First Films First


As always, it was very difficult to choose only 8 participants among 87 exciting applications of debut feature films from Southeast Europe. After thorough and long deliberation, our Jury Committee has reached the final decision.

We proudly present you the 6th generation of Goethe-Institut’s FIRST FILMS FIRST participants and their projects: (in alphabetical order)

AISHA – Hanis Bagashov (North Macedonia)

THE CONSEQUENCES OF FREEDOM – Lorin Terezi (Albania)  

FANTASY – Kukla (Slovenia)

A GIRL NAMED ZEUS – Nikos Dayandas (Greece)

NO REVERSE – Branislav Milatović (Montenegro)

OUR FATHER – Goran Stanković (Serbia)

SECRETARY OF THE YEAR – Silva Ćapin (Croatia)

VANJA – Aleksandra Odić (Bosnia & Herzegovina)

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!


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