Visiting information 2022

The center of the festival is the Museum Wiesbaden in the Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 2. The competent goEast team is present at the info counter from morning till night to help with questions about the program, the city or accommodation. In addition, you can get Festival passes and goEast publications here. Symposium presentations, the East-West Talent Lab Pitch and various panels will also take place here.

The festival center is the first point of contact for international guests and accredited trade visitors; for journalists there is the press counter.

Thu,27/04 – Mon, 01/05  / 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tue, 02/05    /10:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m.

The original Slovenian K67 kiosk is back! From 27th of April on, you can get information about the festival program as well as coffee from Kaufmanns here and, depending on the weather conditions, you make yourself comfortable on the museum stairs.

Thu,27/04 – Mon, 01/05   /10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tue, 02/05    /10:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m.


The program booklet 2023 is available as download on our website from April 5th. From April 12th you will find the complete program with all details on the website.


The presale for the 23rd edition of goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film starts on 12/04/2023.
Tickets can be purchased on the website by clicking on the individual films via the film search, or by calling up the menu item Cinema Archipelago.


Presale booking offices are:

Tourist Information Wiesbaden
Marktplatz 1, 65183 Wiesbaden
Tel.: 0611 / 172 99 30
(plus presale fees)

Caligari FilmBühne, Wiesbaden
Marktplatz 9, 65183 Wiesbaden
Tel.: 0611/ 315050 (during box office opening hours, also the entire festival week)

In the evening, the festival activities move to Wiesbaden’s Old Court. Here you can attend the film talks in a beautiful setting, view the VR program and exchange ideas over evening drinks. We especially recommend the Eastern European-inspired vodka drinks from our friendly bar team in the Clubhouse of the Old Court! But beer and non-alcoholic drinks are also available!

Thu, 27/04 – Mon, 01/05   / 6:30 p.m. – 00:30 a.m.

We assume that goEast will take place again this year without covid hygiene measures. If there are any short-term changes, we will announce them. However, those who feel safer wearing a face mask are welcome to do so. We will also have quick tests available at the info counter in exchange for a small donation!

Together with our partner Filmwerte, goEast is once again setting up a venue for your own living room. Selected films from this year’s program can be conveniently watched there throughout Germany. To use the platform, an account must be set up.

Click here to go to the On Demand page.

Tickets & Venues 2022


8 Euro / reduced 7 Euro

Day Pass
20 Euro / reduced 17 Euro

Festival Pass
70 Euro / reduced 50 Euro

Pass for 5 screenings (not transferable)
30 Euro / reduced 25 Euro

Day and Festival Passes are available throughout the festival week at the box offices and at the info counter. Events from the sidebar programme are not included. Coupons or “10er tickets” by Caligari FilmBühne are not valid for goEast screenings.


Opening Ceremony (limited number of tickets)
8 Euro / reduced 7 Euro

Award Ceremony (limited number of tickets)
8 Euro / reduced 7 Euro

8 Euro / reduced 7 Euro

10 Euro

East-West Talent Lab Public Pitch
Free admission

Master class, In discussion with
Free admission

Symposium Lecutes & Panels
Free admission

Cinema Archipelago

RheinMain Short Films
8 Euro / reduced 7 Euro

Talks, Exhibition, Film Programmes
Free admission

Free admission


Film Rental (geo-blocked for access from German territory only)
6,50 Euro

Online Lectures & Panels

Further Ticket Information

Reduced prices
Tickets for reduced prices are available upon showing a certificate from pupils, students, for the severely disabled, apprentices, welfare recipients, refugees and senior citizens.

Tickets bought at Caligari cinema and Tourist Information Wiesbaden, as well as bought online, which show the corresponding imprint, are valid as tickets for public transport starting five hours prior to the event and as return ticket until end of operation.

Stadtmobil Promotion
Customers of CarSharing service by stadtmobil Rhein Main are granted free admission upon presentation of their customer’s card at the box office, sold-out events are excluded.

Venues in Wiesbaden

Festival Center Museum Wiesbaden
Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 2
65185 Wiesbaden

Altes Gericht
Gerichtsstraße 2
65185 Wiesbaden

Caligari FilmBühne
Marktplatz 9
65183 Wiesbaden

Murnaustraße 6
65189 Wiesbaden

Moritzstraße 6
65185 Wiesbaden

Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 2
65185 Wiesbaden

Kulturzentrum Schlachthof
Murnaustraße 1
65189 Wiesbaden

Other Venues

Kino Palatin
Hintere Bleiche 6 – 8
55116 Mainz

Programmkino Rex
Wilhelminenstraße 9
64283 Darmstadt

Bahnhofstraße 34
35390 Gießen


In 2021, goEast began to make the catalogues and Symposium essays from past festival editions available for free online. The CEEOL GmbH, the operator of the Central and Eastern European Online Library, based in Frankfurt, has been supporting the festival in these efforts.
CEEOL provides both institutional and individual access to periodicals, eBooks and grey literature in the area of the social sciences and humanities from Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, making the data bank a trusted partner for years for academics, students and teachers specialising in Eastern European subject matter. The goEast catalogue texts from the festival years 2001-2021 have now been incorporated here and can be read in their entirety at

FAQ - General information

Where does the festival take place?

The main location of the festival is Wiesbaden. Here we are screening in three cinema: the Caligari FilmBühne, the Apollo Kinocenter and the Murnau Filmtheater. In addition, the supporting events all take place in Wiesbaden. Other locations are the Wiesbaden Museum, Altes Gericht and a ship in Wiesbaden-Biebrich.

What is the Ost-Kiosk? Where is it located and what are its opening hours?

The Ostkiosk is an original Slovenian K67 Kiosk. Coffees as well as soft drinks can be purchased here. The Ostkiosk can be found in front of the Wiesbaden Museum throughout the festivalweek and is open daily from 10am-6pm. Coffee specialties will be available until 4pm.

How can I volunteer at goEast?

For the festival we are looking for volunteers to support us during the festival in various taks. More information can be found at

Where can I follow the activities of the festival?

Subscribe to our goEast newsletter to stay up to date. Also, our activities can be followed on all social media networks under goeastff.

Where can I find the privacy policy?

Our privacy policy as well as information about handling sensitive (personal) data can be found here.

FAQ- Accreditation


Filmmakers, representatives from the media, film, cinema and festival industries (Professional), press representatives (Press), and students of Slavic, Central and Eastern European Studies, as well as Film and Media Studies (Student) can apply for accreditation.  

Press representatives must upload their press card or credentials when requesting a press accreditation.  

Students must upload a confirmation of enrollment valid during the entire festival week (26/04-02/05/2023).  


The request for an accreditation is made via Eventival. If you do not already have an Eventival account, it is necessary to create one before submitting your request: 

Subsequently, follow these instructions to request an accreditation: 

By clicking the ACCREDITATION tab on the left-hand side of the Visitor Page or the blue accreditation button at the bottom of the home page, you will be redirected to the accreditation page. Now, select your desired type of accreditation and follow the instructions on the page. Upon receiving your request, the goEast team will review it and provide you with a response of the non-/approval of your accreditation as quickly as possible. Please note that this is not an automated process and that our response may take a few days.  


Accreditation is free of charge for press representatives if you are reporting on the festival. Otherwise, PRESS costs 35€.




You can pay for your accreditation badge via PayPal or bank transfer only after your accreditation request has been approved. Alternatively, you can also pay in cash on-site when picking up your accreditation badge.     




The goEast team is available to answer your questions by phone on 0611 236 843 10 or via email (

FAQ - Tickets

What are the ticket categories of goEast?

Single ticket 8 Euro / reduced 7 Euro
Day ticket 25 Euro / reduced 20 Euro
Festival ticket 70 Euro / reduced 50 Euro
5films-ticket (non-transferable) 30 Euro / reduced 25 Euro

What is the difference between an accreditation and a multiple-day festival ticket?

With an accreditation, all films and events can be attended at no additional cost as long as they are not sold out, with the exception of the specials, e.g. the boat trip on May, 1st. In addition, an accreditation provides access to the Online Media Library. Accreditations are granted to professionals from the film, festival and cultural industries, representatives of the press and students of Slavic, Central and Eastern European Studies, as well as from the field of film and media. With a festival ticket all screenings can be attended with no additional costs. The supporting program and the access to the Online Media Library are not included. Season tickets are available for everyone.

When and where does the presale start?

The pre-sale for film tickets as well as for individual events starts on 12.04.2023 online as well as at the ticket offices in Wiesbaden.

Can I buy tickets at the cinema box office?

Yes, tickets – if still available – can also be purchased at the box office of the festival venues.

FAQ - Program

When will the program of this year’s edition be published?

The program for this year’s festival will be published on 12.04.2023 on our website.

Where can I find all the information about the program?

The festival program can be found on our website from 12.04.2023. Furthermore, all information can be found in the program booklet. Information about the film program can be found from the same date on our website under Film Search. Information about other events under Events and Cinema Archipelago.

What are the other programme points besides films?

From the 12th of April on you can find information about all events at this link (LINK). Besides the films we will show the exhibition “Illustrators_Native” by indigenous illustrators and artists from the Russian federation (Murnau Filmtheater). We will also organize panels (Symposium, East-West Talent Lab). There will be a masterclass (Murnau Filmtheater). We offer a VR exhibition (Altes Gericht) and organize film talks (Altes Gericht) and parties (various locations).

Which programme points are available online?

Individual films will be available for online rental after the festival week from 03.05. to 10.05.: Furthermore, the symposium panels can be viewed online on Klassiki after the festival week. Also the VR program is available online via VR Chat. For more information, see the FAQ section VR Exhibition.

How much does a single film ticket cost?

See menu option Service – Tickets & Spielorte.


What is the Online Media Library and how can I access it?

The Online Media Library is a service for accredited professionals, press and students. During the festival week, a selection of films will be offered here online. Access to the Online Media Library will be available via your Eventival account. Immediately before the festival week, detailed instructions on how to use the Online Media Library as well as the access data will be sent by e-mail. Further information about the Online Media Library can be found in the FAQs of the Libary.

Who has access to the Online Media Library and are there other possibilities to watch films online?

Only an accreditation for professionals, press or students allows access to the Online Media Library. If you are not entitled to an accreditation, you can rent single films between 03.05. and 10.05 for 7€ per film on

Is the Online Media Library only accessible within Germany?

The Online Media Library is accessible both in Germany and abroad. Individual rent of a film, on the other hand, is only possible within Germany.

What devices can I use to watch the films in the Online Media Library?

The following devices can be used for the Online Media Library: Smartphone, tablet, laptop, PC. Too small screens are not recommended for an optimal viewing experience.

Can I watch the same film more than once?

Within the Online Media Library, the viewing of the films is unlimited during the festival week. With the renting of a film, said film is available for watching for 24h.

Can I stream films in the Online Media Library at all times?

Yes, from 10:00 p.m. on 26.04. till 11:59 p.m. on 02/05/2023

FAQ - Supporting program: Cinema Archipelago

What is Cinema Archipelago?

Cinema Archipelago is an interdisciplinary sidebarprogram that was founded in 2022. This year it focuses on the topic of decolonization in a Central and Eastern European context. The program includes the symposium, a virtual reality program, the RheinMain Short Film Competition, a TikTok program, a Rhine Cruise with lectures on May 1st, the Meet the Activists program and the ILLUSTRATORS_NATIVE exhibition.

To which program points of the Cinema Archipelago does an accreditation allow me access?

With an accreditation you will have access to the films of the symposium as well as the short film competition. The virtual reality exhibition TALES FROM THE BATHHOUSE, the exhibition ILLUSTRATORS_NATIVE , the TikTok program and the symposium lectures are free of charge. An additional charge applies to the boat trip with lectures, even for accredited professionals.

Which program points of the supporting program Cinema Archipelago are fee required (also with accreditation)?

RheinMain short film program 8 Euro / reduced 7 Euro
Boat trip withlectures on May 1st / 10 Euro
RheinMain short film price 8 Euro / reduced 7 Euro
Symposium Lectures & Panels Admission free
Tiktok program free admission
Exhibitions free admission

Where can I find the Virtual Reality exhibition and when are the opening hours?

This year the VR exhibition will take placeat Alte Gericht (ground floor), Gerichtsstraße 2 in Wiesbaden.

Opening hours:

Thu, 27/04 – Mon, 01/05 / 02:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Tue, 02/05 / 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.


How much does it cost to visit the Virtual Reality exhibition?

The entry for the VR-exhibition is free of charge.

How can I visit the goEast bathhouse and projects online?

The goEast bathhouse and the other projects can be visited via starting 26/04/2023.

Where and when do the boat trips with lectures take place?

The event RHEIN-SCHIFFFAHRT MIT DICHTERN & DENKERN will take place on Monday, May 1st. The ship departs at 01:30 p.m. in Wiesbaden-Biebrich. Admission is from 01:00 p.m. -01:30 p.m. Dock: Rheingaustraße 148, 65203 Wiesbaden(Bus lines 4 and 3 direction Wiesbaden-Biebrich Rheinufer/Rheingaustraße). The ship will return at 03:30 p.m.

How much entry fee does it cost?

The entry fee for the lectures/readings on the ship is 10 Euros.

How can I visit the VRHackathon online?

1.) Install Steam
2.) Install VRCHAT on Steam
3.) Log In VRCHAT and create an account for VRCHAT with your data from your Steam accound or a totally new account
4.1) Go through tutorial and search for  “goEast 2023” in the World menu OR
4.2) Open the link in your browser, log in with your account data and press “Invite youself” – you will find an invitation in the VRChat menu

On Quest / Quest 2:

1.) Install VRCHAT from Meta Store
2.) Create an account with your meta account or a new account
3.)  Log in and search for “goEast 2023” world in the World search menu


FAQ- Symposium

Can I get accreditated for the symposium?

Yes, with an accreditation you can attend all lectures and panels as well as film screenings, as long as they are not sold out. Accreditations are only granted to film industry professionals, members of the press and teachers as well as students of Slavic, Central and Eastern European Studies, and Film and Media.

Can I attend the symposium online?

The presentations and panels will be recorded and will be available on the website of our partner Klassiki from May 5th on: Websitelink. there is no live streaming available. Individual films will be available for online rental after the festival week from 03/05/2023 to 10/05/2023. Accredited trade visitors can already access the online offer from 26/04/2023.

How much do individual events of the symposium cost?

Admission for lectures and panels is free of charge. For the film screenings, admission costs 8 euros / reduced 7 euros.