November 17, 2023

Boston Turkish Festival’s Documentary and Short Film Competition

In partnership with the Turkish American Cultural Society of New England, the MFA is proud to present opening night of the 28th Boston Turkish Festival’s Documentary and Short Film Competition. The first of its kind in North America and celebrating its 18th year, the competition has transformed into tradition and has received remarkable international attention.

The competition opens at the MFA with a screening of About Dry Grasses, from acclaimed filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan and starring Merve Dizdar, who won the 2023 Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress for her performance.

Q&A with Executive Producer Mediha Didem Türemen following film screening.

The festival continues online through December 3. Check out the full lineup.

Past Events


November 17, 2023
6:00 pm–9:30 pm

Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Turkey, France, Germany, 2023, 197 min.). Turkish with English subtitles.