18th Mumbai Film Festival which will take place in Mumbai during 20-27 October 2016 is

one of the most important film festivals in India.


This year 10 feature-length films from our country will be shown at Mumbai Film Festival

as part of the “Guest Country: Turkey” project. The festival committee of Mumbai Film Festival

will show the films under the title “Turkish Focus.” Cast, director and producers of the selected

films as well as experts in the Turkish cinema industry and press will attend the festival. The films

selected by the festival committee are:


Album (Mehmet Can Mertoğlu), My Mother’s Wound (Ozan Açıktan), The Bride

(Ömer Lütfü Akad), Snow Pirates (Faruk Hacı Hafızoğlu), Winter Sleep (Nuri Bilge Ceylan),

Ember (Yönetmen Zeki Demirbukuz), Blue Bicycle (Ümit Köreken), Dust (Gözde Kural),

Whisper If I Forget (Çağan Irmak), 8 Seconds (Ömer Faruk Sorak)


Simultaneously organized with the Festival, “Turkey-India Cinema Industry Forum

will be attended by producers, directors, TV channels and diplomats. The main objective is to

build new relationships between the two countries’ cinema and TV industries, to pave the way for

co-productions, to build the legal foundation for co-production contracts; to contribute to the

political, economic, artistic and cultural cooperation and solidarity between the two countries.

As part of the events, Turkish Consulate General of Mumbai will host a reception for



The events within the festival are sponsored by Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry’s

General Directorate of Cinema and Turkish Consulate General of Mumbai, and operated by



TESİYAP, whose members are Turkey’s prominent film and TV producers, who exports

TV shows to 92 countries and who realizes productions that reach more than 400 million viewers;

protects the rights of its member cinema and TV producers, collects and distributes copyright

shares; works to organize events that promote and represent its members in national and

international platforms, is the most important professional organization of the Turkish production