Aiming to offer a support for films in post-production from Turkey, Work in Progress in its seventh year, presented a selection of films in post-production on 12 and 13 April to international distributors, sales agents festival, fund representatives and broadcasters.
5 fiction and 1 documentary films in post-production are selected among the applications for Work in Progress this year. The directors and producers of the selected films presented their films to the international film professionals.
Films selected for Work in Progress:

  • Come Rain Or Shine, Director: Zeynep Güzel, Producers: Selin Murat, Zeynep Güzel
  • Evimizin Arka Bahçesi, Director: Teymûr Evdikê, Producer: Mehmet Kamîk
  • Güvercin Hırsızları, Director: Osman Doğan, Producer: Sinan Sertel, Turgay Şahin – Fanus-u Hayal
  • İçerdekiler, Director: Hüseyin Karabey, Producers: Hüsayin Karabey – Asi Film, Caner Cindoruk, Gizem Erman Soysaldı
  • Saf, Director: Ali Vatansever, Producer: Selin Vatansever Tezcan – Terminal Film , Co-producers: Harry Flöter, Jörg Siepmann – 2 Pilots Film , Anamaria Antoci – 4 Proof Film
  • Son Çıkış, Director: Ramin Matin, Producers: Emine Yıldırım, Oğuz Kaynak – Giyotin Film


Work in Progress presentations, jury screenings and meetings took place on 12-13 April and the award ceremony hosted by l’Institut Français Istanbul took place on Tuesday, 13 April. 

The Work in Progress jury members Kerri Craddock ((Toronto International Film Festival), Meinolf Zurhorst (ZDF) and Ioanna Stais (Heretic Outreach) has decided on the award winning films after watching the films at the private screenings and the meetings held with the filmmakers.

Color Up Award that covers the expenses of online editing and colour grading and Daire Creative Key Art Design Award is presented to the director Ali Vatansever and producer Selin Tezcan Vatansever of the film Saf Arda Aktaş and Eren Erdem, the co-founders of Daire Creative.

The Başka Sinema Award was presented to director Osman Doğan and producers Sinan Sertel and Turgay Şahin of the film Güvercin Hırsızları / The Pigeon Thieves by Azize Tan, the director of Başka Sinema.

Paz Digital Communication Award was presented to the director Ramin Matin and the producer Emine Yıldırım of the film Son Çıkış / Siren’s Call by the founder of Paz Film Agency İmre Tezel.

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