Vancouver to host first Turkish film fest
Cem Yılmaz’s latest film ‘Coming Soon’ will be shown at the gala of the event.The Vancouver Turkish Films Festival (VTTF) will be organized for the first time between Jan. 23 and 25.
The founder and director of VTTF, Hakan Burcuoğlu, said their purpose was to promote Turkish culture, arts and identity in Vancouver, the third largest city in Canada and one of the most important filmmaking centers in North America.
The opening of the festival will be realized with the attendance of musician and honorary guest Rahman Altın, the composer of the multi-awarded Turkish film “Kelebeğin Rüyası” (The Butterfly’s Dream). Songs from the film will be played at the festival’s opening.
Cem Yılmaz’s film “Pek Yakında” (Coming Soon) will be the gala film of the event, said Burcuoğlu.
Çağan Irmak’s “Unutursam Fısılda” (Whisper, If I Forget), “Kelebeğin Rüyası” and Ozan Açıktan’s “Silsile” (Consequences) will be screened during the Mainstream Turkish Cinema Selection category of the festival.
The Turkish Art Films Selection category will show Reha Erdem’s “Şarkı Söyleyen Kadınlar” (Singing Women) and Onur Ünlü’s “Sen Aydınlatırsın Geceyi” (Thou Gild’st the Even).
Kaan Müjdeci’s “Sivas,” Ali Aydın’s “Küf” (Mold), Rezan Yeşilbaş’s “Sessiz” (Silent) and Burak Cem Arlıel’s “Türk Pasaportu” (Turkish Passport) will be shown in the Cannes and Venice Showcase category.
The festival will also feature documentary and short film sections.