The 11TH EDITION OF GERMAN-TURKISH CO-PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT FUND SUPPORTS 3 NEW FILM PROJECTS
The German-Turkish Co-Production Development Fund, established by the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, the Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein and the Istanbul Film Festival - Meetings on the Bridge with the support of the Republic of Turkey's Ministry of Tourism and Culture, has selected the following projects in the 2022 selection session.
The full list of funded projects:
• Ahmet Necdet Çupur, Pastoral Pathways
Co-producers: Nadir Öperli (Liman Film), Nicole Gerhards (Company NiKo Film)
• Pınar Yorgancıoğlu, Those Who Whistle In The Dark
Co-producers: Ortak Yapımcılar: Zeynep Sıla Ekmekçi (indibindi Film Yapım), Sandra Mueller (Company Marlene Film)
• Onur Sefer, Thursday Night Is Too Dark
Co-producers: Tilbe Cana İnan, Zeynep Koray (ZKF), Aycan Aluçlu, Katharina Suckale (Bombay Berlin)
The selection committee consists of representatives from the three institutions. 3 submitted projects were awarded with a total amount of 40.000 Euro.
The Medienboard, the Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein Film Fund and the Istanbul Film Festival - Meetings on the Bridge established the German-Turkish Co-Production Development Fund in 2011 with the aim of strengthening and supporting the cooperation between German and Turkish filmmakers.
From among the 64 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) and 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, Zuhal (Nazlı Elif Durlu) premiered in Antalya Film Festival, Ela and Hilmi and Ali (Ziya Demirel) premiered in İstanbul Film Festival, Les Enfants Terribles (Ahmet Necder Cupur) premiered in Visions dur Reel and Snow and the Bear (Selcen Ergun) premiered in Toronto Film Festival.
The fund has supported German-Turkish co-productions with 1,006,500 Euros until now.
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