The Call for applications for FIRST FILMS FIRST is officially open. Goethe Institut’s FIRST FILMS FIRST is an intensive professional training program aimed at supporting young Southeast European film directors to develop their first feature-length fiction film.

FIRST FILMS FIRST consists of 4 modules, over a period of one year, which allow the participants to develop their first feature film project, step-by-step, through different phases of project development.

FIRST FILMS FIRST focuses on 8 participants only, in order to provide a face-to-face approach, individually adapting and modifying the program in order to accommodate each participant’s specific needs.

1st module: June 2017 within the framework of the Transylvania International Film Festival, Cluj-Napoca / Romania, 2nd module: September 2017 within the framework of the “Manaki Brothers” International Cinematographers Film Festival, Bitola / Macedonia, 3rd module: November/December 2017 within the framework of the Auteur Film Festival, Belgrade / Serbia, 4th module: March 2018 within the framework of the Sofia International Film Festival / Bulgaria.

 The deadline for applications is March 1st, 2017.

All information about the application process for FIRST FILMS FIRST 2017/18 program you can find on