First Films First


This year we have received 94 diverse and exciting debut film projects from Southeast Europe. More than ever, it was difficult to choose only 8 participants. After a long deliberation, our Jury Committee has reached the final decision.

We proudly present you the 7th generation of Goethe-Institut’s FIRST FILMS FIRST participants and their projects:
(in alphabetical order)

40, MARIA LUISA BOULEVARD by Kristina Spassovska – Bulgaria
BEASTS by Maja Križnik – Slovenia
BEFORE I FALL ASLEEP by Senka Domanović – Serbia
LIONFISH by Thanasis Trouboukis – Greece
LONG WEEKEND by Katarina Koljević – Serbia
NOTHING WILL BE NAMED AFTER ME by Djordje Vojvodić – Montenegro
PIETA by Andra Chiriac Hera – Romania
SHIBBOLETH by Alexandra Matheou – Cyprus

Congratulations to the selected participants!

Numerous wonderful projects that we loved did not make the list. We encourage the applicants to keep the good work on developing their projects and apply next year. Every year we have a significant number of participants that applied more than once before being selected among final 8.


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