Events

Wednesday, 10. April

18:30 Uhr - Caligari FilmBühne

GOEAST OPENING CEREMONY

The opening programme presents the various sections of the festival with short films and film excerpts. Speak it:* Minister of State A. D. Prof. Dr. H. C. Bernd Neumann, Patron of goEast* Axel Imholz, Head of the Cultural Department of the State Capital Wiesbaden* Dr. Helmut Müller, Managing Director of Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain

Thursday, 11. April

10:00 Uhr - Museum Wiesbaden

Photo exhibition: EASTERN FAIRY TALES

Museum Wiesbaden11. 04. to 16. 04.Opening hours: Tue & Thu, 10:00 - 20:00Fri, 10:00 - 17:00Sat to Mon, 10:00 - 18:00Admission: 6 Euro / reduced 4 Euro
10:00 Uhr - Museum Wiesbaden

VR - EXHIBITION: OPEN FRAME AWARD

For the second year in a row, experimental 360-degree and virtual reality projects from Central and Eastern Europe compete at goEast for the Open Frame Award. The BHF Bank Foundation is awarding the prize, endowed with 5,000 euros, which is awarded by an international jury. The projects can be seen in our exhibitions in Frankfurt and Wiesbaden before and during the festival.DFF, Frankfurt03. 04. to 07. 04.Opening hours: Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun, 10:00 - 18:00 Fri, 10:00 - 20:00Museum Wiesbaden11. 04. to 16. 04.Opening hours: Tue & Thu, 10:00 - 20:00Fri, 10:00 - 17:00 Sat to Mon, 10:00 - 18:00Vernissage: Fri, 12. 04. / 20:00
20:30 Uhr - Festivalzentrum

PANEL DISCUSSION: WHAT WENT WRONG IN THE NINETIES?

In 2019, many citizens in the former socialist countries, including eastern Germany, look back with doubt and frustration on the last decade of the 20th century.Panel discussion with:DR. PETR LUŇÁKHistorian, Deputy Head of Public Diplomacy Division NATO, Czech RepublicHELKE MISSELWITZDirector, GermanyJANUSZ WRÓBLEWSKIJournalist, Poland, writes for PolitykaModeration:BERND BUDER Programme Director FilmFestival Cottbus, Germany 20:30in English languagefree entrance
22:00 Uhr - Festivalzentrum

GOEAST EVENING SALON

The film talks will take place in the Festival Centre in the presence of the filmmakers. Gaby Babić, Heleen Gerritsen, Andreas Heidenreich, Dominik Streib and Barbara Wurm will moderate the event.In English languageAdmission freeHUNGARY 2018END OF SEASONMOON HOTEL KABUL

Friday, 12. April

09:30 Uhr - Museum Wiesbaden

Symposium lectures

9:30 IntroductionNorm and Transgression: Soviet Cinema and the „Gypsies“Barbara Wurm10:45 LectureHow to Approach a “Gypsy” Themed Film? The Central QuestionsRadmila Mladenova12:30 PresentationRomarchive. Digital Archive of the RomaKatalin Bársony, André Raatzsch
18:00 Uhr -

SMAKOSZ: Polish for Gourmets – beginners’ language course in a Polish grocery store.

goEast invites you to a Polish course: an interactive lesson with coffee, tea and Polish delicacies awaits you at the Smakosz delicatessen in Wiesbaden.Smakosz Polski SklepFri, 12. 04. / 18:00Blücherstraße 40Admission: 3 Euro / reduced 2 Euro
20:00 Uhr - Museum Wiesbaden

EASTERN FAIRY TALES

Exhibition: "Eastern Fairy Tales" – in his images, photographer Frank Herfort, creator of this year’s goEast festival visual, deconstructs Eastern European clichés and opens new perspectives.
20:00 Uhr - Museum Wiesbaden

Vernissage: OPEN FRAME AWARD

For the second year in a row, experimental 360-degree and virtual reality projects from Central and Eastern Europe compete at goEast for the Open Frame Award. The BHF BANK Foundation is awarding the prize, endowed with 5,000 euros, which is awarded by an international jury. The projects can be seen in our exhibitions in Frankfurt and Wiesbaden before and during the festival.
23:00 Uhr - Kulturzentrum Schlachthof

GOEAST PARTY FT. ALYONA ALYONA / KOMPOTT

For the first time goEast brings the Ukrainian rap phenomenon alyona alyona to Germany. The 27-year-old former kindergarten teacher impresses with her flow, attitude and socio-critical yet self-ironic texts. Her refreshing use of the Ukrainian language combined with current trap sound, which romantically accompanies the gloomy pictures of the post-Soviet suburbs, brought her over 8000000 views on Youtube. . .DJ Katja Garmasch from Kompott/Cologne with a danceable mix from Baikal to the Balkans, at a gallop through Europe and via Africa to South America. From Polka to Reggaeton anything can happen. DJane Katja Garmasch, known from her weird "Russia to go" interviews for WDR television.Start 23:00 / 8,00 €

Saturday, 13. April

10:00 Uhr - Festivalzentrum

GOEAST MORNING SALON

The film talks will take place in the Festival Centre in the presence of the filmmakers. Gaby Babić, Heleen Gerritsen, Andreas Heidenreich, Dominik Streib and Barbara Wurm will moderate the event.In English languageAdmission freeMOMENTSACIDSTRIP AND WAR
10:00 Uhr - Museum Wiesbaden

SYMPOSYUMS LECTURES

10:00 - Lecture
Race & Gender, Desire & Law: Roma and Whiteness in Czechoslovak Films
Rebecca Podlech

10:45 - Lecture
Passings to the Margin in the Hungarian Socialist and Post Socialist Era
Andrea Pócsik

12:30 - Panel discussion
Action! - On Roma Cultural Inclusion and Fighting Antigypsyism
11:00 Uhr - Schlossplatz

PANEUROPEAN PICKNICK

What could be more natural in the context of our new series of events than to organise an actual picnic - right next to the Wiesbaden market on Schlossplatz? Besides food and drink, we invite you to a delicious journey through Eastern Europe. Accompanied by live music and DJ Janeck, we would like to bring Eastern European everyday culture to the public in order to unite festival guests, the audience and the Wiesbaden neighbourhood. Just follow the red carpet to a picnic of a special kind.Schlossplatz 11:00 - 15:00(in front of the town hall entrance)free entrance
20:00 Uhr - Festivalzentrum

MUSIC VIDEOS ARE BACK

“Music Videos Are Back!” – Particularly in Eastern Europe, online music videos offer space for creativity and different subject matter, along with the chance to reach millions of viewers with subversive messages.
23:00 Uhr - Festivalzentrum

GOEAST PARTY

goEast goes steppeThis time DJ Abror and DJane Dina Nour from the project "Dance with the Stans" bring the sound of the steppe to the Wiesbaden Casino with Central Asian Beats.Start 23:00 / Free entrance

Sunday, 14. April

10:00 Uhr - Museum Wiesbaden

SYMPOSIUMS LECTURE

10:00 - Lecture
Emir Kusturica’s Gypsy Grotesques: Balkan, Pop and Mafia
Hans - Richard Brittnacher


10:45 - Lecture
The Invisible Genocide: Visual Fragments of the Genocide against the Sinti and Roma
Frank Reuter

12:30 - Panel discussion
Increased Visibility - On the Making of Film with, on and by Roma
11:30 Uhr - Festivalzentrum

MASTERCLASS WITH SERGEI LOZNITSA

Master class Sergei Loznitsa – The multi-faceted and controversial filmmaker speaks about his cinematic work. 11:30 Russian with simultaneous translationAdmission: 5 Euro / reduced 3 Euro
20:30 Uhr - Museum Wiesbaden

IN DISCUSSION WITH KRZYSZTOF ZANUSSI

At goEast, festival visitors can gain an exclusive insight into the work of the Polish director Krzysztof Zanussi.The conversation with the Guest of Honour of the Homage section offers the opportunity to interview Zanussi about his career, his way of working and his cinematic themes.Free entrance
22:00 Uhr - Festivalzentrum

GOEAST EVENING SALON

The film talks will take place in the Festival Centre in the presence of the filmmakers. Gaby Babić, Heleen Gerritsen, Andreas Heidenreich, Dominik Streib and Barbara Wurm will moderate the event.
In English language
Admission free

WHITE MAMA
THE GENTLE INDIFFERENCE OF THE WORLD
JAN PALACH
HIS MASTER'S VOICE

Monday, 15. April

10:00 Uhr - Festivalzentrum

GOEAST MORNING SALON

The film talks will take place in the Festival Centre in the presence of the filmmakers. Gaby Babić, Heleen Gerritsen, Andreas Heidenreich, Dominik Streib and Barbara Wurm will moderate the event.
In English language
Admission free

ACID FOREST
TAKE ME SOMEWHERE NICE
THE RIDDLE OF JAAN NIEMAND
10:00 Uhr - Museum Wiesbaden

PROJECT MARKET PITCH - GOEAST DEVELOPMENT AWARD

The participants of the East-West Talent Lab will present their 15 selected project ideas from the fields of short fiction and experimental film as well as short and feature-length documentaries to an audience and a three-member jury of experts. The young talents come from Bulgaria, Georgia, Kosovo, Poland, Republic of Moldova, Russia, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Hungary and Belarus. This year the respective pitch of five minutes, is followed by a direct feedback from the expert jury, which consists of Sabine Bubeck-Paaz (ZDF editor, ARTE Kultur und Musik, Germany), Andrea Kuhn (festival director of the Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Festival, Germany) and Sahand Zamani (Producer and Director, Germany/Iran). The best pitch wins the goEast Development Award, presented since 2014 and endowed with 3,500 euros, donated this year for the first time by Russian Standard Vodka. Another innovation is the Renovabis research grant of 3,500 euros, also awarded by the jury, for a documentary film project dealing with a human rights issue in 2019. The winners will be announced by the jury at the goEast award ceremony.Moderation: Andrea Wink10:00 – 13:00In English languagefree entrance
14:00 Uhr - Festivalzentrum

PANEL DISCUSSION: SURVIVALKIT FOR FILMMAKERS - RISK AND DANGERS

Investigative film projects can put filmmakers in dangerous situations during shooting and research. With a thorough project preparation, however, legal, physical and other risks can be minimized. In this panel experienced producers and directors share their experiences and give practical tips.

With:
ESZTER HAIDÚ
Documentaryfilmmaker, Hungary (JUDGMENTINHUNGARY, HUNGARY 2018)

IRA TONDOVSKY
Producer, Germany (includingSONGFROMTHEFOREST, BORNINEVIN, FAITH, HOPE, LOVE)

MAX TUULA
Producer, long-timecomrade-in-armsofAleksandrRastorguev, Russia/Estonia (amongotherstheprocess: THESTATERUSSIAVSOLEGSENTSOV)

Moderation:
REBECCA PODLECH

in English language
free entrance
                                     
         
       
     
   
 
     
19:00 Uhr -

SCENIC READING: MOSCOW - PETUSHKI

“Moscow-Petushki” – actor Ivan Shvedoff reads from Venedikt Yerofeyev’s classic on Wiesbaden’s funicular trainline.
22:00 Uhr - Festivalzentrum

GOEAST EVENING SALON

The film talks will take place in the Festival Centre in the presence of the filmmakers. Gaby Babić, Heleen Gerritsen, Andreas Heidenreich, Dominik Streib and Barbara Wurm will moderate the event.
In English language
Admission free

HOME GAMES
THE STONE SPEAKER
COLD NOVEMBER

Tuesday, 16. April

19:00 Uhr - Caligari FilmBühne

AWARD CEREMONY

– Golden Lily for Best Film– Award of the City of Wiesbaden for Best Director– Award of the Federal Foreign Office for cultural diversity– International Film Critics Award (FIPRESCI-prize)– Open Frame Award of the BHF-BANK Foundation– goEast Development Award
23:00 Uhr - Kulturpalast

GOEAST PARTY

After the last screen in Wiesbaden has gone out, the end of the festival will be celebrated. Instead of wistful melancholy, goEast traditionally focuses on pan-European party enjoyment. This year's DJ Janeck, who regularly fires up Eastern European parties in the Rhine-Main area with his colourful mixture of gypsy, klezmer melodies and modern electro rhythms, will make sure of that.23:005 Euro