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Antalya Film Forum Generates Interest Among Young Filmmakers

“Antalya Film Forum”, which will be held for the fourth time this year within International Antalya Film Festival, became the focus of young filmmakers. Submissions have increased a great amount compared to last years because of the increase in support to filmmakers and the launch of new platforms. Young filmmakers showed a great amount of interest to the live Q&A session Zeynep Atakan organized at her social media accounts a few days back.

Co-production and project development market “Antalya Film Forum”, which will be held within 54. International Antalya Film Festival and whose director is Zeynep Atakan, has generated interest among young filmmakers.

Forum will take place between 22-26 October this year; increased support to Turkish productions and launching of new platforms has created quite a buzz in the cinema industry.

A new platform of Forum that drew much attention is “Projects Looking For Producers”, in which projects by screenwriters and directors from Turkey can be discovered, reviewed, and meet prospective producers at a very early stage.

As a script development platform, “Projects Looking for Producers” will support the inception of the projects; screenwriters or directors who have written their own scripts will make a presentation in front of the jury with the aim of finding producers for the projects.

Feature films with a minimum running time of 60 minutes will be eligible to apply.

The platform will start with the screenwriting process and help a project move along with a producer, strengthening their cooperation. Two projects will be awarded.

50.000 lira will be given to each awarded projects to be divided between screenwriter and producer.

Apart from the presentation in front of the jury during Antalya Film Forum, each of the finalized projects will have meetings with producers and distributors and present their projects to renowned film professionals from Turkey and around the world.