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.
On September 13, 2018, Urban Foundation for Sustainable Development (UFSD) hosted a workshop on “Exchange of Best Practices in Plastic Waste Management between Armenia- and Turkey-based CSOs and Practitioners.” The workshop is part of a project that contributes to the development of cooperation between environmentalists, waste management practitioners, businesses and local authorities of Armenia and Turkey through sharing best practices in plastic waste management. The grantee, Urban Foundation for Sustainable Development in partnership with the Union of Diyarbakir Young Businessmen organized a 1-day workshop in Diyarbakir with participation of 20 representatives of local authorities, plastic waste management practitioners, environmental CSOs, businesses in the field of plastic waste separation and recycling from Armenia and Turkey. The workshop was followed by a study visit to Plastic Waste Recycling Plant in Diyarbakir, as well as a follow-up exchange workshop in Yerevan. Based on the results of the study visit and workshops UFSD will produce a booklet on the best practices of plastic waste management in Armenia and Turkey. The project will result in an increased awareness of stakeholders of the plastic waste management practiced on the other side of the border, as well as will provide an opportunity for networking between practitioners and businesses focusing on plastic waste management. Representatives of local authorities may consider replicating the best practices in plastic waste management in their own communities.
This activity took place within the framework of the Sub-grants Scheme implemented by Eurasia Partnership Foundation as part of the “Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalization Process” programme, funded by the European Union and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.