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 three projects in the 2020 selection session.
The full list of funded projects:
Suddenly by Melisa Önel – 10.000 EURO
Co-producers: Alara Hamamcıoğlu- Vigo Film Yapımcılık, Anette Unger- Leitwolf Filmproduktion
The Shallow Tale of A Writer Who Decided to Write About A Serial Killer by Tolga Karaçelik – 15.000 EURO
Co-producers: Diloy Gülün- Karaçelik Film, Jan Krüger – Port Au Prince Film
Two Eyeds by Ziya Demirel 15.000 EURO
Co-producers: Annamaria Aslanoğlu – İSTOS Film, Linus Günther- Klinker Film
The selection committee consists of representatives from the three institutions. 3 out of the 12 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 53 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), Zuhal (Nazlı Elif Durlu), Ela and Hilmi and Ali (Ziya Demirel), Geranium (Çağıl Bocutoğlu), Whitewash (Ahmet Necder Cupur) and Snow and the Bear (Selcen Ergun) are in post-production.
The fund has supported German-Turkish co-productions with 873,500 Euros until now.