Launched in 2001 by Deutsches Filminstitut, goEast revolves around films made in Central and Eastern Europe. In the course of seven days in Wiesbaden, goEast unfolds a diverse programme encompassing cinematic trends, experimental positions and historical rarities. The agenda of goEast, conceived as a forum of east-west dialogue, is dominated by questions of (multiple) European identities and processes of rapid social and political transformation.
The new Experimental Film and Video Art Competition
For the first time in 2014, goEast invites submissions for its newly established Experimental Film and Video Art Competition. It intends to encourage the work of young and emerging artists of up to 35 years of age, working in or between the fields of experimental film and video art. We ask all filmmakers, artists, producers, gallery owners and universities to submit their most current works and projects to the goEast – Experimental Film and Video Art Competition. Up to 15 works will be nominated to contend for the Open Frame Award endowed with 5,000 euros provided by the BHF-BANK Foundation. The selected works will screen at Caligari FilmBühne or in the exhibition space of Nassauischer Kunstverein, depending on the prefered environment. A second screening venue will be Deutsches Filmmuseum, Frankfurt. All participating directors and artists will be invited to Wiesbaden during the festival in order to present their works and to take part in the East West Talent Lab, a professional training and networking programme; if possible, assistance with travel arrangements will be provided. For further details concerning the submission please read the regulations and terms of participation.
Regulations and terms of participation
Filmmakers and Video Artists from Central and Eastern Europe, the Rhine-Main-region, Kassel and other invited institutions are asked to submit their works for the 14th goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film, which will take place in Wiesbaden, Germany, from 9 to 15 April 2014.
The deadline for entries is 31January 2014.
Each work submitted must be registered with a separate and completed entry form. The submitted works should be current productions from the years 2012, 2013 or 2014 and single or multi-channel works on film or video produced for presentation in cinema or exhibition settings. The duration of a work may not exceed 30 minutes. No work submitted should have enjoyed distribution, TV-broadcasting or internet presence in Germany before the time of the festival. Films/videos will be screened only in the original language with English subtitles. Applications will not be considered complete unless they include a short synopsis, a biography and a filmography of the director/artist.
All information about Entries and the competition itself can be found inside the attached document or on the Website.