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SNOW AND THE BEAR receives WIP PRIZE of BOSPHORUS FILM LAB!

Selcen Ergun’s debut project SNOW AND THE BEAR which was developed via Goethe-Institut’s FIRST FILMS FIRST training program kept receiving awards since the development and production phases including Eurimages Production support.  Now, the project received the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism Special Prize in Work in Progress category of Bosphorus Film Lab …

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FFF\’s OPEN DOOR is Albania\’s official OSCAR CANDIDATE!

We are so proud to share that Albania has chosen OPEN DOOR as the official candidate for the 93rd Academy Awards. Florenc Papas’ directorial debut Open Door is the second completed film of Goethe-Institut’s FIRST FILMS FIRST training program. In an article showcasing the Oscar candidates of each country, Screen Daily writes: ‘‘Papas scores an …

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SNOW AND THE BEAR goes WIP @ BOSPHORUS FILM LAB !

Goethe-Institut’s FIRST FILMS FIRST training program alumna Selcen Ergun’s debut feature fiction project SNOW AND THE BEAR is a Turkey-Germany-Serbia co-production and one of the most travelled and supported debut projects in Europe.  The film is in the post-production phase and it is financially supported by  Eurimages, Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey, Development …

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MNK BOY receives CO-PRODUCTION SUPPORT from TURKEY!

Mete Gümürhan ,Turkish-Dutch filmmaker and an alumnus of Goethe-Institut’s FIRST FILMS FIRST training program, is working on his debut feature fiction project ŞAHMERDAN (MNK BOY) which is a Netherlands-Germany-Turkey co-production.  In the second ever call for co-productions by Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, MNK BOY was granted the support of 64K Euro. Film is …

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ANTALYA FILM FORUM AWARDED TWO PROJECTS of FIRST FILMS FIRST!

As Goethe-Institut’s FIRST FILMS FIRST training program, we are so proud to have four debut feature fiction projects being presented at this year’s Antalya Film Forum. And we are even happier now that two projects got awarded. Emine Yıldırım is a current participant of FFF and her debut APOLLON by DAY ATHENA by NIGHT got …

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LEGENDARY D.O.P CHRISTIAN BERGER QUADRUPLES for FIRST FILMS FIRST!

It is such a privilege to have Haneke\’s wise cinematographer Christian Berger as a mentor for Goethe-Institut\’s FIRST FILMS FIRST training programme and it is even a gift to have him for the 4th time with FFF to work with our participants on the cinematographic approach of their debut projects. As it is very well …

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PRODUCTION DESIGNER of THE HOURS revisits FIRST FILMS FIRST!

We are tremendously glad to announce that the master production designer Maria Djurkovic joins Goethe-Institut\’s First Films First training program once more to mentor the participants on constructing the look of their films.  Oscar nominated Maria Djurkovic created the production design of highly acclaimed films like The Hours, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Billy Elliot, Cassandra\’s …

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INVENTORY goes WORK in PROGRESS of SAN SEBASTIAN!

Darko Sinko\’s first feature fiction project Inventory is among the five selected projects in the WIP EUROPA section of San Sebastian Film Festival. WIP EUROPA takes place from Sept. 22nd to 24th. https://www.sansebastianfestival.com/2020/sections_and_films/wip_europa/7/686491/in Darko Sinko is an alumnus of Goethe-Institut\’s First Films First training program where he developed Inventory during 4 modules of the program. …

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A DESERVED KISS receives the Development Award in ANKARA FF!

Ankara Film Festival every year supports one first or second feature fiction project of a director from Turkey with the support of European Union Delegation. This year, A Deserved Kiss received the development award for best project which is worth 30000 Turkish Lira .  Murat Uğurlu is currently a participant of Goethe-Institut’s First Films First …

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