The very first edition of Pop Up Film Residency took place as a pilot from 1st of January to 1st of April 2018. With 20 applications it became clear there was a real need for such a residency. Greek director Jacqueline Lentzou was the first resident in Bratislava where she worked on her first feature script Selene66. Four mentors passed by to work with her one-on-one, they were: Giovanni Pompili, Katja Adomeit, Britta Krause and Julie Billy (see below). After this pilot it was decided to go ahead with Pop Up Residency into the future!