The projects shortlisted for Antalya Film Forum’s Pitching For Feature Films In Development and Sümer Tilmaç Antalya Film Support Fund Platforms have been announced!

The 58th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, supported by Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism and hosted by the Mayor of Antalya Metropolitan MunicipalityMuhittin Böcek, features Antalya Film Forum which will be held between October4-6 online. Antalya Film Forum provides funding and networking support to new projects in their adventure to realisation. 

Antalya Film Forum section of Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival is a co-production market that presents many opportunities to filmmakers to develop their projects. It brings together independent filmmakers, producers, scriptwriters with national and international professionals. The projects shortlisted for Pitching For Feature Films In Development Platform and Sümer Tilmaç Antalya Film Support Fund Platform have been announced. A total of eight projects will compete in the Features platform and three projects will be considered for the Sümer Tilmaç Fund.

Eight projectsselected for Pitching For Feature Films In Development Platform

This year 67 projects were submitted for Pitching For Feature Films In Development Platform. The selection committee consisting of Freddy Olsson, producer and programmer at Göteborg Film Festival; Ilaria Gomarasca, Head of First Cut+ and director Ramin Matin assessed the applicants and chose 8 projects that will participate in this section.

The selected projects are as follows: “A Smile Worthwhile”, directed by Sefa Öztürk and produced by Ekin Çalışır; “After Rain” directed by Kenan Korkmaz and produced by Neval Uysal; “Lodos Boys”, directed by Murat Eroğlu and produced by Meral Balık; “Peer Through the Skin” directed by Sertaç Koyuncu and produced by Diler Ercan; “Seed” directed and produced by Ali Cabbar; “Three Meters” directed and produced by Merve Kuş Mataracı; “Thursday Night is too Dark” directed by Onur Sefer and produced by Tilbe Cana İnan; and “Tussified” directed by Doğu Yaşar Akal and produced by Ali Kaan Ege.

The jury, announced in the coming days, will assess the selected projects and two projects will be awarded TL30 thousand each. One project will be awarded a TRT Feature Film Platform prize equalling TL30 thousand, and one project will receive the Film StandartlarıPostproduction Award.

Three projects selected for Sümer Tilmaç Antalya Film Support Fund!

As one of the strands of the Forum, the Sümer Tilmaç Antalya Film Support Fund Pitching Platform was inaugurated to support each year a single Turkish feature film planning to shoot at least two-thirds of its content in the city of Antalya. The selection committee consisting of script doctor and academic Gülengül Altıntaş, Manager of Digitürk-BeIN Connect National Film and Television Channels Nurdan Sever, and scriptwriter and novelist Uygar Şirin have assessed nine applicants and selected three projects to participate in the competition. The selected projects are as follows: “Love Shop”, written, directed and produced by Halit Eke; “On the Water Surface”, written by Selin Sevinç with the director Zeynep Köprülü and produced by Utku Zeka; and “Philosopher’s Stone ‘Awakening to Freedom’” written by Emel Dam, directed by Ege Şirin, and produced by Bahadır Alptekin. The shortlisted projects will compete for TL150 thousand funding prize. One project will receive Postproduction Award sponsored byFono Film.

Antalya Film Forum Awards Ceremony will take place on 6 October!

Antalya Film Forum is directed by Müge Özen and Pınar Evrenosoğlu. The international consultants of the film forum are Katriel Schory, Kristina Trapp, and Simone Baumann. The jury of Antalya Film Forum will be announced in the coming days.

The 58th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festivalis chaired by Muhittin Böcek, the Mayor of Antalya, and executive directed by Cansel Tuncer, with Ahmet Boyacıoğlu taking the role of Festival director and Başak Emre of artistic director.

Features Pitching Platform

A Smile Worthwhile

Director: Sefa Öztürk

Producer: Ekin Çalışır

Lodos Boys

Director: Murat Eroğlu

Producer: Meral Balık

Thursday Night is Too Dark

Director: Onur Sefer

Producer: Tilbe Cana İnan


Director: Ali Cabbar

Producer: Ali Cabbar


Director: Doğu Yaşar Akal

Producer: Ali Kaan Ege

Three Meters

Director: Merve Kuş Mataracı

Producer: Merve Kuş Mataracı

After Rain

Director: Kenan Korkmaz

Producer: Neval Uysal

Peer Through The Skin

Director: Sertaç Koyuncu

Producer: Diler Ercan


Sümer Tilmaç Antalya Film Support Fund Platform

Love Shop

Scriptwriter: Halit Eke

Director: Halit Eke

Producer: Halit Eke

On The Water Surface

Scriptwriter: Selin Sevinç, Zeynep Köprülü

Director: Zeynep Köprülü

Producer: Utku Zeka

Philosopher’s Stone "Awakening To Freedom"

Scriptwriter: Emel Dam

Director: Ege Şirin

Producer: Bahadır Alptekin