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 FilmAcid (Russia)Directed by Alexander Gorchilin
Award of the City of Wiesbaden for Best DirectorThe Gentle Indifference of the World (France)Directed by Adlikhan Yerzhanov
Award of the Federal Foreign Office for Cultural DiversityHome Games (Ukraine, France, Poland) Directed by Alisa KovalenkoProduced by East Road FilmsCoproduced by Garmata Film Production, TVP
Honourable MentionCold November (Kosovo, Albania, North Macedonia)Directed by Ismet SijarinaProduced 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 AwardAftermath VR: Euromaidan (Ukraine)Directed by Alexey Furman and Sergiy Polezhaka
RheinMain Short Film AwardI Can Barely Remember the Day (Croatia) Directed by Leon Lučev
Renovabis Research Grant The Mothers’ Crusade (Belarus)Directed by Alexander Mihalkovich
goEast Development AwardLanding (Moldavia)Directed by Ksenia Ciuvaseva