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.
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.