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ANTALYA 2019 Antalya Film Forum

The Antalya Film Forum announces its selection


- The industry sidebar of the restructured 56th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival is inviting 29 projects to participate in four different sections

The Antalya Film Forum announces its selection
Before the Night by Ali Kemal Çınar, which will be screened in the Feature Work in Progress section

Following the changes made to the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival for its 56th edition (26 October-1 November), the industry section of the festival, the Antalya Film Forum, is also getting an overhaul. Running from 28-30 October, this year, the forum is inviting 29 Turkish projects that will be presented in four different sections. Also, a new team will be running the forum, with Ukrainian producer Olena Yershova Yıldız becoming the new head of the co-production market and project development platform. Yershova Yıldız’s company TatoFilm operates in both Turkey and Ukraine.

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In the Pitching for Feature Films in Development platform, only ten of the almost 100 submitted projects that are currently at the development stage were selected to be presented. Three of them will win prizes totalling TL 90,000 (€13,800) in cash, while one more will get the Color Up Award and one of the attached producers will receive a free pass to the Producers Network at next year’s Cannes Film Festival.

The selection of the platform comprises the following projects:

Between Dog and Wolf - Murat Düzgünoğlu
Producer: Evren YIldırım (Fikirtepe Film)

Cemal - Mehmet Emin Timur
Producer: Faruk Korkmaz (Anima Production)

The Disappeared - Ramin Matin
Producers: Emine Yıldırım, Aslı Erdem (Giyotin Film)

Final Hearing - Ümran Safter
Producer: Suraj Sharma (Ekim Media)

I’m Here I’m Fine - Emine Emel Balcı
Producer: Sevil Demirci (Prolog Film)

Pastor’s Spell - Kenan Kavut
Producer: Barış Yıldırım (By Film Production)

Penny Bank - Ferit Karol
Producer: Nefes Polat (Nefes Film)

Sister’s Tale - Nazlı Eda Noyan
Producer: Alihan Karagül (Independent Forces)

Summer of 95 - Inan Temelkuran
Producer: Kerem Özerdoğan (Mental Film)

Those Who Whistle After Dark - Pınar Yorgancıoğlu
Producer: Bekir Yusuf Açıksöz, Sarah Seulki (Ikinciyeni Film)

In the Feature Work in Progress section, seven projects, of the 25 submitted, will be eligible to win some of the prizes that, this year, are worth TL 120,000 (€18,400). Many of the projects have previously taken part in past editions of the Antalya Film Forum at different stages of development, while some of the previous WIP winners include Emin Alper’s A Tale of Three Sisters [+see also:
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interview: Emin Alper
interview: Emin Alper
film profile
, Banu Sıvacı’s The Pigeon [+see also:
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and Tolga Karaçelik’s Butterflies [+see also:
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film profile

The participants in Feature Work in Progress are as follows:

Before the Night - Ali Kemal Çınar
Producers: Ali Kemal Çınar, Nesra Gürbüz (Layen Film)

Between Two Dawns [+see also:
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interview: Selman Nacar
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 - Selman Nacar
Producers: Burak Çevik (Kuyu Film), Diloy Gülün (Karma Film)

The Cemil Show - Barış Sarhan
Producer: Umut Eğitimci (SARHAN Projects Film)

Deskmate - Ferit Karahan
Producer: Kanat Doğramacı (Asteros Film)

Fractured - Fikret Reyhan
Producer: Nizamettin Reyhan (FNR Film)

The List of Those Who Love Me - Emre Erdoğdu
Producers: Tanay Abbasoğlu, Hazar Ergüçlü, Emre Erdoğdu, Beste Yamalıoğlu (TN Production)

When I’m Done Dying [+see also:
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film profile
- Nisan Dağ
Producers: Müge Özen, Jessica Caldwell, Yağmur Ünal (Solis Film)

Also, seven projects will be screened as part of the Documentary Works in Progress, and they will be going head to head for prizes totalling TL 90,000 (€13,800). The participants are as follows:

Ali Arif Ersen: Mr Wink - Selin Şenköken
Producer: İpek Tugay (Chantier Films)

Bittersweet - Didem Şahin
Producer: Didem Şahin (La Boheme Production)

Ertil, Master of Complications - Yasemin Akıncı
Producers: Aslıhan Altuğ, Kıvılcım Akay (Akay Film)

Expecting - Aslı Akdağ, Banu Sıvacı
Producer: Aslı Akdağ (FM WORKS)

Mom, You Trespassed - İlham Bakır
Producer: İlham Bakır (Karga Production)

Who Is Mihri - Berna Gençalp
Producers: Berat Ilk (Ilk Production), Yonca Ertürk (Pati Film)

Wind Horse - Sidar Inan Erçelik
Producer: Sidar Inan Erçelik (Agaç Gölgesi Film)

Finally, five projects have been shortlisted for the Sümer Tilmaç Antalya Film Support Fund, and one of them may end up receiving support of TL 150,000 (€23,100) from the city of Antalya. At least two-thirds of the film must be shot in the region, and this footage must be featured in the final cut.

The projects selected are:

Affection of the Heart - Soner Caner
Producer: Bilal Bağcı (G11 Production)

Black Night - Özcan Alper
Producer: Soner Alper (Nar Film)

The Depended - Uluç Orhan Durmaçalış
Producer: Şevket Pamir (PMR Production)

Fathers and Jale - Mustafa Haktanır
Producer: Berna Akpınar (Sihirli Pede)

Kara - Ragıp Ergün
Producer: Müge Büyüktalaş (Ultraviolet)

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