Bugün Ölmek İstemiyorum

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

I Don't Want To Die Today - Bugun Olmek Istemiyorum

Directed by ONUR SEFER

Short / 2019 / 12 min. / with English subtitles

Cast: Evren Duyal, Beyti Engin, Mustafa Dincir, Şafak Topal, Metin Demirci, Elif Sıla Kaymak

S. who is a young man in mid-twenties thinks he has a heart attack and will die. His mother and father take him to the hospital. However, they do not think that S. has a heart attack and they do not care about his condition. In the hospital, S. will try to explain to his parents and doctors how his condition is serious.

Selected Festivals and Awards

  • Izmir Short Film Festival, Turkey (2019): Post Production Award
  • Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, Turkey (2020)


Onur Sefer (1990, Istanbul) received his bachelor's degree from Bilgi University in history. He has been accepted to the master's program in Bilgi University Department of Cinema. He is currently writing his dissertation on the impact of humour in the Romanian new wave cinema. During his graduate studies he filmed his first short, "dedemin mezarını kazıyorum" (I am digging my grandfather's grave).


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