WIESBADEN: Sixteen titles including 10 feature films and six documentaries were selected for the Competition of the 19th edition of the Festival of Central and European Film – goEast, which will take place in Wiesbaden from 10 to 16 April 2019.
The jury is headed by the Macedonian director Teona Strugar Mitevska, who is also responsible for this year's opening film, God Exists, Her Name is Petrunija (a coproduction between Macedonia, Belgium, Slovenia, Croatia and France, produced by Sisters and Brother Mitevski Production). The other members of the jury are Magdalena Żelasko (founder and director of Vienna's LET'S CEE Film Festival), Stjepan Hundić (founder and director of the Fantastic Zagreb Film Festival) and the Russian-German art house producer Anna Katchko.
The festival pays homage to Krzysztof Zanussi and is organising tributes to Jonas Mekas and Dušan Makavejev. Other sections include Rheinmain Short Film Award Competition, the Open Frame Award Competition, Bioscope and Everything Stays Different? – The Wild 90ies, which is the thematic focus of the festival.
Take Me Somewhere Nice (the Netherlands, Bosnia and Herzegovina)Directed by Ena SendijarevićProduced by Pupkin FilmCoproduced by VPRO
His Master’s Voice (Hungary, Canada)Directed by György Pálfi
White Mamma (Russia)Directed by Zosya Rodkevich, Evgeniya Ostanina
Moments (Czech Republic, Slovakia)Directed by Beata ParkanováProduced by Heaven's Gate, Fog'n'Desire Films Coproduced by KFS Production, the Czech TelevisionSupported by the Czech Film Fund, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund
Home Games (Ukraine, France, Poland)Directed by Alisa KovalenkoProduced by East Road Films, Studio Garmata FilmCoproduced by DocEdu Foundation
End of Season (Azerbaijan, Germany, Georgia)Directed by Elmar ImanovProduced by Color of MayCoproduced by Azerbaijanfilm, Maisis Peri, AzhariFrey
Hungary 2018 (Hungary, Portugal)Directed by Eszter Hajdú
Jan Palach (Czech Republic, Slovakia) Directed by Robert Sedláček Produced by Cineart TV Prague Coproduced by the Czech Television, Arina, RTVS, Up&Up production Supported by the Czech Film Fund, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund , the Prague Film Fund, the Ministry of Defence CR, the City of Prague, the City of Pardubice
The Stone Speakers (Canada, Bosnia and Herzegovina)Directed by Igor DrljačaProduced by TimeLapse Pictures
Acid (Russia)Directed by Alexander Gorchilin
The Gentle Indifference of the World (Kazakhstan, France)Directed by Adilkhan Yerzhanov
Moon Hotel Kabul (Romania, France) Directed by Anca Damian Produced by Aparte Film Coproduced by Cinema Defacto Supported by the Romanian Film Centre, the MEDIA Programme
Cold November (Kosovo, Albania, Macedonia)Directed by Ismet SijarinaProduced by Buka,Thumbs upCoproduced by AlbaSky Film, Audiohaus – Sound Solutions, Ikonë Studio
The Riddle of Jaan Niemand (Estonia)Directed by Kaur KokkProduced by Homeless Bob Production Supported by the Estonian Film Institute
Acid Forest (Lithuania) Directed by Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė Produced by Neon Realism Supported by the Lithuanian Film Centre
Strip and War (Belarus, Poland)Directed by Andrei KutsilaProduced by Studio Sonica