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


BTF's 18th Documentary & Short Film Competition

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, In Their Footsteps, and short film This Is Not A Place For You.)

in their footsteps

Directed by Alper Tunga Özdemir

Featuring Ahmet Lüleci, Oktay Dal, Hamdi Melekoğlu, Sinan Güneysu

Doc. / 33 min. / 2023 / In English and with English subtitles

Ahmet had a plan to go to Blacksea to fulfill his college dance friend Şenol’s last wish... bring the boys together and do one special dance for him by the Blacksea and on top of the mountain at the local festival. As he was planning this trip, a big devastating earthquake hit Southern Türkiye. Before keeping his promise to Şenol, he decided to go the earthquake region first, to see, hear and help.


alper tunga ozdemir

Alper Tunga Özdemir was born in Kayseri. He graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Language, History and Geography, Department of Theater. In 1992, he completed his master's degree at London University Goldsmith's College, Communication Department, Film. His undergraduate thesis was Foreshadowing and Anticipation in Dürrenmantt's Plays Master Thesis: Private Television Industry in Britain. He was a jury member in National and International Documentary Competitions. He has been a member of FIYAB (Film Producers Association).

His filmography as a director includes Science and Life (175 Episodes/TRT), Deep Roots (300 Episodes/TRT), Time in Anatolia (26 Episodes/TRT), In the Footsteps of Travelers (29 Episodes/TRT), Heritage of Anatolia (19 Episodes/TRT), Newly Married (TV Series, 125 Episodes/TRT), The Photographer (short, 1992), Vita Nova (short, 1992). As a producer: Five to Life (Series, 26 Episodes/TRT) and Bargaining (Documentary, 13 Episodes/TRT).

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