Winners of the 2019 Boston Turkish Festival Documentary & Short Film Competition
Best Short Film Jury and Audience Awards


(Screened with Meeting Jim)

Stone | Tas | Alican Yucesoy

Cast: Ata Yılmaz Önal, Görkem Arda Keskin, Füruzan Aydın, Yüksel Çakır, Serkan Keskin, Aşkın Şenol, İrem Kahyaoğlu, Bülent Şakrak
2019 / 12 min. / Short / with English subtitles

In this story's universe, every person has a stone which he/she needs to carry from birth to death. The stone grows with that person and it is forbidden to put it away. In this strange universe, everything is so familiar: the neighborhood, the school, home, the marketplace, and the people... The film begins with the birth of a new baby, Muzaffer. What distinguishes him from the rest of the people in this universe is his curiosity. Muzaffer goes after a very simple question: What happens if I drop this stone which everyone carries?

Selected Festivals and Awards

  • Boston Turkish Festival Documentary and Short Film Competition (2019): Best Short Film Jury and Audience Awards
  • Akbank International Short Film Festival, Turkey (2019): Audience Special Award
  • Antalya Golden Orange Short Film Festival, Turkey (2019)
  • Palm Springs Short Fest, California, USA (2019)


Alican Yucesoy

Alican Yücesoy (Istanbul, 1982) graduated from Haliç University's Department of Theater in 2005. The year he began his undergraduate studies, he was accepted in Bakırköy Municipality Theater, and later in 2015 he became it's Art Director. In addition to his roles in acting and directing in theater, he has worked as an actor in many television series and feature films.



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