Five films are supported by the 8th edition of German-Turkish Co-production Fund were announced at the 26th Hamburg Film Festival.

The Fund is created with the collaboration of Istanbul Film Festival – Meetings on the Bridge, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, and Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, and with the support of the Republic of Turkey’s Ministry of Tourism and Culture.

The selection committee were consisted of representatives from various institutions. Among 15 applicants, 5 projects were rewarded with 68.500 Euro in total. The full list  of funded projects are as follows:

  • Ceylan Özgün Özçelik – 18+ – 18.500 Euro

Co-producers: Armağan Lale- Filmada, Titus Kreyenberg- Una Film

  • Gürcan Keltek – Yeni Şafak Solarken / New Dawn Fades – 7000 Euro

Co-producers: Gürcan Keltek, Arda Çiltepe- Gürcan Keltek Films, Stefan Gieren- The Storybay

  • Ali Kemal Çınar- Normal – 10.000 Euro

Co-producers: Sinan Yusufoğlu, Nesra Gürbüz- Layen Film, Sophia Ayissi- Klinker Film

  • Selcen Ergun- Kar ve Ayı / Snow and the Bear- 18.000 Euro

Co-producers: Nefes Polat- Nefes Films, Johannes Jancke, Michael Eckelt – RivaFilm Produktion

  • Nazlı Elif Durlu- Zuhal – 15.000 Euro

Co-producers: Annamaria Aslanoğlu- Istos Film, Jamila Wenske- One Two Films

The Medienboard, the Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein Film Fund and the Istanbul Film Festival – Meetings on the Bridge established the German-Turkish Co-Production Development Fund in 2011 with the aim of strengthening and supporting the cooperation between German and Turkish filmmakers.

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