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Source: Istanbul Film Festival

The Istanbul Film Festival features miniatures from Turkish artist Murat Palta.

The 13th edition of Meetings on the Bridge, the industry section of the Istanbul Film Festival, has presented a series of cash prizes to a raft of projects in development and in post-production to features by new and estblished filmmakers from Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran and Syria.

Nearly 100 international industry professionals attended the event’s Film Development Workshop that showcased 17 feature projects and the Works In Progress event that provided a platform for six features in post-production.

They included Film Development Workshop jury members Vincenzo Bugno (Berlinale / World Cinema Fund), Rickard Olsson (Picture Tree International), Zsuzsanna Kiraly (Komplizen Film), Teresa Hoefert de Turegano (Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg) and Giovanni Robbiano (MFI).

The Works In Progress Workshop jury was comprised of Kerri Craddock (Toronto International Film Festival), Meinhof Zurhorst (ZDF) and Ioanna Stais (Heretic Outreach).

Full list of awards:

Film Development Workshop

Meetings on the Bridge award (30.000 TL)

Director: Ali Kemal Çınar
Producer Sinan Yusufoğlu
Co-producer Nesra Gürbüz 

CNC award (Euros 8,000)

New Dawn Fades
Director: Gürcan Keltek
Producer: Arda Çiltepe

Melodika Sound Award

The List Of Those Who Loved Me
Director: Emre Erdoğdu
Producers: Zeynep Kora and Emine İzmir

GeniusPark Special Effects Award

A Day Or Part Of A Day
Director: Burak Çevik
Producer: Selman Nacar

Mediterranean Film Institute (MFI) Script and Development Workshop Award

My Brother’s Army
Producer: Adam Isenberg

Transilvania Pitch Stop Award

Everything In Its Right Place
Producer: Engin Palabıyık
Director: Berrak Çolak

Postbıyık Sound Production Award

The Empty House
Director: Rati Tsiteladze
ProducerL Nino Varsimashvili

Works in progress awards

Color Up Award and Key Art Design Award

Director: Ali Vatansever
Producer Selin Tezcan

The Başka Sinema award

The Pigeon Thieves
Director Osman Doğan
Producers: Sinan Sertel and Turgay Şahin 

The Paz Digital Communication award

Siren’s Call
Director: Ramin Matin
Producer: Emine Yıldırım

The 13th edition of Meetings on the Bridge was held from 6– 14 April 2018 within the 37th Istanbul Film Festival. The Meetings on the Bridge awards ceremony was held at a reception hosted by l’Institut Français.