BSAF 2019: Boston Turkish Film Festival, Day Three

Boston Springs A Fethival 2019 is here, people! And we’re bringing you all the schedules, all the goings on from ALL the festivals over the next six weeks, so hold on tight, kiddies! 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!

After taking Saturday off, The Boston Turkish Film Festival continues it’s 18th annual fest today. BTFF is a component of the overall Boston Turkish Festival, which also has a great line up of music performances to enjoy.

Day three kicks off at 11 AM with the screening and awards ceremony for this year’s shorts film competition.  The winners for this year are:

Best Narrative Short Audience Award: Passenger, directed by Cem Ozay

Best Documentary Short Audience Award: A Fading Language, A Fading Cuisine, directed by Deniz Alphan

Best Narrative Short Festival Jury Award: Toprak, directed by Onur Yağız

Best Documentary Short Festival Jury Award: A Story With Music, directed by Jale İncekol

Awards will be presented following the screenings, with a panel discussion of the films led by Boston Globe film critic Peter Keough.

Tonight’s second screening at 2:30 PM is an encore screening of Friday’s premiere “The Plane Tree” from director Mustafa Karadeniz:

Mustafa lives with his eight-year-old disabled sun Rıza and his wife Suna in a poor village of Kars, Sarıkamış in the northeast corner of Turkey which has extremely difficult winter conditions. Suna spends most of his time with Rıza and walks him to school carrying him on her back. One day a traffic accident on the way to school unveils a tragic truth. Based on the director’s true life story.

Both screenings take place at the Remis Auditorium at the Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington St, Boston. Tickets for both screenings can be purchased through the MFA website. Tickets for  the shorts program are here; and tickets for “The Plane Tree” are here.

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

BTFF continues this Wednesday, and also the following week from Wednesday-Sunday,

We’ll have your schedule every morning during BTFF’s run, and links to film and ticket information. We’ll also be covering BTFF and the other NINE festivals and film series that happen in greater Boston between March 1 and May 1 every year coming up in late May on our two part “Boston Springs A Fethival” episodes of eCinemaOne‘s Subject:CINEMA podcast!

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