21st Boston Turkish Film Festival

Award-Winning Short Films

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A live panel discussion on Zoom with the award-winning directors of the 2021 BTF Documentary and Short Film Competition will take place on Sunday, April 24th, 2pm (EST), moderated by Dr. Ahmet Boyacioglu. Free but pre-registration is required. Click here to register.

Special Mention

Boston Turkish Festival's 16th Annual Documentary & Short Film Competition (2021)


Late at night in a small Turkish town, a young couple tries to find a hotel room to spend the night together. They are rejected from all hotels for not having a marriage certificate. Once they believe they’ve found a trick to use, the situation gets out of hand.​



Selected Festivals and Awards:


Academy Awards Shortlist, USA (2022)

Sundance Film Festival, USA (2021): World Premiere, Special Jury Award

Boston Turkish Festival's 16th Annual Documentary and Short Film Competition (2021): Special Mention

Festival du Cinéma Européen de Lille, France (2021): Best Screenwriting Award, Best Actress Award

Friss Hús Budapest International Short Film Festival, Hungary (2021): Best International Short Film Award

Istanbul Film Festival, Turkey (2021): Best Short Film Award

Palm Springs International ShortFest, USA (2021): Best Live-Action Short Over 15 Minutes Award

Mediterranean Film Festival Split, Croatia (2021): Best International Short Film Award

Ischia Film Festival, Italy (2021): Jury Special Mention

San Diego International ShortsFest, USA (2021): Audience Choice Award

SXSW - South by Southwest Film Festival, USA (2021)

Go Short - International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, The Netherlands (2021)

Akbank Short Film Festival, Turkey (2021)

Annapolis Film Festival, USA (2021)

Festival du Cinéma Européen de Lille, France (2021)

Kortfilmfestivalen/The Norwegian Short Film Festival, Norway (2021)

Brussels Short Film Festival, Belgium (2021)

Friss Hús Budapest International Short Film Festival, Hungary (2021)

Istanbul Film Festival, Turkey (2021)

Prague Short Film Festival, Czech Republic (2021)

Vienna Shorts Film Festival, Austria (2021)

Les Nuits MED - Festivale di u Filmucortu, France (2021)

DeadCenter Film Festival, USA (2021)

Palm Springs International ShortFest, USA (2021)

Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, Japan (2021)

Mediterranean Film Festival Split, Croatia (2021)

Ischia Film Festival, Italy (2021)

Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, South Korea (2021)

Reggio Calabria FilmFest, Italy (2021)

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    24 minutes
  • Country
    France, Turkey, Romania
  • Note
    Short Film
  • Director
    Serhat Karaaslan
  • Screenwriter
    Serhat Karaaslan
  • Producer
    Laure Dahout
  • Co-Producer
    Laura Musat
  • Cast
    Deniz Altan, Lorin Merhart, Erdem Senocak, Ercan Kesal, Cem Baza
  • Cinematographer
    Tudor Mircea
  • Editor
    Nathan Delannoy
  • Composer
    Charli Circus
  • Sound Design
    Utku Insel, Marius Leftãrache, Charli Masson, Samy Bardet