Vera Dreams of the Sea Wins Top Prize at goEast

2022-04-28 12:37:48

The Kosovo/Albania/Macedonia coproduction Vera Dreams of the Sea by Kaltrina Krasniqi was awarded the Golden Lily for best film in the International Competition of the 22nd edition of goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film, which wrapped in Wiesbaden on 25 April 2022.

The Macedonian documentary project I Don’t Want by Hanis Bagashov received no less than two awards in the East-West Talent Lab: the Renovabis Research Grant and the Current Time TV Award.

The festival screened 87 films and more than 200 guests attended. Aside from the impressive range of the Competition section and intensive encounters in the cinema, the highlights of this year`s festival included visits from internationally celebrated filmmakers such as Paweł Łoziński, a retrospective devoted to Lana Gogoberidze`s cinematic work, realised in co-operation with Kinothek Asta Nielsen, and Lana Gogoberidze`s attendance at the festival. 

Serbian film As Far as I Can Walk by Stefan Arsenijević received a Special mention. The film is produced by Art & Popcorn in coproduction with Surprise Alley, Les Films Fauves, Chouchkov Brothers, Artbox. 

Bulgarian project Elena in Deleyna, directed by Elena Stoycheva received the Pitch-the-Doc Award, while Turkish minority project Klondike, directed by Maryna Er Gorbach earned a 3sat broadcasting deal. 


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