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

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


Şeref Dayı ve Gölgesi

Uncle Seref and His Shadow -  Seref Dayi ve Golgesi

Şeref is a 60 years old farmer living in Western Anatolia. During the Cyprus landings in 1974, his shadow was spotted which caused him to get shot. When Şeref turns back crippled, his childish nature and restlessness gets out of control. His wife, Asiye leaves him because she can not tolerate his attitude and starts living in another house in the same village. However Şeref still loves Asiye. One day he spies on Asiye while she is doing her laundry. Asiye sees his shadow and makes fun of him. Şeref starts to think that everything bad that happens to him is because of his shadow, so he yells at his shadow saying not to follow him anymore. The shadow wakes up and leaves him shadowless. Şeref and his grandson, who notices that his grandfather casts no shadow, chase after Şeref’s shadow.

Selected Festivals and Awards

  • Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, Turkey
  • New York Film Festival, U.S.A.


Bugra DedeogluBuğra Dedeoğlu was born in Turkey in 1984. He was interested in theater during high school, then studied communication in İzmir. In University he tried out many short films. Among them, ‘’Brothers Separated by the Sea’’ was screened at important film festivals. He worked in the production of Golden Bear nominee “Our Grand Despair” (Bizim Büyük Çaresizliğimiz) and he was one of the editors of Golden Palm winner “Silence” (Be Deng). He has worked as editor and assistant director since graduation. ‘Uncle Seref and His Shadow’, completed in April 2013, is his debut film. His 28-minutes documentary “Brothers Separated by the Sea”  (2007) was a finalist in Izmir Short Film Festival and !f Istanbul, and was screened at the Istanbul International Film Festival.


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Written and Directed by
Buğra Dedeoğlu

Cast: Salih Kalyon, Ayşe Selen, Yağız Durmaz

Short / 2013 /14' 50".
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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