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


Directed by Merve Gezen

Cast: Kadriye Kenter, Defne Halman, Janset Pacal, Özge Erdem

Short / 2016 / 20 min./ with English subtitles

Socially and economically different four women (a CEO, a peasant, a slut and a high school student) get together to play scrabble. They are shouting their destinies and reflecting about their tragic endings to the scrabble board by using the power of words. (Inspired by true stories)

Selected Festivals and Awards

  • Boston Turkish Festival Documentary & Short Film Competition (2017): Best Short Film Award
  • Marmaris International Short Film Festival, Turkey: Special Audience Award
  • Polish International Film festival, Poland
  • Stockholm Independent Film Festival, Sweden
  • Mediterranean Short Film Festival, Tangier, Morocco
  • Amsterdam Lift-Off Film Festival, The Netherlands
  • ECU European Independent Film Festival, Paris, France
  • Colortape International Film Festival, Brisbane, Australia
  • Izmir International Short Film Festival, Turkey
  • Istanbul International Short Film Festival, Turkey
  • Ankara International Film Festival, Turkey
  • Antakya International Film Festival, Turkey
  • Paris Turkish Film Festival, France
  • Montreal Turkish Film Festival, Canada
  • IFSAK Film Festival, Turkey


Batuhan KurtMerve Gezen received her education on drama and cinema from Paris State High Conservatory and University of Sorbonne Paris. Her previous short films are Hela Sohbetleri / Conversations of Loo (2012) and Nerdesin Aşkım? / Where are you my love? (2014).



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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