Boston Turkish Festival's 15th Documentary & Short Film Competition (2020)


8 short films are included in this session:
8 Poems of Emigration, My Sister, I am Raining Down into the City, I Don't Want To Die Today, Ronaldo, Truth, The Heavy Burden


Directed by RAŞİT ALGÜL

Short / 2020 / 14 min. / with English subtitles

Cast: Baran Yağmur, Miray Beşli Çapa, Yusuf Akgün, Can Köker

Azad is a child nobody notices, to be more precise, everyone ignores him. His father had died during an air raid at the beginning of the war. The only thing left from his father is a football which Azad kept close.They settled next to a shipyard with his mother. Their aim is to move to another country through the sea.

Selected Festivals and Awards

  • Cheongju International Short Film Festival, South Korea (2020): Best Short Film
  • Erzincan International Short Film Festival, Turkey (2020): Best Short Film
  • UNICEF International Short Film Competition, Istanbul, Turkey (2020): Audience Award
  • Varese International Film Festival, Italy (2020): Best Screenplay
  •  Hainan Island International Film Festival, China (2020)​
  • Rome Independent Prisma Awards, Italy (2020)
  • Balkan Panorama Film Festival, Izmir, Turkey (2020)​
  • Capri Movie International Film Festival, Italy (2020)​
  • Festival Del Cinema Di Castel Volturno, Italy (2020)​
  • International Siirt Short Film Festival, Turkey (2020)​
  • TRT World Citizen Short Film Competition, Istanbul, Turkey (2021)​
  • Festival Del Cinema Di Cefalu, Palermo, Italy (2021)​
  • 2th Mithiwood Film Festival, Mumbai, India (2021)​
  • The Lift-Off Global Network Sessions, Pinewood Studios, UK (2021)


Rasit AlgulRasit Algul is a creative photographer, writer, producer and director, was born in Istanbul. He started his career as an advertising & commercial photographer and working both in the entertainment and marketing fields, with considerable experience across multiple media and working with various types of producers. While was working as an assistant director in feature length films and commercial films, he has also contributed in several international productions. He continues his career as a short-film director.


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