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Antalya Film Forum Projects Looking For Producers Platform Script Development And Project Design

ABOUT THE PLATFORM

 

Introduced in the fourth year of the Antalya Film Forum, the Projects Looking For Producers Platform is a venue where screenwriters or directors who have written their own scripts will present their scripts in front of the jury. For the current year, the platform will be open to projects applying from Turkey only. Feature films with a minimum running time of 60 minutes are eligible to apply.

 

 

OBJECTIVES

 

The objectives of the Antalya Film Forum Projects Looking For Producers Platform are to:

 

 

DATES

The Antalya Film Forum Projects Looking For Producers Platform Award will be awarded to two feature film scripts. The winners will be announced during the Antalya Film Forum, to be held between October 22-26, 2017.

 

APPLICATION AND SELECTION

 

Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 8, 2017

Announcement of Jury and Projects Selected for the Script Development and Project Design Platform: Monday, September 25, 2017

Script Development and Project Design Platform Presentations: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Announcement of Winners (Antalya Film Forum Closing Ceremony): Thursday, 26 October 2017

 

 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

1) Applicants must complete their applications for the Antalya Film Forum Projects Looking For Producers Platform by filling out the online application form on the Antalya Film Forum section of the International Antalya Film Festival website by Tuesday, September 8, 2017 until the end of business hours (17:00).

2) Projects that have been selected for the Projects Looking For Producers Platform must submit the documents specified in Appendix 1 in Turkish and English. The information in these documents will be included in the 2017 Antalya Film Forum catalog.

3) Only feature film projects that have not previously won any awards at a co-production and project development platform in Turkey, and whose majority co-producers are form Turkey are eligible to apply. Screenwriters can apply for the Projects Looking For Producers Platform with fiction, documentary, animated and experimental film projects.

4) The Antalya Film Forum Advisory Committee will select a minimum of 10 projects to be invited to the Projects Looking For Producers Platform.

5) The selected projects will be announced on the Antalya Film Forum section of the International Antalya Film Festival website by Monday, 18 September, 2017.

6) The Antalya Film Forum will cover the accommodation expenses of the directors and screenwriters of the selected projects for five days between October 22-26, 2017 in Antalya, as well as their two-way travel expenses to Antalya from any city in Turkey. In the case that a project has multiple screenwriters, the Antalya Film Forum will cover the accommodation and travel expenses of a single screenwriter only. The invited film team will represent their projects by attending the conversations to be specified by the Forum, the Antalya Film Forum award ceremony, special media interviews and press meetings.

7) The screenwriters of the selected projects must attend the Projects Looking For Producers Platform presentations. In the case that the screenwriter is not present at the presentations, the selected project will be ineligible for any awards.

 

PRESENTATION

8) The selected projects will meet prospective producers in one-on-one meetings to be arranged throughout the Antalya Film Forum to work on the development of their projects.

9) The screenwriters of the selected projects will deliver their presentations in private sessions to the jury only, without the attendance of accredited guests and professionals.

10) The Projects Looking For Producers Platform Jury will consist of a total of 3 internationally renowned producers, screenwriters and dramaturges with extensive expertise in their fields.

11) The presentations must be delivered in English. If the screenwriter is to present in Turkish, they are responsible from providing English translation. If another person is to deliver the English presenatation, the Antalya Film Forum will not cover their travel and accommodation expenses.

 

AWARDS

12) The Antalya Film Forum Projects Looking For Producers Platform Award will be awarded to two projects among the finalists to be selected by the Projects Looking For Producers Platform Jury.

13) The awards will be announced at the Antalya Film Forum closing ceremony on Thursday, October 26, 2017.

14) The prize money will be shared equally between the screenwriter and the producer.

15) The screenwriters of the projects to be selected for the Script Development and Project Design Platform are responsible for ensuring that their producers specify the award they have won, along with the International Antalya Film Festival and Antalya Film Forum logos, in the opening and closing credits of their film, their press releases and newspaper advertisements, and all publicity material related to their film.

 

PAYMENT PLAN

16) The prize money will be shared between the screenwriter and the producer, with 25.000 Turkish Liras to be paid to the screenwriter and 25.000 Turkish Liras to be paid to the producer.

17) The screenwriters of the winning projects will initially be paid the first instalment of 12.500 Turkish Liras along with the award certificate.

18) The screenwriters of the winning projects will be paid the second instalment of 12.500 Turkish Liras following the submission of the final drafts of their script to the Antalya Film Forum within the following six months.

19) If a winning project signs with a producer within six months, the remaining 25.000 Turkish Liras of the prize money will be paid to the producer for the development of the project.

20) To receive the specified prize, the producer must submit the documents requested by the Antalya Film Forum Management.
21) In the case that no projects are deemed to meet its criteria, the Antalya Film Forum Management reserves the right to not present the award, or to postpone it.

22) If an extension is required, a written request should be submitted to the Antalya Film Forum management.

23) Taxes and other deductions are the responsibility of the Antalya Metropolitan Municipality.

 

COMMITMENT AND AUTHORITY

24) Winning projects of the Projects Looking For Producers Platform are responsible from specifying the award they have won, along with the International Antalya Film Festival and Antalya Film Forum logos, in the opening and closing credits of their film, their press releases and newspaper advertisements, and all publicity material related to their film.

25) Screenwriters of the Projects Looking For Producers Platform Award winning projects are responsible from submitting a monthly status report regarding the latest developments in their projects to the Antalya Film Forum management.

26) By applying for the Antalya Film Forum Projects Looking For Producers Platform, the applying projects commit to abide by the requirements specified in the regulations.

27) The Forum management reserves the right to decide on matters not specified in the regulations.

 

 

APPENDIX 1

Documents Required For Online Application For The Projects Looking For Producers Platform

1. Application Form

2. Letter of motivation (2000 characters with spaces maximum) (Turkish/English)

3. Short synopsis (One paragraph maximum. Turkish: 800 characters with spaces - English: 900 characters with spaces maximum.)

4. Script (if applicable)

5. Treatment (10 pages maximum)

6. Screenwriter’s biography and filmography (1000 characters with spaces each, with film titles in Turkish and English) (Turkish / English)

7. Director’s biography and filmography, if applicable (1000 characters with spaces each, with film titles in Turkish and English) (Turkish / English)

9. Visual presentation and/or storyboard (if applicable)

10. Project reference photograph

11. Alternative portraits of the screenwriter and director (if applicable) (in 300 dpi resolution)