Goethe-Institut Young Directors´ Academy South-Eastern Europe (SEE)
In 2016, Goethe-Institut started a new, innovative and intensive 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. The 2nd module of the FIRST FILMS FIRST program, in the frame of “Manaki Brothers” Festival, is dedicated to the delicate art of collective work of director, production designer and cinematographer on envisioning the future film. During the 4-days workshop, the participants will work on developing the personal visual style for their projects, helped with case studies, discussions, group and individual meetings with the internationally acclaimed professionals. The tutors are Oscar winning production designer Allan Starski (“Schindler’s List”, “The Pianist”, “Man of Marble”) and Slovenian avant-garde cinema icon, director/cinematographer KarpoGodina (“TheMedusa Raft”, “Artificial Paradise”, “Early Works”). Also, Gabriele Brunnenmeyer as tutor will work with participants on developing their scripts.
FIRST FILMS FIRST PROGRAM MANAGER STEFAN ARSENIJEVIĆ
Born in Belgrade in 1977. Graduated Film and TV Directing from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, where he now teaches film directing at the master studies.
For his short films won over 30 national and international awards, including Golden Bear at Berlinale, European Film Academy Award and nomination for the Oscar. His first feature "Love and Other Crimes" premiered at Berlinale 2008. and won several awards at the international festivals.