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Efes sponsors Meetings on the Bridge

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“Meetings on the Bridge”, organised for the 8th time this year as a part of Istanbul Film Festival, will bring together filmmakers from Europe and Turkey.

It will continue to offer opportunities for initial international presentations of feature films and documentaries from Turkey that are still being shot or in post-production stage. As the sponsor of the Turkish Cinema section for the past 25 years, Efes will be sponsoring “Meetings on the Bridge” for the first time in 2013.

Under the scope of “Meetings on the Bridge”, the 2nd edition of “Work In Progress” will be open to feature-length fiction or documentary films that are still being shot or in post-production stage. Films at these stages may apply for the “Work In Progress”, which aims to support the completion, international publicity and recognition of film projects.

Producers of feature-length fiction or documentary films who wish to participate at the Meetings on the Bridge “Work In Progress” may do so at the e-mail address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. until Friday, 8 March. Regulations and application form will be online at film.iksv.org/en /meetingsonthebridge.

An international jury of distributors, festival representatives and producers will evaluate presentations of the films selected among the applications for Work In Progress and watch their off-line editing. The projects selected by the jury at the end of the workshop will be awarded with 10.000 US Dollars “Efes Award” and “1000VOLT Post-Production Award”, presented for the first time this year.

Directors and producers of the selected films will hold a special screening and presentation to international film professionals only (distributors, festival and fund representatives, broadcasters and buyers). The international jury will assess presentations of the films selected from among the submissions for “Meetings on the Bridge – Work In Progress” and watch their off-line edits. The projects selected by the jury at the completion of the workshop will be awarded first “Efes Award” worth US$ 10,000 to be used for the publicity of the film and the “1000VOLT Post-Production Award”.

Awards for the projects selected both at the Film Development Workshop and Work In Progress Workshop, organised as a part of Meetings on the Bridge, will be presented at the award ceremony on Thursday, 11 April.

The 32nd Istanbul Film Festival is organised by İKSV under the sponsorship of Akbank between 30 March and 14 April 2013.
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