BRIDGES EUROPE - TURKEY at the Istanbul International Film Festival (April 3-18, 2010)

    With BRIDGES EUROPE - TURKEY, European Film Promotion (EFP) will be launching a new programme at the 29th edition of the Istanbul International Film Festival. Between April 12-14, the festival, in close cooperation with EFP, will highlight and present 10 current European and 12 Turkish productions of up-and-coming directors.

    Apart from the aim of raising public awareness for the selected films in this year's European Capital of Culture, the idea is to facilitate and improve the films' distribution beyond their borders. Key European distributors will be invited to Istanbul to see the newest in Turkish fare; at the same time, the Turkish industry will have the chance to watch new and exciting European cinema with festival audiences. In addition, special industry screenings will take place in the presence of the invited professionals. BRIDGES EUROPE - TURKEY is financially supported by the MEDIA International programme of the European Union, the participating EFP member organisations and the Istanbul European Capital of Culture programme.

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