The Vancouver Turkish Film Festival (VTFF), which began as a volunteer effort of the Turkish-Canadian Society in 2011, has become the Society’s main cultural activity and one of the most successful ethnic film festivals. and the most welcomed in Vancouver.

Founded in 2011 by a group of local moviegoers, the Vancouver Turkish Film Festival (VTFF) has partnered with SFU Woodward’s cultural programs for the past five years to present thought-provoking cinema accompanied by informed public discourse.

SFUW and VTFF take audiences into the world of radically human and emotionally charged stories, showcasing the best of Turkish cinema. The FFUW is a welcoming space to host critical and honest conversations about difficult cultural and contemporary topics. Through a partnership, they were able to broaden the conversation.

The Vancouver Turkish Film Festival runs from November 17-20 this year, with screenings at SFU Woodward’s Goldcorp Center for the Arts on November 19-20.

In the latest episode of SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs ArtScape podcast, producer Janice Beley chats with the organizers of the Vancouver Turkish Film Festival about the organization’s journey, this year’s festival and what lies ahead.