Winner of Best Documentary Award in Boston Turkish Festival's
12th Annual Documentary & Short Film Competition

Hudut - The Border

Directed by Batuhan Kurt

Doc. / 2016 / 32 min. / with English subtitles

A rumor spreads that Europe is accepting Syrian refugees through Turkey’s border. Syrian refugees living all around Turkey gets organized through social media and reaches the border city of Edirne. Then, days of waiting begin…

Selected Festivals and Awards

  • Boston Turkish Festival Documentary & Short Film Competition (2017): Best Documentary
  • Van Gölü Film Festival, Turkey: Best Documentary Director
  • Marmaris International Short Film Festival, Turkey
  • Kısa-ca International Student Films Festival, Turkey
  • Antakya International Film Festival, Turkey
  • İfsak Short Film Festival, Turkey
  • TRT (Turkish Radio and Television) Documentary Awards
  • İKFD Short Film Festival, Turkey
  • İnönü University Short Film Festival, Turkey
  • Antalya Cinema Days, Turkey
  • Yıldız Short Film Festival, Turkey


Batuhan KurtBatuhan Kurt (Edirne, 1991) completed his primary and secondary education in Edirne. As he was continuing his high school education, he received education in filmmaking in the FilmTurkey project, co-directed by US State Department, SUNY Fredonia and Atlantik Film. His film “Bahar”, which he made as a part of this project, was screened in many national and international festivals and received awards. He made a number of short films since 2009. He filmed “The Border” in 2016 with the support of the Turkish Ministry of Culture. He is a graduate of Dokuz Eylül University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Film Design on Editing, Sound and Cinematography.



2:00 pm

Alfond Auditorium
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

Winners of Boston Turkish Festival's
12th Annual Documentary &
Short Film Competition

Hermana - Best Documentary Audience Award
The Border / Hudut - Best Documentary
The Well / Kuyu - Best Short Film Audience Award
Scrabble - Best Short Film

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