BSAF 2018: Boston Turkish Film Festival, Day Eight

IT’S HERE! IT’S HERE! As we told you a couple weeks back, spring is the busiest season for film festivals in Metro Boston. But this year is especially crazy, because FIVE of the festivals were running their programming on the same weekend. Now, that weekend has passed, and we’re down to just two festivals for the next weekend. Much easier to choose..or is it? 🙂

So…lets get started kiddies! Boston Springs A Fethival 2018 is officially underway, and we’ll have info for all the various festivals and their schedules every day, so be sure to keep your browser turned to for all the latest info!

The Boston Turkish Film Festival continues its second of three weekends for it’s 17th annual program with three more screenings. As always, all screenings are at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

Kicking off Sunday is the encore screening of The Smell Of Money from director Ahmet Boyacıoğlu. Here’s the official synopsis from the BTFF website:

The film is set in a down-at-heel suburb of Ankara. Mehmet drives a cab for a living; Riza runs the teahouse; and Adnan is an out-of-work journalist. When Mehmet regales his friends with tales of the murky and unlawful dealings that some of his passengers are mixed up in, they install a camera in Mehmet’s cab and record the passengers. The recording of a businessman who turns up in town for a little philandering presents an opportunity for blackmail and the deal rewards them handsomely.

The screening starts at 11:30 AM, and tickets can be purchased here.

Next are this year’s documentary and short film contest winners headed up by documentary feature Audience Award winner,  Hermana: The Untold History of Ankara’s Jewish Community, from director Enver Arcak. Here’s the official synopsis from the BTFF website:

One of the earliest Jewish communities in Anatolia was located in Ankara. Their history goes back to the 2nd Century BC. After the migrations in the 15th Century from Spain and Portugal, and later from Germany and other European countries in early 20th Century, the community had reached its highest numbers in the city. The documentary portrays the untold story of the community through interviews with the community members who migrated from Ankara to İstanbul, or to Israel.

Also screening as part of this viewing will be the documentary winner The Border, short film Audience Award winner The Well, and best short film Scrabble. The screening will be followed by a discussion of the films led by Boston Globe film columnist Peter Keough. The screening starts at 2 PM, and tickets can be purchased here.

BTFF will return for one more block of screenings this Wednesday through Sunday with both new and encore offerings, shorts, and panel discussions for your choosing!

For complete information on the festival and it’s upcoming offerings, be sure to visit the official website at!

Be sure to stay informed by keeping your browser on eCinemaBoston for complete schedule and ticket info! And don’t forget, BTFF will be part of our sister podcast Subject:CINEMA’s massive BSAF coverage throughout the month of May, and also in our huge BSAF SuperGuide PDF online magazine, also coming in mid-May!