Armenia-Turkey Cinema Platform Project Development Workshop

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Armenia-Turkey Cinema Platform Project Development Workshop


The Armenia-Turkey Cinema Platform (ATCP) project announces a call for applications for ATCP Project Development workshop. All interested Armenian and Turkish filmmakers are encouraged to apply. The workshop will be held in Istanbul on 14-16 April, 2014 as a parallel event to 33rd Istanbul International Film Festival.
The workshop will consist of trainings, presentations, one to one meetings and project pitches. 10 projects will be selected for the workshop (5 from Armenia and 5 from Turkey). The selected applicants will present their ideas to the international jury.

The winner will be awarded a prize of 10,000 USD with the support of European Union.

Filmmakers from Armenia and Turkey can apply for the workshop by March 28, 2014.

Applications sent after this date will not be considered.

Travel and accommodation expenses for participants from outside Turkey (one participant per project) will be covered by the ATCP project.


 Main preconditions for applying are:

  • Only short films and documentary projects are eligible.
  • The crew should involve filmmakers from both countries: Armenia and Turkey and the films should be co-productions.

 Other Rules and Conditions

 The film proposals are to be suitable for Armenia-Turkey co-production. For co-production opportunities, check Making Films in Turkey and Armenia parts of the following website:

  • Main crew of the film (director, script writer or DOP) has to be from Armenia and Turkey. The percentage of filmmakers from each country should be between 35% – 65%.
  • The workshop will be held in English. A translator will be provided in case of necessity during the presentations. But there will be no translator during the workshop.
  • The shooting of the awarded projects must be completed by July 2015.

 Application Procedures

 The following documents in English should be  send to Irem Argat at no later than 28th of March.

  • Application Form Please click for the form
  • Synopsis / Treatment
  • Director’s / Producer’s statement
  • Director, producer and script writer’s biography and filmography
  • Time / Working schedule for project development
  • Budget
  • Finance Plan


Application evaluation and selections

  • The applications will be evaluated and selected by the Selection Committee consisting of Armenian and Turkish film professionals.
  • Final selection results will be announced by 1 April, 2014.

 ATCP began in 2008 as cooperation between the non-profit company Anadolu Kültür (Turkey) and the Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival (Armenia). It is a common network for the filmmakers of both countries for cooperation and making films together. ATCP has supported the production of 13 films by filmmakers from Armenia and Turkey since it was established.


ATCP 2014 Istanbul workshop takes place within the framework of the programme Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process, supported by European Union.

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