April 14, 2015

Call for Applications: Eurasia Doc Documentary Scriptwriting Residency for Filmmakers from Turkey and Armenia

Dates: June 1-13, 2015
Place: santralistanbul Campus

Application deadline: April 23, 2015

How does an idea become a project, and how does a project become a documentary script? How can the film one dreams of, become reality? These are some of the essential questions for any filmmaker that writing must first resolve or at least clarify.

Two French Organisations, Ecran Libre and Docmonde collaborate since 2011 with many local organisations from Central Asia, Caucasus and East Russia (Kazakhfilms, Kyrgyzfilms, Arts Council of Mongolia, …) to propose documentary workshops and transregional coproduction meetings in the framework of Eurasiadoc. These workshops and meetings give the opportunity to the selected film projects to be a part of a documentary film collection ''Lumière d'Eurasie''. Today, Lumière d'Eurasie gathers 49 films (some of them are still in process).

In the 4th year of Eurasiadoc scriptwriting residency project, Ecran Libre and Docmonde invite documentary filmmakers from Turkey and Armenia for a two weeks of documentary development workshop in Istanbul during 1-13th June 2015, followed by a coproduction meeting in Armenia, in presence of European and local producers and TV broadcasters.

This workshop will be held in partnership with "Institut Français en Turquie" (IFT) (French Cultural Institute in Turkey), İstanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Communication (Istanbul), IFEA (French Institute for Anatolian Studies), IKSV (Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts) GAIFF (Golden Apricot International Film Festival, Yerevan), Anadolu Kültür (Istanbul) and ATCP (Armenia-Turkey Cinema Platform).

The aims of this project are:
To help people who want to develop a professional approach of documentary film making, with a strong personal artistic approach
To build strong professional networks across these regions and between these regions and Europe

Participation is free of charge. Travelling costs, catering and accommodation are also paid by the project's funds.

Please find more details and the application documents here

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