This year, platform has received 42 project applications from Armenia, Turkey, and Diaspora. The following 10 projects were chosen by the pre-selection committee from Armenia and Turkey. The 10 selected projects are:
1661: CINE-EYE ISTANBUL – director Zeynep Dadak, producer Fenafilm (Turkey - documentary)
Ararat from another side – director Mariam Ohanyan, producer Yelizaveta Petrosyan (Armenia-documentary)
Ducks and Drakes/ Seke Seke – director Sidar Inan Erçelik, producers Esra Saydam and Sidar Inan Erçelik (Turkey - documentary)
Easter– director/producer Mehmet Selcuk BILGE (Turkey – short)
Return – director Selman Deniz, producer Zekeriya Aydoğan (Turkey- short)
Romeo and Juliet– director Alen Manukyan, producer Ofelya Tovmasyan (Armenia- short)
My Heart is Like Those Ruined Houses – director Ovsanna Gevrogyan (USA, Armenia, short)
The Legend of Lilith – director/producer Evelina Barsegian (Armenia - short)
The Memoirs of Antoine Köpe – director Nefin Dinc, producer Gamze Paker (Turkey- documentary)
VARTANOUSH – director Duygu Bostancı, producer Kyle Khandikian (Armenia - documentary)
The jury members of the Istanbul meeting are; Melek Ulagay Taylan, documentary filmmaker, Vrej Kassouny, Armenia representative for Eurimages and director of Reanimania Film Festival of Armenia, Emine Yıldırım, producer, Raffi Movsisyan, programmer of Golden Apricot International Film Festival and Gulengul Altıntaş, scholar and script advisor.
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.
Ms. Arpine Aleksanyan and Ms. Sona Baloyan from Yerevan, from “Matenadaran” Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts, were supported with the travel grant to visit Istanbul, Turkey for meetings with the Armenian Patriarchate, Armenian high schools, foundations and publishing houses to discuss possibilities of further collaboration on preserving the Armenian culture.