21 Features and 13 Short Films To Be Screened in Analog Form at the Festival's 17th Edition

As a project of Deutsches Filminstitut, which was founded in 1949, thus rendering it Germany's oldest institute for cinematic arts and research, goEast - Festival of Central and Eastern European Film has stood since its founding in 2001 for the appreciation and appropriate presentation of the film histories, both common and individual, of the nations of Central and Eastern Europe. These histories feature prominently in more than a few of goEast's festival sections, above all however in the annual goEast Symposium and the Homage.

In 2017, the majority of the films of the Symposium Reluctant Feminism: Women Filmmakers from Central and Eastern Europe and all of the films of the Homage to Hungarian director Márta Mészáros will be shown in the 35mm format: representing a total of 13 short and 21 feature-length films. In Wiesbaden, goEast is in the fortunate position of having among its festival venues not one but two cinemas that are equipped for analog projection (including that of valuable archive copies): our partners Caligari FilmBühne and Murnau-Filmtheater.

It continues to be very vital to goEast, now going into its 17th edition, to be able to provide access to cinema history to the festival audience in its traditional mode of analog presentation - as 35mm projections on a movie theatre screen.

"From the 12th to the 13th edition of the festival, that would be from 2012 to 2013, we undertook a full shift from analog to digital as regards current film productions and their mode of presentation. In our research to find copies for our programs that feature films made before this time, we search very meticulously for analog film copies that are in good shape and suitable for presentation and usually prefer to use these copies instead of digital versions. These days, the archives are not always willing to lend us this material for our screening purposes. But we are persistent," as festival director Gaby Babić explains. "It even happens occasionally that we pay special fees for borrowing an analog copy that we would not have to pay for the corresponding digital copy. We have become increasingly aware of the fact that we as a festival are contributing actively to saving the cultural practice of analog film and that we have to demand that it be saved. We also represent a space for this analog school of seeing and perceiving."

It is noteworthy that the majority of the films for this year's Symposium and the lion's share of Márta Mészáros' works have yet to be digitized - in spite of the international significance of these female directors. This is an equally crucial step that needs to be taken, in addition to the preservation of the original analog material.

goEast - Festival of Central and Eastern European Film is hosted by Deutsches Filminstitut and supported by numerous partners. The festival is primarily funded by the Hessen State Ministry of Higher Education, Research and the Arts, the State Capital Wiesbaden, Foundation "Remembrance, Responsibility and Future" (EVZ), Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain, the Robert Bosch Stiftung, ŠKODA AUTO Deutschland, BHF-BANK Foundation, the Adolf und Luisa Haeuser-Stiftung für Kunst und Kulturpflege, the Federal Foreign Office, Deutsch-Tschechische Zukunftsfonds, the municipality of Eschborn, the Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation and Krušovice. Media partners include among others 3sat, the FAZ and hr-iNFO.

We are happy to inform you that the call for the competition section at Szczecin European Film Festival '17 is now open. We would appreciate your help in distributing this information among your recipients. We are waiting for documentary films, short features, music videos, video arts, reportages, animated films which are going to be presented in four competition categories:

EUROPEAN COMPETITION FOR DOCMENTARY FILMS

Its main purpose is to present premiere productions which broaden the concept of documentary cinema and break its stereotypical image.

Submission deadline: 16/06/2017
Presentation date: 19-23/10/2017
Films may be submitted via:

FilmFreeway: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/SzczecinEuropeanFilmFestival-304326
FilmFestivalLife: http://www.filmfestivallife.com/Szczecin-European-Film-Festival
www SEFF: http://europeanfilmfestival.szczecin.pl/en/form2017

TELEFON ART

An international competition for films shot with a mobile phone or another “hand-held” device registering vision and sound. The film's theme and execution technique are free - documentary, feature, reportage, animated and video art films are all allowed.

Submission deadline:8/05/2017
Presentation date: 23-25/06/2017
Films may be submitted via:

FilmFreeway: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/SzczecinEuropeanFilmFestivalTELEFONART
FilmFestivalLife: http://www.filmfestivallife.com/Szczecin-European-Film-Festival
www SEFF: http://europeanfilmfestival.szczecin.pl/en/429/telefon_art_17

POP SEFF

A world competition for short musical film forms – so-called clips. We are looking for productions that break away from generic standards and whose visuals play an equally important role as the music accompanying it.

Submission deadline: 8/05/2017
Presentation date: 23-25/06/2017
Films may be submitted via:

FilmFreeway: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/SzczecinEuropeanFilmFestivalPOPSEFF
FilmFestivalLife: http://www.filmfestivallife.com/Szczecin-European-Film-Festival
www SEFF: http://europeanfilmfestival.szczecin.pl/en/493/pop_seff_17

ZACHODNIOPOMORSKIE SHORTY

The seventh edition of a competition presenting the newest and most interesting film productions by authors associated with the West Pomeranian Voivodeship.

Submission deadline: 8/05/2017
Presentation date: 23-25/06/2017
Films may be submitted via:
www SEFF: http://europeanfilmfestival.szczecin.pl/en/428/west_pomerania_shorts_17

The competition section of SEFF discovers and presents the most interesting and newest artists’ proposals from all over the world. Last year, a record number of 2570 productions from 88 countries were submitted to the European Competition for documentary films (including co-productions), and over 1130 productions from 83 countries to the TELEFON ART competition.

In addition to the competition sections, the festival offers a rich accompanying programme, including i.a. Crossing the Boundaries – a point of the programme by Tomasz Raczek, dedicated to the future of film genre boundaries; Let's Talk Film – meetings with cinema stars; "The Best Films In The World" – a presentation of the newest and most renowned documentary productions; SEFF Film Forum - a meeting of the international film circle.

SEFFis an annual film event, organised by the OFFicyna Association, which investigates the boundaries of cinema and whose main mission is creative exploration. The festival programme is carried out in partnership with an international network of organisers and presented in Szczecin as well as in towns on both sides of the Polish-German border.

We would appreciate you to share the information about the open call at SEFF'17. In case of any questions please contact the Competition coordinator, Anna Julia Janik
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Szczecin European Film Festival '17
23-25.06.2017 / 19-23.10.2017 Poland
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FNE has teamed up with FIPRESCI critics attending the Berlinale to rate the films in the Main Competition, Panorama and Forum giving the films 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 stars. 5 is the best and 1 is the worst. The ratings give an overview of critics opinions from a large number of countries and provide insights to what critics in many different countries think about the programme.

FNE has teamed up with FIPRESCI critics attending the Berlinale to rate the films in the Main Competition, Panorama and Forum giving the films 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 stars. 5 is the best and 1 is the worst. The ratings give an overview of critics opinions from a large number of countries and provide insights to what critics in many different countries think about the programme.

FNE has teamed up with FIPRESCI critics attending the Berlinale to rate the films in the Main Competition, Panorama and Forum giving the films 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 stars. 5 is the best and 1 is the worst. The ratings give an overview of critics opinions from a large number of countries and provide insights to what critics in many different countries think about the programme.

FNE has teamed up with FIPRESCI critics attending the Berlinale to rate the films in the Main Competition, Panorama and Forum giving the films 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 stars. 5 is the best and 1 is the worst. The ratings give an overview of critics opinions from a large number of countries and provide insights to what critics in many different countries think about the programme.

FNE has teamed up with FIPRESCI critics attending the Berlinale to rate the films in the Main Competition, Panorama and Forum giving the films 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 stars. 5 is the best and 1 is the worst. The ratings give an overview of critics opinions from a large number of countries and provide insights to what critics in many different countries think about the programme.

FNE has teamed up with FIPRESCI critics attending the Berlinale to rate the films in the Main Competition, Panorama and Forum giving the films 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 stars. 5 is the best and 1 is the worst. The ratings give an overview of critics opinions from a large number of countries and provide insights to what critics in many different countries think about the programme.

FNE has teamed up with FIPRESCI critics attending the Berlinale to rate the films in the Main Competition, Panorama and Forum giving the films 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 stars. 5 is the best and 1 is the worst. The ratings give an overview of critics opinions from a large number of countries and provide insights to what critics in many different countries think about the programme.

FNE has teamed up with FIPRESCI critics attending the Berlinale to rate the films in the Main Competition, Panorama and Forum giving the films 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 stars. 5 is the best and 1 is the worst. The ratings give an overview of critics opinions from a large number of countries and provide insights to what critics in many different countries think about the programme.

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