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FESTIVALS: Requiem for Mrs. J. Takes goEast Main Prize Featured

Requiem for Mrs. J. (Germany, Georgia), dir. Nana & Simon Requiem for Mrs. J. (Germany, Georgia), dir. Nana & Simon

WIESBADEN: The 17th edition of goEast - Festival of Central and Eastern European Film ended on 2 May 2015 by handing out awards totaling 50,000 EUR. 

The members of the international jury were Latvian director Laila Pakalniņa (chairwoman), producer Max Tuula (Estonia/Russia), producer Sam Taylor (Great Britain), actor Jakob Diehl (Germany) and director Igor Drljača (Bosnia and Herzegovina/Canada). The Best Film prize went to Requiem for Mrs. J., a Serbia/Bulgaria/Macedonia/Russia/France coproduction directed by Bojan Vuletić.

Complete list of winning films:

Golden Lily for Best Film (10,000 euros)

Requiem for Mrs. J. (Serbia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Russia, France)
Directed by Bojan Vuletic
Produced by See Film Pro
Coproduced by Geopoly Film, Skopje Film Studio
Supported by Film Center Serbia, the Bulgarian National Film Center, the Macedonian Film Agency, CNC France, Eurimages

Award of the City of Wiesbaden for Best Director (7,500 euros)

My Happy Family (Germany, Georgia, France)
Directed by Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Groß
Produced by Augenschein Filmproduktion
Coproduced by Polare Film, Arizona Productions
Supported by the Georgian National Film Center

Award of the Federal Foreign Office for Cultural Diversity (4,000 euros)

City Of The Sun / Mzis Qalaqi  (Georgia/USA/Qatar/Holland, 2017, directed by Rati Oneli)

Honourable Mentions by the Main Jury

Exiled (Latvia, Lithuania)
Directed by Dāvis Sīmanis
Produced by Locomotive productions
Coproduced by Studio Uljana Kim
Supported by the National Film Centre of Latvia, Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia, MEDIA

Quit Staring at My Plate (Croatia, Denmark)
Directed by Hana Jusić
Produced by Kinorama
Coproduced by Croatian Television, Beofilm
Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Center, the Danish Film Institute, Eurimages

International Film Critics' Award for Best Documentary Film

Islands of Forgotten Cinemas / Kino Otok (Croatia)
Directed by Ivan Ramljak

International Film Critics' Award for Best Fiction Feature

My Happy Family (Germany, Georgia, France)
Directed by Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Groß

Open Frame Award (5,000 euros, endowed by BHF-BANK Foundation)

In between Identities (Germany)
Directed by Aleksandar Radan

Honourable Mention:

Exile Exotic (UK/Russia
Directed by Sasha Litvintseva)


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