Maja Kriznik's debut Beasts and Aron Horvath's debut Lost Years received 425,000 EUR each from Slovenian Film Center. Both projects have been developed via Goethe-Institut's FIRST FILMS FIRST. Last but
FFF’s BEHIND THE HAYSTACKS is the official Greek candidate for the Oscars! Asimina Proedrou's awarded debut BEHIND THE HAYSTACKS has been chosen to represent Greece at the 2024 Oscar race!
First Films First
Goethe-Institut Young Directors´ Academy South-Eastern Europe
In 2016, Goethe-Institut starts a new, innovative and intensive professional training program with the aim
of supporting young Southeast European film directors to develop their first feature-length fiction films.
FIRST FILMS FIRST consists of 4 modules, over a period of 10 months,
allowing the participants to develop their first feature film projects,
step-by-step through different phases of the project development.
Allan Starski was born in Warsaw in 1943. He is the son of Ludwik Starski, screenwriter and songwriter of Jewish descent who was very…
Having worked as a journalist, Gabriele Brunnenmeyer was in charge of the MEDIA Antenna Berlin-Brandenburg, acting as an artistic…
Mira Staleva was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. After finishing her education in theology and psychology, she joined the team of Sofia…
Manfred Schmidt is the CEO of the Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM), one of Germany\’s strongest film funds, which support….