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


Russian director shooting ‘Viy 2′ with Jackie Chan

After touring to Australia with VIY, Russian director starts shooting ‘Viy 2′ with Jackie Chan in China.  After the financial success of the film Viy 3D, which took $35 million at the...

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The Sea: Mark Adams Review

A beautifully shot wallow in sadness, memory and self-pity, the elegantly made The Sea may lack real dramatic drive as it favours haunting slowness over pace, but the film’s emotional...

1 April 2015

Leviathan: CJ Johnson Review

Leviathan, from acclaimed Russian filmmaker Andrey Zvyagintsev, is a global success on a modest scale, an Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language film, and the cause of some consternation in...

1 April 2015

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