LONDON — Ang Lee’s “Lust, Caution” will open the 3rd Eurasia Film Fest, set to unspool Oct. 19-28. The showcase is part of Turkey’s Antalya Golden Orange Film Fest, one of the country’s two most prestigious competitions for Turkish cinema along with Istanbul, and includes the Eurasia film market, set to run Oct. 22-25.
Fest organizers have unveiled a series of plans aimed at boosting film ties between Turkey and execs in both Europe and Asia. Eurasia fest officials are introducing a co-production and script development fund. Applications will be accepted from across the world with the only stipulation that one of the project’s co-producers be a Turkish shingle. The winning projects will receive $20,000 each at the closing night ceremony Oct. 28.
Also new to the fest this year will be a Netpac (Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema) award that will be given out during the international competish of Eurasia film fest section.
Fest will include retrospectives of recently deceased helmers Michelangelo Antonioni and Ingmar Bergman, as well as Turkish preems, screening out of competition, of Cristian Mungiu’s Palme d’Or winner “4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days,” Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi’s “Persepolis” and Julian Schnabel’s “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.”