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PETER and The WOLF by NEOFOTISTOS is supported by Greek National TV! 

Internationally acclaimed short film director Thanasis Neofotistos is in the financing stage of his debut feature fiction project PETER and The WOLF (aka THE BOY WITH THE LIGHT_BLUE EYES) which he developed during the four modules of Goethe-Institut’s FIRST FILMS FIRST training program.  Project has already been supported by Greek Film Centre and Creative Europe …

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CINEUROPA and PUBLIC PRIZE goes to FFF’s OPEN DOOR at LECCE FF!

We are so proud to share that the second completed film of Goethe-Institut’s FIRST FILMS FIRST training program, OPEN DOOR by Florenc Papas received two awards at Lecce European Film Festival, Italy, which took place in the first week of November. Public has chosen OPEN DOOR as the best film, as well as Cineuropa editors, …

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TWO AWARDS for HONEY BUNNY at Connecting Cottbus!

Igor Jelinovic’s debut project HONEY BUNNY has been developed during Goethe-Institut’s FIRST FILMS FIRST training program and the project just received two awards of CocoPitch selection of Connecting Cottbus during FilmFestival Cottbus which took place in the first week of November.  First award is the Pitch Packaging Award by Romanian post-production house AVANPOST which consists …

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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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