The finalists have been announced for the 10th Turkish Documentary and Short Film Competition taking place in Boston from Nov. 6-14. The films will be screened at the Boston Fine Arts Museum, Boston University and Boston Goethe Institute. Selected from a pool of 350 submissions, 40 excellent films will be screened during the festival. Aside from the official awards panel, viewers will also vote for the best short film and documentary for the audience award.
The official panel includes Carter Long, the film curator of the Boston Fine Arts Museum, film critic Peter Keough and Jeremy Rossen, the curator of the Harvard Film Archive. The film competition is being organized by the New England Turkish-American Culture Association (TACS-NE). Here is the list of finalists for the documentary category:
"Afro Türk" (Afro-Turks) by Betül Usta, "Ali Değil Ari Komutanım" (It's Ari sir, Not Ali) by Deniz Özden, Anadolu Break (Anatolian Break) by Taylan Mutaf , Baba (The Father) by Cenkay Kılıç, Çirok (Story) by Muhammet Beyazdağ, "Daha Güzel Bir Hayat" (A Better Life) by Pınar Nadide Okan, "Düğün" (Wedding) by Ayşe Kalmaz and Marcel Kolvenbach, "Eylül'ün Kadın Yüzleri" (Female faces of September) by Ayben Altunç, "Eymir Neden Paylaşılamadı" (Why was Eymir not shared?) by Yasin Semiz, "Han" (The Inn) by Çağrı İşbilir, "İstanbul'un Sesi" (The Sound of Istanbul) by Gökhan Öcal, "Komşu Komşu Huuu!" (Hello Neighbor!) by Bingöl Elmas, "Küçük Kara Balıklar" (Small Dark Fish) by Cem Terbiyeli, Serpil Güler, Önder İnce, Ezel Akay, and Haluk Ünal, "Koçer" by Ramazan Dinler, "Lamekan: Metalaşan Ketin Çöküşü" (Lamekan: The End of A Commodified City) by İmre Azem, "Sarıkamış'ta Bir Gölge: Kurt" (A Shadow in Sarıkamış: The Wolf) by Oğuz Özdemir, "Şilfitazi" (Naked) by Zekeriya Aydoğan, "Tabu" (Taboo) by Mustafa Yılmaz, "Yedi Kandil Arasında" (Between Seven Candles) by Okan Başaran, "Yollara Düştük" (We take to the roads) by Deniz Yeşil, "Zülfü Livaneli: Doğu ve Batı Arasında Bir Ses" (Zülfü Livaneli: A Voice between the East and the West) by Orhan Çalışır, Cengiz Kültür and Dirk Meisner.
Here are the finalists for the short film category:
"Adem Başaran" by Orhan İnce, "Akdenizli" (A Mediterrenean) by Seçkin Yalın and Yiğit Pehlivan, "Angel" by Mizgin Müjde Arslan, "Circle" by Özgür Can Alkan, "Duvarların Arasında" (Among the Walls) by Semih Korhan Güner," En Uzun Yol" (The Longest Road) by Enes Ateş, "Four Seasons" by Sedat Mirdesli, Gri Bölge (Derya Durmaz), "Kahve" (Coffee) by Onur Ertekin, "Kırmızı Işık - Fransa Çok Güzel" (Red Light - France is beautiful) by Yasemin Akıncı, "Kuyu" (The Well) by Selman Nacar, Li Ezmani (Özlem Güler), "Orman" (The Forest) by Onur Saylak and Doğu Akal, "Rest" by Serdar Koçak, "Ret" (Objection) by Demet Sever, "Rüya" (The Dream) by Alper Akdeniz, "Sıradaki" (The Next) by Gündüz Sevdi, "Soma#301" by Veysel Çelik, "The Teacup" by Elif Boyacıoğlu.