Boston Turkish Film Festival



Jay Jay is a refugee in Turkey, working as a dog-walker both to earn his living and to get a residency permit. He gets into trouble when he loses one of the dogs he was walking.


  • TÜRSAK Cinema of the Future, Turkey (2018): Third Prize
  • İzmir "Sinema Burada" (Cinema is Here) Festival, Turkey (2018): Post-Production Support, Best Second Film
  • Kısa-Ca International Student Films Festival, Turkey (2018): Aykut Oray Award for Second Best Film
  • "Kar" (Snow) Film Festival, Turkey (2019): Best Film in Fiction Category
  • International Film Festival Tonneins, France (2018)
  • FilmAid Annual Film Festival, Kenya (2018)
  • Lift Off Sessions Film Festival, USA (2018)
  • Charlottetown Film Festival, Canada (2018)
  • Ridgway Creative District Independent Film Festival, USA (2018)
  • EU Human Rights Short Film Competition (2018)
  • JCI Istanbul Crossroads Short Film Competition, Turkey (2018)
  • AFSAD Short Film Competition, Turkey (2018)
  • Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival, France (2019): Film Market
  • Mediawave International Film Festival, Hungary (2019))
  • Budapest Short Film Festival, Hungary (2019)
  • OtherMovie Lugano Film Festival, Switzerland (2019)
  • Nepal International Human Rights Film Festival (2019)
  • Toronto Black Film Festival, Canada (2019)
  • Lisbon Film Rendezvous, Portugal (2019)
  • Labor Films Festival, Turkey (2019)

    Soner Sert

    Soner Sert graduated from Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Cinema-Television. Since 2013 he’s been working on his graduate degree in Dokuz Eylül University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Film Design. His short films have been screened in about 200 film festivals, including Palm Spring International Film Festival and Mediawave International Film Festival. He received many awards from festivals, including prestigious Istanbul International Short Film Festival.


    MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2019
    6:00 pm

    Boston University
    GSU Auditorium
    775 Commonwealth Avenue


    In Competition

    Directed by Soner Sert
    Short / 9 min. / 2018

    Cast: Raymond N'dong, Sermet Yeşil, Kayhan Berkin


    Films in this session:
    Short Films and Documentaries

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