Be Catchy! - Create a marketing strategy and the first trailer for your film
A good trailer is one of the most important marketing tools for the well planned promotion and marketing of the film. The purpose of this talk is to emphasize the importance of the trailer which is the first moment the film greets the audience and share some crucial tips from acclaimed editors Osman Bayraktaroğlu, Benjamin Mirguet and Marketing Communications and Cultural Manager İmre Tezel.
Date: July, 2 Sunday
Hour: 18:00-19:00
Venue: Soho House İstanbul
For participation please inform us by sending an e-mail to onthebridge@iksv.org
*There will be consecutive translation at the talk.

2017-1 sayılı sinema destekleme kurulu kararı açıklandı. Desteklenen 12 ilk filmini gerçekleştirecek yönetmen projesi desteğini alan Köprüde Buluşmalar projeleri:

* 2016 Almanya-Türkiye Ortak Yapım Geliştirme Fonu projesi Kovan (yön. Eylem Kaftan)- 500.000 TL
* 2016 Almanya-Türkiye Ortak Yapım Geliştirme Fonu ve 2017 Film Geliştirme Atölyesi projesi Sardunya (yön. Çağıl Bocutoğlu)

Kaygı / Inflame, produced by Istanbul Film Production (IFP) and directed by Ceylan Özgün Özçelik, co-produced together with Armağan Lale, the founder of Filmada will premiere at Berlinale Panorama. The film was presented at Meetings on the Bridge- Work in Progress in 2016.

Meetings on the Bridge films are awarded at Antalya Film Festival!

Blue Bicycle (dir. Ümit Köreken, prod. Nursen Çetin Köreken, Ümit Köreken- Drama Film) / 2012 Film Development Workshop, 2015 Work in Progress
Best Picture
Best Director
Best Screenplay (Nursen Çetin Köreken, Ümit Köreken)

My Father’s Wings (dir. Kıvanç Sezer, prod. Soner Alper- Nar Film) / 2013 Film Development Workshop, 2016 Work in Progress
Best First Film
Best Actor (Menderes Samancılar)
Best Supporting Actress (Kübra Kip)
Best Music (Bajar)
Audience Award
Dr. Avni Tolunay Special Jury Award

Meetings on the Bridge films and projects are awarded at Antalya Film Forum!

More (dir.Onur Saylak, prod. Ziya Cemre Kutluay- b.i.t arts) / 2016 Film Development Workshop
Digiflame Color Grading and Visual Effect Award

Mr. Gay Syria (dir. Ayşe Toprak, prod. Ekin Çalışır, Antoine Simkine, Christine Kiauk)/ 2015 Film Development Workshop, 2016 Work in Progress (Başka Sinema Award)
Work In Progress Platform Award

Sisters (dir. Emin Alper, prod. Nadir Öperli- Liman Film) / 2016 German-Turkish Co-production Development Fund
Pitching Platform Award

Meetings on the Bridge films will compete at Karlovy Vary!
2013 Film Development Workshop film My Father’s Wings (dir. Kıvanç Sezer, prod. Soner Alper- Nar Film) will make its world premiere at 51st Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Main Competition and 2012 German- Turkish Co-production Development  Fund supported film Verge (dir., prod. Erkan Tahhuşoğlu, Ayhan Salar) will make its world premiere at East of the West Competition section. Both films are presented at 2016 Work in Progress selection at Meetings on the Bridge.

2013 Film Development Workshop 10.000 USD Support and Melodika Sound Post-production awarded film Album (director: Mehmetcan Mertoğlu, producer: Yoel Meranda- Kamara Film, co-producers: Cedomir Kolar, Marc Baschet-A.S.A.P, Olivier Pere, Remi Burah- ARTE, France, Calin Peter Netzer Oana Kelemen- Parada, Romania) is awarded with the France 4 Visionary Award at Semaine de la Critique.

Meetings on the Bridge projects and films are supported by the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

Feature Film Projects Production Support:
Brothers by Ömür Atay (2013 Film Development Workshop)- 700.000 TL
Iguana Tokyo by Kaan Müjdeci (2015 Film Development Workshop)- 1.000.000 TL
Dead Horse Nebula by Tarık Aktaş (2015 Film Development Workshop)- 450.000 TL
Perihan by Can Evrenol (2016 Film Development Workshop)- 750.000 TL
Pure by Ali Vatansever (2016 Film Development Workshop)- 650.000 TL
Post-production Support:
Blue Bicycle by Ümit Köreken (2012 Film Development Workshop, 2015 Work in Progress)- 150.000 TL
Radiogram by Rouzie Hassanova (2015 Neighbours platform)- 150.000 TL

2013 Work in Progress film Kalandar Soğuğu / Cold of Calandar is awarded with Special Jury Award at 28th Angers Premiers Plans Festival. We congratulate the cast and the crew.

2011 Turkish German Co-production Development Fund supported film All of a Sudden (director: Aslı Özge, producer: Fabian Massah - Endorphine Production (DE), co-producers Simon Arnal, Carole Scotta - Haut et Court (FR), Arnold Heslenfelt, Laurette Schillings (FR), Frans van Gestel - Topkapı Films (NL), Georges Schoucair - Metropolis Cinema) will make its world premiere at Berlinale Panorama 2016.

2012 Film Development Workshop film Dust Cloth (director Ahu Öztürk, producer Çiğdem Mater, Nesra Gürbüz - Ret Film) will make its world premiere at Berlinale Forum. We congratulate the cast and the crew.

2012 Film Development Workshop and 2015 Work in Progress film The Blue Bicycle (director, producer Ümit Köreken, producer Nursen Çetin Köreken - Drama Yapım) will make its world premiere at Berlinale Generation 2016. We congratulate the cast and the crew.

Cihan Aslı Filiz - Bir Film and Annamaria Aslanoğlu - İstos Film are selected to EAVE Producers Workshop 2016. We are happy that both producers have been attended to Film Development Workshop with their projects in previous years.

2013 Work in Progress 1000 Volt Post-production awarded film Sivas (dir., prod. Kaan Müjdeci - Colored Giraffes, co-prod. Çiğdem Mater, Nesra Gürbüz - Ret Film) has been awarded with Grand Prix du Festival Cinéma Méditerranéen de Bruxelles and Prix du Jury jeune.

2015 Film Development Workshop project The Announcement (dir. Mahmut Fazıl Coşkun, prod. Halil Kardaş - Filmotto Production, co-prod. The Chouchkov Brothers - Bulgaria) is selected to Rotterdam Film Festival - Cinemart Co-production Market.

Meetings on the Bridge films are awarded at Antalya Film Festival! 2013 Work in Progress film Cold of Calandar (dir. Mustafa Kara, prod. Nermin Aytekin - Kara Film) has received the Best Actress (Nuray Yeşilaras), the Best Music, Dr. Avni Tolunay Special Mention Award and the Best Actor (Haydar Şişman). 2013 Turkish German Co-production Fund supported film Memories of the Wind (dir. Özcan Alper, prod. Soner Alper- Nar Film, co-prod. Guillaume de Seille- Arizona Productions- France, Michael Eckelt- Riva Film- Germany) has shared the Best Music Award with Cold of Calandar and also received Audience Award and the Best Cinematography Award. Besides 2015 Film Development Workshop project Mr. Gay Syria (dir. Ayşe Toprak, prod. Cem Doruk- Aheste Film) is awarded with 30.000 TL at Documentary Pitching Forum. We congratulate the crews!

2013 Work in Progress film Snow Pirates (dir., prod. Faruk Hacıhafızoğlu) is at Singapore International Film Festival Silver Screen Awards Asian Feature Film Competition section.

2012 Film Development Workshop and 2014 Work in Progress film Motherland (director: Senem Tüzen, producer: Olena Yershova - Zela Film) is presented The Best Screenplay Award in Asia Pacific Screen Awards. We congratulate the cast and the crew.

The screenings of 2013 Work in Progress 1000 Volt Post- production awarded  film Sivas (director, producer Kaan Müjdeci) continues in Los Angeles under the scope of Oscar nomination campaign. Nina Rothe from Huffington Post wrote about the film, screenings and the Q&A sessions afterwards. Please click here to read.

2014 Turkish German Co-production Development Fund supported film Until I Lose My Breath (dir. Emine Emel Balcı, prod. Nadir Öperli) is presented with Artistic Expression Award at MedFilm Festival that took place between 6-13 November. We congratulte the cast and the crew!

2013 Work in Progress film Snow Pirates (dir. Faruk Hacıhafızoğlu) is presented the Best Film Award at 6th Malatya International Film Festival. 2014 Turkish German Co-production Development Fund supported film Until I Lose My Breath (dir. Emine Emel Balcı, prod. Nadir Öperli) is awarded with the Best Actress and NETPAC Awards. We congratulate the cast and the crew.

2012 Film Development Workshop and 2014 Work in Progress film Motherland (director Senem Tüzen, producer Olena Yershova - Zela Film) is presented FIPRESCI Award and selected as the Best Asian Film by NETPAC jury in 31st Warsaw Film Festival.

The producer of Song of My Mother, Aslı Erdem, who was in both Film Development Workshop and Work in Progress and also awarded with 1000 Volt Post-production and Başka Sinema awards is selected to EP2C post-production and co-production workshop.

2013 Work in Progress film Sivas (director: Kaan Müjdeci) is awarded with Golden Manaki for Best Film in 36th Manaki Brothers International Cinematographers Film Festival. We congratulate the cast and the crew.

2013 Work in Progress film Cold of Calandar (director Mustafa Kara, producer Nermin Aytekin - Kara Film) will make its World premiere at Tokyo International Film Festival Main Competition section.

2013 Work in Progress film Sivas (director Kaan Müjdeci) has been selected as Turkey’s nominee for the Best Foreign Film Award at the 88th Academy Awards.

22nd Adana Altın Koza Film Festival announced the award winners
2013 Work in Progress film Snow Pirates, 2012 Film Development Workshop and 2014 Work in Progress film Motherland and 2013 Turkish German Co-production Development Fund supported film Until I Lose My Breath are among the award winners.

Yılmaz Güney Award – Snow Pirates (Director and producer : Faruk Hacıhafızoğlu )
Best Script – Senem Tüzen (Motherland)
Best Actress – Nihal Koldaş (Motherland)
Best Cinematography – Vedat Özdemir (Motherland) – Türksoy Gölebeyi (Snow Pirates)
Türkan Şoray Most Promising Newcomer Actress – Ece Yüksel (Until I Lose My Breath)
SİYAD Best Film Award – Motherland – Senem Tüzen
Film – Yön Best Director Award – Senem Tüzen – Motherland

2015 Film Development Workshop project Waiting for Life (dir. Ayşe Toprak) and 2014 Melodika Sound Post-Production awarded project Fragments (dir. Rojda Akbayır) are supported by the first edition of New Film Fund. We congratulate the teams.

2015 Film Development Workshop project The Hunt (director Emre Akay, producer Chad Öztürk, Cihan Öktem, Tolga Topçu- Jaguar Film) is selected to Holland Film Meeting 2015. We congratulate the team!

Meetings on the Bridge films at Adana Golden Boll Film Festival Main Competition

2012 Film Development Workshop film Dust Cloth (dir. Ahu Öztürk)
2013 Film Decelopment Workshop film Secret (dir. Selim Evci)
2014 Turkish German Co-production Development Fund supported film Until I Lose My Breath (dir. Emine Emel Balcı)
2014 Work in Progress film Snow Pirates (dir. Faruk Hacıhafızoğlu)
2012 Film Development Workshop film Motherland (dir. Senem Tüzen)

2014 Film Development Workshop Jury’s Special Mention Awarded and 2015 Turkish German Co-production Development Fund supported project Hamarat Apartment (director: Hüseyin Karabey, producer: Su Baloğlu) is presented Arte International Relations and Synchro Film Vienna Cinelink Award in Cinelink. We congratulate the whole team.

2013 Turkish German Co-production Development Fund supported film Memories of the Wind (director Özcan Alper) and 2013 Film Development Workshop project Secret (director Selim Evi) are selected to 39th Montreal Film Festival Main Competition section that will take place between 27 August - 7 September. We congratulate the whole crew.

Innocence of Memories, a documentary based on Orhan Pamuk’s novel Museum of Innocence, that was the case study in Film and Literature masterclass at Meetings on the Bridge 2014 will make its world premiere in 72nd Venice Film Festival.

2014 Film Development Workshop project The Gulf (dir. Emre Yeksan, prod. Annamari Aslanoğlu- İstos Film) has completed the shootings of the very first scene of the project under the scope of EKRAN+ 2015 program.

Eurimages supports 10 CEE co-productions
2013 Film Development Workshop Republic of Turkey Ministry of Tourism and Culture Support and Melodika Sound Post-production awarded project Albüm / Album is supported with 190.000 Euros by Eurimages. The shootings of the film will start in September. We congratulate the crew.

Meetings on the Bridge projects are at Cinelink!

2015 Film Development Workshop Iguana Tokyo (director Kaan Mujdeci, producer Nazlı Kilerci- Coloured Giraffes)
2015 Film Development Workshop Neighbours section Manji (director Tinatin Kajrishvili, producer Lasha Khalvashi- Gemini Films)
2014 Film Development Workshop Hamarat Apartment  (director Huseyin Karabey, producer Su Baloglu- Asi Film)
2015 Turkish German Co-production Development Fund Crows (director, producer Erol Mintas- Mintas Film)

We congratulate the directors and the producers!

2014 Film Development Workshop Special Mention Awarded and 2015 Turkish German Co-production Development Fund supported project Hamarat Aparment (director: Hüseyin Karabey, producer: Cem Doruk) is selected to Los Angeles Greek Film Festival International Project Discovery Forum. We congratulate the crew.

2014 Film Development Workshop project Körfez / The Gulf (director: Emre Yeksan, producer: Annamaria Aslanoğlu - İstos Film) is among the participants of EKRAN+ 2015. We congratulate the crew.

2013 Film Development Workhosp film Across The Sea (director: Esra Saydam, Nisan Dağ) is awarded with Audience Award for Narrative Feature and Jury Honorable Mention for Narrative Feature at Slamdance Film Festival.

2014 Film Development Workshop Mediterrenean Film Institute (MFI) Script Workshop awarded project Passed by Censor (director: Serhat Karaaslan) is at Berlinale Talent Project Market.

Turkish German Co-production Development Fund supported film Until I Lose My Breath (director: Emine Emel Balcı) is in the competition for Best First Feature at Berlin Film Festival.

Turkish German Co-production Development Fund supported project Until I Lose My Breath, written and directed by Emine Emel Balcı, is selected to 65th Berlin Film Festival Forum section for its world premiere.

On its 10th year Meetings on the Bridge welcomes the new year with with 29 directors, 27 films, and its new logo. Please click here to watch 10th year video.

Film Development Workshop deadline is extended to 15th January, Thursday. Please click here for further information.

2011 Film Development Workshop and 2014 Turkish German Co-production Development Fund project Blue Bicycle (director: Ümit Köreken) is waiting for your support for production.

Meetings on the Bridge projects are supported by 2014 Eurimages Co-production Fund. Ümit Köreken's 2012 Film Development Workshop and 2014 Turkish German Co-production Fund project Blue Bicycle is supported with 158.000€ and Zeki Demirkubuz's 2014 Turkish German Co-production Fund project is supported with 150.000€.

The first feature film of Hacıhafızoğlu "Snow Pirates" which attended Work in Progress in 2013 will make its world premiere at 65th Berlin Film Festival Generations section. We congratulate the team.

2010 Film Development Workshop film Civillian (director: Levent Çetin) that made its premiere at 34th Istanbul Film Festival is now playing at cinemas.

2009 Film Development Workshop and 2011 Turkish German Co-production Development Fund film Come to My Voice (director: Hüseyin Karabey) is now playing at Başka Sinema.

2009 Film Development Workshop and 2011 Turkish German Co-production Development Fund supported Hüseyin Karabey's last film  Were Dengê Min / Come to My Voice wins the Golden Astor for best film as well as the Signis and audience awards in International Competition at the 29th Mar del Plata Film Festival.

Hakan Günday, the guest of 2014 Meetings on the Bridge Film and Literature panel, is awarded with Turkish - French Literary Award.

ARTE FRANCE will be the co-producer of the 2013 Film Development Workshop Republic of Turkey Ministry of Tourism and Culture Support and Melodika Sound Post-production awarded project Albüm / The Cliff Shore (dir. Mehmetcan Mertoğlu, producer: Yoel Meranda, co-producer: Cedomir Kolar). We congratulate the team.

2013 Work in Progress 1000 Volt Post-production awarded film Sivas (director: Kaan Müjdeci, producers: Kaan Müjdeci, Yasin Müjdeci, Çiğdem Mater, Nesra Gürbüz) is presented the Best Actor with 11 years old Doğan İzci at International Abu Dhabi Film Festival- New Horizons section and The Best Script at Child Protection section. We congratulate the team.

Awards from 59th Valladolid Seminici Film Festival to Meetings on the Bridge films!

2012 Film Development Workshop film The Lamb (director, producer: Kutluğ Ataman) is presented the Best Cinematographer and Best Script Awards. 2011 France-Turkey Co-production Meetings film Eye Am (director, producer: Hakkı Kurtuluş, Melik Saraçoğlu) is presented Jury's Special Award. We congratulate the teams.

2014 Turkish German Co-production Development funded project Kor / Ember (director: Zeki Demirkubuz, producer: Başak Emre) is among the 17 projects that are supported by Eurimages. We congratulate the team.

2013 Turkish German Co-production Development Fund supported film Memories of the Wind (director: Özcan Alper, producer: Soner Alper) is selected to Agora Work in Progress that is organized under the scope of Thessaloniki Film Festival. We congratulate the team.

Meetings on the Bridge films are at Thessaloniki International Film Festival

2012 Film Development Workshop film The Lamb (director, producer: Kutluğ Ataman) and 2013 1000 Volt post production awarded Work in Progress film Sivas (director: Kaan Müjdeci, producers: Kaan Müjdeci, Yasin Müjdeci, Çiğdem Mater, Nesra Gürbüz) will be screened in The Balkan Survey section of Thessaloniki Film Fesival.

Besides the last short film, Ice Cream, of Serhan Karaaslan who has been awarded with MFI Script Workshop Scholarship at 2014 in Film Development Workshop will be screened at the Balkan Survet Shorts section of Thessaloniki Film Festival.

We congratulate the teams.

Meetings on the Bridge films win awards at 51st International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival.

2012 Film Development Workshop film The Lamb (director, producer: Kutluğ Ataman) is awarded with 5 prizes including the Best Film, Best Actress (Nesrin Cevadzade), Best Supporting Actress (Nursel Köse), SİYAD Best Film and Behlül Dal Special Prize.

2014 Work in Progress 1000 VOLT and Baska Cinema awarded film Song of My Mother (director: Erol Mintaş, producer: Aslı Erdem) is awarded with 4 prizes including Best First Film, Best Actor (Feyyaz Duman), Best Supporting Actor (Aziz Çapkurt) and Best Music (Başar Ünder) Prize.

2013 Work in Progress 1000 VOLT awarded film Sivas (director: Kaan Müjdeci, producers: Kaan Müjdeci, Yasin Müjdeci, Çiğdem Mater, Nesra Gürbüz) that made its world premiere in Venice Film Festival Main Competition Section and awarded with Jury’s Special prize is awarded with 3 prizes including Best Editing (Yorgos Mavropsaridis), Jury’s Special Prize and Behlül Dal Special Prize (Doğan İzci).

2013 Turkish- German Co-production Development Fund project Memories of the Wind (director: Özcan Alper, producers: Soner Alper, Özcan Alper) is supported with 100.000 TL at Antalya Film Forum Work in Progress section.

We congratulate the teams.

2013 Film Development Workshop and Turkish-German Co-production Development Fund project Kardeşler / Brothers (director: Ömer Atay, producer: Funda Ödemiş-Anka Film) has been selected to Mediterranean Co-production Forum. We congratulate the team.

2013 Work in Progress 1000 Volt Post-Production awarded film Sivas (director: Kaan Müjdeci producers: Kaan Müjdeci, Çiğdem Mater, Nesra Gürbüz) that has made its world premiere at Venice Film Festival and awarded with Special Jury Prize is selected to the New Horizons competition section of Abu Dhabi Film Festival. We congratulate the team.

2012 Film Development Workshop film Toz Bezi / Dust Cloth (director: Ahu Öztürk, producers: Çiğdem Mater, Nesra Gürbüz) won the The Filmmore HFM Work-in-Progress Prize in combination with the HFM Coaching Prize. We congragulate the team.

Meetings on the Bridge films are at the National Competition at 51st International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival.

2011 Film Developent Workshop film Çekmeköy Underground (director: Aysim Türkmen Keskin, producer: Şirin Güven)

2012 Turkish German Co-production Development Fund film Balık / Fish (director, producer: Derviş Zaim)

2012 Work in Progress film Kumun Tadı / The Seaburners (director: Melisa Önel, producers: Yamaç Okur, Aslı Erdem, Melisa Önel, co-producers: M. Çağatay Tosun, İpek Kent)

2012 Film Development Workshop film Kuzu / The Lamb (director, producer: Kutluğ Ataman)

2013 Work in Progress 1000 VOLT Post Production Award winner film Sivas (director: Kaan Müjdeci, producers: Nesra Gürbüz, Çiğdem Mater)

2014 Work in Progress 1000 VOLT Post-Production and Başka Sinema Awards winner film Annemin Şarkısı / Song of My Mother (director: Erol Mintaş, producer: Aslı Erdem)

Meetings on the Bridge films collect the prizes from Adana Golden Boll Film Festival.

2013 Film Development Workshop film Deniz Seviyesi/ Things I Cannot Tell (directors: Nisan Dağ, Esra Saydam, producers: Esra Saydam - Karlakum Film, Gerry Kim, Robert Lavenstein, Alvaro R. Valente) is presented The Best Director, The Best Actor, The Best Actress, The Best Music, The Best Director of Photography and The Best Editing Awards.

2011 Film Development Workshop CNC Award winner and 2014 Work in Progress film Toz Ruhu / Spirit of Dust (director: Nesimi Yetik, producer: Betül Esener) is presented the Best Film, The Best Actor, Special Jury Prize and The Best Art Director Awards.

2012 Turkish German Co-production Development Fund film Balık / The Fish (director, producer: Derviş Zaim) is presented The Best Script Award.

We congratulate the teams.

2013 Film Development Workshop project Kaçış / The Escape (director: Kenan Kavut, producer: Yeşim Ustaoğlu) is among the 13 projects from 12 countries at Connecting Cottbus, a coproduction market that connects the East and the West. We congratulate the crew.

2012 Film Development Workshop film Kuzu/ The Lamb (director, producer: Kutluğ Ataman) is chosen among the 50 films on this year’s European Film Academy selection list. Apart from Kutluğ Ataman, Nuri Bilge Ceylan's last film Winter Sleep is also in the list together with the films of respectable directors like Lars von Trier, Jean-Luc Godard, Andrzej Wajda, Mike Leigh, Jonathan Glazer, Andrey Zvyagintsev.

Sesime Gel/Were Dengê Min/ Come to My Voice (director: Hüseyin Karabey, producer: Hüseyin Karabey - Asi Film, Emre Yeksan, co-producers: Alexander Ris – Neue Mediopolis/Germany, Elie Meirovitz – EZ Films/France) wins the Audience Award in Milano Film Festival. The film was initially presented at Meetings on the Bridge – Film Development Workshop in 2009 and had received the first 10,000 USD Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism Development Award as well as supported by Turkish-German Co-production Development Fund in 2011. We congratulate the team.

2013 Film Development Workshop Film Deniz Seviyesi / Across the Sea (directors: Nisan Dağ, Esra Saydam, producers: Esra Saydam - Karlakum Film, Gerry Kim, Robert Lavenstein, Alvaro R. Valente) is selected to Raindance Film Festival that will take place between 24 September -
5 October.

2013 Work in Progress film Kusursuzlar / The Impeccables (director: Ramin Matin, producer: Emine Yıldırım - Giyotin Film) wins the Best Film Prize at the Romanian International Film Festival.

Istanbul Film Festival Meetings on the Bridge Work in Progress Workshop, 1000 VOLT Post-Production awarded film Sivas, directed by Kaan Müjdeci, won the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival, where it made its world premiere. We congratulate the team.

Meetings on the Bridge films are in the competition of 21st International Golden Boll Film Festival.

2012 Film Development Workshop, Dust Spirit (director, producer: Nesimi Yetik)
2013 Film Development Workshop, Things I Cannot Tell (directors: Nisan Dağ, Esra Saydam, producer: Esra Saydam - Karlakum Film)
2012 Turkish German Co-Production Development Fund, Fish (director, producer: Derviş Zaim - Marathon Film)

Meetings on the Bridge Work in Progress Workshop 1000 VOLT Post-Production awarded film Sivas (director: Kaan Müjdeci, producers: Kaan Müjdeci, Yasin Müjdeci, Nesra Gürbüz, Çiğdem Mater) will be screened in 3 September at 71st Venice Film Festival Main Competition section, Sala Grande.

Meetings on the Bridge Work in Progress 1000Volt Post-production Award and Başka Sinema Award winning film Annemin Şarkısı / Song of My Mother (Director: Erol Mintaş) has won the "Best Film" and "Best Actor" awards at Sarajevo Film Festival.

Meetings on the Bridge Film Development project Lamb (director and producer: Kutluğ Ataman) made its regional premiere at Sarajevo Film Festival Competition in 21 August Thursday evening.

Meetings on the Bridge Work in Progress 1000Volt Post-production Award and Başka Sinema Award winning film Annemin Şarkısı / Song of My Mother (Director: Erol Mintaş, Producer: Aslı Erdem) made its international premiere at Sarajevo Film Festival Competition with the whole team at 20 August Wednesday evening.

Ice Cream, the latest short film of Serhat Karaaslan, who was awarded the MFI Script Development Scholarship at the Meetings on the Bridge–Film Development Workshop with his project “Passed by Censor” has been selected to Toronto Film Festival’s Short Cuts International. We congratulate the team!

Meetings on the Bridge is at Sarajevo Film Festival!

2014 Work in Progress 1000 VOLT Post Production and Baska Sinema awarded film Song of My Mother (director: Erol Mintas, producer: Asli Erdem) and 2012 Film Development Workshop film The Lamb (director, producer: Kutlug Ataman) are in the Feature Film Competition section.

2012 Film Development Workshop Binger Lab Script Scholarship awarded film Blue Wave (directors: Merve Kayan, Zeynep Dadak, producer: Yamaç Okur) will be screened in Teen Arena section.

2014 Film Development Workshop project The Gulf (director: Emre Yeksan, producer: Annamaria Aslanoğlu) and 2013 Film Development Workshop project Escape (director: Kenan Kavut, producer: Yeşim Ustaoğlu) will participate in Cinelink Co-production Market and 2014 Film Development Workshop project 16 (director, producer: Melisa Önel) will participate in Cinelink Plus Selection.

Meetings on the Bridge Coordinator Beste Yamalıoğlu has been selected to Talents Sarajevo Producers program.

2013 Meetings on the Bridge Work in Progress Workshop 1000 VOLT Post Production Award winning film Sivas (director: Kaan Müjdeci, producers: Kaan Müjdeci, Yasin Müjdeci, Nesra Gürbüz, Çiğdem Mater) is selected to 71st International Venice Film Festival Competition Section.

2011 Meetings on the Bridge France Turkey Co-production Meetings project Eye Am (director, producer: Melik Saracoglu, Hakki Kurtulus- İki Film) has won the Special Jury Prize "Silver George" at the 36th Moscow International Film Festival. We congratulate the cast and the crew.

2014 Film Development Workshop project The Gulf (director: Emre Yeksan, producer: Annamaria Aslanoğlu) and 2013 Film Development Workshop project The Escape (director: Kenan Kavut, producer: Yeşim Ustaoğlu- Ustaoğlu Film) have been selected to Cinelink Selection 2014. Another Film Development Workshop project 16 (director: Melisa Önel, producer: İpek Kent) and Hilal, Feza and Other Planets (director, producer: Kutlug Ataman- The Institute For The Readjustment Of Clocks) that is funded by Turkish German Co-production Development Fund has been selected to Cinelink Plus Selection 2014.

The only documentary project in 2014 Film Development Workshop The Fragments (director: Rojda Akbayır, producers: Zeynep Köprülü- Periferi Film, Ender Yeşildağ- Esr Film Yapım) is found fit to be supported by 60.000 TL! The other projects that had been joined or supported by Meetings on the Bridge are found fit to be supported by Script and Dialogue Development Support with the following figures:
2014 Film Development Workshop Passed By Censor (Serhad Karaaslan) 12.500 TL
2013 Film Development Workshop Cemil Show (Barış Sarhan) 10.000 TL
2014 Turkish German Co-production Fund Crooked House (Barış Özbiçer) 12.000 TL

A new partnership between Meetings on the Bridge and New Cinema Network that is organized under the scope of Rome Film Festival has been initiated this year. With this partnership New Cinema Network will start to select projects from Turkey and especially from Meetings on the Bridge.

2014 Film Development projects Reproduction (director: Atasay Koç, producers: Yağmur Dolkun, Çağlar Kanber) and The One Without a Script (director: Alpgiray Uğurlu, producers: Mustafa Eren, Umut Bayoğlu) has been selected to the film training program Film TEEP at Romania. Meetings on the Bridge and Film TEEP initiated a partnership this year for the first time.

Kuzu/The Lamb had its world premiere on Wednesday 12th of February at the 64th Berlinale – PANORAMA SPECIAL. Kuzu / The Lamb was initially presented at the Meetings on the Bridge – Film Development Workshop in 2012. (Director - Producer: Kutluğ Ataman - Saatleri Ayarlama Enstitüsü, Co-Producer: Fabian Gasmia - Detail Film/Germany)

Sesime Gel/Were Dengê Min/ Come to My Voice had its world premiere on Sunday 9th of February at the 64th Berlinale – GENERATION. Sesime Gel / Were Dengê Min / Come to My Voice was initially presented at Meetings on the Bridge – Film Development Workshop in 2009 and had received the first 10,000 USD Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism Development Award as well as supported by Turkish-German Co-production Development Fund in 2011. (Director: Hüseyin Karabey, Producer: Hüseyin Karabey - Asi Film, Emre Yeksan, Co-Producers: Alexander Ris – Neue Mediopolis/Germany, Elie Meirovitz – EZ Films/France)

Mavi Dalga/The Blue Wave had its international premiere on Saturday 8th of February at the 64th Berlinale – GENERATION. Mavi Dalga /The Blue Wave was initially presented at Meetings on the Bridge – Film Development Workshop in 2011, and had received the Binger Lab Script Development Award. (Directors: Zeynep Dadak, Merve Kayan Producers: Yamaç Okur - Bulut Film, Zeynep Dadak - Fena Film Co-Producers: Michael Eckelt - Riva Film/Germany, Floor Onrust - Family Affair Film/Netherlands, Nikos Moutselos - Two Thirty Five/Greece)

Kumun Tadı/Seaburners had its world premiere on Friday 7th of February at the 64th Berlinale – FORUM. Kumun Tadı/Seaburners was initially presented at the Meetings on the Bridge Work in Progress Workshop in 2012. (Director: Melisa Önel, Producers: Yamaç Okur - Bulut Film, Aslı Erdem, Melisa Önel, Co-Producers: M. Çağatay Tosun, İpek Kent)

2013 Film Development Workshop project Blood Money (Director: Kıvanç Sezer, Producer: Soner Alper- Nar Film) has been selected for the forth edition of When East Meets West Co-production Market that will take place under the scope of FVG Audiovisual Fund and Trieste Film Festival. This year, When East Meets West Co-production Market in collaboration with MoB accepted projects from Turkey for the first time.

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2013 Film Development Workshop film Things I Cannot Tell (director: Esra Saydam, Nisan Dağ producer: Esra Saydam- Karlakum Film) is attending to Les Arcs’ Work in Progress session under the scope of Les Arcs European Film Festival. Things I Cannot Tell is the first film from Turkey in Les Arcs' Work in Progress.

2013 Work in Progress film The Impeccables (director: Ramin Matin producers: Emine Yıldırım- Giyotin Film, Oğuz Kaynak, Bertrand Glosset- Karavan Film) receives the Best Actress Award in International Malatya Film Festival while 2011 Film Development Workshop film Yozgat Blues (director: Mahmut Fazıl Coşkun producer: Halil Kardaş- Hokus Pokus Film) is awarded with The Best Film, The Best Direcor  and SIYAD The Best Film Awards.

2012 Work in Progress film Love Me (Directors: Maryna Er-Gorbach -  Mehmet Bahadir Er, producers: Olena Yershova- Tato Film, Mehmet Bahadır Er-Protim Video) is meeting the audience in the program of 23rd Film Festival Cottbus and International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelber.

2011 Film Development Workshop film Song of My Mother (director: Erol Mintaş, producer: Aslı Erdem- Mintaş Film, Guillaume de Seille- Arizona Film ) has been selected  for the Agora Work in Progress Workshop under the scope of Thessaloniki International Film Festival.

We congratulate the cast and the crew!

2012 Meetings on the Bridge Film Development Workshop first kids film project participant Blue Bicycle (director, producer: Ümit Köreken- Drama Film Prodüksiyon) receives € 10.000 in  Cinekid Junior Co-production Market . Blue Bicylcle is the first project from Turkey at Cinekid.

2013 Work in Progress Efes Award winner film The Impeccables (director Ramin Matin, producers: Emine Yıldırım- Giyotin Film, Oğuz Kaynak, Bertrand Glosset- Karavan Film) and 2012 Work in Progress film The Fall From Eden (director: Ferit Karahan, producers: Serdar Temel, Ferit Karahan-Ferit Karahan Film, Gabriele Orricihio- Blue Door Production) received the Best Film award at the international Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival. In addition to the Best Film; The Impeccables also receives the Best Director and Director’s Association Selection -  Best Director awards and The Fall From Eden receives the Jury's Special Award with Rojin Tekin and The Best Supporting Actress with Gülistan Acet.

The Best First Film Award of the Antalya Film Festival goes to The Blue Wave ( Director Zeynep Dadak, Merve Kayan, producers: Yamaç Okur- Bulut Film,Zeynep Dadak-Fena Film, Michael Eckelt-Riva Film, Floor Onrust- Family Affair Film, Nikos Moutselos: Two Thirty Five) Blue Wave  has received the  2011 Meetings on the Bridge Binger Lab Script Consultancy Scholarship. Zeynep Dadak and Merve Kayan who are also the scriptwriters of the film are awarded with the Best Screenplay while Çiçek Kahraman who is the editor of the film receives The Best Film Editing Award.

2012 Meetings on the Bridge Work In Progress film Love Me (director: Maryna Er-Gorbach, Mehmet Bahadır Er- producer: Olena Yershova- Tato Film, Mehmet Bahadır Er-Protim Video) receives the Best Film Award in Fer Film Festival. Please click here for details. 

2013 Meetings on the Bridge–Work in Progress workshop film The Impeccables (director: Ramin Matin, Producers: Emine Yıldırım - Giyotin Film, Oğuz Kaynak, Bertrand Glosset- Karavan Film) has been selected for the main competition of the 35th CINEMED - International Mediterranean Film Festival to take place in Montpellier, France, from October 25 to November 2. Please click here for details. 

A session titled "Focus on Turkish Cinema" was realised within the scope of the Haifa Film Festival with the collaboration of Istanbul Film Festival Meetings on the Bridge. Azize Tan (Director of Istanbul Film Festival), Gülin Üstün (Head of Meetings on the Bridge), Nadir Öperli (producer- Bulut Film) and Zeynep Özbatur (producer- Zeyno Film) got together with filmmakers from Israel. In the session moderated by Katriel Schory, the Executive Director of the Israel Film Fund, the production and funding conditions of both countries were evaluated and filmmakers shared their experiences.

"Georgia-Turkey Co-production Meeting" was realized within the scope of the Batumi Film Festival with the collaboration of Istanbul Film Festival Meetings on the Bridge and the participation of the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism Department Head Enver Arslan, Istanbul Film Festival Director Azize Tan, Head of Meetings on the Bridge Gülin Ustun, Manager of the Batumi Film Festival Zviad Eliziani, Georgian National Cinema Center Director Nana Janelidze, director and producer Özcan Alper (Nar Film) and distributor Emre Akpınar (M3). The main focus of the panel was co-production conditions between two countries. Enver Arslan announced the outlines of the new cinema law in Turkey. In accordance with the upcoming law, future co-production possibilities with Turkey will be easier since the necessity for a main Turkish producer in co-productions will be removed.

2008 Meetings on the Bridge Film Development Workshop film The Present Tense (Director: Belmin Söylemez, Producer: Haşmet Topaloğlu- Filmbüfe Prodüksiyon) will release on 6 September 2013. Please click here for the web site of the film.

2012 Meetings on the Bridge Film Development Workshop project The Lamb (Director, Producer: Kutluğ Ataman- the Institute for the Readjustment of Clocks, Co-producer: Fabian Gasmia- Detail Films, Germany) receives the 20.000 Euro value The Restart Post Production Award in Sarajevo Film Festival Work in Progress Section. Please click here for more information.

2013 Meetings on the Bridge Film Development Workshop  Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism Award of USD 10,000 and Melodika Sound Post-Production Support Award winner project The Cliff Shore (Director: Mehmet Can Mertoğlu, Producer: Yoel Meranda- Kamara Film) is selected to the Netherlands Production Platform under the scope of Holland Film Festival that will take place 26th to 29th September in Utrecht. Please click here for more information.

Meetings on the Bridge Film Development Workshop 2013 project Blood Money (Director:Kıvanç Sezer, Producer: Soner Alper-Nar Film Production) receives the Third Prize 3.500 Euros at the  Directors Across Borders Regional Co-Production Forum under the scope of  Golden Apricot Film Festival. Please click here

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