Boston Turkish Film Festival


The Tail | Kuyruk

Ekrem (40) lives a calm life alone. With one exception... For years, some days he wakes up with a second head! The day his second head went out again, he cuts and put it in the trash bag. When he goes out to throw it, he encounters his neighbour, Şevval (37). She is aware of Ekrem's situation and she is ok with it. Along the way, their conversation brings them closer and causes Ekrem to question his existence. Ekrem, leaving the bag in the trash, continues to walk with Şevval. The head gasps and slowly dies in the bag.


  • Atıf Yılmaz Short Film Festival, Mersin, Turkey (2019): Best Narrative Film
  • Palm Springs International Short Fest, Palm Springs, USA (2019)
  • Istanbul Film Festival, Turkey (2019)


    Yigit Hepsev

    Yiğit Hepsev (Istanbul, 1987) graduated from Yıldız Technical University, Art and Design Faculty, Communication Design Program in 2010. After two years of working experience, he started to work on his Master's Degree at Bilgi University, Cinema and Television Program. While studying, he continued working professionally in film production and post production. In 2013, he participated Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair with his projection mapping installation “Outside”. “The Tail” is his first short film. Currently, he is directing short films, music videos and commercial videos.

    Selected Filmography and Awards:

    The Tail / Short Film (Director) 2019
    “Nilipek - Hamur İşleri”, Music Video (Director) 2016
    “Nilipek - Kınalıada”, Music Video (Director) 2015
    “Anatolian Tales”, Feature Film (Assistant Director) 2015


    FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2019
    7:00 pm

    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
    Remis Auditorium
    465 Huntington Avenue


    In Competition

    Directed by Yiğit Hepsev
    Short / 10 min. / 2019

    Cast: Fatih Al, Elit Andaç Çam


    Films in this session:
    Short Film Finalists-2

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