE WELL
Kuyu

Best Short Film AudienceAward

 

 

 

Award Ceremony and
panel discussion after film screenings, moderated by
film critic Peter Keough


 

Sunday, March 27 | 12:30 pm

BROTHER
Kardeşim Benim

 


 

Sunday, March 27 | 3:00 pm

UNTIL I LOSE MY BREATH
Nefesim Kesilene Kadar

 

 

Wednesday, March 30 | 6:30 pm

NAUSEA
Bulantı

DIRECTOR ZEKİ DEMİRKUBUZ
PRESENT

 

Thursday, March 31 | 6:30 pm

COLD OF KALANDAR
Kalandar Soğuğu

DIRECTOR MUSTAFA KARA
PRESENT

 

 

Friday, April 1 | 8:00 pm

MOTHERLAND
Ana Yurdu

 

Saturday, April 2 | 12:30 pm

SNOW PIRATES
Kar Korsanları

DIRECTOR FARUK HACIHAFIZOGLU
PRESENT


 

 




 

Saturday, April 2 | 3:00 pm

ISTANBUL UNVEILED

SPECIAL PRESENTATION BY
DIRECTOR ŞERİF YENEN
AFTER FILM SCREENING

 

Sunday, April 3 | 11:30 am

MUSTANG

 

 

Sunday, April 3 | 2:00 pm

FRENZY
Abluka

 

 

Wednesday, April 6 | 7:30pm

Concert
ERKAN OĞUR & İSMAİL
H. DEMİRCİOĞLU LIVE

 

Saturday, April 16 | 7:30pm

Concert
"TURKISH MELODIES
IN BOSTON"
by TAHİR AYDOĞDU

 

Saturday, April 23 | 7:00pm

Concert
BÜLENT GÜNERALP,
EUNYOUNG KIM & FRIENDS

- Sold Out -


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