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Armenia - Turkey Cinema Platform

The Armenian – Turkey Cinema Platform (ATCP) which was conceptually founded during the 4th Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival in 2007 is officially established in 2009 under the leadership of Anadolu Kültür and Golden Apricot Film Festival, with a meeting held during Istanbul Film Festival. ATCP aims to facilitate collaboration of filmmakers from both countries, to enhace exchanges in cinema and number of joint productions. Since 2014 the platform has been taking part within the programme of Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process. In the longer term, the ATCP as a platform for production and communication aims to collaborative projects between Armenia and Turkey.

Since 2008, as part of ATCP, filmmakers from two countries have been coming together twice a year, in April and June, at the meetings organized as parallel events of the Istanbul International Film Festival and Golden Apricot Film Festival of Yerevan. The meetings aim to open up ways and bring filmmakers together to talk, discuss and reflect upon films and the shared history through films, and also enable future collaborations.

The platform in addition to project development workshops, organizes screenings, talks, interviews and other events, provides small grants for short films and documentaries.

Since 2010, ATCP has started to give support to filmmakers from Armenia and Turkey for joint productions. During the Istanbul Film Festival and Golden Apricot Film Festival, an international jury evaluates film projects and selects production to be supported. ‘Galata’, ‘Don’t Get Lost Children’, ‘Master of Doves’, ‘Neighbors’ and ‘Puppet Theather’ are among the films which were supported by ATCP until today.

The films produced within the platform are as follows: ‘A Blurry Pastel Painting’, ‘After This Day’, ‘Ziazan’, ‘Diyar’, ‘Our Atlantis’, ‘Saroyan Land’, ‘I Left my Shoes in Istanbul’, ‘Galata’, ‘Don’t get Lost Children’, ‘Master of Doves’, ‘Neighbors’ and ‘Puppet Theather’. ‘The Oud Maker’ and ‘Women on the Window’ are in production.

For more information and questions about ATCP, please contact: [email protected]

ATCP has received support from Open Society Foundation, Global Dialogue, British Consulate in Yerevan, United Nations Representation in Armenia, Gulbenkian Foundation, Eurasia Partnership Foundation, and Chrest Foundation.