This year we have received 103 exciting debut film projects from Southeast Europe. It was very difficult to choose only 8. After thorough and long deliberation, our Jury Committee has reached the final decision.
We proudly present you the 5th generation of Goethe-Institut’s FIRST FILMS FIRST participants and their projects: (in alphabetical order)
APOLLON BY DAY ATHENA BY NIGHT, Emine Yıldırım (Turkey)
BLUE BANKS, Andreea Borţun (Romania)
A DESERVED KISS by Murat Uğurlu (Turkey)
EMBRYO, Maša Šarović (Serbia)
GLORY B, Konstantinos Antonopoulos (Greece)
LOST YEARS, Áron Horvath Botka (Slovenia)
NIGHT WAVES, Filip Heraković (Croatia)
YUGO FLORIDA, Vladimir Tagić (Serbia)
Inevitably, in the selection process, many wonderful projects we loved did not make the list. Those whose projects were not selected we ask not to take this as discouragement in any way. As we are limited to only 8 participants, it is impossible to select all the promising and quality projects.
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 the final 8.
Congratulations to the selected participants!