Line-up of Work in Progress Category of

Line-up of Work in Progress Category of "Bosphorus Film Lab" and "First Cut Lab" have been revealed!

9 projects in total will be hosted in the work-in-progress category of Bosphorus Film Lab; the industry section of 8th Bosphorus Film Festival; and in First Cut Lab, to be organized for the second time this year as a part of Bosphorus Film Lab.

Organized by Bosphorus Culture & Art Foundation with the contribution of Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism, General Directorate of Cinema, and support of Global Communication Partner; Anadolu Agency; 8th Bosphorus Film Festival’s industry section - which, this year, will run from 23-30 October – Bosphorus Film Lab’s line-up of work-in-progress category as well as First Cut Lab, which will be organized for the second time this year as a part of Bosphorus Film Lab,  have been unveiled.

This year, Bernd Buder, programme director of Connecting Cottbus; co-production market of  Film Festival Cottbus, and Berlinale Forum Programme Advisor; Anne Delseth, member of the selection committee of Directors' Fortnight section of Cannes Film Festival and Locarno Film Festival; and Serdar Can, General Manager of CGV Mars Distribution will evaluate the 7 projects vying within work-in-progress category, which will make their presentations for TR Ministry of Culture and Tourism Special Award and CGV Mars Film Distribution Award.

This year, 7 Projects are Vying within Work-in-progress Category

This year, 7 projects have been selected as finalists for the work-in-progress category. The projects to be judged by the jury are:


Director: Ali Tansu Turhan, Producer: Ali Tansu Turhan, Burcu Uguz


Director & Producer: Cuneyt Karakus

The Hero in Me

Director: Sinan Sertel, Producer: Halil Kardas

Snow and the Bear

Director: Selcen Ergun, Producer: Nefes Polat


Director: Erkan Tahhusoglu, Producer: Iris Tahhusoglu, Yunus Yunusoglu, Zeynep Koray

The Pot

Director: Ahmet Toklu, Producer: Recep Toklu

Like Cranes

Director: Iffet Eren Danisman Boz, Producer: Eyup Boz, Iffet Eren Danisman Boz

Two Projects Selected to the First Cut Lab are Revealed

First Cut Lab, an editing workshop designed to develop the feature films in editing phase with the consultants in accordance with the international standards, will be organized within Bosphorus Film Lab for the second time this year. Directors and producers selected to the First Cut Lab will have the opportunity to work individually with the editing supervisors and workshop consultants on the editing and festival & distribution strategies.

Two Projects Selected to First Cut Lab from the applications are;

A Hope

Director: Umit Koreken, Producer: Umit Koreken, Nursen Cetin Koreken

The Data Collector

Director & Producer: Ekrem Aydin

Bosphorus Film Lab will be Organized Online This Year!

To be organized as a part of 8th Bosphorus Film Festival, Bosphorus Film Lab will be organized this year at the digital platform. Creating an active sharing environment by bringing together the foreign guests with participants at a digital platform, Bosphorus Film Lab activities, special trainings for the finalists and pitching sessions for the invited professionals will be organized online.