‘Meetings on the Bridge’ celebrates 10th anniversary

‘Meetings on the Bridge’ celebrates 10th anniversary

Bringing filmmakers from Turkey together with international professionals, “Meetings on the Bridge” will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, as part of the 34th Istanbul Film Festival, organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts.

Meetings on the Bridge has contributed to the completion of 29 film projects over the past nine years, holding workshops for the first international presentations of feature-length fiction and documentary projects, and films still in production, and organized panels, master classes, and forums geared toward film professionals.

In its 10th year, it will organize an educational program for the projects chosen for the Film Development Workshop to increase the effectiveness of presentations. In addition to this preliminary preparatory program, which will be held in March 2015, films that have proven successful in “Meetings on the Bridge” workshops

will be screened at universities free of charge. The “Meetings on the Bridge” screenings, beginning at Istanbul Bilgi University, will continue throughout the year at other universities, including Galatasaray and Kadir Has.

The application deadline for the Film Development Workshop, where directors, screenwriters and producers give the first international presentations for their feature-length fiction or documentary projects is Jan. 15.

The deadline to apply to the “Work in Progress Workshop,” aiming to create opportunities for projects to find the necessary support in order to complete the production process, is March 2.