Winter Sleep | Kis Uykusu | Boston Turkish Film Festival Across the Sea | Deniz Seviyesi A Dream School in the Steppes | Tepecik Hayal Okulu Tonita's Agri and the Mountain | Agri ve Dag Ziazan Fish | Balik I'm Not Him | Ben O Degilim Gallipoli | Gelibolu Consequences | Silsile Song of My Mother | Annemin Sarkisi Mixed Tape | Karisik Kaset Singing Women | Sarki Soyleyen Kadinlar Whisper if I Forget | Unutursam Fisilda Circle | Daire Seaburners | Kumun Tadi Muzeyyen My Deepest Desire | Fakat Muzeyyen Bu Derin Bir Tutku Sivas Why Can't I Be Tarkovsky | Neden Tarkovski Olamiyorum The Bride | Gelin

As its celebrates its 14th anniversary in 2015, the festival invites you to enjoy a rich program of 23 films, continuing its tradition of highlighting contemporary Turkish cinema and Turkish filmmakers. We are proud to present you North America and U.S. premieres of many films in our program. Award winning films of the 19th Boston Turkish Festival Documentary & Short Film Competition will be rescreened and directors will be presented their awards in a ceremony, followed by a panel discussion moderated by film critic Peter Keough.

It is also our distinct honor to be announcing a special concert series in the music program of the festival in April. Before the concert program begins, we will have special presentation by Prof. Ufuk Kocabaş on “Constantinople’s Theodosian Harbor and 37 Byzantine Shipwrecks” on April 8th at the Goethe - Institute Boston. On April 11th, we proudly present first rendition of Hasan Ferid Alnar's Concerto for Kanun and Strings by Tahir Aydogdu, "From Prelude to Concerto". On April 18th, group Esthema will bring to the festival the "Mediterranean Soundscapes". Our festival will conclude on April 25th with a concert of favorite songs from all-time Turkish films, "A Celebration of Music in Turkish Cinema by NEOTOLIA". All concerts will take place at the Goethe-Institut Boston.

Co-presented with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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

 

 
2015 PROGRAM
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Opening Night
Thursday, March 19 | 6:30 pm

WINTER SLEEP
Kış Uykusu


Festival Opening Reception
following the screening


Friday, March 20 | 5:00 pm

ACROSS THE SEA
Deniz Seviyesi


Friday, March 20 | 7:30 pm

LET'S SIN
İtirazım Var

BTF Excellence in
Turkish Cinema
Award Presentation
to Onur Ünlü



Saturday, March 21 | 1:00 pm
BTF Documentary & Short Film Competition Winners

A DREAM SCHOOL
IN THE STEPPES
Tepecik Hayal Okulu

Best Documentary Award

TONITA'S
Best Documentary Audience Award
Director Beyza Boyacıoğlu Present

 

 

Award Ceremony
after the screenings.

Followed by Panel Discussion
moderated by
film critic Peter Keough.



Saturday, March 21 | 3:00 pm
BTF Documentary & Short Film Competition Winners

AGRI AND THE MOUNTAIN
Ağrı ve Dağ

Best Short Film Award
Director Hasan Serin Present

ZIAZAN
Best Short Film Audience Award
Director Derya Durmaz Present



Sunday, March 22 | 12:00 pm

FISH
Balık

Director Derviş Zaim Present



Sunday, March 22 | 2:30 pm


I'M NOT HIM
Ben O Değilim

Director Tayfun Pirselimoğlu
Present





Wednesday, March 25 | 7:30 pm

GALLIPOLI
Gelibolu

A Tribute to the Centennial
of the Gallipoli

 



Friday, March 27 | 7:30 pm

CONSEQUENCES
Silsile


Saturday, March 28 | 12:00 pm

SONG OF MY MOTHER
Annemin Şarkısı

Director Erol Mintaş Present



Saturday, March 28 | 3:00 pm

MIX TAPE
Karışık Kaset

 




Sunday, March 29 | 12:00 pm


SINGING WOMEN
Şarkı Söyleyen Kadınlar

Director Reha Erdem Present

 


Sunday, March 29 | 3:00 pm

WHISPER IF I FORGET
Unutursam Fısılda

 

 

 

Wednesday, April 1 | 7:00 pm

CIRCLE
Daire

 

 

 

Thursday, April 2 | 8:00 pm

COME TO MY VOICE
Sesime Gel


Friday, April 3 | 8:00 pm


SEABURNERS
Kumun Tadı


Saturday, April 4 | 12:30 pm

BUT MÜZEYYEN, THAT'S
THE DEEPEST DESIRE
Fakat Müzeyyen
Bu Derin Bir Tutku



Saturday, April 4 | 3:00 pm

SIVAS

 



Sunday, April 5 | 12:30 pm


WHY CAN'T I BE TARKOVSKY
Neden Tarkovski Olamıyorum

Director Murat Düzgünoğlu Present



Sunday, April 5 | 3:00 pm

THE BRIDE
Gelin

Actress Hülya Koçyiğit Present



Thursday, April 23 | 7:30 pm

Special Screening

THE WATER DIVINER




Wednesday, April 8 | 6:00 pm

Special Presentation
CONSTANTINOPLE'S THEODOSIAN HARBOR AND
37 BYZANTINE SHIPWRECKS

by Dr. Ufuk Kocabas




Saturday, April 11 | 8:00 pm

Concert
FROM PRELUDE TO CONCERTO
"Peşrev’den Konçerto’ya"

TAHİR AYDOĞDU
, KANUN


Saturday, April 18 | 8:30 pm


Concert
MEDITERRANEAN SOUNDSCAPES:
AN EVENING WITH ESTHEMA

 

 
Saturday, April 25 | 8:00 pm


Concert
A CELEBRATION OF MUSIC IN TURKISH CINEMA BY NEOTOLIA

14th Boston Turkish Film Festival

 

 

FESTIVAL SPONSORS

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MEDIA SPONSORS

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MAJOR SPONSORS

TACCIM
Brookline Family Restaurant

 

 

 
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