05 July 2019


GAIFF Pro, the industry platform within Golden Apricot IFF is ready to launch the second edition of C2C Market. Designed for emerging directors from Lesser Caucasus region (countries including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey and Iran), market hosts up two three projects and 2 work-in-progress films from each country. This year the platform received 40 projects and 21 work-in-progress films from Armenia, Georgia, Iran and Turkey. International selection committee of C2C Project Market (Martin Hagemann, producer (Germany) and Dominique Welinski, producer (France)) chose 11 projects to be presented in Yerevan, Armenia.


THE TRAP, Tatev Hakobyan, Armenia

ELENA CAKE (AKA BUTTERFLY), Lilit Movsisyan, Armenia

PAS DE TROIS, Diana Kardumyan, Armenia

ARTIFICIAL SKY, Anna Sarukhanova, Georgia

LISA IS A WHORE, George Varsimashvili, Georgia

HISTORY LESSONS, Misho Antadze, Georgia

TENANT, Amir Hossein Asgari, Iran

LULLABY, Mahbube Soltani, Amir Athar Soheili, Iran

MASQUERADE, Nuri Cihan Ozdogan, Turkey

THE HERO IN ME, Sinan Sertel, Turkey

GULIZAR, Belkis Bayrak, Turkey


C2C Work-in-progress market committee, including Albert Wiederspiel (Director of Humburg IFF, Germany) and Karen Arikian (Producer, USA), selected 8 projects to participate in the market.


5 DREAMERS AND A HORSE, Vahagn Khachatryan, Aren Malakyan, Armenia

MEL, Inna Sahakyan, Armenia

BLOCKADE, Hakob Melkonyan, Armenia

GURI DEDA TUIA, Giorgi Parkosadze, Georgia

MY HOME IS BEYOND THE RAINBOW, Natia Arabuli-Weger, Georgia

VEGGIE GARDEN IN THE CONFLICT ZONE, Besik Solomanashvili, Georgia

TWO DOGS, Amir Azizi, Iran

TRACES, Sezgin Cengiz, Turkey

LEYLA ONCE AGAIN, Barış Hancıoğulları, Turkey



The Danny Lerner Award, funded by Nu Boyana Film Studios will be granted within C2C Project Market. The winning project will receive 50 000 Euros for services in the studios, including rental of various production facilities, such as sets, stages, tank, props, costumes, equipment and etc., as well as 5000 Euros in cash for fees of crew, technicians and for consumptives. Selected by an international jury, the winning project should be completed within the upcoming two years. 

In addition, OPTICAL ART (Digital & Film GmbH) will provide a prize to one of the projects presented in C2C Work-in-Progress market. The winning project will have an opportunity to make a 2K DCP (fully DCI-compliant, including 5.1 and/or 7.1 audio plus up to three different subtitled versions.  The package will include the mastering, a professional DCP-HDD (CRU DC Carrier) a thorough quality control and an approval screening on company’s cinema screen.

Films, participated in GAIFF/GAIFF Pro project development activities during previous years will have an opportunity to showcase their films in the frames of C2C Showcase. Two films from Turkey, RETURN and SIREN’S CALL, as well as one Georgian film, NEIGHBOURS, are  included in C2C.