The American Turkish Society Presents The 16th Annual New York Turkish Film Festival
The American Turkish Society will present the 16th Annual New York Turkish Film Festival from Thursday, November 30th — Sunday, December 3rd at the SVA Theatre in Chelsea.
The festival will kick off with multi-award winning film including Best Feature Film at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Cold of Kalandar. Sponsored by the Turkey-America Business Council (TAIK) and RAMERICA, the festival lineup will highlight seven other films including Sleep of Love, My Father’s Wings, short films Little Bullets and The Exhibit, Frenzy and Blue. In addition, for the first time the festival will screen a movie in the horror category entitled Housewife, which recently received acclaim from its participation in the second annual Brooklyn Horror Film Festival.
A selection of special post-screening Q&A’s will be held after the screenings with some of films’ actors and directors including Cold of Kalandar’s Director Mustafa Kara and Producer Nermin Aytekin, Sleep of Love’s Alican Yucesoy and Peyman Umay, The Exhibit’s Director and Actor Pinar Ogun, Little Bullets’ Director Alphan Eseli and Blue’s Director Sertan Unver and Producer Suzan Guverte.
“This year we wanted our audience to not only enjoy the best of Turkish cinema, but also give them a taste of other aspects of the culture,” said The American Turkish Society’s Executive Director E. Janset Batibay. “As the premier Turkish film program in the United States, we are focused on bringing these brilliant and important films to the New York City audience.”
The New York Turkish Film Festival will conclude on Sunday, December 3rd with the screening of Blue, which will be followed by a special live musical performance by White Cheese with select songs that were written and produced by Kerim Capli and Yavuz Cetin.
Founded in 1949 by a group of visionaries, The American Turkish Society is the oldest American institution dedicated to building bridges between the United States and Turkey. Celebrating their 16th year, the New York Turkish Film Festival has become one of the leading film festivals in New York. Screening more than 300 films and reaching audiences of over 25,000, the New York Turkish Film Festival brings the best of Turkey’s film industry to NYC.
Addressing the strong belief that film bridges cultures and illuminates the universality of the human experience, the festival strives to create a broad audience for programs that highlight Turkish arts and culture.