Armenia -Turkey Cinema Platform (ATCP) Project Development Workshop will be held in Yerevan on 10-11 July 2017 as a parallel event to 14th Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival.
The workshop will consist of presentations, one to one meetings and project pitches. The winner of the workshop will be awarded a prize of 7,500 Euros.
This year, platform has received 36 project applications from Armenia, Turkey, and their Diasporas. The following 10 projects were chosen by the pre-selection committee from Armenia and Turkey.
Armenian-Turkish Dictionary – director/producer Tigran Khzmalyan (Armenia)
BALYAN: BEHIND the CULTURAL HERITAGE- director Garo Vram Babayan (Turkey)
Bread and Tan – director/producer Gagik Ghazareh (Armenia)
Cosi La Vita – director Güliz Sağlam, producer Nagehan Uskan (Turkey)
Could I Know You More - director Aramayis Mkrtchyan, producer Karapet Hakobyan (Armenia)
DJs of Peace – director Arman Yeritsyan, producer Seg Kirakossian (Armenia)
Dolma – director/producer Tarkan Kaynar (Turkey)
Marc and Marc and Kiko – director/producer Naira Muradyan (Armenia)
The Life of Madam X – director Tuğçe Aydın, co-director Elsa Ginoux (Turkey)
The Two Ordeals – director Ayşe Ayben Altunç, producer Bülent Yarbaşı (Turkey)
The jury members of the Yerevan meeting are; Melek Ulagay Taylan, documentary filmmaker, Nadir Öperli, film producer, Çiğdem Mater, film producer and ATCP coordinator (Turkey), Susanna Harutyunyan, GAIFF Aristic Director and ATCP coordinator (Armenia), Nune Hakhverdyan, film- journalist, member of the Armenian Association of Film Critics and Cinema Journalists, Nouneh Sarkissian, the Managing Director of the Media Initiative Center and Gegham Manukyan, the director of the news & political programmes at Yerkir Media TV.
ATCP began in 2008 as cooperation between Anadolu Kültür (Turkey) and the Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival (Armenia). It is a common network for the filmmakers of both countries for cooperation and making films together. ATCP has supported the production of 20 films by filmmakers from Armenia and Turkey since it was established.
The ATCP Yerevan workshop 2017 is supported by EU within the framework of the Support to the Armenia- Turkey Normalisation Process programme, Stage 2, funded by the European Union.
Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF) in collaboration with TOG (Community Volunteers Foundation, Turkey) organised an exchange visit of Armenia-based youth workers and volunteers to Istanbul, Izmit and Eskişehir on July 18-23, 2017 implemented as a part of EPF’s YouthBank activity within the framework of programme Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process, funded by the European Union.