Boston Turkish Film and Music Festival11th ANNUAL BOSTON TURKISH FILM FESTIVAL SM
March 22 - April 28, 2012

Death - Olum




Boston Turkish Festival Documentary and Short Film Competition Best Short Film Award Winner

Written and Directed by Uygar Şirin and Burcu Aykar Şirin

Cast: Çınar Kaya, Güzin Özyağcılar, Süleyman Turan, Dilara Kurtuluş, Selen Uçer, Taner Birsel

Short / 2009 / 12 min. / with English subtitles

Sunday, April 8, 2012, 1:00 p.m.

Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston


Six year old Emre is sent to his maternal grandparents' summer house in the spring. His parents have to take care of his paternal grandmother who is seriously ill. For Emre, being at the summer house is like being in heaven, getting his grandparents' compasionate attention and playing with his friend Cicek. However, the news of his grandmother's death will crack his picture perfect world and he will do all he can to avoid the reality.



  • Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, France (2012)
  • Boston Turkish Arts and Culture Festival Documentary and Short Film Competition, U.S.A. (2011): Best Short Film
  • Flying Broom Film Festival, Turkey (2011)


Uygar SirinBurcu Aykar SirinUygar Şirin has been a film critic since 1993 and has written for "Antrakt", "Sinema", "Film+" and "DVD+" movie magazines. He has been working as a copywriter since 1997, has two published novels and one filmed script. He co-wrote and co-directed two short films, Birth and Death, with Burcu Aykar Şirin.

Burcu Aykar Şirin graduated from the psychology department of Bosphorus University, got her master's degree in film studies at the University of Southampton. She worked as an editor at the film magazine "Sinema". She started her own company and worked as a film distributor for two years. She was the editor in chief of Total Film Turkey from 2006 to September 2008. She co-wrote and co-directed two short films, "Birth" and "Death" with Uygar Şirin. She continues to write film critiques for "Sinema" magazine.



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