Boston Turkish Film and Music Festival6th ANNUAL BOSTON TURKISH FILM FESTIVAL SM
March 29 - May 13, 2007

 CRASH  (Carpisma)

Winner of the Best Short Film Award in the 
11th Boston Turkish Festival Documentary & Short Film Competition  





Saturday, March 31    11:00am    
Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston


Directed and written by Umut Aral 
Cast: Ruhi Sarı, Gürkan Uygun, Ali Çekirdekçi, Selçuk Uluergüven, İnanç Ayar, Melisa Sözen, Ekin Akalın

Short. 2005, 17' 38"  35mm.
In Turkish with English subtitles

Three men. From different corners of the crime world: A hired gun, Musta; a con man, Cem; and a thief, Ali. By a twist of fate their paths crosses at Central Station and start to work as a team. But their past won't let them go too far away...


Selected Festivals and Awards (International):
Boston Turkish Festival's Documentary & Short Film Competition: Best Short Film & Audience Awards
Locarno International Film Festival, Switzerland
International Short Film Festival in Drama, Greece
L’Isola del Cinema Festival Del Corto, Italy: Best Director & Best Actor Awards
Action/Cut Short Film Competition, USA: Best Foreign Film Award
CON-CAN Movie Festival / Japan - Global Audience Award
Reggio Film Festival / Italy
Raindance Film Festival / England
Asiana International Short Film Festival / Korea
Borges en Curt International Short Film Festival / Spain
Sapporo Short Film Festival / Japan
Tiburon International Film Festival / USA
MAGMA International Short Film Festival / Italy
Medfilm Festival / Italy
Tirana International Film Festival / Albania



   Director UMUT ARAL:

UMUT ARAL was born in 1976, in Istanbul, Turkey. After studying Management at Bosphorus University, he made MFA on Cinema & TV in Marmara University. During his university years he joined Bosphorus University Actors and acted in leading roles, worked as director and playwright in more than 6 plays and also put 2 plays and a musical on stage in Galatasaray High School. After finishing university he started to work in film industry as AD, production manager and assistant. Since 2002 he’s working as a commercial film director in Atlantik Film. “Crash” is his second short film. His first short film “thirtyfour” has been nominated for many national awards and been selected for international film festivals in 2000.


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