[artinfo] Fwd: Call for entries: goEast Experimental Film and Video Art Competition

Andreas Broeckmann broeckmann at leuphana.de
Wed Jan 8 09:31:45 CET 2014

goEast - Festival of Central and Eastern European Film

9-15 April 2014

Deadline for entries: 31 January 2014


Call for entries: goEast Experimental Film and Video Art Competition

goEast was launched in 2001 by Deutsches 
Filminstitut and 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 
programme expresses a cultural mission: to 
provide a public platform for remarkable, unusual 
and engaged films unlikely to find distribution 
on the commercial cinema circuit. Festival 
visitors-filmmakers and industry specialists from 
Germany and abroad, local film enthusiasts and 
international guests-are enthusiastic about the 
quality and special atmosphere of a festival that 
facilitates the exchange of skills and knowledge. 
goEast is dedicated to the cinematic experience, 
to new developments and topical themes, to the 
artistic heritage of Eastern European film.

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. 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.

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