About ATCP

We are people from Turkey and Armenia whose common ground is cinema. We love cinema. Not only do we love cinema, we also believe in the power of cinema to heal, reconcile and make peace. We believe that cinema can help us say things we were not able to for decades, and help us get to know one another. Not only do we believe, we also act on it!


Armenia -Turkey Cinema Platform (ATCP) Project Development Workshop will be held in Istanbul on 10-12 April 2016 as a parallel event to 36th Istanbul Film Festival.

The workshop will consist of presentations, one to one meetings and project pitches. The winner of the workshop will be awarded a prize of 7,500 Euros by European Union.

This year, platform has received 42 project applications from Armenia, Turkey, and Diaspora. The following 10 projects were chosen by the pre-selection committee from Armenia and Turkey. The 10 selected projects are:

1661: CINE-EYE ISTANBUL – director Zeynep Dadak, producer Fenafilm (Turkey - documentary)

Ararat from another side – director Mariam Ohanyan, producer Yelizaveta Petrosyan (Armenia-documentary)

Ducks and Drakes/ Seke Seke – director Sidar Inan Erçelik, producers Esra Saydam and Sidar Inan Erçelik (Turkey - documentary)

Easter– director/producer Mehmet Selcuk BILGE (Turkey – short)

Return – director Selman Deniz, producer Zekeriya Aydoğan  (Turkey- short)

Romeo and Juliet– director Alen Manukyan, producer Ofelya Tovmasyan (Armenia- short)

My Heart is Like Those Ruined Houses – director Ovsanna Gevrogyan (USA, Armenia, short)

The Legend of Lilith – director/producer Evelina Barsegian (Armenia - short)

The Memoirs of Antoine Köpe – director Nefin Dinc, producer Gamze Paker  (Turkey- documentary)

VARTANOUSH – director Duygu Bostancı, producer Kyle Khandikian (Armenia - documentary)

The jury members of the Istanbul meeting are; Melek Ulagay Taylan, documentary filmmaker, Vrej Kassouny, Armenia representative for Eurimages and director of Reanimania Film Festival of Armenia, Emine Yıldırım, producer, Raffi Movsisyan, programmer of Golden Apricot International Film Festival and Gulengul Altıntaş, scholar and script advisor.

ATCP began in 2008 as cooperation between Anadolu Kültür (Turkey) and the Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival (Armenia). It is a common network for the filmmakers of both countries for cooperation and making films together. ATCP has supported the production of 20 films by filmmakers from Armenia and Turkey since it was established.

The ATCP Istanbul workshop 2016 is supported by EU within the framework of the Support to the Armenia- Turkey Normalisation Process programme, Stage 2, funded by the European Union.

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