FNE at IKSV 2015: Meetings on the Bridge Winners Announced


ISTANBUL: The Meetings on the Bridge has announced the winning projects for the 10th edition of the annual industry event which was held on 15-16 April 2015 within the scope of the Istanbul Film Festival.

The Meetings on the Bridge presented eight feature films and two documentaries projects, along with one feature film and one documentary at the postproduction stage from Turkey.  A total of 100 international filmmakers came to Istanbul to attend workshops, presentations of projects and to meet and network with the filmmakers from Turkey.

The awards ceremony held on 16 April took on added significance as the festival has cancelled its awards ceremony scheduled for 18 April because of the withdrawal of many films in the competitive sections of the festival by their producers in protest over what they see as government censorship. The Meetings on the Bridge will be the only awards of the festival this year.

Meetings on the Bridge Project Winners

Winners of the Film Development Workshop

Dead Horse Nebula (Turkey)
Tarık Aktaş

The Death of a Father and Son (Turkey)
Zekeriya Aydoğan

The Announcement (Turkey)
Mahmut Fazıl Coşkun

The Crooked House (Turkey)
Sinem Sakaoğlu

Work in Progress Workshop
Two films that were selected for presentation to the distributors, sales companies and festival representatives within the Work in Progress Workshop are:

Ben Apaçi Değilim / I Am not Apache (Turkey)
Director Aytunç Akad
Producers Cahit Binici, Onur Koçak (İkinci Parti Prodüksiyon)

Mavi Bisiklet /Blue Bicycle (Turkey)
Director Ümit Köreken
Producer Nursen Çetin Köreken (Drama Film Prodüksiyon),

Turkish-German Co-Production Development Fund
The projects chosen to be supported by the Turkish-German Co-Production Development Fund

Mehmet Can Mertoğlu
Coproducers: Kamara Film (Turkey), Neue Mediopolis Filmproduktion (Germany)

Hamarat Apartment
Hüseyin Karabey
Coproducers: Asi Film (Turkey), Neue Mediopolis Filmproduktion (Germany)

The Memoirs of Antoine Köpe
Nefin Dinç
Coproducers: Atlantik Film (Turkey), Una Film (Germany)

Melisa Önel
Coproducers: Yedi Film (Turkey), Cine Chromatix (Germany)

Songs of Fraternity
Çayan Demirel
Coproducers: Surela Film (Turkey), Newa Film (Germany)

Erol Mintaş
Coproducers: Mintaş Film (Turkey), Hoet (Germany)

Idle Moments
M. Cem Öztüfekçi
Coproducers: İstos Film (Turkey), Una Film (Germany)

Neighbours Project

Forgiveness (Iran)
Director: Sadaf Foroughi
Producer Majid Barzegar

Manji (Georgia)
Director Tinatin Kajrishvili
Producer Lasha Khalvashi

Radiogram (Bulgaria)
Director Rouzie Hassanova
Producer Gergana Stankova