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

Kuyu - The Well

Directed by Rıdvan Yavuz

Cast: Hamza Yavuz, Bedirhan Yavuz, Ziya Kibar, M.Emin Metin, Özge Yeltekin

Short / 2016 /19' 06" / with English subtitles

Yakup and his younger brother Bedo travel to another village everyday for school. Yakup’s notebook is out of blank pages and they desperately search for a new notebook.

Selected Festivals and Awards

  • Boston Turkish Festival Documentary & Short Film Competition (2017): Best Short Film Audience Award
  • IFSAK Short Film Festival, Turkey
  • Tax Inspectors Foundation Short Film Festival, Turkey
  • İnönü University Short Film Festival, Turkey
  • Marmara Communication Short Film Festival, Turkey
  • Montreal Turkish Film Festival, Canada
  • Okan University Short Film Festival, Turkey


Batuhan KurtRıdvan Yavuz (Erzurum, 1989) completed his primary and secondary education in Aliçeyrek and Horasan. In 2011 he began his studies in Istanbul University Department of Radio and Television and graduated in 2015. During this time he made many short films and documentaries, receiving awards in various film festivals. He currently works towards his master’s degree in Ataturk University Department of Journalism. His filmography includes Anomi (short, 2013), Kar Tutan Çocuklar (doc., 2014), Hasat Mevsimi (doc., 2014), Mevsimler (short, 2014), Bir Zamanlar Bir Köyde (short, 2015), Kuyu (short, 2016).



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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