FIRST FILMS FIRST

Goethe-Institut Young Directors´ Academy South-Eastern Europe

FIRST FILMS FIRST is an intensive professional training program aimed at supporting young Southeast European film directors to develop their first feature-length fiction film.

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

FIRST FILMS FIRST focuses on 8 participants only, in order to provide a face-to-face approach, individually adapting and modifying the program in order to accommodate each participant’s specific needs.

 

June 2017
1st module: DEVELOPING STORIES TO SCRIPTS
within the framework of the Transylvania International Film Festival, Cluj-Napoca / Romania

 

September 2017
2nd module: FINDING A UNIQUE VISUAL STYLE FOR YOUR FILM & FURTHER SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT
within the framework of the “Manaki Brothers” International Cinematographers Film Festival, Bitola / Macedonia

 

November/December 2017
3rd module: DIRECTING ACTORS
within the framework of the Auteur Film Festival, Belgrade / Serbia

 

March 2018
4th module: GETTING READY FOR THE BIG WORLD – PITCHING & PACKAGING YOUR PROJECT
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.

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