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ANTALYA 2020 Antalya Film Forum

The Antalya Film Forum goes digital and announces its selection


- The industry platform of the 57th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival will host 29 projects across five different sections

The Antalya Film Forum goes digital and announces its selection
Director Can Evrenol, who is participating in the new Series/Short Series Pitching Platform with his project A Slow-cooked Heart

The seventh edition of the Antalya Film Forum, the co-production market and project development sidebar of the 57th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival (3-10 October), will be held from 5-7 October, entirely online. Spanning five different platforms, and introducing one new one intended for series development, the Antalya Film Forum invites 29 projects at various stages of production to come and be presented. Headed up by Olena Yershova Yıldız, it seeks to bring together independent directors, producers and screenwriters from Turkey with professionals from the international film industry, and to create funding opportunities for new and emerging film projects.

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In the Pitching for Feature Films in Development platform, eight projects (from among the 60 or so submitted) that are currently at the development stage, and have a director and producer from Turkey attached, were selected to be presented. Two of them will receive cash awards, worth TL 30,000 (€3,400) each, while one more will be given the Film Standartları Post Production Award.

The selection of the platform comprises the following projects:

The AshesHüseyin Karabey
Producer: Hüseyin Karabey

BondsSoner Sert
Producer: Seçkin Akyıldız

A Deserved KissMurat Uğurlu
Producer: Asena Bulduk

Not as You Know ItVuslat Saraçaoğlu
Producer: Vuslat Saraçaoğlu

SevenM Tayfur Aydın
Producer: Diloy Gülün

UnknownLusin Dink
Producers: Özcan Alper, İbrahim Karatay

The WitchErman Bostan
Producer: Nilüfer Küyel

When the Sun Comes OutZeynep Güzel
Producers: Beste Yamalıoğlu, Armağan Lale, Cansu Menlikli

A new pitching category is being introduced this year, the Series/Short Series Pitching Platform, which aims to reflect the growing role and importance of series in the audiovisual industry by identifying new talents and encouraging the development of original and creative content. The platform received 35 submissions in its inaugural year, and six have been selected to duke it out for the TL 30,000 (€3,400) BluTV Award, which will support the production of a pilot episode, and the Color up - Color Correction Award.

The selection of the platform comprises the following projects:

Creators, producers: Levent Çetin, Serdar Kökçeoğlu
Scriptwriter: Serdar Kökçeoğlu
Director: Levent Çetin

Giving Birth to a Criminal
Creators, scriptwriters: Ahmet İlker Coşkun, Deniz Bayraktaroğlu
Producer: Deniz Bayraktaroğlu

Keys & the Story of Era
Creator, scriptwriter, director, producer: Doğacan Aktaş

Creator, scriptwriter, director: Mustafa Haktanır
Producer: Yonca Ertürk

Men of Istanbul
Creator, scriptwriter, director: Ali Kemal Güven
Producer: Seda Özkaraca

A Slow-cooked Heart
Creator, director: Can Evrenol
Scriptwriter: Jamie Grefe
Producer: Bora Yüksel

In the Feature Work in Progress section, five projects, out of the 16 submitted, will be eligible to win two cash prizes of TL 80,000 (€9,000) and TL 40,000 (€4,500), the TRT Award, valued at TL 50,000 (€5,600), and the Başka Sinema Distribution and Promotion Award.

The participants in Feature Work in Progress are as follows:

CorridorErkan Tahhuşoğlu
Producers: Zeynep Koray, İris Tahhuşoğlu, Yunus Yunusoğlu

DialogueAli Tansu Turhan
Producers: Ali Tansu Turhan, Burcu Uğuz

Snow and the Bear [+see also:
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Selcen Ergun
Producer: Nefes Polat

Time of Impatience [+see also:
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Aydın Orak
Producer: Aydın Orak

Zuhal [+see also:
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Nazlı Elif Durlu
Producer: Anna Maria Aslanoğlu

Also, seven projects will be screened as part of Documentary Works in Progress, and they will be going head to head for prizes totalling TL 60,000 (€6,700) in cash, along with the Postbıyık Sound Post Production Award and the Başka Sinema Distribution Award. The participants are as follows:

DriftingSomnur Vardar
Producer: Somnur Vardar

Duetİdil Akkuş, Ekin İlkbağ
Producer: Ali Bilgin

Leave the Door OpenÜmran Safter
Producer: Suraj Sharma

Life Beyond BordersHaydar Demirtaş
Producers: Haydar Demirtaş, Can Deniz Şahin, Hasan Demirtaş

Les Enfants terribles [+see also:
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Ahmet Necdet Çupur
Producers: Nadir Öperli, Delphine Morel, Anke Petersen

Witch Trilogy 15+Ceylan Özgün Özçelik
Producer: Armağan Lale

Within the Shadow of MemoriesŞafak Şahin
Producer: Emek Yıldırım Şahin

Finally, three projects have been shortlisted for the Sümer Tilmaç Antalya Film Support Fund, and one of them will end up receiving support of TL 150,000 (€16,750) from the city of Antalya, in addition to a Post Production Award sponsored by Fono Film. The stipulations are that 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 as follows:

Apollon by Day, Athena by NightEmine Yıldırım
Producers: Dilde Mahalli, Emine Yıldırım

Before the Darkİsmet Akgün
Producer: Okan Üzey

Summer DreamsAytaç Uzun
Producer: Nermin Aytekin

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