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goEast - Festival of Central and Eastern European Film, Wiesbaden

goEast - Festival des mittel- und osteuropäischen Films
Friedrichstr. 32
65185 Wiesbaden
phone +49-611-2 36 84 30
fax +49-611-23 68 43 49
email: info@filmfestival-goEast.de

Festival Director
Heleen Gerritsen

Year of Foundation 2001

Event Date from 05 May 2020 till 11 May 2020

Event Date !!! hybrid 2020 edition: some films offered online during original dates 5-11 May, symposium from 24-27 July, competition films screened at exground Wiesbaden in November !!!

in Wiesbaden, Germany

Sections Feature and Documentary Competition, Open Frame VR/360° Competition, East-West Talent Lab, Highlights, Symposium, Specials, Project Market

Category Documentary, Feature, Short, Student Film

Terms of Entry films from Central and Eastern Europe, director from or permanently living in one of the eligible Central or Eastern European countries, production year: 2019 or later, no distribution or TV broadcasting in Germany before the festival dates
feature films: DCP or 35mm, 60 min and more
documentary films: DCP, 35mm, Bluray, 60 min and more;
Rheinmain Short Film Award: short films from Eastern Europe and the Rhine-Main-region/Kassel, no public call for submissions
Open Frame Award: VR/360° works up to 30 min, also from the Rhine-Main-region/Kassel, completed 2018 and later

Genre Art, Comedy, Documentary Films, Drama, Experimental

Subtitles English subtitles necessary

Format 35 mm, DCP, Blu-ray

Registration Deadline Feature/Documentary Competition: 15 January 2020
Open Frame: 15 February 2020

Fees none

Attendance Figures 11,500

Participants of the Film Industry more than 300 guests and distributors, festival scouts, TV commissioners, representatives of non-profit organizations; about 100 representatives from Central and Eastern Europe

Golden Lily - Best Film (Euro 10,000)
Best Director (Euro 7,500)
Award of the Federal Foreign Office for Cultural Diversity (Euro 4,000)
Special Mentions

Open Frame Award (Euro 5,000)

goEast Development Award (Euro 3,500)

Rheinmain Short Film Award (Euro 2,500)

Production Fund (5x Euro 3,000)

Number of Films Shown more than 100 films from around 30 Central and Eastern European countries

Media Coverage 80 representatives of the media present, strong response in German print media with large summaries; broad coverage in national trade magazines

Evaluation Founded in 2001, this festival of Central and Eastern European films forms a most promising supplement to the more traditional Cottbus Film Festival, which takes place in autumn. Thanks to close connections to the German Film Institute (Deutsches Filminstitut DIF) in Frankfurt, the organizers have very profound background information at their disposal. In addition to the competition sections, the symposium and the retrospective, the talent lab also attracts extensive PR and media attention. Directors are invited directly by the festival, which covers travel and accommodation costs.

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