Development and Production: Butterflies

15.30-17.30 Screening: Butterflies

17.45-19.00 Case Study on Scriptwriting and Production

Speaker: Tolga Karaçelik (Director)

Tolga Karaçelik will talk about the development and production of his Sundance Grand Jury Prize award winning film Butterflies which started its journey at Meetings on the Bridge.


Transformation of Series to Digital: 3

11.00-12.15 Screening: Bozkır (Episode 1)

12.15-13.30Case Study on Scriptwriting and Production

with: Bahadır İnce (Director), Fatih Enes Ömeroğlu (Producer / ARC Film), Levent Cantek (Scriptwriter), Sarp Kalfaoğlu (Content Director / Blu TV)

Moderator: Aslı Ildır (Film Critic / Altyazı)

14:00-14:40 Screening: Bartu Ben (Episode 1)

15.00-16:15 Case Study on Scriptwriting and Production

with: Bartu Küçükçağlayan (Scriptwriter, Actor), Tolga Karaçelik (Director), Sarp Kalfaoğlu (Content Director / Blu TV)

Moderatör: Alin Taşçıyan (Film Critic)

16:30-18:00 Post-production: Color Grading

with: Cenk Erol (Colorist / Color Up), Aydın Sarıoğlu (Director of Photography), Doruk Kaya (Editor)

Moderator: Aslı Erdem (Producer / Beatrice Film)

Each pixel within the frames that tells the story has an effect on the audience. We will talk about one of the most important steps in post-production that sets the tone of the film; color grading. 


From Idea to the Screen

13:00-14:15 Case Study: A Tale of Three Sisters

with:Emin Alper (Director), Nadir Öperli (Producer / Liman Film)

A road map for the young filmmakers developing their projects: The director and producer of A Tale of Three Sisters, which premiered at the 68th Berlinale Main Competition will share the production and distribution story of the film.



11.00-12.30 Drama Series Beyond Borders

with: Timur Savcı (Producer / Tims Productions), Ayfer Tunç (Scriptwriter), Özlem Yılmaz (Scriptwriter), Burcu Görgün Toptaş (Scriptwriter)

Moderator: Yamaç Okur (Producer / Ay Yapım)

As TV channels leave their century long reign to digital platforms, contents go across borders. As audience habits change day by day, how do changing palates shape the contents and how do global trends impact the Turkish series? 



* The cinema talk will be in English. There will be no simultaneous translation.


14:00-17:30 Meet the French Funds and Scripts Workshops

Speakers: Jerome Baron (Artistic Director/ Produire au Sud), Emilie Pianta Essadi (Head of World Cinema Section/ Fabrik Cinéma de l’IF), Magalie Armand (Head of Co-Production Department / CNC), Remi Burah (Director / ARTE France Cinema), Fabienne Moris (Director / Fid Marseille), Didier Boujard (Programmer/L’atelier de co-production de Cinéma mediterraneen à Marseille), Catherine Bizern (General Delegate / Cinema du Réel), Massimiliano Nardulli (Head of Talent/ Less is More), Georges Goldenstern (General Director / Cinefondation), Pelin Esmer (director), Hüseyin Karabey (director)

Moderator: Emine Yıldırım (Producer / Giyotin Film)

Fund and script workshop representatives will be giving information about their institutions and rules and regulations of application and participation.

* This talk is organized with the collaboration of French Institute in Istanbul.



* There will be simultaneous translation all day.

10.00-12.30  ** Empowerment of Women in the Film Industry: What’s Next?

With: Füsun Erikssen (Senior Advisor / Danish Culture Institute), Mette-Ann Schepelern (Director), Seçil Seyfe (Marketing Director / Dell), Delphyne Besse (Producer / Urban Group, Ana Souza (Programmer / Sundance Film Festival), Ege Ortaçgil (Psychologist / Porta Eğitim), Karin Chien (Producer, Distrubutor / dGenerate Films), Rebecca Green (Producer / Dear Producer), Claudette Godfrey (Senior Programmer / SXSW), Helene Granqvist (Producer /Nordic Factory Film, President / Women in Film & TV International), Cihan Aslı Filiz (Producer / Bir Film)

Moderator: Doç. Dr. Melis Behlil (Associate Professor / Kadir Has University)

How did gender parity in film industry take shape and what patterns have been taken to improve the existing conditions and what is next?

*This talk is organized with the cooperation of Danish Cultural Institute, US Embassy Ankara and  Consulate General of Sweden.

14:00- 15:30 Case Study: Dogs of Berlin

with: Christian Alvart (Writer, Director), Sigi Kamml (Producer / Syrreal Entertainment GmbH), Felix Kramer (Actor)

Moderator: Utku Ögetürk (Film Critic)

Making of story from the team of Dogs of Berlin, the multi-layered underworld drama presenting Berlin’s cultural diversity.

* This talk is organized with the collaboration of Goethe Institute and Filmloverss.

16:30- 17:30 Loving Your Mistakes

with: Katriel Schory (Head / Israel Film Fund), Diana Elbaum (Producer / Beluga Tree)

“Mistakes are the portals of discovery.”
James Joyce

Every production is a brand new experience. Let’s talk about loving our mistakes and transforming them to treasured experiences.

* This talk is organized with the collaboration of Consulate General of Israel.



There will be simultaneous translation all day.

10.00-11.15 Meet the Funds and the Markets

Speakers: Sona Karapoghosyon (Golden Apricot FF), Arben Zharku (Kosovo Cinematography Center), Jana Karaivanova (Bulgarian National Film Center), Georges Goldernstern (Cinefondation), Katriel Schory (The Israel Film Fund), Adriek Van Nieuwenhuyzen (IDFA), Inke van Loocke (Cinemart), Teresa Hoefert de Turegano (Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg GMBH), Armin Hadzic (CineLink), Sergio Garcia de Leaniz (Eurimages), Sehad Cekic (Film Center of Montenegro), Una Domazetoski (Film Center Serbia)

Moderator: Annamaria Aslanoğlu (Producer / istos film)

Fund and co-production market representatives will share information about the rules and regulations of submission.

11.15-12.30 Meet the Festivals

Speakers: Elma Tataragic (Sarejevo FF), Anna Purkrabkova (Karlovy Vary IFF), Dimitris Kerkinos (Thessaloniki IFF), Daniela Persico (Locarno FF), Nebojha Jovanovik (IFF Kinenova), Catherine Bizern (Cinéma du Réel), Ryszard Mietkiewicz (Warsaw FF), Freddy Olsson (Göteborg FF), Jerome Baron(3 Continents Festival), Didier Boujard (Atmospheres Festival), Emilie Essadi Pianta (Les Cinémas du Monde), Ana Souza (Sundance FF), Justin Barda (Seattle IFF), Zviad Eliziani (BIAFF), Claudette Godfrey (Program Yöneticisi Senior Programmer / SXSW), Anastasia Laukkanen (ECOCUP  International Green Documentary FF & Love.Doc Documentary FF), Julia Sinkevych (Odessa FF), Edvinas Pukšta(PÖFF | Tallinn Black Nights FF)

Moderator: Nefes Polat (Producer / Nefes Films)

International film festival representatives share information about terms and conditions of submissions.

13:30- 15:00 A ‘Series’ of Change

Speakers: Anna Croneman (Head Of Drama / SVT), Amanda Livanou (Producer/ Neda Film), Chaim Sharir (Producer / Drama Team), Stinette Bosklopper (Producer / Circe Films)

Moderator: Sezen Kayhan (Director, Academician)

What are the contextual and structural differences of drama series in different countries? How the changing choices and habits of the audience affect the contents and the future of online platforms? What are the changes that we can foresee for the future?

* This talk is organized with the collaboration of Consulate General of the Netherlands, Israel and Sweden.

16:30-18:00 Travel the World with Your Documentary

Speakers: Clemence Lavigne (Sales & Acquisitions Manager / Doc & Film International), Adriek Van Nieuwenhuyzen (Head of Industry/ IDFA), Ayşe Toprak (Director)

Moderator: Zeynep Güzel (New Film Fund Coordinator, Director)

We’ll share experiences and methods of making documentaries that go across the borders and meet global audiences on various platforms

*This talk is organized with the collaboration of Consulate General of the Netherlands.

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All talks are free of charge and will be held at Soho House İstanbul cinema and Yapı Kredi Kültür Sanat Loca. All events will be photographed and/or recorded. By taking part, you grant the event organisers full rights to use the images or recordings for publicity or other purposes.

For further information

T: +90 212 334 08 37
Yapı Kredi Kültür Sanat İstiklal Cad. No: 161 Beyoğlu
Soho House İstanbul Evliya Çelebi Mah. Meşrutiyet Cad. No: 56 Beyoğlu

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