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


BTF's 18th Documentary & Short Film Competition

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APRIL 5 - 15, 2024

dinamo mesken

Directed by Ahmet Karanfil & Yusuf Anavatan

Featuring Erkan Can, Vedat Vermez, Tunçkanat Yeğin, Ertuğrul Kanşay, Rıdvan Arı, Ali Nihat Irkörücü, Hayri Ilgın, Ahmet Karataş, Demir Tekin Gökçe, Ömer Severgün, Ahmet Çelikkollu

Doc. / 30 min. / 2022 / with English subtitles

Ertuğrulgazi Mesken Sports Club was founded in 1971 by the neighborhood youth and children interested in soccer. The club was closed down for political reasons in 1982, following the military coup in 1980. The players and members of the club were taken into custody and tortured. The people who lived in those times tell us how the coup has affected both the neighborhood and the team.

Selected Festivals and Awards:

  • Boston Turkish Festival's 18th Documentary & Short Film Competition (2023): Special Mention
  • Frankfurt Turkish Film Festival (2023): Special Jury Prize
  • Istanbul Film Festival (2023): World Premiere
  • International Labor Films Festival (2023)
  • Documentarist, Istanbul Documentary Days (2023)
  • Ayancık Film Festival  (2023)
  • Sinepark Film Festival (2023)


ahmet karanfil

Ahmet Karanfil (Bursa, 1993) completed his primary, secondary and high school education in Bursa. In 2015, he graduated from Erciyes University, Faculty of Communication, Radio, Television and Cinema Department. He works in the media sector and continues his film and script works.


yusuf anavatan

Yusuf Anavatan was born in Bursa. He studied at Uşak University, Department of Radio, Television and Cinema. He focused on story writing and screenplay work. He shot his first short film (Stack) in 2017. He works as a member of the press in the local media. At the same time, he continues his cinema studies.

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