The documentary film competition consists of six nominees, including four Eastern European titles selected via East Silver. All of them have chances to be awarded in several categories. Awards are bestowed according to the decisions of an independent jury chaired by Želimir Žilnik. His fellow jurors are the German film distributor Thorsten Frehse, the Georgian director Levan Koguashvili, the Romanian actress Anamaria Marinca, and the Russian documentary filmmaker and festival director Vitaly Manskiy.
Apart from those documentaries, several other will be presented, such as Matchmaking Mayor by Erika Hnikova or Kapitalism – Our Improved Formula by Alexandru Solomon, which will be screened as part of the presentation of One World Romania film festival.
goEast festival presents insight into the cinema of Central and Eastern Europe, including feature, short and documentary film. Essential part of the festival is the goEast Project Market with ten selected projects ranging from short films and animation to documentaries. The interest of goEast in Central and Eastern European cinema resulted in 2007 into the SEEDOX initiative, which was formed in order to explore and analyze the situation of documentary film in Southeast Europe, covering states as Albania, Macedonia, Kosovo and many others.
East Silver at goEast: Zuzana Paukova from East Silver will be present at the festival and can answer all your questions regarding our market. If you would like to meet, contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
goEast - 11th Festival of Central and Eastern European Film, Germany
April 6 - 12, 2011
Film nominated into documentary competition:
Georgia 2010, 48 MIN
Director: Alexander Kviria
Czech Republic 2010, 90 MIN
Director: Helena Třeštíková
KONIEC LATA / THE LAST DAY OF SUMMER
Poland 2010, 33 MIN
Director: Piotr Stasik
PA RUBIKA CEĻU / ON RUBIK’S ROAD
Latvia 2010, 30 MIN
Director: Laila Pakalniņa
TAROT SRBIJA! / TAROT SERBIA!
Serbia 2010, 60 MIN
Director: Ivan Ikić
YIRMIYAHU / JEREMIAH
Israel 2010, 54 MIN
Director: Eran Paz
Selected East Silver titles in goEast programme:
Nesvatbov , Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, 2010, 72 min, Digi Beta, HD, Creative, Society
A situational documentary film about a village mayor trying to match local people in their thirties who are still single. Slowly but surely, the Slovak village Zemplínské Hámre is dying out. Its mayor, a retired general, doesn't want to give up though. Fighting the thirty-year-olds' loneliness, he has used various means such as offering a financial reward for each newborn child or encouraging people to make children in the local public address system. None of it has worked. However, the mayor has a new plan. He decides to organize a dating party for singles from all the neighbouring villages...
Kapitalism - reteta noastră secretă , Belgium, France, Romania, 2009, 76 min, HD, Current Affairs, Personal View, Society
Alexandru Solomon invites Ceausescu to revisit Romania, 20 years after he has been executed. The dictator haunts present-day capitalist society, emerged in the Wild East and often deeply rooted in its communist past. The film offers incredible access to top magnates – at home, in their offices and in their minds – building a bitter-sweet portrait of a new ruling class. Capitalism with a K – an Eastern European cocktail of power and money. This is now part of Greater Europe. Unavoidable!
Vrela krv, Serbia, 2009, 51 min, DV, Current Affairs, Personal View
Seven years after the fall of Milosevic's regime and the revolution of October 5th, Serbia is still a country largely isolated from the rest of the world where extreme right-wing parties are getting stronger every day. What is most worrying is the fact that the incidents caused by the ultra-rightist groups, made up mostly of very young people, have become public and more frequent following the year 2000. It is this very extremism that is the key topic of this film, and we tried to point out and warn against the expansion of dangerous phenomena such as fascism and Neo-Nazism.
Revolutsioon, mida ei olnud , Estonia, 2008, 58 min, Digi Beta, Human Rights, Politics
The Russian opposition, fragmented by different extreme ideas, was faced with a dilemma before the 2008 presidential elections: whether to remain in history, or to get lost in it. This film is a story told from inside the Russian oppositon. This is also the story of a Russian revolutionary, who shot into the political fight, grabbed the leadership role while the real party leader was in prison, and had his moment of glory; later to lose his comrades' trust and be degraded down to a mere party member. He withdraws to a monastery.
Lideri Khoveltvis Martalia , Georgia, 2010, 45 min, Digi Beta, DV, Politics, Society
Summer camps financed by the president in Georgia seem to offer lessons in nationalism, hatred and obedience. Since 2005, these camps have been attended by hundreds of thousands of boys and girls. The programme is clear: to cultivate a "love of the nation" among children. This primarily means developing animosity towards Russia, which has been interfering with the country's autonomy. Uniforms with the Georgian state symbol, flags on the cabins, ideological slogans and the rule that "the leader is always right" are all things that serve to remind each boy and girl of the past and to demand vengeance. A stark future is outlined when the children leave the camp with a clear idea of what "patriotism" means.