450 Guests visit the goEast presentation during the International Film Festival in Berlin
At this year’s Film Festival in Berlin, the State of Hesse presented itself as a location with a notorious festival landscape in which the goEast Film Festival of Central and East European Film has played a key role since its foundation. More than 450 invited guests from political circles and the film industry were informed on the latest developments of the festival at the welcoming ceremony at the Permanent Presentation of the Federal State of Hesse. “Hessian Ministers of Higher Education, Research and the Arts helped baptise goEast. From the beginning we have received not just material but also ideal support. This way it has been easier for the festival to establish itself internationally, thus contributing to Hesse’s international image and its further development as a competitive and future-oriented film and media location.” said Festival Director Christine Kopf, and she already pointed out certain details of this year’s program which have a special connection to Hesse’s film landscape:
With regard to the film school competition, one of the festival’s most attractive events for the public, we are expecting film academies from Belgrad, Serbia, Katowice, Poland as well as Munich and the Rhine- Main Area this year. All three winning entries for the Hessian Film Prize shall be presented on a large screen in Wiesbaden, two of these shall also be presented in the film school competition as well: NACHTSONNE from Offenbach and NIE SOLO SEIN from Kassel. For those who were unable to see the winner of the Hessian Film Prize 2004 (in the fiction film section), the goEast Film Festival will be a chance to do so: goEast shall be presenting RED COLOURED GREY TRUCK by Srdjan Kolijevic as a non-competitive entry within the competition.