The EAST–WEST TALENT LAB is an innovative young professionals’ programme
at goEast. Focusing on the transfer of knowledge, creativity and
project ideas, the programme intends to forge links between young
filmmakers, artists, and film and media students from Germany (with an
emphasis on the Rhine-Main region) and the countries of Central and
A broad range of workshops and master classes
given by experts impart crucial core competences and offer profound
knowledge both of the film industry as well as the production of
experimental films and video art outside established industry
mechanisms and economics. Essential topics are the basics of European
co-productions and the process of successful pitching as well as the
limits and intersections of short film, experimental film and video art.
Representatives of national film and video-art funding institutions
from Central Europe will furnish information about their subsidy
structures and opportunities of financial support.
the participants on developing their own projects. The participants will
be invited to pitch their projects in front of a specialized jury and
then receive direct feedback. The best pitch will receive a project
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE EAST–WEST TALENT LAB?
EAST–WEST TALENT LAB addresses students and graduates of directing and
producing as well as young filmmakers and artists from Germany and
Eastern Europe (excluding Turkey and Greece). Up to 30 places are
available each year. Filmmakers and video artists presenting their work
within the goEast Experimental Film and Video Art Competition will be
admitted to the EAST–WEST TALENT LAB automatically.
submit a project idea that is not yet in production. Applicants must be
aged between 18 and 35. English will be the language of communication at
the EAST–WEST TALENT LAB.
WHAT IS NEEDED TO SUBMIT?
- the completed application form
- CV and filmography
- a description of the project idea (no longer than one page)
- a reference film on DVD or via web link
The deadline for applications is 18 Feb 2014 (date of postmark or e-mail). An independent commission will select the participants in the EAST–WEST TALENT LAB. Applicants will be notified of the decision by the beginning of March 2014. Those selected to participate in the EAST–WEST TALENT LAB (10–15 April 2014) will be invited to attend the 14th goEast film festival (9–15 April 2014) in Wiesbaden. Travel, meal and accommodation expenses will be covered by goEast.
goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film
T: +49-611-236 843-0
F: +49-611-236 843-49
All information can be found in the application form which is attached and on the Website.