Neighbours projects are announced!

Meetings on the Bridge (MoB) is the international co-production and networking platform organized within the scope of the İstanbul International Film Festival. The 14th edition of MoB will take place on 7-12 April with support of Anadolu Efes.

MoB is providing an opportunity for filmmakers to hold the first international presentations for their new film projects at Film Development Workshop and Neighbours Platform and films in post-production at Work in Progress.

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 will have a pitching training, followed by one-to-one meetings with international film professionals.

This year 7 feature film projects have been selected from Egypt, Georgia, Iran, Lebanon, Ukraine and Romania to Meetings on the Bridge Neighbours Platform.

Projects selected for Neighbours Platform:

  • Egypt / Carnaval (Director: Mohamed Siam, Producers: Mohamed Siam, Guillaume de Seille – Arizone Production, Artkhana Films)
  • Georgia / Samgle ( Director: Iva Fezuashvili, Producers: Tinatin Kajrishvili, Lasha Khalvashi – Artizm , Gemini)
  • Iran / Death of Sohrab (Director: Masoud Soheili, Producers: Alireza Shojanoori, Ajay Rai – In Front of the Top of the Bottom Films)
  • Lebanon / Visa (Director: Dima Al-Joundi, Producer: Passola Isona – Massa D’or)
  • Ukraine / Lesia Ukrainka (Director: Nana Janelidze:, Producer: Julia Sinkevych:– JS Films LLC)
  • Romania / Horia (Director: Ana-Maria Comanescu, Producer: Ada Solomon – Micro Film)
  • Lebanon / Commedia (Director: Myriam El Hajj, Producer: Myriam Sassine – Abbout Productions)

Awards to be presented to the selected projects at the end of the workshop:

  • 8000 EURO CNC Award
  • Postbıyık Sound Post Production Award (This award acknowledges all the sound aspects of a movie including dialogue edit, sound design, foley and all the mix processes)

Awards will be presented at the closing ceremony taking place on 12 April at French Palais.



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.
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