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20.09.2017

Press ReleaseLeadership Change at goEast: Heleen Gerritsen to Succeed Gaby Babić as Festival Director

Gaby Babić, director of goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film since September 2010, will be stepping down from her position at Deutsches Filminstitut from October 2017. She will be succeeded as festival director by Dutch film … more
02.05.2017

Press ReleaseFilms from South-Eastern Europe and Georgia are the Big Winners at goEast 2017

The Award for Best Film Goes to Serbian Tragicomedy REQUIEM FOR MRS. J.,German-Georgian Directorial Duo Nana & Simon Honoured with Two Prizes The 17th edition of goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film came to a successful … more
24.04.2017

Press ReleasegoEast Loves 35mm Film! 21 Features and 13 Short Films To Be Screened in Analog Form at the Festival’s 17th Edition

As a project of Deutsches Filminstitut, which was founded in 1949, thus rendering it Germany's oldest institute for cinematic arts and research, goEast - Festival of Central and Eastern European Film has stood since its founding in 2001 for the … more
20.04.2017

Press ReleaseLess than a week to ... goEast 2017

In less than one week, goEast will transform the Hessen state capital of Wiesbaden for the 17th year and counting into a cinematic paradise for Eastern Europe enthusiasts, film fans and all those who care deeply for culture in general. goEast - … more
04.04.2017

Press ReleaseConnecting, Educating and Inspiring Cinematic Engagement: goEast's Focus on Young Talents

In the scope of three projects, goEast - Festival of Central and Eastern European Film (April 26th - May 2nd 2017) fosters up-andcoming Filmmakers while raising their awareness of key human rights issues: presenting OPPOSE OTHERING!, East-West … more
04.04.2017

Press ReleaseUnwavering Women and Born Fighters: The goEast Competition 2017 /// Festival Opening with Nana & Simon's MY HAPPY FAMILY

The 17th edition of goEast - Festival of Central and Eastern European Film will kick off with a screening of MY HAPPY FAMILY (CHEMI BEDNIERI OJAKHI, Germany, France, Georgia, 2017) on Wednesday, April 26th. The film, made by Georgian-German … more
16.03.2017

Press ReleaseReluctant Feminism: goEast Symposium 2017 Traces Positioning of Female Filmmakers from Central and Eastern Europe

The goEast Symposium takes place annually as a film and lecture series occurring within the scope of goEast Film Festival. This year the Symposium invites attendees to join goEast in rediscovering and honouring a group of individuals who have been … more
02.03.2017

Press ReleaseHello, Gurus – Goodbye, Hate!

  goEast GURUS With the new section goEast Gurus, goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film (to take place in Wiesbaden, Germany, from April 26th to May 2nd 2017) is opening up a special platform to filmmakers whose pioneering … more
24.01.2017

Press ReleaseWomen Behind the Camera - Pioneering Female Filmmakers and the Full Range of Central and Eastern European Cinema

goEast - Festival of Central and Eastern European Film (to take place from April 26th to May 2nd 2017 in Wiesbaden, Germany) will raise the banner higher than ever this year for female filmmakers from Central and Eastern Europe and central female … more
27.04.2016

Press ReleaseRussian and Polish Productions Shine at goEast Award Ceremony

The 16th edition of goEast - Festival of Central and Eastern European Film came to a conclusion at the festival's Award Ceremony on Tuesday, 26 April, in Wiesbaden, Germany. The three main prizes went to the films INSIGHT (Russia 2015, directed by … more
14.04.2016

Press ReleaseCountdown to goEast Opening: From Genre Cinema to Human Rights Advocacy

At its 16th edition goEast - Festival of Central and Eastern European Film (20 to 26 April) is placing central socio-political questions squarely in its focus. The festival, hosted by Deutsches Filminstitut, will show the best current film … more
12.04.2016

Press ReleaseFilmmaking in Times of Conflict, Network Building and Concrete Skills: goEast's Talent Development Projects Young Filmmakers for Peace and East-West Talent Lab

From 20 to 26 April, the German city of Wiesbaden will become the place to be for up-and-coming filmmakers from Eastern Europe and beyond: goEast - Festival of Central and Eastern European Film, hosted by Deutsches Filminstitut, has dedicated itself … more
05.04.2016

Press ReleaseCommitted to the Struggle for Human Rights: Introducing OPPOSE OTHERING! - goEast's Newest Project for Fostering Young Filmmakers

For the 16th edition of goEast - Festival of Central and Eastern European Film, to take place from 20 to 26 April in Wiesbaden, Germany, the festival, hosted by Deutsches Filminstitut, is deepening its commitment to the cause of human rights with … more
22.03.2016

Press ReleaseBig Screen Daydreams, Waiting Rooms and Loves Lost and Found: The goEast Competition 2016

From 20 to 26 April, goEast - Festival of Central and Eastern European Film will present 16 specially selected current productions within the festival's Competition section. As always, the festival, hosted by Deutsches Filminstitut, will screen the … more
10.03.2016

press releaseCrooks, Cops and Smoking Guns: goEast's 2016 Symposium Investigates the Crime Film Genre

goEast - Festival of Central and Eastern European Film, to take place from 20 to 26 April, is entirely devoted to examining the crime film and promises to bring hitherto widely unknown takes on the beloved genre to festival screens in Wiesbaden … more
25.02.2016

press releasePolitical Engagement, Polish Cult Classics and Crime Films Galore

Year in and year out, goEast - Festival of Central and Eastern European Film presents the cinema of Central and Eastern Europe in all of its richness and diversity - this April for the 16th time and counting. The festival, which runs from 20th to … more
26.01.2016

press releaseOf Crime Films, Comedies and Europe in Crisis

The 16th Edition of goEast - Festival of Central and Eastern European Film Aims to Raise Awareness and Promote Co-operation Across CulturesFrom 20th to 26th April 2016, goEast - Festival of Central and Eastern European Film will lure numerous … more
28.04.2015

press releasegoEast-Winners 2015

Powerful, Compassionate, Multi-layered: The Serbian-Croatian Debut Film NIČIJE DETE / NO ONE’S CHILD from Vuk Ršumović Receives the Main Prize at goEast Film Festival in Wiesbaden The winners at goEast 2015 have been announced! The four awards … more