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This year’s program continues the tradition of highlighting emerging and established Turkish filmmakers with several appearances by guest directors. Most of the films make their North America or U.S. premieres at the festival. The festival opens with 61 Days (İftarlık Gazoz), a charming story from the Aegean by filmmaker Yüksel Aksu. Acclaimed actor and director Uğur Yücel is the recipient of this year’s Boston Turkish Film Festival Excellence in Turkish Cinema Award. Award ceremony will take place following the North America premiere of the digitally restored version of Mr. Muhsin (Muhsin Bey), a Turkish cinema classic. The festival concludes with prominent Turkish auteur Zeki Demirkubuz’s latest film, Ember (Kor).

The award-winning films of the Boston Turkish Festival Documentary and Short Film Competition, which celebrated its 11th year in 2016, will be screened followed by award presentation to directors, and a panel discussion, 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 Thursday, April 6th with violinist Jülide Yalçın, the concertmeister of Ankara Presidential Symphony Orchestra, and pianist Elif Önal. On Thursday, April 13th, Burcu Karadağ, first professional female neyzen of Turkey, and internationally acclaimed kanun virtuso Tahir Aydoğdu will be performing in an exceptional concert, preceded by a kanun and ney workshop. Neotolia's album release concert for "Neotolian Song" will be on Saturday, April 22nd, with many distinguished artists joining Neotolia as guest musicians. All concerts will take place at the Goethe-Institut Boston.

All films are in Turkish with English subtitles unless otherwise noted.

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

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

For film screenings, discount tickets are available for seniors, students, and MFA members. Students of the area universities can benefit from $5.00 special ticket price, with the exception of the opening night on Thursday, March 16th and Friday, March 24th. Please click here for a list of eligible universities.


 


2017 PROGRAM


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Opening Night
Thursday, March 16
7:30 pm

61 DAYS
İftarlık Gazoz

DIRECTOR YÜKSEL AKSU PRESENT

Q&A with the Director

Festival Opening Reception
with live music by Esthema


 

Friday, March 17
5:30 pm

THERE WHERE
ATILLA PASSES...
Là où Atilla passe...

 

Friday, March 17
8:00 pm

BLUE BICYCLE
Mavi Bisiklet

 

Sunday, March 19
12:30 pm

THE HALF
Yarım


 

 

 

Sunday, March 19
3:00 pm

MY MOTHER'S WOUND
Annemin Yarası


 

Wednesday, March 22
5:30 pm

BAD CAT
Kötü Kedi Şerafettin



 

 

 

 

Wednesday, March 22
7:30 pm

WE WERE DINING
AND I DECIDED
Yemekteydik ve
Karar Verdim

 

Thursday, March 23
5:00 pm

PRIVATE CEMETERY
Mezarcı

 

 

Thursday, March 23
7:30 pm

WEDDING DANCE
Kasap Havası



Friday, March 24
4:30 pm

TOSS UP
Yazı Tura





Friday, March 24
7:30 pm

BTFF Excellence in
Turkish Cinema
Award Ceremony

Reception with live music by
The Çay Party
following the screening

 

Saturday, March 25
11:30 am

BTF Documentary & Short Film Competition Winners

ISTANBUL NOTES
İstanbul Makamı

Best Documentary Award

BAKSI: FROM UTOPIA
TO REALITY
Baksı: Ütopyadan Gerçeğe

Best Documentary
Audience Award

 

Saturday, March 25
2:30 pm

BTF Documentary & Short Film Competition Winners

THE TRANSLATOR
Çevirmen

Best Short Film Award

THEN I WOKE UP
Sonra Uyandım

Best Short Film
Audience Award

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


Sunday, March 26
12:00 pm

DON'T TELL ORHAN PAMUK
THAT HIS NOVEL SNOW IS
IN THE FILM I MADE ABOUT KARS

Orhan Pamuk'a Söylemeyin Kars'ta Çektiğim Filmde Kar Romanı da Var


 

 

 

 

Sunday, March 26
2:00 pm

SECOND CHANCE
İkinci Şans

 

Wednesday, March 29
5:00 pm

THE SEARCH ENGINE
Arama Motoru


 

 




 

Wednesday, March 29
7:30 pm

IN SEARCH OF A FILM
Bir Filmi Aramak

 

Thursday, March 30
5:00 pm

DRAGON TRAP
Ejder Kapanı

 

Thursday, March 30
7:30 pm

YOUNG WRESTLERS
Genç Pehlivanlar

 

Friday, March 31
7:00 pm

RAUF

 

Saturday, April 1
1:30 pm

LOCKSMITH'S DEBT
Küçük Esnaf

 

 


Saturday, April 1
4:00 pm

MY FATHER'S WINGS
Babamın Kanatları

DIRECTOR KIVANÇ SEZER PRESENT

Q&A with the Director

 

Sunday, April 2
1:00 pm

BAD CAT
Kötü Kedi Şerafettin

 

 

Sunday, April 2
3:00 pm

EMBER
Kor

DIRECTOR ZEKİ DEMİRKUBUZ PRESENT

Q&A with the Director

 

 


April 3 - 23

Photography Exhibition
ANATOLIA - A CROSSROADS OF CIVILIZATIONS AND CULTURES

by Erkut Onart

 

Thursday, April 6
7:00 pm

Recital
JÜLİDE YALÇIN, violin
ELİF ÖNAL, piano


Thursday, April 13
7:00 pm

Concert
TAHİR AYDOĞDU, kanun
BURCU KARADAĞ, ney
 


Saturday, April 22
8:00 pm

Album Release Concert
NEOTOLIA
"Neotolian Song"

 

In the News

 


Boston hosts bevy of films, filmmakers from around the globe
Boston Herald | March 18, 2017

Boston festivals include films from Turkey, Ireland, the underground, and elsewhere
Boston Globe | March 17, 2017

Turkish films in Boston
Hurriyet Daily News | March 16, 2017

Türk filmleri festivali Boston'da 'gazoz'la başlıyor
CNNTurk | 15 Mart 2017

Boston'da Türk filmleri zamanı
Sozcu | 15 Mart 2017

Boston Turkish Film Festival to kick off March 16
Daily Sabah | March 13, 2017

Türk Filmleri Türkiye’nin ABD’de Tanıtımına Büyük Katkı Sağlıyor
Amerika’nın Sesi | 12 Mart 2017

Türk sinemasında mükemmellik ödülü Uğur Yücel'e
A Haber | 11 Mart 2017

16'ncı Boston Türk Film ve Müzik Festivali, İftarlık Gazoz ile başlayacak
Hürriyet | 11 Mart 2017

16. Boston Türk Film ve Müzik Festivali 16 Mart'ta başlıyor
NTV | 11 Mart 2017

16. Boston Türk Film ve Müzik Festivali 16 Mart'ta başlıyor
TRT Haber | 11 Mart 2017

16th Boston Turkish Film Festival Kicks Off With “61 Days”
TurkishNY | March 11, 2017

16. Boston Türk Film ve Müzik Festivali Başlıyor
TurkishNY | 11 Mart 2017

16. Boston Türk Film ve Müzik Festivali 16 Mart'ta başlıyor
Yeni Şafak | 11 Mart 2017

Screen Time | The Improper Bostonian
March 10, 2017

 

 
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