First Feature
Develop Your First Feature at First Films First

Develop Your First Feature at First Films First

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.
Son of Saul – Hungary’s world-class export

Son of Saul – Hungary’s world-class export

Young and emerging artists often strive to renew their genre with innovative ways of working. It’s less common to see these efforts succeed, and succeed so resoundingly they produce almost immediate and global recognition. With Son of Saul we have witnessed a remarkable exception, where talent, hard work, and luck have combined to produce something...
Documentary Feature Debuts – Following the Instincts

Documentary Feature Debuts – Following the Instincts

Making one’s first feature film is a challenging project, especially if the production is likely to take a number of years – as is the case for most documentaries. Despite all difficulties, however, some can achieve the highest standards. This article takes a look at three inspiring stories about successful feature-length documentary debuts. We try...
World of Shorts magazine got renewed, into the World of Young Cinema!

World of Shorts magazine got renewed, into the World of Young Cinema!

Welcome to our brand new magazine, World of Young Cinema! After five years of concentrating exclusively on short films, we decided that it was time for a little change. Short films are still very dear to us, but since we started writing about them in 2010, many of the filmmakers we interviewed and praised then...
First features at the Berlinale!

First features at the Berlinale!

Since 2006, when it introduced the Best First Feature Award, the Berlinale has been even more committed to supporting the next generation of film makers. The award is endowed with 50,000 Euros, donated by the GWFF (Gesellschaft zur Wahrnehmung von Film- und Fernsehrecht), a society dedicated to safeguarding film and television rights. The prize money...
Berlinale's Residency supports first and second feature directors

Berlinale’s Residency supports first and second feature directors

The Berlin International Film Festival will be presenting three films by this year’s participants of the Berlinale Residency at the Arsenal Cinema from October 6 to 8. As Berlinale Residency fellowship holders, the three directors Fernando Eimbcke (Mexico), Daniel Borgman (New Zealand) and Ella Manzheeva (Russian Federation) have been in the capital since September 1....