Student Film Festival “The First Step” was created as a platform for demonstration and discussion of student films by Ukrainian film schools.

The festival is a space for establishing professional contacts between filmmakers and people involved in the commercial promotion of film products.

The festival strengthens international relations and promotes the exchange of ideas and creative experience between students of cinema schools.

The main emphasis is on work in entertaining viewers' genres (comedy, science fiction, horror), as well as on films of social and philosophical themes - to attract them in future to commercial projects.

The festival promotes the innovation and professional training of film schools.

The main idea of ​​the festival is that students need to be supported, because tomorrow they will form the film industry of our country, presenting our cinema on the world stage.

The festival of student films "First Step" is held only in Odessa - the unofficial capital of domestic cinema.