Submissions to the first edition of Malatya Film Platform ended on September 1st, Friday. 108 projects have been submitted, including screenplays by awarded filmmakers along with debut projects.
Turkish Cinema will gain new talents through Malatya Film Platform, Mayor Ahmet Çakır said. Expressing his great joy at seeing such a high demand for the platform, he also added that the platform aims to support the national cinema and encourage the film projects based on Turkey’s ancient values.
Festival Director Suat Köçer said that the Malatya Film Platform will provide the directors and producers with opportunities to develop their projects, and it will be an important meeting point for the national filmmakers. He also noted that along with the awards, directors and producers of the 10 shortlisted films will get to work with experienced film professionals during 4 days on project development, pitching and co-productions. Subsequently, one of the two films selected by the jury will be awarded with 100,000 TL prize money as Ertem Eğilmez Family Films Production Support Award, while the other one will receive TRT’s Preemption Support. With the participation of many national and international film professionals; talk sessions, workshops, master classes and various events will be held as part of the Malatya Film Platform.
Malatya Film Platform, which aims to provide pre-production support for the film projects as well as hosting discussions on current co-production opportunities with the participation of film professionals, will be held between 11 and 15 November, 2017, as part of the 7th Malatya International Film Festival.