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Press Release - October 16, 2017

German-Turkish Co-Production Development Fund supports 4 new film projects


Berlin/Potsdam/Hamburg/Istanbul – In its 7th round of funding, which took place during the 25th edition of Hamburg Film Festival, the German-Turkish Co-Production Development Fund supported 4 new German-Turkish film projects with the amount of 60.000 €.

Among the selected projects is "Ela and Hilmi" by Turkish director Ziya Demirel, whose short film "Sali" was in the short film competition in Cannes in 2015. Berlin-based Kundschafter Film Produktion accounts for the German production part of "Ela and Hilmi".

The full list of funded projects:

"Orange" by Barış Kaya (10.000 €)
Production: Peri Istanbul -  Bilal Bağcı / Bredok Film Production - Mustafa Dok

"Ela and Hilmi" by Ziya Demirel (15.000 €)
Production: istos film - Annamaria Aslanoğlu / Kundschafter Film Produktion - Dirk Engelhardt

"Selam Berlin" by Carsten Fiebeler (15.000 €)
Production: Red Balloon - Dorothe Beinemeier / Solis Film - Müge Özen

"When I'm Done Dying" by Nisan Dağ (20.000 €)
Production: Solis Film - Müge Özen / Red Balloon - Dorothe Beinemeier

In addition to the projects listed above, the Medienboard gave production support to Emin Alpers' "Sisters" (100.000 €, Liman Film / Nadir Öperli, Komplizen Film / Janine Jackowski & Jonas Dornbach) in its September 2017 funding session. The project received development funding from the German-Turkish Co-Production Development Fund in 2016. Alpers' previous film "Frenzy" ran in the Berlinale programme and "Beyond the Hill" was in competition at the Venice Film Festival.

The Medienboard, the Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein film funds and the Istanbul Film Festival / Meetings on the Bridge established the German-Turkish Co-Production Development Fund in 2011. Its aim is to strengthen and support cooperation between German and Turkish filmmakers.


Press Contact:
Ricarda Nowak & Antonia Dedenbach
Communication & Press Film Funding
Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH
August-Bebel-Str. 26-53
14482 Potsdam-Babelsberg
Mail: filmpresse@medienboard.de