Boston Turkish Film and Music Festival8th ANNUAL BOSTON TURKISH FILM FESTIVAL SM
March 27 - May 9, 2009

Ayak Altinda - Downstairs


Ayak Altinda

Winner of the Best Short Film Award in the 13th Boston Turkish Festival Documentary and Short Film Competition

Saturday, April 4    10:30 a.m.
Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

Written and directed by M. Cem Öztüfekçi

Cast: Tarik Köksal, Kanbolat Görkem Arslan, Gözde Sinem Öztürk, Aykut Oray

Short / 2007 / 18’ 52” / In Turkish with English subtitles


Ibrahim is a worker living with his wife and two children. Everyday is the same for him; he goes out, gets to work, stops by the café and the pub. When he is working the day shift, he wakes up at night; when he is working the night shift, he has to sleep during day hours.  



  • Boston Turkish Festival Documentary and Short Film Competition, U.S.A. (2008): Best Short Film Award
  • European Short Film Festival, Pescara, Italy (2009): Best Director Award
  • Adana Golden Boll Film Festival, Turkey (2008): National Students Films – Special Jury Award for Fiction
  • İnönü University Short Film Festival, Malatya, Turkey (2008): Special Jury Award
  • Pembe Çarşı Short Film Days, Bursa, Turkey (2008): People’s Award for Most Influential Film
  • Aubagne International Film Festival, Marseilles, France (2008)
  • La Cittadella del Corto International Short Film Festival, Rome, Italy (2008)
  • Munich International Short Film Festival, Germany (2008)
  • Tangier International Mediterranean Short Film Festival, Morocco (2008)
  • Dokufest International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Kosovo (2008)



M. Cem OztufekciM. Cem Öztüfekci was born in 1985. He studied at Robert College with a scholarship.
Currently he is a last year film student at Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts.
Ayak Altinda
is his first short film as a director and a producer.




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