Submissions Open for Antalya Film Forum

Submissions Open for Antalya Film Forum

This year, the 60th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival which is hosted by the Antalya Metropolitan Municipality will be held between October 7-14. Antalya Film Forum, the co- production market and project development platform of the Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary. A pivotal space and source of funding for filmmakers to develop their projects, the Antalya Film Forum will take place physically in Antalya from October 8-10, and online from October 10-12, 2023.

Antalya Film Forum is now accepting submissions through the Festival website.

In a written statement, Mayor of Antalya Muhittin Böcek announced that, “Supporting the evolution of our country's film industry is of utmost importance to us. The Antalya Film Forum not only supports the industry but also highlights that Antalya, with its comprehensive facilities, is a natural film set. This year, a total of TL 550 thousand worth of cash prizes would be awarded to projects selected by the main jury at the Antalya Film Forum. In its 10th year, we aspire for the Forum to reach the same 60-year milestone as our festival."

Directed by Armağan Lale and Pınar Evrenosoğlu, this year’s Antalya Film Forum will comprise five 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 Fund Pitching Platform and the Series / Short Series Pitching Platform. As every year, the Forum will continue to support the development of the Turkish film industry, to expand co- production opportunities for projects produced or co-produced out of Turkey, and to strengthen ties between the Turkish and international film industries. As well as the competitive element, pitching sessions and one-on-one meetings of the five platforms, the Antalya Film Forum will continue to reach out to film professionals this year with a series of talks, workshops and masterclasses under the Forum+ umbrella.

Applications can be made via the festival's website starting from today (Wednesday, July 12).

For both the Pitching for Feature Films in Development Platform, which offers funding to fiction films at the project stage, and the Sümer Tilmaç Antalya Film Fund Pitching Platform, which supports a single feature film planning to shoot in the city of Antalya, the final submission deadline is August 2, 2023. The projects selected for both platforms will be announced on Friday, September 8, 2023.

With the Features Work-in-Progress Platform, which provides projects already in production with financial and networking support, and the Documentaries Work-in-Progress Platform, which supports documentary projects in the late stages of shooting or postproduction, the final submission deadline is Friday, August 4, 2023. Projects shortlisted for the Features Work-in- Progress and Documentaries Work-in-Progress Platforms on Tuesday, September 5, 2023.

Given the increasing role and significance of series in the industry, the Series/Short Series Pitching Platform, organized by the Antalya Film Forum to contribute to the development of original and creative content, will once again take place this year, in collaboration with Netflix Türkiye. The regulations and submission deadlines for this platform will be announced in the coming days.

The 60 th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival is chaired by the Mayor of Antalya, Muhittin Böcek, and executive directed by Cansel Tuncer, while Ahmet Boyacıoğlu takes on the role of Festival director and Başak Emre of artistic director.