12 Punto 2022 Submissions are Now Open

Submissions for “12 Punto 2022”, which will be held for the 4th time this year by the TRT Directorate of Cinema, started today. Submissions to 12 Punto, Turkey’s largest script development and co-production platform, which is eagerly awaited by everyone interested in cinema, can be made at www.trt12punto.com until 12 February 2022.

Submissions for “12 Punto 2022”, which is the first and only project for the cinema industry in Turkey, have started. The event, which will be held for the 4th time by TRT, will bring together the leading names of Turkish and world cinema this year.

Feature and short film projects will be accepted.

Feature and short film project submissions for “12 Punto 2022” will continue until 23:59 on Saturday, February 12, 2022. Submissions will only be made through the submission form on www.trt12punto.com. After the evaluation of the feature projects by the pre-jury, the 12 finalist projects will be announced on April 12, 2022.

Among the 12 finalists selected by the international jury in the feature film category, TRT Co-Production Award will be given to 3 projects, TRT Pre-Purchase Award to 3 projects and TRT Project Development Award (50,000 TL) to 6 projects.

TRT Short Film Production Award will be given to 12 projects among the short film project submissions. Award-winning project owners will be announced on April 12. In June, script development workshops will be held. The completed short films will be broadcast on TRT 2.

International co-productions in which Turkish producers are partners with low shares (minority co-productions) will also be able to apply for 12 Punto until February 12, 2022. The TRT International Co-Production Award paves the way for Turkish cinema to gain an international identity.

Last year, nearly 500 submissions for long and short feature projects were made.

In 2021, international jury members were Oscar Nominee director of TRT Co-production Quo Vadis Aida, director Jasmila Zbanic, producer of Ken Loach’s films Rebecca O’Brien, Asia Pacific Film Awards President Tracey Vieira, Berlin Film Festival Co-production Market Director Martina Bleis and Sata Cissokho, Purchasing Director of Memento, one of the sales agencies. Last year, nearly 500 feature and short film project submissions were made in 12 Punto.

How does the submission process work for the feature projects in 12 Punto?

An independent pre-jury consisting of 5 members will select the 12 finalist projects among the submissions. The teams of the projects which made it to the finals will hold meetings with a world-renowned script and marketing consultants during the 12 Punto week which will be held in June. Then, they will present their projects to the international jury, which include the most important names of the international cinema industry.

Projects to be applied for 12 Punto must meet the submission requirements for “Feature film projects with a Turkish producer as the main producer”, “International feature film projects with a low share partner of a Turkish producer” and “Short film projects”. Submissions for feature film projects must be made by a production company, and there is no such requirement in the short film category.