21st Annual Boston Turkish Film and Music  Festival | April 15 - 28 2022

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"Turkish cinema is known for drawing on stories that are intimate, imaginative, and provocative. And Turkish directors have won awards from national and international film festivals for their efforts. This year’s BTFF features an excellent representation of the country’s films, including debut works of mostly young directors."
- Tim Jackson, film critic, The Arts Fuse

Boston Turkish Film Festival (BTFF) is proud to present another strong program this year, featuring mostly debut works of the new generation filmmakers. Festival’s 21st edition will take place between April 15 – 28, 2022, online, due to  COVID-19 pandemic.

Award-winning films from the 2021 BTF Documentary and Short Film Competition are also in the festival program. Please note eight short films are in one session to watch.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE FILMS ONLINE.

You may purchase individual ticket(s) or festival pass to watch all films. When you buy a festival pass you watch all the films and save more than 58%. If you are a student, you save another 20% on your festival pass or ticket purchase.

Don't miss our next free live event on Zoom. On Sunday, April 24th, 2pm (EST) we'll be having our annual panel discussion with the award-winning filmmakers of the 2021 BTF Documentary and Short Film Competition. Pre-registration is required.

IN THE NEWS / FILM REVIEWS:

ANATOLIAN LEOPARD
"Toronto International Film Festival – Leopards and Lumpens and an Indian Lourdes"
by David D'Arcy | The Arts Fuse

BTFF Review: Anatolian Leopard (2021)
by Joshua Polanski | Boston Hassle

Coming Attractions: April 18 Through May 2— What Will Light Your Fire
The Arts Fuse

Coming Attractions: April 3 Through 18 — What Will Light Your Fire
The Arts Fuse

21’inci Boston Türk Film Festivali Başlıyor
AMERİKA’NIN SESİ

"7 Greater Boston film festivals to check out this spring"
WBUR SPRING FILM FESTIVAL GUIDE

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FESTIVAL FILMS
Iki Safak Arasinda - Between Two Dawns - Selman Nacar
Iki Safak Arasinda - Between Two Dawns - Selman Nacar

Dir. Emre Kayış

 

 

Dir. Selman Nacar

 

Brother's Keeper Okul Trasi Ferit Karahan Corridor - Koridor - Erkan Tahhusoglu

Dir. Ferit Karahan

 

 


CORRIDOR
Koridor

Fractured Catlak Fikret Reyhan

Dir. Ali Tansu Turhan

 

 


FRACTURED
Çatlak

Dir. Fikret Reyhan

 

Leyla Once Again Yeniden Leyla Baris Hanciogullari
Pure White Bembeyaz Necip Caghan Ozdemir

Dir. Barış Hancıoğulları

 

 


PURE WHITE
Bembeyaz

Dir. Necip Çağhan Özdemir

 

 


PATRIDA

Dir. Ayça Damgacı and Tümay Göktepe

 

 

Live Q&A session on Zoom with directors
Ayça Damgacı and Tümay Göktepe
Sunday, April 17th, 2pm (EST),
moderated by Erin Trahan (film critic, WBUR).

Watch the Video


WINNERS OF THE 2021 BOSTON TURKISH FESTIVAL
DOCUMENTARY & SHORT FILM COMPETITION
All-In Her Sey Dahil Volkan Uce If only corona hadn't got in the way - Araya Korona girmeseydi Zafer Sevener Sibel Sumer

Dir. Volkan Üce

BEST DOCUMENTARY

 

Leave The Door Open by Umran Safter Climate Change Iklim Degisimi Yasemin Demirci


LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN

BEST DOCUMENTARY
AUDIENCE AWARD

 

 

Dir. Yasemin Demirci

The Great Istanbul Depression Buyuk Istanbul Depresyonu Zeynep Dilan Suren Black Box Kara Kutu Can Deniz Atici


THE GREAT ISTANBUL DEPRESSION
Büyük İstanbul Depresyonu

Dir. Zeynep Dilan Süren

BEST SHORT FILM

 

 


BLACK BOX
Kara Kutu

Dir. Can Deniz Atıcı

BEST SHORT FILM AUDIENCE AWARD

 

School Bus - Servis Ramazan Kilic The Criminals Suclular Serhat Karaaslan


THE SCHOOL BUS
Servis

Dir. Ramazan Kılıç

BEST SHORT FILM AUDIENCE AWARD

 

 

Dir. Serhat Karaaslan

SPECIAL MENTION

 

Anoush Deniz Telek 62-84 I didn't copy that HQ - 62-84 Anlasilmadi Merkez


ANOUSH
Anuş

Dir. Deniz Telek

SPECIAL MENTION

 

 


62-84 I DIDN'T COPY THAT HQ
62-84 Anlaşılmadı Merkez

Dir. Timuçin İpekusta

SPECIAL MENTION

 

Tip of the Zipper - Qulpik -

Panel


TIP OF THE ZIPPER
Qulpik

Dir. Abdullah Çeper

SPECIAL MENTION

 

 

LIVE PANEL DISCUSSION
WITH THE AWARD-WINNING FILMMAKERS OF THE 2021 BTF
DOCUMENTARY & SHORT FILM
COMPETITION
AND GUEST DIRECTORS

Sunday, April 24, 2022 | 2pm (EDT)
Free but pre-registration required

 

All films are with English subtitles unless otherwise specified.

Films can be viewed in the New England states (Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island).

Turkish American Cultural Society of New England

Mass Cultural Council Boston Cultural Council

This program is supported in part by grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the Boston Cultural Council administered by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture​.

 

 
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