FESTIVALS: Istanbul IFF Announces Projects Selected for the 10th Meetings on the Bridge


    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 Announcement
    Directed by Mahmut Fazıl Coşkun
    Produced by Halil Kardaş

    Av / The Hunt
    Directed by Emre Akay
    Produced by: Emre Akay, Tolga Topçu, Chad Öztürk

    Bir Baba ve Oğlun Ölümü / The Death of Father and Son
    Directed by Zekeriya Aydoğan
    Produced by Erhan Örs

    Çarpık Ev / The Crooked House
    Directed by Sinem Sakaoğlu
    Produced bt Çiğdem Mater

    Hafiye / The Detective
    Directed by Mehmet Sait Korkut
    Produced by Çekdar Erkıran

    Hayatı Beklerken / Waiting for Life (Documentary)
    Directed by Ayşe Topra
    Produced by Cem Doruk

    Herşey O.K / Everything’s O.K
    Directed by Theron Patterson
    Produced by Armağan Lale

    Iguana Tokyo
    Directed by Kaan Müjdeci
    Produced by Yasin Müjdeci, Nazlı Kilerci

    Nebula / Death Horse Nebula
    Directed by Tarık Aktaş
    Produced by Güneş Şekeroğlu

    Yanlama / Ghetto Drift (Documentary)
    Directed and produced by Dağhan Celayir

    Work in Progress Workshop:

    Ben Apaçi Değilim / I Am not Apache
    Directed Aytunç Akad
    Produced by Cahit Binici, Onur Koçak (İkinci Parti Prodüksiyon)

    Gizli / The Hidden
    Directed by Ali Kemal Çınar
    Produced by Çekdar Erkıran (Layen Film)

    Kadir ve Kardeşleri / Frenzy
    Directed by Emin Alper
    Produced by Nadir Öperli, Enis Köstepen, Cem Doruk (Liman Film)

    Mavi Bisiklet / Blue Bicycle (Turkey, Germany)
    Directed by Ümit Köreken
    Produced by Nursen Çetin Köreken (Drama Film Prodüksiyon)
    Coproduced by Leontine Petit (Hamster Film)

    Toz Bezi / Dust Cloth (Turkey, France, Germany)
    Directed by Ahu Öztürk
    Produced by Nesra Gürbüz, Çiğdem Mater (Ret Film)
    Coproduced by Marie Gutmann (Meroe Film), Stefan Gieren (Storybay)