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Turkey: ₺1.8 million support to the cinema industry

The Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced that ₺1 million 814 thousand will be given to 65 projects, including ₺624 thousand for 30 script and dialogue writing projects, ₺975 thousand for 31 short film production projects and ₺215 thousand for 4 animation film production projects.

The Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced its support for script and dialogue writing, short film production and animation film production. According to the statement made by the Ministry, an evaluation was made by the 8-person committee consisting of the cinema sector and the ministry representative for the support that will enable the development of Turkish cinema and the young people to step into the sector through the production of new and qualified works.

As a result of the evaluation, it was decided to support ₺624 thousand for 30 script and dialogue writing projects, ₺975 thousand for 31 short film production projects, and ₺215 thousand for 4 animation film production projects, with a total of ₺1 million 814 thousand support for 65 projects.

The increase in the number of female screenwriters and directors who received support was remarkable. While the rate of women who received support in the scenario genre was 50%, and 30% in the type of short film production, all those who received support in the genre of animation film production consisted of female directors. Within the scope of cinema supports that will continue in the coming months, applications for first feature fiction film production, feature film production, distribution and promotion, co-production and post-production support will be evaluated in March, and documentary film support applications will be evaluated in May.

Source: Sabah / Translated by Irem Yildiz

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