Looking back at goEast 2003
Here are some facts and figures: 107 full-length and short films from 20 countries, among them 16 international and German premières as well as one world première, 5,800 visitors, among them 90 invited guests and 180 professionals - that is the impressing result of one week of goEast in Wiesbaden in the year 2003.
15 current productions from 10 countries competed for the awards with a total prize money of € 27,500. The international five-member Jury presided by Czech director Jiri Menzel came to the following conclusion:
The Award for Best Film with a prize-money of € 10,000 (sponsored
by the Deutsches Filminstitut) went to the Czech Film THE KEY FOR DETERMINING
DWARFS, OR THE LAST TRAVEL OF LEMUEL GULLIVER by Martin Sulik. The
Award for Best Director (€ 7,500 sponsored by the City of Wiesbaden)
went to the Hungarian film BALLROOOM DANCING by Livia Gyarmathy. The Hertie-Foundation
Documentary Award (endowed with € 10,000) went to the Bulgarian film
BREAD OVER THE FENCE by Stephan Komandarev. Special mention was made of
ANGEL ON THE RIGHT, Tajikistan, 2002, by Dzamsed Usmonov.
3sat, the media partner of goEast, will again purchase films that will be screened in the competition. BALLROOM DANCING, which won the Award for Best Director, has already been purchased.