The goEast programme is divided into different sections, each with its own profile: Competition, Symposium, East-West Talent Lab, Portrait/Homage (alternates annually), RheinMain Shortfilm Award, Open Frame Award, Bioscop, Pan-European Picnic, an anually changing thematic section and Specials.
Each section is curated thoroughly and festival correspondents and experts support the programme team. The competition films are nominated by a selection committee. The sections serve to build bridges between Central and Eastern European auteur film and experimental film, from contemporary genre cinema to rediscovered historical films. Regarding that, documentaries have conquered their rightful place beside the feature films.