ISTANBUL: A total of 15 Turkish projects have been selected for the two sections of Meetings on the Bridge, the Project Development and Work in Progress Workshops organised as part of the 34th Istanbul Film Festival from 11 to 17 April 2015.
The awards that will be granted within the Film Project Development Workshop are: the Turkish Ministry of Tourism and Culture Support Award of 10,000 EUR, Melodika Sound Post-Production Award, French National Cinema Centre Support Award of 10.000 EUR and Mediterranean Film Industry (MFI) Script Workshop Award. Within the Work in Progress Workshop Color-ist Award, Başka Sinema Award and the Efes Award of 10,000 EUR will be granted.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Meetings on the Bridge has helped in the completion of 30 film projects and raised funding of nearly 430.000 EUR for 36 projects. Eight feature films and two documentaries out of 120 applicants were selected for the Film Project Development Workshop and four features and one documentary currently in postproduction out of 18 submissions for the Work in Progress Workshop.
Film Project Development Workshop:
Anons / The AnnouncementDirected by Mahmut Fazıl CoşkunProduced by Halil Kardaş
Av / The HuntDirected by Emre AkayProduced by: Emre Akay, Tolga Topçu, Chad Öztürk
Bir Baba ve Oğlun Ölümü / The Death of Father and SonDirected by Zekeriya AydoğanProduced by Erhan Örs
Çarpık Ev / The Crooked HouseDirected by Sinem SakaoğluProduced bt Çiğdem Mater
Hafiye / The DetectiveDirected by Mehmet Sait KorkutProduced by Çekdar Erkıran
Hayatı Beklerken / Waiting for Life (Documentary)Directed by Ayşe TopraProduced by Cem Doruk
Herşey O.K / Everything’s O.KDirected by Theron PattersonProduced by Armağan Lale
Iguana TokyoDirected by Kaan MüjdeciProduced by Yasin Müjdeci, Nazlı Kilerci
Nebula / Death Horse NebulaDirected by Tarık AktaşProduced by Güneş Şekeroğlu
Yanlama / Ghetto Drift (Documentary)Directed and produced by Dağhan Celayir
Work in Progress Workshop:
Ben Apaçi Değilim / I Am not ApacheDirected Aytunç AkadProduced by Cahit Binici, Onur Koçak (İkinci Parti Prodüksiyon)
Gizli / The HiddenDirected by Ali Kemal ÇınarProduced by Çekdar Erkıran (Layen Film)
Kadir ve Kardeşleri / FrenzyDirected by Emin AlperProduced by Nadir Öperli, Enis Köstepen, Cem Doruk (Liman Film)
Mavi Bisiklet / Blue Bicycle (Turkey, Germany)Directed by Ümit KörekenProduced by Nursen Çetin Köreken (Drama Film Prodüksiyon)Coproduced by Leontine Petit (Hamster Film)
Toz Bezi / Dust Cloth (Turkey, France, Germany)Directed by Ahu ÖztürkProduced by Nesra Gürbüz, Çiğdem Mater (Ret Film)Coproduced by Marie Gutmann (Meroe Film), Stefan Gieren (Storybay)