Meetings on the Bridge has launched Neighbours Platform in 2015 in order to initiate new collaborations and enhance communication between filmmakers from Turkey and its neighbouring countries. Selected through methods of scouting and interviewing from the neighbouring countries, the filmmakers make the presentation of their projects to the international producers, financiers and buyers after the intensive two days pitching training.

Neighbours Platform will take place on 12-17 April 2020 under the scope of Film Development Workshop. The deadline for applications is 19 February 2020.

24 feature film projects from 7 countries have participated at the Neighbours Platform and amongst them Entwined (Minos Nikolakakis), Smuggling Hendrix (Marios Piperides- Cyprus), Ava (Sadaf Foroughi- Iran), Neighbours (Grigol Abashidze- Georgia), Radiogram (Rouzie Hassanova- Bulgaria) and My Favorite Fabric (Gaya Jiji- Syria) have made their premieres at major festivals including Cannes, Toronto, Tribeca, Sofia and Dubai.

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You can download the rules and regulations from here.

The projects are eligible for;

  • 8000 EURO CNC Award
  • Postbıyık Sound Post-Production Award

The eligible countries are:

  • Armenia
  • Azerbeijan
  • Bulgaria
  • Cyprus
  • Egypt
  • Georgia
  • Greece
  • Iraq
  • Iran
  • Lebanon
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Syria
  • Ukraine

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.