You can apply if:

– you are living in Southeast Europe
– you are a film director
– you are a student in your last year of study or a young professional
– you have a project for the first feature-length fiction film
– you are fluent in English


Education & Training


        Short of the Week
        • We are happy to announce that Maria Djurkovic, production designer of films including The Imitation Game, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Billy Elliot, to name just a few, will mentor the FFF workshop a

        • Ahead of Bulgarian premiere of his film THE MAN WITHOUT GUILT at the Sofia International Film Festival, FIRST FILMS FIRST alumnus Ivan Gergolet discuses this story of personal revenge and redemption s

        Feature of the Month
        • Nazlı Elif Durlu, an alumna of Goethe-Institut’s FIRST FILMS FIRST development program received the Color-Up post-production award with her feature debut ZUHAL at Meetings On the Bridge, the industry platform of Istanbul Film Festival which recently took place online. We are extremely excited about the award and...

        • Film Center Serbia has just announced the feature fiction film projects which got production support.  We are so glad to share with you that Goethe-Institut’s FIRST FILMS FIRST training program’s current participant Vladimir TAGIC‘s debut YUGO FLORIDA is among the five projects that got supported...

        • Ivan Gergolet’s feature fiction debut The Man Without Guilt will have its world premiere in the First Features competition of Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival which is the A-list festival of Northern Europe. Huge congratulations! Angela, an asbestos widow, meets the man responsible for her...

        • Asimina Proedrou’s debut BEHIND THE HAYSTACKS is the 10th completed film developed via Goethe-Institut’s FIRST FILMS FIRST and having a world premiere tonight as part of the Meet the Neighbors section of Thessaloniki International Film Festival! A tragic incident on Greece’s northern border strikes a...

        ABOUT FFF


        Goethe-Institut Young Directors´ Academy South-Eastern Europe

        In 2016, Goethe-Institut starts a new, innovative and intensive professional training program with the aim of supporting young Southeast European film directors to develop their first feature-length fiction films.

        FIRST FILMS FIRST consists of 4 modules, over a period of 10 months, allowing the participants to develop their first feature film projects, step-by-step through different phases of the project development.