Ankara Cinema Association is the partner of Goethe Institut’s First Films First project which 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: Developing Stories To Scripts, Finding A Unique Visual Style For Your Film & Further Script Development, Directing Actors and Pitching & PackagingYour Project.
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.
In 2016, Derya Durmaz participated this programme with her project The Bus to Amerika which has been selected to Berlinale Co-Production Market in 2017.
2017 yılında Türkiye'den iki proje seçildi: Zuhal (Nazlı Elif Durlu) ve Şahmerdan (Mete Gümürhan).