Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung for International Cooperation Germany/Eastern Europe

For the last time, on April 15, 2014, three Film Prizes for International Cooperation between young German and Eastern European filmmakers were awarded at the goEast Film Festival in Wiesbaden.

The Robert Bosch Stiftung issued three Film Prizes for International Cooperation between young German and Eastern European filmmakers, focusing especially on the Caucasus and the Black Sea Region. The prizes, each worth up to 70,000 euros, were awarded in the categories animation, documentary, and short fiction film. Young filmmakers in the fields of production, directing, camera, and screenwriting are given an opportunity to explore the methods and creative styles of their partner country.

The Robert Bosch Stiftung promoted joint film productions to encourage lasting exchange and development of European cinema. Partners of the Film Prize Germany/Eastern Europe were the goEast Film Festival in Wiesbaden, which hosted the award ceremony, and TV channel ARTE, featuring at least one of the completed films in its program.

Eligible were joint production teams of young filmmakers from an Eastern European country and Germany. The three awarded film projects should have been produced in Germany as well as in the partner country, stressing in particular the aspect of intercultural exchange.