Here, we have listed answers to the most common questions regarding the festival. If you have further questions, please contact the goEast team by e-mail at mlif.ffd@ofni-tsaeog.
Or reach our Info Counter / Customer Support Tel: +49 611 - 23 68 43 10
20.-25. April (10 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
26. April (10 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
If you have any further questions about the accreditation or difficulties with the online accreditation procedure, please contact mlif.ffd@noitatidercca-tsaeog.
The 21st goEast - Festival of Central and Eastern European Film will take place between April 20 through April 26, 2021. The film programme will be offered online as video on demand thus, you can enjoy Central and Eastern European films in your own living room.
Most of the film programme will be online from April 20 to April 28. Some films are only available from the planned theatrical release date. Please note the respective information on the film pages.
The film programme is limited to Germany.
Starting April 20, you can find the film programme at online.filmfestival-goEast.de.
You can rent films individually (6,50€) or get access to the whole programme via online festival pass (60,-€). After purchasing a film, you have 48 hours to start watching.
Accredited users get free access to the online Media Library by logging in via their Eventival account.
You can purchase a Festival Pass for 60 euros here.
For the On Demand programme, you can pay by PayPal, credit card or direct debit.
Despite restrictions regarding on-site events, goEast will offer a true slice of Central and Eastern Europe during the festival week with an original "K67" kiosk in the Wiesbaden city. A sound installation as well as snacks and drinks to-go can be experienced here.
The VR headset rental at Museum Wiesbaden can be used via Click&Collect to watch selected 360° projects at home.
This year, the programme of the OPEN FRAME AWARD is available on various digital channels and on site in Wiesbaden.
You can rent a VR headset with a selection of films from goEast and Lichter Filmfest at the festival center at the Museum Wiesbaden.
You can watch the live tour through the VR worlds online from April 21st to 25th every evening, starting 6 p.m. on our OFA page and on YouTube.
You can view the virtual exhibition on FrameVR on your computer, tablet or smartphone. Here (link will be updated soon).
As in 2020, you can interact with other visitors and the artists of OFA and view their works in our world of VRrOOm using VRChat.
In cooperation with HTC Viveport, you can watch all projects during the festival week at home on your VR headset.
Book or reserve an appointment online and pick up the headset at the Info Counter in the festival center (Museum Wiesbaden, Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 2, 65185 Wiesbaden) between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. (5 euros + 10 euros deposit).
The VR headset is ready to go, you will also find the instructions for using the headset enclosed - it's child's play!
The following day you have to bring the VR headset back to the Info Counter. You will also receive your deposit back.
To use the exhibition in FrameVR you only need a PC (Windows, Mac, Linux), a tablet or smartphone with an internet browser. Go to the link. No installation or registration is necessary.
To visit the VR world, you have to install the free VRChat software and register (opens a new window).
Requires 64-bit processor and operating system
Operating system: Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Processor: Intel® i5-4590 / AMD FX 8350 equivalent or greater
RAM: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 970 / AMD Radeon ™ R9 290 equivalent or greater
DirectX: Version 11
Network: broadband internet connection
Storage: 1 GB available storage space
Download the Viveport Client here (starts download). Log into your Steam account as well as your Viveport account or register.
1. Open the Viveport client and log in.
2. The projects of the OPEN FRAME AWARD will be accessible from April 20-26, 2021 (opens a new window).
3. Click on the goEast festival banner on the Viveport homepage or add the titles to your library via the OPEN FRAME AWARD page.
4. Select the title you want, click "Download" on the title card or purchase page and confirm.
5. You can find all of your downloaded titles under "Library -> On my device"
• Vive / Vive Pro / Vive Cosmos: Install Vive hardware / software (opens a new window).
• Oculus Rift / Oculus Rift S / Oculus Quest via Oculus Link: The festival content is available via SteamVR. Oculus devices must have "Unknown Sources" enabled in the system settings for use. Detailed instructions on how to use Viveport on Oculus devices can be found here (opens a new window).
• Valve Index: Requires the installation of SteamVR (installation instructions, opens a new window).
• Windows Mixed Reality: Requires the installation of Windows Mixed Reality for SteamVR plugin (installation instructions, opens a new window).
Yes! A compatible headset is only required to use for Viveport.
Yes! You can visit the exhibition in FrameVR with your computer, tablet or smartphone in the internet browser.
Or you can watch the live streams from the VR world.
An accreditation grants you access to the Online Media Library, which will offer most of this year's film programme in Original Version with English subtitles (even outside of Germany). Included are also the lectures and panels of the Symposium "Unveiling Central Asia" and numerous sidebar programmes, f.e. a master class by Péter Lichter and Márió Z. Nemes.
You have to apply for an accreditation via the festival platform Eventival. For that, you need an Eventival account. After your registration, you can apply for one of the accreditation types:
Representatives of the press, filmmakers and industry professionals can apply for an industry badge. Students of film, media and Eastern European studies as well as Slavic with film or media-related courses can also apply for an accreditation, however their certificate of study is needed. The required documents can be provided as a photo or file via Eventival.
Applications for a goEast accreditation will be accepted until April 12 via https://vp.eventival.com/goeast/2021.
After April 13, subsequent requests for an accreditation can only be processed with a surcharge of €10.00.
Festival Press representatives can apply for an accreditation free of charge, provided they report on the festival. If you do not plan to write about the festival, a processing fee of €20.00 will be charged for the accreditation. Furthermore, a proof of profession must be shown upon request.
For industry professionals the festival charges €40.00. Students will be charged the reduced fee of €25.00.
Starting April 13, subsequent requests for accreditation can only be processed with a surcharge of €10.00.
The content of our Online Media Library will be available over the course of the festival week - from April 20 (12:00 a.m. CET) until April 28 (11:59 p.m. CET).
Please note that individual films are excluded from this regulation for legal reasons.
The Online Media Library consists of all films which have been licensed by the right's holders. Badge holders will be able to access the Online Media Library without geo-blocking.
After we have processed your accreditation request, you will receive an answer by e-mail.
You can obtain your badge at the Info Counter in the Festival Centre
Museum Wiesbaden, Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 2, 65185 Wiesbaden
from Tuesday, April 20, 10:00 a.m. (CET). Please, contact us beforehand, if you wish to obtain your badge by e-mail to mlif.ffd@noitatidercca-tsaeog.
After your payment has been confirmed, you will receive log-in data for the Online Media Library by e-mail on April 16, 2021.
As soon as your application has been approved, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with information regarding the payment process. Payment is possible via Paypal and bank transfer. The fee can also be paid with cash at the Info Counter upon pick-up.
Please note, that your badge as well as the log-in data for the Online Media Library will only be given after payment has been received.
No. Your accreditation is not transferable.