Boston Turkish Film Festival


Boston Turkish Festival's 18th Annual Documentary and Short Film Competition provides a rare opportunity for filmmakers to have a platform in the USA for their films to reach an international audience as well as film critics. The first of its kind organized in North America, the competition has transformed to a great tradition where film enthusiasts are able to explore works of the emerging filmmakers firsthand.

The Competition Opening Night takes place at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) on Friday, November 17, 2023 with Nuri Bilge Ceylan's About Dry Grasses (Kuru Otlar Üstüne). Click here for more information.

All competition screenings are online and will be streaming between November 18 - December 3, 2023. Click here to go to the online streaming platform.

There are 26 films in the program; 12 documentaries and 14 short films. Please check the program for details.

Members of this year's Competition Jury include:

Kurt Fendt, Film and Media Scholar
Peter Keough, Film Critic
Erin Trahan, Film Reporter and Critic

Don't forget to vote online for your favorite film(s) for the audience award after you watch the film(s)! In addition to the 'Best Documentary" and "Best Short Film" Awards to be selected by the jury, we will also announce the "Audience Awards". Therefore, we invite you all to participate in this fun process!

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

All films are presented with English subtitles or in English unless otherwise noted. 

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