Following the declaration of World Health Organisation about COVID-19 as pandemic, Meetings on the Bridge took the necessary precautions and performed its Short Film Workshop program online taking into consideration the urgent timeline of the filmmakers with the support of Asteros Film, Short By Short and Film Rental Istanbul between 14-23 September.

The teams of 5 selected projects worked with acclaimed scriptwriter, director Nazlı Elif Durlu and Ziya Demirel and producer Annamaria Aslanoğlu on script, production and project packaging.

They also focused on their projects from the point of view director of photography Deniz Eyüboğlu, art director Serdar Yılmaz; assistant director Ulaş Parlakyıldız, production manager Murat Çelik, and casting director Ezgi Baltaş.

The project teams developed their projects, prepared the project packaging and improved their pitching skills with the mentors. Then they had a presentation and feedback session with producers Müge Büyüktalaş, Engin Palabıyık and Bulut Reyhanoğlu at the end of the workshop.

The first project started to production will receive the following supports:

  • Short By Short 5000 TL production support
  • Film Rental İstanbul- Red Raven 4.5K camera support

We are happy to announce that 2019 Short Film Workshop project Susam directed by Sami Morhayim and produced by Hilal Şener will start production on September, 29. Susam was supported by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism Cinema General Directorate Short Film Production Fund and will get the 5000 TL Short by Short and Film Rental Istanbul Red Raven 4.5K camera support from Meetings on the Bridge.

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