06-07-2011

Turkey Gives Grants to 29 Films

By Kerem Akca

ISTANBUL: The Turkish Ministry of Culture has awarded 6.45 million TL (just over $4 million) in grants to 29 films and directors with film projects.

Thirteen debut film directors received grants, Five of the films received postproduction grants. The remaining 11 grants went to films in production.

Grants for films in production were in the range of 200,000 - 300,000 TL. Postproduction grants were for 70,000 TL each.

The complete list of films receiving grants follows.

Feature films that have been awarded ‘as credit':

"Alev Alev / Flame Flame" Yol Sinema Eseri Uretim Ltd Sti 250.000 TL

"Gozetleme Kulesi / Observation Tower" Sinefilm (www.sinefilm.com) 250.000 TL

"Yozgat Blues" Hokus Fokus (www.hokusfokusfilm.com) 300.000 TL

"Entelkoy" Galata Film (www.galatafilm.com) 250.000 TL

"Kadin ve Erkek / Woman and Man" Soda Medya (www.sodamedya.com) 250.000 TL

"Ay Buyurken Uyuyamam / I Can't Sleep When Moon Grows" Mehmet Can Goren 300.000 TL

"Unutma Beni / Don't Forget Me" AFS Film (www.afsfilm.com) 250.000 TL

"Lal" Aslanyurek Film 250.000 TL

"Kusursuzlar / The Ideal Ones" Giyotin Produksiyon (www.giyotinfilm.com.tr) 250.000 TL

"Suret-i Ask" Odak Film (www.odakyapim.tv) 350.000 TL

"Can" Set Film Produksiyon 250.000 TL

Directors for their first film ‘as credit':

Melisa Fatma Onel Tecimen's "Kirik Hayat / Broken Life" 250.000 TL

Fokus Film's (www.fokus-film.com) "Göl Zamani / Lake Time" 300.000 TL

Omur Atay's "Evine Don / Come Back Home" 250.000 TL

Savas Baykal's "Siirin Tadi / Taste of Poem" 200.000 TL

Murat Tuter's "Ask-i Suzan" 250.000 TL

Faysal Soysal's "Uc Yol / Three Ways" 250.000 TL

Gokhan Horzum's "Arkadaslar Arasinda / Between Friends" 200.000 TL

Huseyin Osman Benli's "Bu Son Olsun / Please This Be Last" 300.000 TL

Omer Can's "Toprağa Uzanan Eller / Hands inside Soil" 200.000 TL

Emin Alper's "Suyun Öbür Yanı / Other Side of Hydro" 200.000 TL

Ferit Karahan's "Cennetten Kovulmak / Fired from Heaven" 200.000 TL

Serli Seta Nisanyan's "Kral Yolu / King's Way" 300.000 TL

Deniz Akcay's "Koksuz / Without Roots" 250.000 TL

The other 350.000 TL awarded as credit for films after production:

"Unutma Beni Istanbul / Don't Forget Me Istanbul" Asi Film (www.asifilm.com) 70.000 TL

"Mar" Temmuz Film (www.temmuzfilm.com) 70.000 TL

"Vucut / Body" Ran Produksiyon 70.000 TL

"Yurt / Home" Tutya Film-Yay Film 70.000 TL

"Donus / Return" C A Film Ltd. Sti. 70.000 TL