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Boston Turkish Arts & Culture Festival 2023 | Documentary and Short Film Competition Nov 17 - Dec 3

November 18 - December 3, 2023


Herkesin Yapabileceği Bir Şey

herkesin yapabilecegi bir sey

Short / 16 min. / 2022 / with English subtitles

DIRECTOR Selen Örcan

CAST Selin Hasar, Zeynep Kızıltan, Mehmet Esen

EDITOR Sezer Uçar

A short journey where one witnesses the disappointment and the ways of fighting and the surrender of two women in a broken-down car.

Selected Festivals and Awards

  • Paris Art and Movie Awards | PAMA Fall Session, France (2022): Best Film 
  • Paris Play Film Festival, France (2022): Best Short Film
  • Romania Short Film Factory (2022): Best Social Change Short Film Award
  • LA Independent Short Awards, USA (2022): Best First Time Director, Best Film of the Month (Runners-Up)
  • Canada Shorts Film Festival (2022): Award of Excellence
  • New Delhi Women Directors Film Carnival, India (2023): Best Short Film
  • International Women Filmmakers Festival (2023): National Best Short Film Award, SİYAD Best Short Film Award 2023


selen orcanSelen Örcan was born in 1994 in Izmir. She graduated from Dokuz Eylül University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Performing Arts – Dramatic Writing in 2018.

In 2016, she took part in the Kumbaracı50 Theater Community’s project named Pera's Time with her play The Last Song. She was in the script team of the short film The Embroidered Dress shot in 2017. The film won several national/international awards. Again in 2017, she did the dramaturgy of the play Shall We Walk to the End staged by Theater Diftong. In 2018, her play Meddah was selected for the workshop by the State Theaters dramaturg, and the play was included in the pool.

She took part in the story and script team of the documentary The Everwarm Bed, which was funded by the Turkish Ministry of Culture in 2019 and the shooting was completed as of May. In 2020, her first feature project named Unfruitful Times, which she screenwrote, was entitled to receive the Ministry of Culture First Feature Support Fund and North Macedonian Film Agency Co-Production Support.



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