Onur Unlu

Boston Turkish Film Festival Excellence in Turkish Cinema Award
in previous years were presented to directors Zeki Demirkubuz,
Reha Erdem, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Yeşim Ustaoğlu, Derviş Zaim,
Tayfun Pirselimoğlu
, Erden Kıral, and Reis Çelik.

2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007



Boston Turkish Film Festival Award for Excellence in Turkish Cinema, celebrating its ninth year in 2015, was presented to director Onur Ünlü in recognition of his contributions to Turkish cinema.

An Award Ceremony took place on Friday, March 20, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at Remis Auditorium of the Museum of Fine Arts, following the screening of Onur Ünlü's latest film, “Let's Sin(İtirazım Var).

Friday, March 20, 2015    7:30 p.m.
Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

Boston Turkish Film Festival
Excellence in Turkish Cinema Award Ceremony
following the screening of
LET'S SIN (İtirazımVar)

Director ONUR ÜNLÜ

Onur Ünlü is a film director, producer, writer, actor, as well as a poet and musician. He was born in Izmit, Turkey in 1973. He studied Communication Arts in Anadolu University and received a Master's degree on Communication Studies from Marmara University. His collected poems were published with the title, “Gidiyorum Bu” (Going That).

A wizard of comedy noir, many of Ünlü’s feature films and TV series have drawn interest because of his unique surrealist, satirical, and poetic style, in which he exquisitely incorporates music and literature. One of his latest TV series, “Leyla ile Mecnun”, has been considered one of the most successful comedy series on Turkish television, and has become a phenomenon.  He also acted in the TV series “Leyla ile Mecnun” and its continuing story, “Ben de Özledim”. Ünlü currently writes and directs another TV series, “Beş Kardeş” (Five Brothers).

Onur Ünlü’s feature films have been screened and received awards at various prestigious national and international festivals.

Selected Filmography

Feature Films (written and directed)

Let’s Sin (İtirazım Var, 2014)
Thou Gild'st the Even (Sen Aydınlatırsın Geceyi, 2013)
The Extremely Tragic Story of Celal Tan and His Family (Celal Tan ve Ailesinin Aşırı Acıklı Hikayesi, 2012)
Five Cities (Beş Şehir, 2009) | written and directed
Son of the Sun (Güneşin Oğlu, 2008) | written and directed
The Kid (Çocuk, 2007)
Police (Polis, 2006)

TV Series/Films

Beş Kardeş / Five Brothers (2015 - ) | written and directed
Ben de Özledim (2013-14)
Leyla ve Mecnun (2011-13) | written and directed
Şubat (2012) | written and directed
Acemi Müezzin (2009)
Sırça Köşk (2006)
Kanlı Düğün (2005)
Körfez Ateşi (2005)
Görünmez Adam (2004)
İstanbul Şahidimdir (2004)
Kalbin Zamanı (2004)


Tek Ölüm Yetmez (2012)

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