goEast - Festival of Central and Eastern European Film

goEast // goEast - Festival des Mittel- und Osteuropäischen Films

16th edition

Apr 20 - Apr 26, 2021
Wiesbaden, Germany

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Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Documentary, Narrative fiction
Film length Full length, Mid-length

Mission / description The festival presents current film productions – feature films as well as documentaries – from countries in Central and Eastern Europe as well as co-productions with decisive contributions from those countries.

The goEast film festival, launched in 2001, reactivated an earlier tradition of the DIF, which up to the 1980s had regularly compiled an “Eastern European Film Week” at the request of the German government. The programme went on tour in order to give West German audiences glimpses behind the Iron Curtain. The declared goals of the new festival were more ambitious: goEast aimed to initiate authentic cultural dialogue and exchange – with the festival promoting communication between filmmakers and filmgoers in general, with a Students’ Film Competition targeted specifically at communicative exchange between young directors from East and West, with a Symposium advancing the dialogue between historians and film scholars.
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Festival website www.filmfestival-goeast.de/

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