The Bosphorus Film Lab unveils its selection
- The industry section of the seventh Bosphorus Film Festival has invited 16 projects to take part in workshops, while First Cut Lab Turkey is being organised for the very first time
Continuing its focus on contributing to the production of local feature films, the Bosphorus Film Lab (BFL), the industry section of the seventh Bosphorus Film Festival, will run from 19-24 October this year. The BFL is organised in partnership with Turkey’s national pubcaster, TRT, which is also providing the main co-production award in the Project Development Platform. Ten projects on the lookout for co-production partnerships will be presented, while six projects will be screened as works in progress. Also, First Cut Lab Turkey is being organised for the first time (see the news), and three Turkish films are participating in it.
The projects in the BFL’s Project Development Platform will be evaluated by Faruk Güven, TRT Co-productions and Foreign Productions manager; Hugo Rosák, head of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival’s Eastern Promises Industry Days; and Evgeniya Tirdatova, a member of the selection committee for the Moscow International Film Festival.
The selection of the Project Development Platform includes:
Anatolian Panther - Or?un K?ksal
Producers: Alara Hamamc?o?lu, Arda ?iltepe (Vigo Film)
The Cycle - Erkan Tahhu?o?lu
Producer: Erkan Tahhu?o?lu (?iyara Yap?m)
Final Hearing - ümran Safter
Producer: Suraj Sharma (Ekim Medya)
Glass Curtain - Fikret Reyhan
Producer: Nizamettin Reyhan (FNR Yap?m)
Gülizar - Belk?s Bayrak
Producer: ?ktem Ba?ol, Murat Ya?ar Bayrak (Saba Film)
Let Who Has the Most Grudge Cast the First Stone - ?leri ?t?l ?ayan ?nan?
Producer: Derya Tar?m (Lacivert Film)
Not As You Know It - Vuslat Sara?o?lu
Producer: Vuslat Sara?o?lu (Stre? Film)
Snow and the Bear - Selcen Ergun
Producer: Nefes Polat (Nefes’ Film)
Treasure - Canbert Yerguz
Producer: Canbert Yerguz, ?ebnem Kiti? (Ptot Film Yap?m)
X-Land - K?v?lc?m Akay
Producer: Asl?han Altu? (Akay Yap?m)
In the Work in Progress section, the projects will be judged by Bianca Taal, programmer at International Film Festival Rotterdam; Serdar Can, CGV Mars Distribution general manager; and Emma Boa, senior programme manager at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Two projects will be awarded with the 25,000 TL (€4,000) prizes provided by the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism and CGV Mars Film Distribution.
The participants in Work in Progress are as follows:
Ali's Nature - Levent ?etin
Producer: Canol Balkaya
Forgiveness - Cem ?zay
Producer: Cem ?zay (ABC Film Yap?m)
Going Blind - Hac? Osman
Producer: Hac? Orman (Praksis Film)
I Had a Dream - Murat ?eri
Producer: Filimetre Medya Yap?m ve Organizasyon
Mauser - Fatih ?zcan
Producer: Enes Erbay (Teferruat Film)
Restless Forever - ?lke Ye?ilay
Producer: Zafer Ye?ilay (Greenmoon Film)
Finally, First Cut Lab Turkey, also running from 19-24 October, has selected three projects that are currently in the editing phase, and the team that has been appointed by Matthieu Darras, the director of First Cut Lab, comprises Jacques Comets, editor and editing consultant; FCL programme manager Maartje Alders; Lithuanian producer Dagne Vild?iūnaite (Just A Moment); Greek producer Konstantinos Kontovrakis (Heretic); and Angers Film Festival programmer Arnaud Gourmelen.
The selection of First Cut Lab Turkey includes:
The Cemil Show - Bar?? Sarhan
Producer: Umut E?itimci
Deskmate - Ferit Karahan
Producers: Kanat Do?ramac?, Alex Craciun
Geranium - ?a??l Bocuto?lu
Producers: Asl? Erdem, ?a??l Bocuto?lu
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