Special Mention
Boston Turkish Festival's 16th Annual Documentary & Short Film Competition (2021)


A live panel discussion on Zoom with the award-winning directors of the 2021 BTF Documentary and Short Film Competition will take place on Sunday, April 24th, 2pm (EST), moderated by Dr. Ahmet Boyacioglu.
Free but pre-registration is required. Click here to register.


Directed by DENİZ TELEK

Cast: Kübra Kip, Buse Yıldırım, Ekin Aksu, Sercan Özinan, Hasan Ali Yıldırım

Short / 2020 / 15 min. / with English subtitles

Anoush, a little girl, goes to borrow a wedding dress from a distant relative for her brother's wedding.

Selected Festivals and Awards:

  • Boston Turkish Festival's 16th Annual Documentary and Short Film Competition, USA (2021): Special Mention
  • Meihodo International Youth Visual Media Festival, China (2021): Honorable Mentions
  • Film Festival Della Lessinia, Italy (2021): World Premiere
  • İzmir Short Film Festival, Turkey (2021): National Premiere
  • Laceno d'Oro Film Festival, Avellino, Italy (2021)
  • CineMAiubit International Student Film Festival, Romania (2021)
  • Santander Festival Internacional De Cine Independiente, Colombia (2021)
  • Silk Road İnternational Film Competition, Turkey (2021)
  • Yılmaz Güney Filmtage, Hamburg, Germany (2021)
  • Amity Short Film Festival, Turkey (2021)
  • Uşak Winged Horse Short Film Festival, Turkey (2021)


Deniz Telek graduated from the Department of Philosophy at Istanbul University with BA and MA, and the Department of Cinema at Marmara University with Phd degrees. He graduated from the Pantomime department of the same university's State Conservatory. As an Erasmus student, he attended lectures like "Film Adaptations from Polish Literature" and "Audiovisual Workshop: Krzystof Kieslowski and his films" at Warsaw University. His first short film, “The Gentle Sadness of Things", won awards in many international and national festivals, including the 38th Istanbul Film Festival FIPRESCI award. He was one of the 10 directors in the workshop: Film Directing With Bela Tarr, organized by the Antalya Film Forum in 2018. He shot his second short film "Tractatus" under the mentorship of Bela Tarr. In 2019, he was one of the participants of the 13th Talents Sarejevo Film Festival. He is still working as Assistant Professor in the department of Visual Communication Design at Hasan Kalyoncu University.


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