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The German-Turkish Co-Production Development Fund turns 10! 6 German-Turkish film ideas funded in current session

Teresa Hoefert de Turégano (MBB), Gülin Üstün (Meetings on the Bridge), Helge Albers (MOIN), Kirsten Niehuus (MBB), Malika Rabahallah (MOIN)

Press Release, 12. Oktober 2021

Berlin/Potsdam/Hamburg – In its current session, the funding round of Medienboard, MOIN Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein and Istanbul Film Festival – Meetings on the Bridge  funded 6 co-productions with a total of 53,000 euros. After a digital edition in 2020, the anniversary session was once more held live at the Filmfest Hamburg this year.

The following 6 projects were selected by the panel for funding:

Another Possibility von Burak Çevik, 10.000 Euro
Koproduktion: Flaneur Films, Berlin 

As Shadows Fade von Burcu Aykar, 10.000 Euro
Koproduktion: Jyoti Film, Hamburg

Gunes von Zeynep Güzel, 10.000 Euro
Koproduktion: Heartwake Films, Berlin  

Yellow Letters von Ilker Çatak, 10.000 Euro
Koproduktion: If… Productions Film, München 

Crystal of Happiness von Emre Yeksan, 8.000 Euro
Koproduktion: Achtung Panda!, Berlin

Tussifed von Dogu Yasar Akal, 5.000 Euro
Koproduktion: Salarfilm Produktion, Hamburg

The German-Turkish Co-Production Development Fund was established in 2011 by MBB, MOIN Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein and Istanbul Film Festival – Meetings on the Bridge. The aim of the fund is to strengthen German-Turkish cooperation and to promote joint film projects between the two countries at an early stage of development. Over the course of its 10-year existence, the German-Turkish Co-Production Development Fund has already been able to support several successful projects. Last year, for example, the film When I’m Done Dying by Nisan Dag, produced by Red Balloon, won the Best Director Award at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. In 2019, Emin Alper’s drama A Tale of Three Sisters, co-produced by Berlin-based Komplizen Film, screened in competition at the Berlinale.

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