Facilitating collaborations between filmmakers from Germany and Turkey in the early stages of their film projects, German-Turkish Co-production Development Fund was jointly created in February 2022 by the Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, and the Istanbul Film Festival-Meetings on the Bridge, supported by Anadolu Efes.

From among the 59 films that were supported by the fund, Sisters premiered in Berlinale Main Competition; Album (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; 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, winning the Grand Prize, and Les Enfants Terribles (Ahmet Necdet Çupur) premiered in Visions du Reel, winning the Special Jury Award

Zuhal (Nazlı Elif Durlu), Ela and Hilmi and Ali (Ziya Demirel) and Snow and the Bear (Selcen Ergun) were premeired in prominent film festivals and won awards. Two Eyeds (Ziya Demirel) and The Shallow Tale Of A Writer Who Decided To Write About A Serial Killer (Tolga Karaçelik) are in their development phases.

The fund has supported German-Turkish co-productions with 1,006,500 Euros until now.

Filmmakers working on the development stage of their German-Turkish co-production projects can apply to the fund until 5 September 2023, Tuesday.

Applications should be done simultaneously to three institutions via e-mail.

All applicants accept the application rules.

Projects are only eligible to apply once.

The supported projects will be announced in October.

For the rules and regulations click here, application form here.

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