Last Thursday I attended a panel organised by IKSV (Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts) at the French Cultural Center and moderated by Mehmet Demirhan.
We, Turkish filmmakers had the chance to meet two leading figures of the international film industry, Georges Goldenstern (Director of Cinefondation and Aide aux Cinemas du Monde, Cannes Film Festival) and Julie Bergeron (Manager of Industry Programmes, Cannes Film Festival). We learned how they select the projects for The Atelier (L’Atelier) as well as we were able to ask so many questions to them.
The other panelists Turkish filmmakers Hüseyin Karabey (Scriptwriter, Director, Producer) Nadir Öperli (Producer) and Enis Köstepen (Producer) who participated at the events at Cannes shared their experiences with us. It was informative, encouraging and also enjoyable to hear their stories.
Many thanks to all panelists and to Meetings on the Bridge, Istanbul Film Festival team.