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SLOVENIA SUPPORTS TWO FFF PROJECTS & an FFF ALUMNUS!

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 not least, our alumnus Darko Sinko, the director of the award-winning FFF project INVENTORY, has received the biggest amount of support og 640,000 EUR for …

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FFF’s BEHIND THE HAYSTACKS is the official Greek candidate for the Oscars!

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! We keep our fingers crossed for Asimina and her amazing cast and crew and couldn’t be more proud!!!! Previously this month, BEHIND THE HAYSTACKS has …

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CRITICS’ AWARD for FFF’s SNOW AND THE BEAR @FEST!

Selcen Ergun’s debut SNOW AND THE BEAR received the Nebojsa Djukelic Critics Jury award of the International Competition of FEST, The International Film Festival Belgrade! Huge congratulations! This award celebrated the return of Goethe-Institut’s FIRST FILMS FIRST alumna Selcen Ergun to Belgrade where she attended the 3rd module of the program few years back! http://firstfilmsfirst.com/snow-and-the-bear/

MONTENEGRO SUPPORTS TWO FFF PROJECTS!

Film Center of Montenegro supported Tamara Kotevska’s Man vs. Flock (North Macedonia) with 30K Euro and Goran Stankovic’s Our Father (Serbia) with 40K Euro in the minority co-production category!  We are so proud since both filmmakers have developed their feature-length fiction debuts via Goethe-Institut’s FIRST FILMS FIRST!  https://www.filmneweurope.com/grants/montenegro/item/124774-montenegro-announces-production-grants-may-2023

FFF’s BEHIND THE HAYSTACKS for EFA AWARDS!

Asimina Proedrou’s award-winning debut Behind The Haystacks is among the 19 films selected for the first round of European Film Academy’s European Film Awards Feature Film Selection 2023. https://cineuropa.org/en/newsdetail/447566/ We are so proud since the directress have developed her debut via Goethe-Institut’s FIRST FILMS FIRST!

3RD EDITION OF FIRST FILMS FIRST HAS STARTED AT TIFF

The 3rd edition of Goethe-Institut’s FIRST FILMS FIRST program has started within the framework of the Transylvania International Film Festival! New young talented directors Emilios Avraam (Cyprus), Selcen Ergun (Turkey), Ivan Gergolet (Slovenia), Magdelena Ilieva (Bulgaria), Igor Jelinović (Croatia), Stefka Mancheva (Bulgaria), Haris Raftogiannis (Greece) and Vojin Vasović (Serbia) have started working on their scripts with …

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FFF Projects BEASTS and LOST YEARS got RE-ACT Grants!

Maja Kriznik\’s debut project BEASTS and Aron Horvat\’s debut project LOST YEARS were both among the projects receiving a development grant of 10K Euro each from the RE-ACT (Regional Audiovisual Cooperation and Training) during When East Meets Co-Production forum as part of the Trieste Film Festival.  Maja Kriznik is a current participant in Goethe-Institut\’s FIRST …

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PRODUCTION GRANT for FFF\’s APOLLON BY DAY ATHENA BY NIGHT!

Directress Emine Yildirim\’s debut has received a debut production grant from Turkish Ministry of Culture worth 58K Euro which is the only public film grant in the country.  Congratulations!  Apollon By Day Athena By Night has been developed via Goethe-Institut\’s FIRST FILMS FIRST. The project was awarded in Antalya Film Forum, presented at Meetings On …

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FFF’s RIDERS by Dominik Mencej among best films of 2022 according to Screen!!

Screen’s critic Neil Young wrote: “Not just 2022’s best new feature-¬length film, but for my money the best of the last half-decade, Riders (which premiered in competition at Sarajevo in August) is the tender, mature, quietly virtuoso debut feature from Slovenian director/co-writer Dominik Mencej… Moving, even magical, on screen, Riders blossoms magnificently as a multi-layered …

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