the college program, the festival spotlights the new generation
of directors. It's goal is to support professional exchange und
to offer the interested audience the opportunity to see, compare
and rate the talented artist's work. There will be three audience
awards for college films - one each for the best short film, the
best animation film, and the best documentary and experimental film.
The "goEast-College awards" for the best short film and for the
best animation film are being donated by TaunusFilm Wiesbaden and
are endowed with 750 Euro each; the award for the best documentary
and experimental film (750 Euro as well) ist donated by MHB Mitteleuropäische
Handelsbank AG Deutsch-Polnische Bank Gruppe Nord/LB.
Under the motto "East meets West", the dialogue is positioned in
the foreground. Colleges from Eastern Europe and Germany have been
invited to present their latest productions. This year, the following
colleges and academies take part: The Academy of Music and Dramatic
Arts, Faculty Film and Television - VMU from Bratislava, Slowakia;
The State College for Film, Television and Theatre - PWSFTViT from
Lodz, Poland; The Film Academy Baden-Württemberg - FABW from Ludwigsburg;
The College for Film and Television "Konrad Wolf" - HFF from Potsdam-
Babelsberg; The Film class of the Academy of Fine Arts at the Johannes-Gutenberg-University
Mainz; The College for Design Offenbach HfG and the Art College
All in all, the three short film programs consist of 36 films from
several genres. The documentary
and experimental film program offers a view at the life of social
fringe groups and assembles a wide range of artistic analysis of
film contents and -materials. The feature
film program shows scenes from the often seemingly hopeless
being of its protagonists, using impressive photography. Finally,
film program presents amusing and droll films.
In addition to the directors, professors and lecturers from the
participating Eastern European colleges will accompany the series.
Within the goEast Festival Eureka Audiovisuel organises a "Talk
at the Round Table" with international Experts. They offer
students the opportunity to get advice and collect informations
on training opportunities, financial management, support of co-productions
und distribution strategies.
Program note: For all college films which are marked OF (Original
version) in the program overview, there will be English subtitles.