Dear friends and partners,
After thorough and long deliberation, our Jury Committee has reached the decision. It was not an easy one. We have received 121 applications, most of them on a very high level, and the Jury could choose only 8 projects.
We are happy to announce this year’s FIRST FILMS FIRST participants (in alphabetical order):
Stefan Constantinescu / MAN AND DOG (Romania)
Nazli Elif Durlu / ZUHAL (Turkey)
Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic / MURINA (Croatia)
Thanasis Neofotistos / PETER AND THE WOLF (Greece)
Christos Netsos / DAJNA (Albania)
Mete Gümürha / SAHMERDAN (Turkey)
Darko Sinko / INVENTORY (Slovenia)
Andreea Vălean / LIFE BEATS REALITY (Romania)
Many of the projects we really liked unfortunately didn’t make it to the final 8. However, we encourage the applicants to keep the good work on developing their projects and apply the next year. This year, we have selected several projects that didn’t make it the last time.
Once again, we would like to warmly thank you for all your dedicated and great work during the selection process and on promoting our program!
The 1st FIRST FILMS FIRST workshop in the 2nd edition starts within the framework of the Transylvania International Film Festival in Cluj-Napoca / Romania first week of June.
FIRST FILMS FIRST Team