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COMPETITION FOR FICTION FEATURES AND DOCUMENTARIES

Starting from September 1st, we invite filmmakers to submit their works to the 19th goEast Film Festival Competition. goEast welcomes submissions of feature-length films, in both the narrative and documentary categories. The Deadline is 31.12.2018.

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Regulations goEast 2019 - Competition for Fiction Features and Documentaries

  1. goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film aims at increasing the international audience's awareness for film-cultural developments in Central and Eastern Europe, and it will facilitate international contacts between filmmakers, thus raising international dialogue, understanding and cultural integration. goEast is organized by Deutsches Filminstitut – DIF (Schaumainkai 41, 60596 Frankfurt).
  2. The 19th goEast Film Festival will take place in Wiesbaden, Germany, from 10.04. to 16.04.2019. The festival presents current film productions – feature films as well as documentaries – from countries in Central and Eastern Europe (* eligible countries see below) as well as co-productions with decisive contributions from those countries. The films will be shown in competition, out of competition and in special programmes.
  3. Films must meet the following criteria for entering the competition:
    • Feature films: 35mm, DCP, minimum length of 70 minutes. Exceptions require an authorization of the festival
    • Documentaries: 35mm, DCP, Blu-ray, minimum length of 60 minutes.
    • Production year: 2018 or 2019.
    • No distribution or TV-broadcasting in Germany before the time of the festival.
  4. A selection committee chooses films for competition. The selection process will not be public and there is no legal right to enter the competition.
  5. The management of the festival appoints an independent international jury. The jury will decide about awards and prices. The jury's decision is final, and the jury does not need to justify their decisions.The awards: Golden Lily for Best Film (10,000 euro), Award of the City of Wiesbaden for Best Director (7,500 euro). Award of the Federal Foreign Office for Cultural Diversity (4,000 euro). The award money for the Golden Lily Award, will be paid out to the film producer. In case more than one co-producer from Central or Eastern Europe (s. list of eligible countries) is attached to the film, the prize money will be split proportionally between the parties. Co-producers from other countries will not receive prize money. The Award of the City of Wiesbaden and the Award of the Federal Office for Cultural Diversity are paid out to the film directors.
  6. After a film's entry into competition has been publicly announced, a withdrawal of the film is no longer possible.
  7. Films will only be screened in original language with English subtitles. Selected feature films in competition may be translated into German. The production of German subtitles is the responsibility of the festival.
  8. The Festival acknowledges that for each film the international regulations authorize a total of no more than three screening.
  9. The deadline for entering feature films and documentaries is 31.12.2018. By then the selection committee must have received: an online link, a completed entry form with all attachments. Submission via Filmfreeway is also possible. The right holders of selected films are requested to send a DVD of the film to the festival office.
  10. A print of the film is to be sent only after an official invitation has been received. The film print must arrive at least 10 days before the festival starts.
  11. Unless negotiated otherwise, the participants have to cover the costs for transport, insurance and customs.
  12. The festival covers the insurance of the film prints while they are on location in Wiesbaden, from their arrival until they are given back to the shipper.
  13. Only the rights holder or his representative can enter a film. With your film's registration, you confirm to hold the rights and/or have permission to represent the rights holder in the competition of the 19th goEast Film Festival.
  14. The festival requests that a DVD of the film is deposited in the festivals archive.
  15. Entering a film means the acceptance of the festival's regulations.
  16. The management of the festival is authorized to change the festival's regulations in special cases but only in accordance with the International Regulations.
  17. The festival's legal domicile is Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

goEast countries:
Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan

OPEN FRAME AWARD

We also invite artists and filmmakers to submit their Virtual Reality und 360º-works from Central and Eastern Europe, the Rhine-Main-Region and Kassel in the category Open Frame Award. The deadline is 31.12.2018.

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Regulations goEast 2019 - Open Frame Award:

  1. Filmmakers and VR artists from Central and Eastern Europe, the Rhine-Main-region and Kassel are asked to submit their works for the 19th goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film, which will take place in Wiesbaden, Germany, from 10-16 April 2019. Co-productions are eligible only, if the main artist and main production of the piece comes from one of the regions mentioned above.
  2. Each work submitted must be registered with a separate and completed entry form. There will be a 2 stage submission process for 360 VR content. The first stage will be for movie reference and information about the piece.The submitted works should be current productions from the years 2017, 2018 or 2019. The duration of a work may not exceed 30 minutes. Content will be screened only in the original language with English subtitles. Applications will not be considered complete unless they include a short synopsis, a biography and a filmography of the director/artist.
  3. If selected for screening you will need to provide full resolution media on a hard drive or the executable file and assets if a real-time piece. You can submit a preliminary submission via a YouTube or similar link. This can be unlisted or password protected as necessary. Sound must be included!
  4. There is no entry fee and we cannot offer payment for screened works. All preview material submitted remains in the festival archive. The archived works will be accessible solely for academic and curational purposes. For the purposes of festival communication the submitters provide the festival with texts and images that can be used in the festival catalogue, the festival flyer, the festival website as well as in further advertising activities. With the submission of these materials the submitters confirm that they hold the rights to use these materials.
  5. The results of the selection will be announced by e-mail in the first week of February 2019. If a work has been selected, we will request full resolution media on a hard drive or the executable file and assets if a real-time piece. As far as possible, we will invite the filmmakers and artists to come to Wiesbaden and Frankfurt during the festival to present their work. The selection process is not conducted publicly, and decisions cannot be contested in a court of law. The selected works will be presented at the festival locations in Wiesbaden and Frankfurt.
  6. The festival management appoints an independent international jury that will choose the winner of the Open Frame Award (5,000 euros, donated by the BHF-BANK Foundation). The jury's decision is final, and the jury is not required to justify its decisions. The award cannot be split.
  7. 360 VR pieces may be entered only by the rights holder or his or her representative. Entering a piece implies the acceptance of the festival's regulations. The legal domicile of the festival is Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
  8. Entries from the following Central and Eastern European countries are eligible for competition at goEast´s Open Frame Award: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan. From Germany works from the Rhine-Main-Region and Kassel are eligable.

RHEINMAIN SHORT FILM AWARD

We invite filmmakers to submit their works to the Short Film Competition of the 19th goEast Film Festival. goEast welcomes submissions of short films (up to 20 minutes) from Central and Eastern Europe, in all categories: Short fiction, documentary, animation, etc. The general topic for competition films is Crossing Borders. This topic can be dealt with in various ways: formally or stylistically, plot-wise or even ironically. (Deadline: 15.01.2019)

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Regulations goEast 2019 - RheinMain Short Film Award:

The RheinMain Short Film Award will be given within the framework of the goEast – Festival of Central- and Eastern European Film. The festival will invite a maximum of eight short films with a maximum length of 20 minutes each from different countries in the post-socialist area. The general topic for competition films is Crossing Borders. This topic can be dealt with in various ways: formally or stylistically, plot-wise or even ironically. All selected filmmakers will be invited to goEast 2019 and where they can attend films, workshops and networking events.

  1. goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film aims at increasing the international audience's awareness for film-cultural developments in Central and Eastern Europe, and it facilitates international contacts between filmmakers, thus raising international dialogue, understanding and cultural integration. goEast is organized by Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum (Schaumainkai 41, 60596 Frankfurt).
  2. The 19th goEast Film Festival will take place in Wiesbaden, Germany, from 10.04. to 16.04.2019.
  3. For participating in the short film competition the following criteria must be met:
    • Format: DCP or MP4, maximum length 20 minutes.
    • All genres are allowed: Short fiction, documentary, animation, etc.
    • The general topic for competition films is Crossing Borders. This topic can be dealt with in various ways: formally or stylistically, plot-wise or even ironically.
    • The filmmaker has to have citizenship of one of the eligible countries in Central or Eastern Europe (see list below) and/or must be a permanent resident of one of these countries.
    • Production year: 2017 till 2019.
  4. A selection committee chooses the films for the RheinMain Short Film Competition. The selection process will not be public and there is no legal right to enter the competition.
  5. The management of the festival appoints an independent jury, which will consist of representatives of cultural associations or migrant organizations with connections to Eastern Europe from the Rhine-Main region. The jury will decide about awards and prices. The jury's decision is final, and the jury does not need to justify their decisions. The RheinMain Short Film Award is endowed with 2,500 Euros and is funded by the Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain gGmbH. The prize money will be paid out to the director of the film.
  6. After a film's entry into competition has been publicly announced, a withdrawal of the film is no longer possible.
  7. Films will only be screened in the original language with English subtitles. The festival reserves the right to produce German subtitles for the films of the short film competition.
  8. The rights holder agrees that the selected short films have up to six further screenings in the Rhine-Main region within the framework of the RheinMain Short Film Tour.
  9. The deadline for entering short films is 15.01.2019. By then the selection committee must have received: an online link, a completed online entry form with all attachments. The right holders of selected films are requested to send a DVD of the film to the festival office.
  10. A print or digital file of the film is to be sent only after an official invitation has been received. The film print/film file must arrive at least 10 days before the festival starts.
  11. Unless negotiated otherwise, the participants have to cover the costs for transport, insurance and customs.
  12. The festival covers the insurance of the film prints while they are on location in Wiesbaden, from their arrival until they are given back to the shipper.
  13. Only the rights holder or his representative can enter a film. With your film's registration, you confirm to hold the rights and/or have permission to represent the rights holder in the competition of the 19th goEast Film Festival.
  14. The festival requests that a DVD of the film is deposited in the festivals archive.
  15. Entering a film means the acceptance of the festival's regulations.
  16. The management of the festival is authorized to make exceptions to the festival's regulations in special cases but only in accordance with the International Regulations.
  17. The festival's legal domicile is Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

goEast countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan