The Directors Across Borders (DAB) project announces a call for applications for Armenia-Turkey Cinema Platform (ATCP) Project Development workshop. All interested Armenian and Turkish filmmakers are encouraged to apply. The workshop will be held in Yerevan on July 8-10, 2013 in the frames of the 10th Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival.


The workshop will consist of trainings, presentations, one to one meetings and project pitches. 10 projects will be selected for the workshop. The selected applicants will present their ideas to the international jury who will decide the winner.


The winner will be awarded a prize of 10,000 USD.


The shooting of the awarded project must start after January 2014


Filmmakers from Armenia and Turkey can apply for the workshop by May 31, 2013. Applications sent after this date will not be considered.To apply please fill in the ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM of the same section of the


As the website is temporarily not accessible from Turkey, we kindly ask participants from Turkey to send the applications via e-mail to


You can learn about the rules and regulations of the ATCP Project Development Workshop by visiting the REGULATIONS part of the ARMENIA-TURKEY CINEMA PLATFORM section of the website


Travel and accommodation expenses for participants from Turkey (one participant per project) will be covered by the DAB project.




ATCP began in 2008 as a cooperation between the non-profit company 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 11 films by filmmakers from Armenia and Turkey since it was established.


ATCP is part of the DAB project supported by the European Union through the Eastern Partnership Culture Programme and implemented by GOLDEN APRICOT Fund for Cinema Development in Armenia and its partners:   Anadolu Kültür (Turkey), INTERNEWS (Ukraine), Cinema Art Centre Prometheus (Georgia), and INTERNEWS (Armenia). Throughout 2012-2014, the DAB project will organise a series of workshops, trainings and networking opportunities for film industry professionals for the EU Eastern Partnership region and beyond.