Winner of Best Short Film Award in Boston Turkish Festival's
11th Annual Documentary & Short Film Competition

Cevirmen | The Translator

Yusuf, a Syrian refugee boy who lives in an exile in a remote Turkish border town is chosen for his newfound power but he has to experience how to use it, at the cost of his innocence.

Selected Festivals and Awards

  • Boston Turkish Festival Documentary & Short Film Competition (2016): Short Film
  • Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia & Herzegovina: European Film Awards Short Film Nominee
  • Carthage Film Festival, Tunisia: Best Short Film
  • Istanbul International Short Film Festival, Turkey: Best Short Fiction Film
  • Akbank International Short Film Festival, Turkey: Honorable Mention
  • IFVA Awards, Hong Kong: Honorable Mention
  • Let’s Cee Film Festival, Vienna, Austria: Honorable Mention
  • Montreal World Film Festival, Canada
  • Festival Premiers Plans D’Angers, France
  • Cinemed Montpellier Film Festival, France
  • Hamptons International Film Festival, New York, USA
  • Huesca International Film Festival, Spain
  • Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York, UK
  • Manaki Brothers International Cinematographers Film Festival, Bitola, Macedonia
  • Festival Tous Courts, Paris, France
  • Sehsüchte International Film Festival, Berlin, Germany


Emre KayisEmre Kayış is an Istanbul based director and screenwriter. His wrote and directed his short film, “The Couch”, in 2013. He graduated from the London Film School with his short film "Çevirmen/The Translator" which was screened and won prizes at various film festivals around the globe and nominated for Best Short Film for the 28th European Film Awards.

2:30 pm
Alfond Auditorium

Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston


Award Ceremony and
Q&A with the director
following the screening

Panel discussion moderated by film critic Peter Keough after film screenings

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Cevirmen | The Translator

Directed by
Emre Kayış

Sherko Mohamad Ali,
Gamze Kaçak, İlke Can

Short / 23 min. / 2015
with English subtitles

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