23rd Boston Turkish Film Festival 2024 - Boston Turk Film Festivali


Birlikte, Yalnız

BTF's 18th Documentary & Short Film Competition

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APRIL 5 - 15, 2024

birlikte, yalniz

Directed by Kasım Ördek

Cast: Ecem Uzun, Mert Doğan, Haydar Köyel, Osman Kurt, Hacer Ördek, Melek Erva Elaldı

Short / 20 min. / 2022 / with English subtitles

Sevgi and Doğan, a young couple, steal cars in the poorer districts of Istanbul and sell them to the junkyard to be pressed. One day, however, an unsettling event shakes them to the core, pushing them to face some truths about their relationship and the harsh realities of life.

Selected Festivals and Awards

  • Boston Turkish Festival's 18th Documentary & Short Film Competition (2023): Special Mention
  • Crime and Punishment Film Festival, Short Film Competition (2022): Best Film
  • Izmir Short Film Festival, National Fiction Film Competition (2022): Second Prize, Best Director of Photography
  • Dostluk Short Film Festival, Short Film Competition (2022): Best Film
  • Boğaziçi Film Festival, National Short Fiction Film Competition (2022): Young Talent Award
  • Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina (2022): World Premiere
  • Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, National Short Film Competition (2022)
  • Ankara Film Festival, National Short Film Competition (2022)
  • IFSAK National Short Film and Documentary Competition (2023)
  • Istanbul Film Festival, National Short Film Competition (2022)
  • Genç Öncüler Kısa'dan Hisse Short Film Competition (2022)
  • Duhok International Film Festival, World Short Films Competition (2022)
  • TAYF International Short Film Festival (2023)


Kasım Ördek made his first short film Shoehorn / Kerata in 2017. His second short film, I Am Raining Down Into The City / Yağmur Olup Şehre Düşüyorum received support from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in 2019, and received many awards in national and international film festivals. His latest film Together, Alone / Birlikte, Yalnız received “TRT 12 Punto” short film production award in 2021 and made its world premiere in the 28th Sarajevo Film Festival.

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