The MFA Film Program and the Turkish American Cultural Society of New England are proud to present a selection of short films and documentaries as a part of the 24th Boston Turkish Festival’s Documentary & Short Film Competition. The first of its kind in North America, this competition, which celebrates its 14th year in 2019, has transformed into a tradition and received remarkable international attention. The competition opens with Mahmut Fazıl Coşkun’s feature film The Announcement, winner of Special Orizzonti Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival. Following the screening, don’t miss a Q and A with the director and reception in Taste with live music.
More than 30 films are screening at this year’s program. Screenings take place at the MFA on November 15, 16, 22, and 24, and at Boston University on November 18. In addition to jury selections—Best Documentary and Best Short Film—Audience Awards are announced. In this rare opportunity, Boston-area film enthusiasts can explore works by young filmmakers firsthand.
Members of this year’s competition jury include:
Dr. Kurt Fendt, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Peter Keough, Film Critic, The Boston Globe
Carter Long, Katharine Stone White Curator of Film and Video, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston