WIESBADEN: The Estonian/Dutch/Polish film November directed by Rainer Sarnet won the Golden Lily for Best Film at the 18th edition of goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film, which concluded on 24 April 2018. Awards representing a total value of 30,000 EUR were presented at an extensive awards ceremony at Wiesbaden’s Caligari FilmBühne.
Sarnet's dark folklore fairy tale in high-contrast black and white received prize money of 10,000 EUR. Bernadett Tuza-Ritter won the Award of the City of Wiesbaden for Best Director, with a monetary prize of 7,500 EUR, for the Hungarian/German film A Woman Captured.
Festival director Heleen Gerritsen said: “I am enthusiastic about the loyal goEast core audience, who met with great passion in the cinema, participated in film talks and was very open-minded about our innovations such as virtual reality. As a new director, you feel right at home.” The International Film Critic's Award (FIPRESCI Prize) went to the Czech/Slovak film Ice Mother by Bohdan Sláma.
The complete list of goEast 2018 prize winners follows:
Best Film:November (Estonia, Netherlands, Poland)Directed by Rainer SarnetProduced by Homeless Bob ProductionCoproduced by PRPL, Opus Film
Award of the City of Wiesbaden for Best Director:A Woman Captured (Hungary, Germany)Directed bu Bernadett Tuza-Ritter
Award of the Federal Foreign Office for Cultural Diversity:The Other Side of Everything (Serbia, France, Qatar) Directed by Mila Turajlić Produced by Dribbling Pictures Supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia, Film Center Serbia, CNC – Cinémas du monde, Doha Film Institute and HBO Europe
International Film Critic's Award (FIPRESCI Prize) – Feature Film:Ice Mother (Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, France) Directed by Bohdan Sláma Produced by Negativ Coproduced by Why Not Productions, ARTILERIA , Česká televize, Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska, Barrandov Studios, i/o post Supported by the Czech Film Fund, Creative Europe – MEDIA, Eurimages, CNC, Slovak Audiovisual Fund, Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic
International Film Critic's Award (FIPRESCI Prize) – Documentary:A Woman Captured
Open Frame Award:Nominal Empire (Russia) Denis Semenov and Natalia Severina
goEast Development AwardRETURN MY HANDSRussia, Konstantin Selins