Submissions have opened on the Festival website for this year’s Antalya Film Forum, the co-production market and project development platform of the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival. The Festival, now in its 58th year, will run from October 2-9, 2021 and be hosted by the Antalya Metropolitan Municipality with the support of the Turkish Ministry of Culture & Tourism. Like last year, the 2021 Antalya Film Forum will be held virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic and take place between October 4-6, 2021. The event is to be directed by Müge Özen and Pınar Evrenesoğlu, with co-production specialist, Katriel Schory, taking on the role of Antalya Film Forum international consultant.
In a written statement, the Mayor of Antalya, Muhittin Böcek, indicated that the Antalya Film Forum would comprise five separate categories: the Pitching for Feature Films in Development Platform, the Features Work in Progress Platform, the Documentaries Work in Progress Platform, the Sümer Tilmaç Antalya Film Support Fund Pitching Platform, and lastly, the Series / Short Series Pitching Platform, which was inaugurated last year.
Submissions for the Features Work in Progress Platform, which provides funding and networking support to emerging projects produced or co-produced in Turkey, and the Documentaries Work in Progress Platform, where support is given to documentary projects that have completed principal photography or are at the post-production stage, must be received by the deadline of August 19, 2021.
The submission deadline for the Pitching for Feature Films in Development Platform, a competition for full-length fiction films at the development stage, has been announced as August 23, 2021.
For the Sümer Tilmaç Antalya Film Support Fund Pitching Platform, which provides support to a single feature film produced or co-produced in Turkey and scheduled to shoot in the city of Antalya, the submissions deadline is August 19, 2021.
The Series / Short Series Pitching Platform was launched as a new addition to the Forum program last year as a reflection of the growing role and importance of series in the audiovisual industry. The category seeks both to identify new talent and to contribute to the development of original and creative content by providing national and international support, as well as to help and encourage series producers. The deadline for submissions to the Series / Short Series Pitching Platform has been set as August 23, 2021.
Projects selected for the Features Work in Progress and Documentaries Work in Progress Platforms will be announced on September 7, 2021, for the Series / Short Series Pitching Platform on September 9, 2021, and for the Pitching for Feature Films and the Sümer Tilmaç Antalya Film Support Fund Pitching Platforms on September 13, 2021.
The 58th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival is chaired by Mayor of Antalya, Muhittin Böcek, and executive directed by Cansel Tuncer. The Festival director is Ahmet Boyacıoğlu and the artistic director Başak Emre.
58th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival
October 2-9, 2021
8th Antalya Film Forum
October 4-6, 2021