First Films First
Goethe-Academy for Young Directors from south-eastern Europe

First Films First – Shootings in Belgrade © First Films First / Photo: Maja Medić

In 2016, the Goethe-Institut launched an innovative and intensive professional training programme aimed at helping young filmmakers from south-eastern Europe develop their first feature film. FIRST FILMS FIRST assists eight young directors from south-eastern Europe in making their dream of becoming a filmmaker come true.

The FIRST FILMS FIRST - Goethe Academy for Young Directors is being brought to life in cooperation with the Goethe-Institutes of south-eastern Europe, the national film centres and academies, as well as the film festivals in Cluj, Bitola, Belgrade and Sofia.

Between 2018 and 2019, as a representative of Cyprus, Emilios Avraam participated with the film project Smaragda.