FIRST FILMS FIRST is open for applications!
Goethe Institut’s FIRST FILMS FIRST is an intensive professional training program aimed at
supporting young Southeast European film directors to develop their first feature-length
FIRST FILMS FIRST consists of 4 modules, over a period of one year, which allow the
participants to develop their first feature film project, step-by-step, through different
phases of project development.
The program provides participants with:
mentorship by renowned European film professionals through different phases of development of the first feature film project
the necessary arts and crafts required to enter the professional international scene
first-hand insight and practical knowledge about the ever-changing contemporary European film-making world
contacts with some of the most important European decision makers, auteurs and experts
1 st module: DEVELOPING STORIES TO SCRIPTS
within the framework of the Transylvania International Film Festival, Cluj-Napoca /
2 nd module: FINDING A UNIQUE VISUAL STYLE FOR YOUR FILM & FURTHER SCRIPT
within the framework of the “Manaki Brothers” International Cinematographers Film
Festival, Bitola / Macedonia
3 rd module: DIRECTING ACTORS & FURTHER SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT
within the framework of the Auteur Film Festival, Belgrade / Serbia
4 th module: GETTING READY FOR THE BIG WORLD - PITCHING & PACKAGING YOUR
within the framework of the Sofia International Film Festival / Bulgaria
The program finishes with a pitching presentation of the projects before a group of internationally relevant producers, commissioning editors, distributors and funds representatives at the Sofia Meetings, one of the leading regional co production markets.
Click here to find out more about the application process.