13th Annual Boston Turkish Film Festival | March 20 - April 26 2014

Winners of the 18th Boston Turkish Festival Documentary & Short Film Competition


Benim Çocuğum

My Child - Benim Cocugum

What happens when your child comes out to you? “My Child” is about a very courageous and inspiring group of people in Turkey, who are parents of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender individuals, as they redefine what it means to be parents, family and activists.

Selected Festivals and Awards

  • Best Documentary Audience Award: 18th Boston Turkish Festival Documentary & Short Film Competition, USA
  • !f International Independent Film Festival, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Flying Broom Women's Film Festival, Turkey
  • Aegean Documentary Film Days, Turkey
  • Filmamed Documentary Film Festival, Diyarbakır, Turkey
  • Documentarist - Istanbul Documentary Days, Turkey
  • Balıkesir Cinema Days, Turkey
  • International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala, India
  • MedFilm Festival, Italy
  • London Open City Docs Film Fest, U.K.
  • Reel Desires - Chennai International LGBT Film Festival, India
  • Lemesos International Documentary Film Festival, Cyprus
  • DokuFest International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Kosova
  • Montreal World Film Festival
  • Thessaloniki International LGBTQ Film Festival, Greece
  • Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Festival, Germany



Can CandanCan Candan is a documentary filmmaker and an academician. He holds a BA from Hampshire College (USA) in film and video, and an MFA (a terminal degree) from Temple University (USA) in film and media arts. His works have been screened internationally at festivals, conferences, in galleries and on television. His documentaries include “Boycott Coke” (1989), “Exodus” (1991), “DuvarlarMauernWalls” (2000), “3 Hours” (2008). He has taught film and video courses and workshops, both in universities and media education centers in the United States and in Turkey. Between 2000-2005, he was a faculty member, department chair and director of the MA program at Istanbul Bilgi University's Film and TV department. Between 2005-2009, he taught at Sabancı University and since 2007, he has been a faculty member at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey. He is also a founding member of docIstanbul - Center for Documentary Studies. “My Child” is his third feature documentary film.


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Written and Directed by
Can Candan

Doc. / 2013 / 82 min.
with English subtitles

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Saturday, March 22, 2014 | 12:30 pm Alfond Auditorium
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

Awards Ceremony and a Panel Discussion with the award-winning directors follow the film screening, moderated by film critic Peter Keough

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