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 WorkshopTwo 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 AkadProducers Cahit Binici, Onur Koçak (İkinci Parti Prodüksiyon)
Mavi Bisiklet /Blue Bicycle (Turkey)Director Ümit KörekenProducer Nursen Çetin Köreken (Drama Film Prodüksiyon),
Turkish-German Co-Production Development FundThe projects chosen to be supported by the Turkish-German Co-Production Development Fund
AlbumMehmet Can MertoğluCoproducers: Kamara Film (Turkey), Neue Mediopolis Filmproduktion (Germany)
Hamarat ApartmentHüseyin KarabeyCoproducers: Asi Film (Turkey), Neue Mediopolis Filmproduktion (Germany)
The Memoirs of Antoine KöpeNefin DinçCoproducers: Atlantik Film (Turkey), Una Film (Germany)
16Melisa ÖnelCoproducers: Yedi Film (Turkey), Cine Chromatix (Germany)
Songs of FraternityÇayan DemirelCoproducers: Surela Film (Turkey), Newa Film (Germany)
CrowsErol MintaşCoproducers: Mintaş Film (Turkey), Hoet (Germany)
Idle MomentsM. Cem ÖztüfekçiCoproducers: İstos Film (Turkey), Una Film (Germany)
Forgiveness (Iran)Director: Sadaf ForoughiProducer Majid Barzegar
Manji (Georgia)Director Tinatin KajrishviliProducer Lasha Khalvashi
Radiogram (Bulgaria)Director Rouzie HassanovaProducer Gergana Stankova