Welcome to the 27th Boston Turkish Festival:"Colors of Anatolia"

October 29 - December 15, 2022

Boston Turkish Festival, which was founded in 1996, is a unique festival which lasts more than a month and it is one of the largest of its kind in the U.S. The festival theme since 2006, “Colors of Anatolia”, reflects the cultural diversity and richness, ranging from fine arts, dance, music, film to culinary arts.
Once again, we are proud to present to you another high caliber festival.


FESTIVAL OPENING

Celebrating the 99th anniversary of the founding of Republic of Turkey and opening of the 27th Boston Turkish Arts and Culture Festival.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2022




Photography Exhibition

BLACK & WHITES OF ANATOLIA

by Atilla Özkefeli

On View Online: NOVEMBER 4, 2022 - DECEMBER 15, 2022

Click here to visit the online exhibit:

http://www.blackandwhitesofanatolia.org

Atilla Özkefeli identifies himself as an amateur, but a passionate photographer mostly focused on portraits and stories of people. He enjoys being a street photographer. Most of his work are in black and white although he also has some color photos. Atilla has previously exhibited in various joint exhibitions in Turkey in addition to his solo and joint exhibitions and art shows in US.

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BOSTON TURKISH FESTIVAL'S 17th ANNUAL DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM COMPETITION

NOVEMBER 11 - 23, 2022

Enjoy this rare opportunity to view films of the competition, the first of its kind organized in North America. Celebrating its 17th year, the competition has already transformed to a great tradition where film enthusiasts are able to explore works of the emerging filmmakers first hand.

The Competition Opening Night and non-competition screenings took place at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) between November 11-12, 2022.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2022 | 7:00 pm Opening Night

LOVE, DEUTSCHMARKS AND DEATH
Liebe, D-Mark und Tod

Directed by Cem Kaya/ Documentary, 2022, 95 min.
Panorama Audience Award at the Berlin International Film Festival
Q&A with the director follows film screening
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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2022

12:00 pm
MİMAROĞLU: THE ROBINSON OF MANHATTAN ISLAND

Directed by Serdar Kökçeoğlu / Documentary, 2020, 77 min.
Turkish Film Critics Association (SIYAD) Best Documentary Award
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2:00 pm
INVISIBLE TO THE EYE
Ah Gözel Istanbul

Directed by Zeynep Dadak / Documentary, 2020, 85 min.
Special Mention at the Istanbul Film Festival
Q&A with the director and Prof. Cemal Kafadar, historian, Harvard University
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All competition screenings were online and streamed between November 13-23.

CLICK HERE FOR THE COMPETITION WEBSITE


 

FLAVORS OF ANATOLIA

with Chef Ana Sortun

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Experience an evening of exquisite Turkish cuisine accompanied by the distinctive wines of Anatolia’s Kavaklidere Winery.

James Beard award winning Chef Ana Sortun, owner of Oleana restaurant and co-owner of Sofra Bakery & Café, and Sarma restaurant shared flavorful and enticing Turkish dishes that provide a culinary backdrop to the region.

Joining Chef Sortun, Pastry Chef De Cuisine, Feyza Bayrakcioglu Ozden of Sofra Bakery & Café provided the dessert for the evening.

One of BTF's signature events, Flavors of Anatolia is celebrating its 17th year, which had its inaugural event with chef Ana Sortun in 2006.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2022 | 6:00 pm

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. Thank you for your interest.

Co-presented with Boston University Food and Wine Program

Special thanks to Kavaklidere Winery

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COLORS OF ANATOLIA LECTURE SERIES

with Şerif Yenen

In this lecture series see Ephesus and Istanbul with Şerif Yenen, prominent travel specialist, writer, tourist guide, and travel filmmaker.

EXPLORING EPHESUS

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Guidebook author and tour guide Serif Yenen highlights the rich history and archaeological wonders of this ancient city.

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2022 | 3:30 pm
Goethe-Institut

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2022 | 12:00 pm (ET)
LIVE STREAMED ONLINE
- Register Here

IN PERSON PRESENTATION BY SERIF YENEN ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3rd AT 3:30PM AT THE GOETHE-INSTITUT BOSTON HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.

INSTEAD, SERIF YENEN WILL JOIN US LIVE ONLINE FOR A TOUR OF 'EXPLORING EPHESUS' ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2022 AT 12:00 PM (ET).

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS ONLINE EVENT.

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COLORS OF ANATOLIA LECTURE SERIES

with Şerif Yenen

In this lecture series see Istanbul with Şerif Yenen, prominent travel specialist, writer, tourist guide, and travel filmmaker.

ISTANBUL: A CITY OF MYSTERY AND WONDERS

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Istanbul is a city of mystery, a city of wonders, whose history is unlike any other. Istanbul—once known as Byzantium, then renamed Constantinople — served as the capital of three empires. Today, its architectural treasures are enduring legacies of Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman rule. Once a major stop along the Silk Road, Istanbul’s historic center is now a UNESCO Heritage site. Its past continues to offer up new discoveries and evidence of the lives of long-ago city dwellers. There are also reminders around every corner of the city’s place in world history, from Hagia Sophia to Topkapi Palace, from the Chora Monastery to the underground ruins of the Byzantine Great Palace. In this presentation, guidebook author and tour guide Serif Yenen focuses on both Istanbul’s highlights and off-the-beaten places.

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2022 | 5:30 pm
Goethe-Institut

IN PERSON PRESENTATION BY SERIF YENEN ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3rd AT 5:30PM AT THE GOETHE-INSTITUT BOSTON HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.

INSTEAD, SERIF YENEN WILL JOIN US LIVE ONLINE FOR A TOUR OF 'ISTANBUL: A CITY OF MYSTERY AND WONDERS' IN THE NEAR FUTURE. DATE AND TIME WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON.

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CONTEMPORARY VOICES IN POETRY

Poetry Reading by Fırat Demir

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Contemporary Voices in Poetry Series of the BTF led by Efe Murat Balıkçıoğlu is hosting poet Fırat Demir. Demir will read from his upcoming collection and selected works. English versions will be read by Joanna Burdzel from Harvard University.

Special thanks to Adnan A. Onart for his guidance and support.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2022 | 4:00 pm

Goethe-Institut
170 Beacon Street, Boston

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Turkish American Cultural Society of New England

 

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This program is supported in part by grant from the Boston Cultural Council administered by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture​.

Service Mark Advisory: Boston Turkish FestivalSM , Turkish FestivalSM ,
and Turkish American FestivalSM are registered service marks of the
Boston Turkish Festival.

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