18th Annual Boston Turkish Film Festival | March 21 - April 28 2019


Winner of Best Short Film in Boston Turkish Festival's
13th Annual Documentary & Short Film Competition


Directed by Onur Yağız

Cast: Ege Sane, Fırat Çelik, Emine Meryem, Pierre Deladonchamps

Short / 2017 / 11 min. / with English subtitles

Toprak, who is only eight, translates for his parents who can’t speak French. During his mother’s second trimester ultrasound in the hospital, he will be the first one to know if the twin babies are brothers or sisters.

Selected Festivals and Awards

  • Boston Turkish Festival Documentary and Short Film Competition, USA: Best Short Film Award
  • Festival International du Film Oriental de Genève (FIGOG),  Switzerland: FIFOG d'Or Best Short Film
  • Ankara International Film Festival, Turkey: Best Third Short Film
  • Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner, France: Coups de coeur
  • Festival du Film Court Francophone de Vaux-en-Velin - Un poing c'est court, France: Mention Spéciale du Jury Professionnel, Prix ENTPE / ENSAL du Jury des Grandes Écoles
  • JCI Istanbul Crossroads International Short Film Festival, Turkey: Best Screenplay, Best Photography, Best Editing
  • International Short Film Festival of the Bay of Pasaia, IKUSKA, Spain: Special Jury Prize
  • Short of the Year, Spain: Special Jury Mention
  • RodeTulp Film Festival, The Netherlands: Best Short Film
  • Cinalfama Lisbon International Film Awards, Portugal: Best Short Film
  • Paris Courts Devant - 5 scénarios vivants, France: Prix France 2 Histoires courtes


Onur Yagiz

Onur Yağız (1986) was born in France to Turkish parents. He studied literature, theatre and film at the Sorbonne-Nouvelle University, before directing Patika / The Country Road (2013), his first short film. Toprak (2017) is his second film.

Patika / The Country Road was screed at the Boston Turkish Festival's Documentary and Short Film Competition in 2014 and received Special Mention.


SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2019
11:00 am

Remis Auditorium
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

Winners of Boston Turkish Festival's
13th Annual Documentary &
Short Film Competition

Passenger/ Yolcu
Best Short Film Audience Award

Best Short Film

A Story with Music / Muzikli Bir Hikaye
Best Documentary

A Fading Language A Fading Cuisine / Kaybolan Bir Dil Kaybolan Bir Mutfak Best Documentary Audience Award

Panel discussion on Turkish cinema moderated by film critic Peter Keough after film screenings

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