Finalists announced at film festival

Finalists announced at film festival

WASHINGTON - Anatolia News Agency
Finalists announced at film festival

This photo shows a scene from ‘I Found Dostoyevski in the Garbage.’

The finalists of the first and only Turkish documentary and short film competition in the United States, the Boston Documentary and Short Film Competition, have been announced.

The competition, which is organized as part of the 16th Boston Turkish Culture and Art Festival, sponsored by the Turkish Cultural Foundation, Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry and Turkish Airlines, will be held between Dec. 1 and 8 at the Boston Fine Arts Museum, Boston University and Boston Public Library.

Among the more than 170 films that have been submitted to the competition, 32 documentary and short films will be screened.

The jury of the competition includes the Boston Fine Arts Museum’s film curator, Carter Long, daily Boston Phoenix’s film editor, Peter Keough, and Harvard Film Archive Director Haden Guest.

Along with the jury, viewers will also vote for the best short film and best documentary.

Among some of the documentaries and short films that will compete at the event include “Göbeklitepe: The World’s First Temple,” “Turkish Passport,” “Recycling Life: I Found Dostoyevski in the Garbage,” “On The Road,” “Where Are Young, Bro? “The Exchange,” “The Zone,” “Bodies Without Soul,” “The Great Lovers,” “Figures in the Water,” “The Other Town,” “In Out,” “Last Nomads in Anatolia, Sarı Keçililer,” “The Abandoned,” “Hagia Sophia,” “Waves on Your Face – Empty Island,” “Based on a True Story,” “Milk,” “Wedlock,” “The Money,” “When the Wheat is Scattering” and “A Sunny Day.”