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Press ReleasegoEast 2018: Films from Estonia, Hungary and Serbia Win Big Main Award for NOVEMBER, Best Director goes to Bernadett Tuza-Ritter for A WOMAN CAPTURED

The 18th edition of goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film came to a successful conclusion on 24 April with an extensive awards ceremony at Wiesbaden’s Caligari FilmBühne. Following an exciting week of cinema, virtual reality, … more

Press Release goEast 2018: “We can’t escape our past” Press Conference

This year’s edition of goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film features a total of 102 productions from 35 countries. Festival director Heleen Gerritsen presented the full program on Thursday morning in the scope of a press … more

Press ReleasegoEast 2018: Cinema in a Changing Europe goEast Competition // Jury // Awards

Curtain up for Małgorzata Szumowska’s MUG, the opening film of the 18th edition of goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film in Wiesbaden, Germany. The polish director’s film is screening out of competition, though it fits … more

PRESS RELEASEgoEast 2018: The Future of Central and Eastern European Cinema East-West Talent Lab // Open Frame Award // OPPOSE OTHERING!

Fresh ideas, new technologies, forward-looking formats: the talent program of goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film is once again in its 18th edition offering young film talents the opportunity to develop new projects, forge … more

Press ReleasegoEast2018: Spotlight on Cinema History Symposium "Hybrid Identities - Baltic Cinema" // Prague 1968

Prague 196850 years after the Prague Spring, goEast is dedicating itself to a cinematic reappraisal of the events of the summer of 1968. In the framework of a retrospective rich in contrasts, goEast will undertake an extensive juxtaposition of … more

Press ReleasegoEast 2018: "Variety, Diversity and Originality in the Focus"
New Section: goEast Bioskop // Specials: Guest Appearance by Wajda School & Studio // Photo Exhibition "Swimming Pool"

goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film continues to evolve in 2018 with a new section, goEast Bioskop: “With the new section, we intend to show great cinematic art without the pressure of having to secure national premieres, … more

press releasegoEast 2018: Gearing up for Round Eighteen Portrait of Boris Khlebnikov // Symposium: Hybrid Identities – Baltic Cinema // Prague 1968 // Virtual Reality

goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film (taking place from 18 to 24 April 2018 in Wiesbaden, Germany) will set out in its 18th edition on a search for cinematic identity – in the past, present and future. While the goEast … more

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

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 PrizesThe 17th edition of goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film came to a successful … more

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

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

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

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

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

Finally, there is little to laugh at in FOR THOSE WHO CAN TELL NO TALES (ZA ONE KOJE NE MOGU DA GOVORE, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 2013) by Jasmila Žbanić, in which an Australian tourist discovers traces of wartime atrocities, including rape, in a … more

Press ReleaseHello, Gurus – Goodbye, Hate!

The Open Frame Award, worth 5,000 euros, is awarded in the framework of the Experimental Film and Video Art Competition. The award, endowed by BHF-BANK Foundation, honours the best work from young artists or filmmakers from Central and Eastern … more

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

SYMPOSIUM: RELUCTANT FEMINISMThe goEast Symposium, which has devoted itself throughout the years to the examination of the neglected and forgotten zones of cinema history, will also be turning its attention to female pioneers and great woman … more

Press ReleaseRussian and Polish Productions Shine at goEast Award Ceremony

In the Experimental Film and Video Art Competition, a three-member jury presented the Open Frame Award, endowed by BHF-BANK Foundation with prize money in the amount of 5,000 euros, to the Russian production UNFINISHED FILM (Russia 2015) by Evgeny … more

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

Awards with a Total Value of 45,000 EurosA five-member international jury will award prizes within the Competition for Fiction Features and Documentaries with a total value of 21,500 euros: the Award for Best Film (10,000 euros), the Award of the … more

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

           Established and Sustainable: The East-West Talent LabThe established format East-West Talent Lab for its part also knows how to pass on essential industry knowledge and a wealth of experience to its … more

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

It's not only the next generation of filmmaking talent that stands to benefit from what this programme has to offer: among other things, the opening presentations "Reflecting on the Process of Othering" and "The Invisible Representation: Whiteness … more

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

The conditions and developments particular to the individual countries, as well as their unique depiction on the screen, have given rise to utterly unique regional takes on the crime film. So it is for instance that vigilante films are more common … more

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 WiesbadenThe winners at goEast 2015 have been announced! The four awards … more