Meetings on the Bridge, organised by İKSV, Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts within the scope of Istanbul Film Festival, accepts Film Development Workshop submissions. Deadline for applications is on Monday, 11 December 2023.

Supported by Anadolu Efes, Meetings on the Bridge continues introducing and supporting directors, producers and scriptwriters from Turkey to international film professionals. Meetings on the Bridge will be held on 24-25-26 of April 2024.

Meetings on the Bridge holds its Film Development Workshop to provide an opportunity for the filmmakers and producers to present their new feature films (fiction and documentary) to the international audience and to create a platform for co-productions. 

Following a comprehensive training on scriptwriting, pitching, production, distribution and social media from advisors and filmmakers with international experience, the selected producers, directors and scriptwriters will have a chance to meet international professionals.

Meetings on the Bridge offers a unique opportunity to filmmakers to take first steps towards collaborating with international consultants, producers, distributors, representatives of festivals and funds, and present their projects to an international jury.

The open call welcomes diversity such as genres films (horror, fantastic), children's stories, comedy, interdisciplinary and hybrid projects.

Some of the projects presented at Meetings on the Bridge include 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), Almost Entirely A Slight Disaster (Umut Subaşı), Dormitory (Nehir Tuna) and Hesitation Wound (Selman Nacar) which premiered at renowned film festivals.

To submit application:

*Please note: Projects that do not meet the deadline will NOT be reviewed.

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.