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ANTALYA 2022 Antalya Film Forum

The ninth Antalya Film Forum announces its selection


- The industry platform of the 59th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival is running both physically and online, and will host 27 projects across five different sections

The ninth Antalya Film Forum announces its selection
New Dawn Fades by Gürcan Keltek, which is taking part in Feature Work in Progress

The ninth edition of the Antalya Film Forum, the co-production market and project-development sidebar of the 59th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival (1-8 October), will be held from 2-4 October physically and from 4-6 October online. Spanning five different platforms, the Antalya Film Forum is inviting 27 projects at various stages of production to come and be presented, and is headed up by Armağan Lale and Pınar Evrenosoğlu.

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In the Pitching for Feature Films in Development platform, nine projects (from among the record 76 submitted) that are currently at the development stage, and which have a director and producer from Turkey attached, were selected to be presented in person. Two of them will receive the Antalya Film Forum Pitching for Feature Films in Development Platform Awards, worth TL 40,000 (€2,200) each, while two more prizes will be given out: the Film Standartları Postproduction Award and the Filmarka Equipment Support Award.

The selection of the platform comprises the following projects:

8th Floor - Tunç Şahin
Producers: Aslı Filiz, Ersan Çongar

The Ballad of the Skeleton - Murat Uğurlu
Producer: Büke Akşehirli

Cemile - Nazife Ebru Güney
Producer: Neval Turhallı

Hasan - Hasan Serin
Producer: Önder Önsal

Horseshoe and Nail - Korhan Uğur
Producer: Serpil Altın

Knight Rider 3 - Ziya Demirel
Producer: Anna Maria Aslanoğlu

Nazire - Ragıp Türk
Producer: Seçkin Akyıldız

Moonstone - Safet Ayhan
Producers: Enes Erkan, Pelin Toksal

The Moth - Aslı Akdağ
Producer: Bilal Bağcı

In the Feature Work in Progress section, five projects, out of the 26 submitted, will be eligible to win prizes of a total amount of over TL 200,000 (€11,000): the Features Work in Progress Award, the TRT Features Work in Progress Platform Award, the Special Jury Award, and the Başka Sinema Distribution and Promotion Award.

The participants in Feature Work in Progress are as follows:

8x8 - Kıvanç Sezer
Producers: Emin Akpınar, Kaan Korkmaz, Hatip Karabudak, Kıvanç Sezer

Confrontation - Filiz Kuka
Producers: Seçkin Akyıldız, Filiz Kuka

Dormitory - Nehir Tuna
Producers: Tanay Abbasoğlu, Dorothe Beinemeier

Hesitation Wound - Selman Nacar
Producers: Burak Çevik, Diloy Gülün

New Dawn Fades - Gürcan Keltek
Producer: Arda Çiltepe

Furthermore, five projects will be screened as part of Documentary Works in Progress, and they will be going head to head for prizes totalling over TL 80,000 (€4,400). The participants are as follows:

61 Minutes in Trapped Zone - Canberk Emre İpek
Producers: Merve Tohum, Alican Acar

A Simple Place - Etna Özbek
Producer: Burak Karamete

Elsewhere - Melis Birder
Producers: Melis Birder, Nesra Gürbüz

Hold Still - Berke Baş
Producer: Enis Köstepen

Kavur - Fırat Özeler
Producer: Emir Melek

Running for the third year in a row, the Series/Short Series Platform has received over 60 submissions, and five have been selected to duke it out for the top prize awarded by Netflix Turkey, which includes a free accreditation for the Netflix Turkey Series Project Development Workshop, as well as cash funding of TL 100,000 (€5,500) from Grow Creative.

The selection of the platform comprises the following projects:

Ancient Blue
Creator, director: Emir Ziyalar
Producer: Sarp Kalfaoğlu

Black Stockings
Creator: Tanzer Güven
Producer: Hilal Ergenekon

The Elephant and Time
Creator, director, producer: Bilal Bay

Creators: Tilbe Cana İnan, Kubilay Kara
Producer: Yelin Mckay

Zek the Flatmate
Creator, director: Erinç Durlanık
Producers: Ceren Özkanlı Samlı, Elif Nur Kayalar

Finally, three projects have been selected for the Sümer Tilmaç Antalya Film Support Fund, and one of them will end up receiving support of TL 150,000 (€8,200) from the city of Antalya, in addition to a Post-Production Award sponsored by Fono Film. The stipulations are that at least half of the film must be shot in the city of Antalya, and at least two-thirds of the final cut must include footage of Antalya.

The projects selected are as follows:

Alone - Aziz Alaca
Producer: Fuat Salman

Rabid - Abdurrahman Öner
Producer: Arzu Şenses Öner

Pine Cone - Serhat Gönen
Producer: Serhat Gönen

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