The competition lineup for First Time Fest boasts a diverse and exciting lineup of directorial debuts, with ten accomplished and exciting fiction and documentary feature films from Germany, Israel, Norway, Slovenia, Sweden and the United States. Some have played to acclaim at international film festivals, some are premieres. Submissions were open to feature-length films made with first-time directors, producers, writers, cinematographers, editors or composers. First Time Fest was created in the hopes of discovering new talent and helping these films find an audience beyond the traditional festival circuit. The Grand Prize winner will receive theatrical distribution from Cinema Libre Studio. There is tremendous talent on display in these debut works, and the promise of many great films to come.