Turkish Film Festival

5 July 2017 - 16 July 2017

The focus of the Turkish Film Festival is to introduce Turkish film, history and industry to Australia with the intention of showcasing the latest Turkish Films.

Turkey has a rich cinematic history dating back to 1914 when the first Turkish feature film was produced. During the 1960’s, Turkey enjoyed its golden era and was among the top five film production countries of the world. Now, a new wave of exciting directors and filmmakers are taking the world by storm. Among them are the esteemed Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Ferzan Özpetek and Fatih Akın whose films have established a significant international fanbase.

The festival will present a dynamic selection of Turkish feature films and documentaries. With premieres and special events in Sydney and Melbourne, the festival is made possible with the support of ATMA – The Australian Turkish Mutual Alliance. ATMA is a not for profit organisation established to enhance the deep, existing bond Australians and Turks share.

Sydney 5-16 July 2017

Melbourne 6-16 July 2017

Sessions Summary

Festival Summary


Sydney, Melbourne


5-16 July 2017


No laughing matter: Armando Iannucci’s The Death of Stalin reveals the anxieties of team Putin

Armando Iannucci’s dark comedy The Death of Stalin, on general release in Australia from March 29, has caused controversy in Russia. After a preview in the Ministry of Culture in late...

16 April 2018

Steven Spielberg: Netflix movies deserve Emmys, not Oscars

‘Once you commit to a television format, you’re a TV movie’ Steven Spielberg has changed the way cinema works multiple times, the director’s blockbusters — Jaws, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, E.T. — casting huge...

12 April 2018

Steven S. DeKnight interview: Pacific Rim Uprising, sequels, and losing Charlie Hunnam

The Daredevil showrunner sat down with The Independent to talk about his directorial debut.  Steven S. DeKnight has had an incredibly impressive career. Starting as a writer on the MTV series Undressed, the filmmaker moved onto the popular...

11 April 2018

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