The 11th edition of German - Turkish Co-production Development Fund is now open!
Application deadline is 1 September, Wednesday!
Aiming to facilitate collaboration between filmmakers from Germany and Turkey in the early stages of film their projects, the Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, and the Istanbul Film Festival - Meetings on the Bridge - jointly created the German-Turkish Co-production Development Fund in February 2011.
From among the 56 supported films, Sisters premiered in Berlinale Main Competition, Albüm (Mehmetcan Mertoğlu) premiered in Cannes Film Festival Semaine de la Critique, All of a Sudden (Aslı Özge) premiered in Berlinale Panorama, Until I Lose My Breath (Emine Emel Balcı) premiered in Berlinale Forum, Blue Bicycle (Ümit Köreken) and Come to My Voice (Hüseyin Karabey) premiered in Berlinale Generation and My Father’s Wings (Kıvanç Sezer) premiered in Karlovy Vary Film Festival Main Competition, Brothers (Ömür Atay) premiered in Karlovy Vary Film Festival Main Competition.
When I’m Done Dying (Nisan Dağ) premiered in Talinn Black Nights Film Festival and won Grand Prize and Les Enfants Terribles (Ahmet Necdet Çupur) premiered in Visions du Reel and won Special Jury Award. Zuhal (Nazlı Elif Durlu), Ela and Hilmi and Ali (Ziya Demirel) and Snow and the Bear (Selcen Ergun) are in post-production. Two Eyeds (Ziya Demirel) and The Shallow Tale of A Writer Who Decided To Write About A Serial Killer (Tolga Karaçelik) are in development phase.
The fund has supported German-Turkish co-productions with 913,500 Euros until now.
Filmmakers working on their German- Turkish co-production projects in development stage can apply until 1 September, Wednesday.
Applications should be done simultaneously to three institutions via e-mail.
The supported projects will be announced in October.
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