Judita Gamulin’s debut feature Leave the Door Open has been selected as one of eight projects among 98 entries in the Goethe-Institut competition for the First Films First program.
Leave the Door Open is an art-house humorous drama. The story focuses on four families who spend the day in a famous international furniture store. A place where people come to arrange or rearrange their living space uncovers the untidiness of their private relationships.
First Films First is a training program for young directors from Southeast Europe, in the course of which they work on developing their first feature-length fiction films. The program comprises four modules that take place throughout the year. The first meeting, with the focus on script development, will be held during the Transilvania International Film Festival (Romania). The second workshop focused on finding one’s own visual style and was held during the Manaki Brothers International Cinematographers Film Festival (Bitola, Macedonia). The third workshop dealt with the topic of working with actors and was held during the Auteur Film Festival (Belgrade, Serbia). The program ends with the pitching presentation in front of prominent producers, distributors, and film fund representatives. It takes place in March 2020, at Sofia Meetings, one of the leading co-production gatherings in the region