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Turkish-Canadian Society of Vancouver

The Turkish-Canadian Society (TCS) is a registered non-profit charitable organization, in British Columbia. The vision of the Society is to help build a resourceful, compassionate, caring, vibrant community that embraces, nourishes, and supports all Canadians and to increase the public’s knowledge and appreciation of the arts, cultures, languages, traditions, and history of Turkiye.

Since its foundation in 1963, the Society has organized numerous cultural events, participated in multicultural festivals, and collaborated with other organizations. The Vancouver Turkish Film Festival (VTFF) which started as a volunteer effort under the Turkish-Canadian Society in 2011 has become the leading cultural activity of the Society and one of the most successful and well-received ethnic film festivals in Vancouver. Last year, the Turkish-Canadian Society was awarded one of the most prestigious Arts and Cultural grants in British Columbia (BC Art Council – Arts Impact Grant) which is being used to achieve yet another successful VTFF in 2022.

The Society appreciates the exceptional volunteer efforts and dedication of the VTFF Organizing Committee and all other volunteers and community partners for their outstanding contributions. For the 9th VTFF, the Turkish-Canadian Society is honoured to be partners with the Simon Fraser University Woodward’s Cultural Programs (SFUW) and the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF).

vancouver turkish film festival

Vancouver Turkish Film Festival

The organizing association, Turkish-Canadian Society of Vancouver (TCS), is a registered non-profit charitable organization in British Columbia.

In 2011, Vancouver Turkish Film Festival was founded by TCS volunteers including film enthusiasts, directors, and industry professionals. The festival is a collaborative effort that aims to showcase the rich and diverse world of Turkish cinema.

VTFF takes pride in showcasing the best of contemporary Turkish cinema, featuring both popular mainstream favourites and internationally acclaimed, award-winning films.

As a “melting pot” of many cultures for thousands of years, the land of modern Turkey has so much to offer from a cultural sense, and the 11th Annual Vancouver Turkish Film Festival is one of the ways to share Turkey’s multicultural heritage with the residents of Metro Vancouver.
The success of Turkish cinema has been quite notable in the last few decades. The VTFF has also been a community partner to some of the Turkish films that premiered at the Vancouver international Film Festival in Vancouver.


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