Supported by Anadolu Efes, Meetings on the Bridge continues introducing directors, producers and scriptwriters from Turkey and its neighbouring countries to international film professionals. Meetings on the Bridge will be held between 12-14 April 2023.

Meetings on the Bridge, with the support of its Innovation Supporter Wideangle, holds its Film Development Workshop to provide an opportunity for the filmmakers to present their new feature films to the international audience and to create a platform for co-productions. Deadline for the application is 16 December 2022.

Following comprehensive training on scriptwriting, pitching, production, marketing and social media from advisors and filmmakers with international experience, the producers, directors and scriptwriters of the projects chosen for the workshop make the first international presentations of their projects.

They take the first steps towards collaborating with international producers, distributors, representatives of festivals and funds, and present their projects to jury members who are also international filmmakers.

MoB highly cares the diversity in its selection. This open call welcomes documentry, different genres (horror, fantastic) kid and comedy films and also interdisciplinary and hybrid projects.

Among the films that participated to Mob Between Two Dawns (Selman Nacar), Geranium (Çağıl Bocut), List of Those Who Love me (Emre Erdoğdu), Zuhal (Nazlı Elif Durlu), Eat Your Catfish (Senem Tüzen, Adam Isenberg, Noah Arjomand), The Last Birds of Passage (İffet Eren Danışman Boz), Cemil Show (Barış Sarhan), The Hunt (Emre Akay) and Almost Entirely A Slight Disaster (Umut Subaşı) had their promieres at renowned film festivals.

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In 2015, Meetings on the Bridge started the Neighbours Platform in order to initiate new collaborations between filmmakers and film institutions from Turkey and its neighbouring countries. Projects and film professionals from neighbouring countries are invited to this workshop, which aims to provide a platform of collaboration between individuals and institutions while they develop mutual stories.

Until now 40 projects from 9 countries have been selected to Neighbours Platform that will be held between 12-14 April 2023. Entwined (Minos Nikolakakis), Smuggling Hendrix (Marios Piperides), Ava (Sadaf Foroughi), Neighbours (Grigol Abashidze), Radiogram (Rouzie Hassanova) ve My Favorite Fabric (Gaya Jiji) had their international premieres at prestigious festivals such as Cannes, Toronto, Tribeca, Sofia and Dubai.

Projects who are interested can apply via invitation. Deadline for application is 17 February 2023.

Project teams from the neighbouring countries of Turkey are welcome to apply.

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The content of this publication, supported by the Istanbul Development Agency and prepared within the scope of Innovative Workshops and Improving the Creativity and Commercial Success Capacities of National Film Industry Actors Project, does not reflect the views of Istanbul Development Agency or Development Ministry and Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts is the only party responsible for the content.