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


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BTF's 18th Documentary & Short Film

SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2024 | 1:00 pm

Preceding "Neandria" by Reha Erdem.
Director Present.
Film screenings followed by award ceremony and a panel moderated by film critic Peter Keough.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Avenue


(Ticket includes screening of feature film Neandria, the documentary In Their Footsteps, and short film This Is Not A Place For You.)

in their footsteps

Directed by Ceyda Aşar

Cast: Şebnem Hassanisoughi, Deniz Karaoğlu

Short / 15 min. / 2023 / with English subtitles

A businesswoman living in a big city is searching for a place that suits her needs. A realtor is showing her several options, trying to sell one. The woman feels an unexplained extreme boredom. While they are searching for a place with the realtor, her distress escalates, and she begins to follow her instincts. Something strange begins to evolve in her body and soul.

Selected Festivals and Awards

  • Boston Turkish Festival's 18th Documentary & Short Film Competition (2023): Best Short Film
  • Athens International Film Festival, Ohio, USA (2023)
  • Akbank Short Film Festival (2023)
  • Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival (2023)
  • IFSAK National Short Film Festival (2023)
  • Ayvalık Film Festival (2023)
  • Drama International Short Film Festival, Greece (2023)
  • BendFilm Festival, Oregon, USA (2023)
  • Le festival Cinéma au Féminin (Women-Focused Film festival), Kinshasa, Congo (2023)


Ceyda Asar

Ceyda Aşar completed her master’s degree at Bahçeşehir University, Department of Cinema-Television. Her first novel, “Fena Şeyler, Mutlu Sonlar” was published by Kara Karga publications in September 2022. She was the screenwriter of feature films,  “Fakat Müzeyyen Bu Derin Bir Tutku” (2014) and “Kıyıdakiler” (2016), script consultant for the feature film “Hayaletler” (2020), and script doctor for “Gölgeler İçinde” (2020). The film script for “Küçük Bir Hata” was one of the three projects selected for !f Sundance Türkiye (2014). Her script received first prize in Antalya Film Forum’s “Projects Searching for Producers” section (2018) and received production support from Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry on behalf of director Gökhan Tiryaki (2020).

Her filmography includes; But Müzeyyen That’s The Deepest Desire / Fakat Müzeyyen Bu Derin Bir Tutku (2014 / Screenwriter), Coastliners / Kıyıdakiler (2016 / Screenwriter), In the Shadows / Gölgeler İçinde (2020 / Script Doctor), Ghosts / Hayaletler (2020, Script Consultant), A Small Mistake / Küçük Bir Hata (Pre-production, Screenwriter), The Audition / Denemeler (Short, 2003, Director), Don’t Call Her Angel / Ona Melek Deme (Short, 2005, Screenwriter, Assistant of Director).

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