The American-Turkish Association (ATA) Houston is an official, multi-year sponsor of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH) Turkish Film Festival. The sponsorship highlights an closer partnership between major cultural organizations in Houston, celebrating international cinema in the city.

The 2016 Turkish Film Festival will be held at the MFAH from September 29 – October 2, 2016, with an opening reception at the MFAH recognizing special sponsors of the Festival.  Special guests include Kaan Müjdeci, director of Sivas, a film about an Anatolian boy and his dog; and Tolga Karaçelik, director of Ivy, a character study about men stranded at sea. Anyone who knows Istanbul will be charmed by another festival selection, The Cats of Istanbul. For the full schedule, please visit