Born with a dream of a collaborative, open, fair and thriving society which embraces diversity and values life on planet in 2008, Sustainable Living Film Festival (SLFF) has spread over many cities in Turkey and became a gathering that gives strength and inspiration to participants to create change in their lives. The Festival is organized for raising awareness for a better understanding of the concept of sustainability and better perception of systemic problems interacting with each other; and contributing to the creation of a new culture by sharing inspirational solutions.

We screen 25-30 feature and short documentaries in total every year. We especially look for holistic view, creative solutions, inspiring story telling and like to see the interconnectedness of ecological, social and economic systems in the films for the official selection. Our aim with the festival is to empower and inspire the audience to create change in their lives, communities, organizations. Films are best tools! Please check our website for official selections from the previous years and see if your film suits the concept.

We are planning to have a hybrid festival (physical + online) this year. The physical festival will hopefully take place in Istanbul in the second half of November 2022, after a covid break for two years.

SLFF does not have awards and prizes. We believe in the power of documentaries for impact in the society. We continue working with the filmmakers for further screenings, we collaborate with local teams to organize festivals with SLFF official selections at cities across Turkey, we fundraise for screenings in disadvantaged cities or communities. We promote films for relevant events and organizations such as universities, NGO's or companies and co-organize online or physical screening events.

We require the information whether the filmmakers have applied/will apply to and/or accepted in other festivals/events/media channels in Turkey .

Overall Rating
  • Elliot Kotek

    So deeply appreciative of everyone at this festival and the support they gave our film! Great venues, great operation. Many many thanks.

    December 2022
  • Gustavo Vazquez

    This is a fantastic festival, Simla Güran and the festival team are very good with communication and in promoting great films

    December 2021
    Response from festival:

    Dear Gustavo

    Thank you very much for your comment about SLFF and for letting us screen your beautiful documentary The Keepers of Corn at the 2021 edition of the festival.