Kırmızı Işık – Fransa Çok Güzel

Winner of Best Short Film Award
20th Boston Turkish Festival Documentary & Short Film Competition

Red Light France is Good | Kirmizi Isik Fransa Cok Guzel

The documentary observes a day of three Roman women who live in a suburb of Toulouse in caravans, earning their living by washing car windows at red lights, and hanging to life by their joyful songs. The film draws attention to the conditions of Roman minorities in France.

Selected Festivals and Awards

  • Boston Turkish Festival Documentary and Short Film Competition (2015): Best Short Film
  • Golden Plane Film Festival (2014) : Yücel Çakmaklı Special Prize
  • Kısa-ca Student Films Festival (2014): Special Jury Prize
  • Akbank Short Film Festival, Turkey (2014)
  • Anarchist Film Festival, Montreal, Canada (2014)
  • Ankara International Film Festival, Turkey (2014)
  • Cine Docu Documentary Film Screening, Marseilles, France (2014)
  • iF Istanbul International Independent Films Festival, Turkey (2014)
  • İnönü University Short Film Festival, Turkey (2014)
  • Istanbul Short Film Festival, Turkey (2014)
  • Safranbolu Golden Saffron Documentary Film Festival, Turkey (2014)


Yasemin AkinciYasemin Akıncı (Istanbul, 1987), after graduating from Galatasaray University Faculty of Communications Department of Cinema, started studying at ESAV Cinema School in Toulouse, France where she graduated in 2013 with a degree in cinematography. Her previous film was Ax û Av / Kerpiçten Hayaller (57 min., 2014).


2:30 pm
Alfond Auditorium

Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

Directed by
Yasemin Akıncı

Short / 2014 / 14 min.
with English subtitles

Home | About BTFF | Awards | Past Programs | Retrospectives | Special Screenings | Film Competition | Arts & Culture Festival | Contact Us



Service Mark Advisory:
Boston Turkish Film FestivalSM and Boston Turkish Music FestivalSM are registered service marks of the Boston Turkish Film Festival and the Boston Turkish Music Festival respectively.