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17.04.2019

PRESS RELEASEgoEast 2019 – Winners Announced at Festival of Central and Eastern European Film: Main Prize for ACID // Best Director Goes to THE GENTLE INDIFFERENCE OF THE WORLD

ACID (KISLOTA, Russia, 2018, directed by Alexander Gorchilin; production: Sabina Eremeeva) is the winner of the main award at the 19th edition of goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European … more
01.04.2019

PRESS RELEASEOpen Frame Award 2019 – Presenting the Second Edition of goEast’s Innovative Competition for Virtual Realit

From Wednesday 10 April to Tuesday 16 April 2019, goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film will be transforming Wiesbaden for the 19th year running into one of the world's most … more
26.03.2019

Press ReleasegoEast 2019: Cinema Tackling the Generation Gap goEast Programme Online // goEast Competition // Juries & Awards

goEast 2019: Cinema Tackling the Generation Gap goEast Programme Online // goEast Competition // Juries & AwardsgoEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film is set to celebrate its … more
20.02.2019

PRESS RELEASEgoEast 2019: Prominent Filmmakers Visit Wiesbaden // Specials: Matinee, Schools goEast, Fantastic Zagreb Film Festival // In Memoriam: Jonas Mekas and Dušan Makavejev // Photo Exhibition “Eastern Fairy Tales”

goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film will be welcoming a host of high-calibre guests for its 19th edition: in addition to Krzysztof Zanussi, the subject of this year's Homage … more
25.04.2018

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
12.04.2018

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
03.04.2018

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
21.03.2018

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
06.03.2018

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

In 2018, seven countries in Central and Eastern Europe are celebrating 100 years of independence. “I picked a very special year to make my start as the head of festival,” says Heleen Gerritsen, … more
09.02.2018

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
30.01.2018

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 … more
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 … 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 PrizesThe 17th edition of goEast – Festival of Central and … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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, … 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 … more
02.03.2017

Press ReleaseHello, Gurus – Goodbye, Hate!

 goEast GURUSWith 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 … 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 … more