Project “Young Filmmakers for Peace”

For the third time, goEast Festival is proud to present the “Young Filmmakers for Peace” project, organised in co-operation with the Robert Bosch Stiftung. Young Filmmakers for Peace aims to bring together up-and-coming filmmakers from war-torn conflict and post-conflict regions in Eastern Europe and Germany during the festival week at goEast. In particular, the program gives participants from Russia and Ukraine the opportunity to step out of environments affected by acute conflict and take part with the other guests in lectures, workshops and panel discussions that explore the subject of filmmaking in times of conflict and its potential for promoting peace and democratisation. Young Filmmakers for Peace is equally focussed on the making of films under the conditions of violent conflict and the making of films about such conflicts.

The project intends to create a space for participants hailing from regions torn by war and other conflicts, one in which they can reflect critically on their own work and the influences that conflict or post-conflict situations have had on it.

The selection of the participants takes place in a first step through a call for applications and nominations from mentors from the respective countries, who will themselves lead several events at Young Filmmakers for Peace.

The Call for Applications is open until March, 3rd.

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