The workshop has been specifically designed to coincide with the International Istanbul Film Festival. The ATCP, established in 2008 as the first cultural network between the two countries, continues as a co-production and communication initiative aiming to develop close cooperation and links between the two societies by supporting and promoting films and filmmakers from Armenia, Turkey, and the Diaspora. So far, the ATCP supported a production of 18 films addressing the issue of Armenian-Turkish relations: 11 of them are finished, five are in production. Most of these films are available here.
The workshop will consist of trainings, presentations, one to one meetings and project pitches. The participating 10 filmmakers will present their projects to an international jury composed of Turkey- and Armenia-based and international film industry professionals. The winner will be awarded a prize of EUR 7,500 from the budget of the ATNP2 Programme. The workshops will also provide a venue for the demonstration of some of the ATCP-supported films.
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.