Last week we received sad news from Lithuania: Svetlana Sikora, the first artistic director of goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film, passed away in her hometown Vilnius. We would like to express our sincere condolences to Svetlana’s family.
Claudia Dillmann, former director of Deutsches Filmmuseum and Deutsches Filminstitut – DIF e.V. in Frankfurt as well as the founder of goEast, shares her memories of Svetlana in this obituary.
Starting on September 1, goEast invites Central and Eastern European filmmakers, producers and distributors to submit their feature films and documentaries (60 min or longer) for the 24th edition of goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film. The deadline is 31 December 2023. The 24th edition of goEast will take place in Wiesbaden from 24 to 30 April 2024.
All information on the submission and competition rules, as well as links to the submission portals Eventival and Filmfreeway can be found here.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
CHECK OUT THE DISCUSSION PANEL UKRAINEXPLOITATION
“Paratroopers” was the term that Jean-Marie Straub liked to use for filmmakers who “simply fall from the sky somewhere and boom, the camera is running already. They film something they have never even seen. They’ve never taken time to look at it.” The Ukrainian film industry is hardly profiting from the presence of these “paratroopers”; many Ukrainians work on the side as “fixers” (when they are not at the front themselves), constantly putting their own lives on the line, often without insurance or employment contracts.
In this panel discussion, we will get to the bottom of the problem, while simultaneously highlighting examples of initiatives supporting the Ukrainian film industry instead of exploiting it.
Keynote: Illia Gladshtein
With: Alisa Kovalenko, Rita Burkovska, Miriam Carbe
Moderation by Heleen Gerritsen
PROGRAMME & CATALOGUE 2023
The goEast programme and catalogue are here!
the programme offers not only an insight into the program, but also the film schedule and dates of the events.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to Wiesbaden this April.
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