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FESTIVALS: Russia Takes Top Prize at goEast

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WIESBADEN: The Russian debut film Acid by Alexander Gorchilin won the Best Film award at the 19th goEast film festival at the closing ceremony on 16 April 2019.

Two Polish coproductions took home awards: Home Games directed by Alisa Kovalenko and the documentary Strip and War directed by Andrei Kutsila.

The president of the jury was the Macedonian director/writer/producer Teona Strugar Mitevska.

Complete list of winners:

Golden Lilly for Best Film
Acid (Russia)
Directed by Alexander Gorchilin

Award of the City of Wiesbaden for Best Director
The Gentle Indifference of the World (France)
Directed by Adlikhan Yerzhanov

Award of the Federal Foreign Office for Cultural Diversity
Home Games (Ukraine, France, Poland)
Directed by Alisa Kovalenko
Produced by East Road Films
Coproduced by Garmata Film Production, TVP

Honourable Mention
Cold November (Kosovo, Albania, North Macedonia)
Directed by Ismet Sijarina
Produced by Buka Film (Kosovo)
Coproduced by Thumbs Up (Kosovo), AlbaSky (Albania), Audiohouse (Macedonia)

FIPRESCI Prize (fiction feature)
The Gentle Indifference of the World (France)
Directed by Adlikhan Yerzhanov

FIPRESCI Prize (documentary film)
Strip and War (Belarus, Poland)
Directed by Andrei Kutsila

Open Frame Award
Aftermath VR: Euromaidan (Ukraine)
Directed by Alexey Furman and Sergiy Polezhaka

RheinMain Short Film Award
I Can Barely Remember the Day (Croatia)
Directed by Leon Lučev

Renovabis Research Grant
The Mothers’ Crusade (Belarus)
Directed by Alexander Mihalkovich

goEast Development Award
Landing (Moldavia)
Directed by Ksenia Ciuvaseva