The New Film Fund films received prestigious awards at summer festivals!


2015 post-production grantees director Shevaun Mizrahi and producers Deniz Buga and Shelly Grizim received Special Mention at Locarno Festival's Concorso Cineasti del presente section with their film Distant Constellation

Supported the same year at the production phase, director Ayşe Toprak and producer Ekin Çalışır got the Human Rights Award at Sarajevo Film Festival's documentary competition with Mr. Gay Syria


The New Film Fund Films are at DOKLeipzig 2016!


4 films supported by the fund in 2015 and 2016 are in the Country Focus On Turkey program of DOKLeipzig 2016! 2015 first round post-production grantee Attention!, 2015 second round production grantee Boy With The Camera, Atlas post-production grantee Welcome Lenin and 2016 first round Atlas post-production grantee Emancipated Audience: Struggle for The Emek Movie Theatre are among the selected films. 


New Film Fund is a programming partner of Getting Real' 16!


New Film Fund has become one of the programming partners of Getting Real this year. Organized by International Documentary Association (IDA), the conference will take place between September 27-29 in Los Angeles. The fund also hosts a panel at the conference on the global trends in censorship and documentary making called Killing the Chicken to Scare the Monkey: Filmmaking in the Time of Censorship


"We spoke with the Coordinator of the New Film Fund about the initiative to support independent docs in Turkey."


A Time Out Istanbul interview about the second year of the fund, its prospective aims and the next application period. 


“By creating a platform that encourages diversity and freedom of speech, we hope to enable the development of independent film production in Turkey.”


Open Radio (Açık Radyo) has interviewed Zeynep Güzel, the coordinator of the New Film Fund after the launch of the second year and the new application period. The interview can be listened from radio archive in Turkish. 


"New Film Fund in Turkey Aims to Strengthen Independent Film Sector"

EDN (European Documentary Network) has interviewed the New Film Fund Non-fiction Film Support Program's coordinator Zeynep Guzel about the emergence and the future of the fund as well as the Independent Film Sector in Turkey. Read more from EDN's website.