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The twelve best productions from Central and Eastern Europe.

Twelve stories as diverse as Eastern Europe, ranging from Ukrainian family tragedies on speed to contemplative end-of-time reflections from Azerbaijan and coming-of-age films between Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and Securitate.

Between Polish small-town slackers, Belarusian political activists against their will and a Romanian policeman on the road to the provinces. Survival strategies before and after the changes of times, surprising and overwhelming things between the Baltic coast and the Pannonian plain.




These prizes are awarded by the international festival jury:

Main prize for the best film 25.000 EUR
donated by the Society for the Administration of Film and Television Rights (GWFF)

Special Award for Best Director 7.500 EU
donated by Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg rbb

Prize for an outstanding individual performance 5,000 EUR
donated by Sparkasse Spree-Neiße

In addition to the prize money, there is also the prize sculpture LUBINA (Sorbian: the lovely one).

Bread And Salt

Bread And Salt

Chleb I Sól

Damian Kocur
PL / 2022 / 100 min
Polish kebab store racism meets a successful young pianist dressed in hip-hop clothing. Tymek is visiting his prefab-dominated hometown and soon comes to the realisation that, beyond a shared love for piano music, he no longer has much in common with ...
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Fools

Fools

Głupcy

Tomasz Wasilewski
PL/DE / 2022 / 115 min
Marlena and her partner Tomasz, a few years her junior, live in a lonely house by the sea, happy with each other and with life in their secluded world. Their everyday life is turned upside down however when Marlena, against Tomek's wishes, decides to ...
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Have You Seen This Woman?

Have You Seen This Woman?

Da li ste videli ovu ženu?

Dušan Zorić/Matija Gluščević
RS/HR / 2022 / 79 min
One woman, three lives: Draginja and a dead body in her apartment. Draginja with a fake child and fake husband. Draginja, who can't remember anything. Three ways for this woman in her mid-fifties to get out of her skin. And thereby fool all of those ...
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Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

LJUKSEMBURG, LJUKSEMBURG

Antonio Lukich
UA / 2022 / 101 min
Twins Kolya and Vasya are the children of a Ukrainian-Yugoslav mixed marriage. As kids, they adored their father, that is until he suddenly left the family. Vasya is a police officer and hopes for a career as a detective, Kolya makes ends meet as a ...
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Men Of Deeds

Men Of Deeds

OAMENI DE TREABĂ

Paul Negoescu
RO / 2022 / 104 min
A corruption-themed farce bordering on madness. Police officer Ilie is in the middle of a burnout and yet he doesn't notice a thing. The little village policeman wants nothing but an orchard and turns a blind eye to the quite obviously criminal ...
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Metronom

Metronom

Metronom

Alexandru Belc
RO/FR / 2022 / 102 min
Romania 1972, coming-of-age under pressure: Ana and Sorin are in love and yet never really manage to become an item. The Beats of Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin feature on Radio Free Europe’s “Metronom” show; that is ...
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Minsk

Minsk

Minsk

Boris Guts
EE / 2022 / 78 min
Julia and Pasha, a young couple, a small apartment in a condominium. Whilst inside these lovers toy with one another, outside the police sirens wail. The Belarusian militsiya suppress the protests against Lukashenko, Julia and Pasha also fall into ...
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Safe Place

Safe Place

SIGURNO MJESTO

Juraj Lerotić
HR/SI / 2022 / 102 min
A protocol of loss. When Damir attempts to commit suicide, his brother arrives just in time to save him. Together with their mother he takes care of this injured soul, with indulgence, but also with a sense of helplessness. At the same time, a ...
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The Head Of A Big Fish

The Head Of A Big Fish

GLAVA VELIKE RIBE

Arsen Oremović
HR / 2022 / 80 min
"Tractor", the war veteran from Slavonia, could almost be a brother of Travis from Wim Wenders’ "Paris-Texas". He hardly speaks, no longer shaves and needs a push from his brother from Zagreb to at least communicate something again in this calmly ...
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Sermon To The Fish

Sermon To The Fish

BALIQLARA XÜTBƏ

Hilal Baydarov
AZ/MX/CH/TR / 2022 / 89 min
The war: won. The landscapes: scarred. The people: dead. Soldier Davud returns to his home village, only his sister Baci survived. An impressive, visually powerful end-of-times portrait with spiritual undertones; hypnotic slow cinema at its finest.
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The Word

The Word

Slovo

Beata Parkanová
CZ/SK / 2022 / 94 min
A man’s struggle with conscience. After the Prague Spring was crushed in 1968, communist functionaries make notary Václav the target of almost persistent psychological terror in a provincial Czech town. He is to join the party or face ...
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Woman on the Roof

Woman on the Roof

KOBIETA NA DACHU

Anna Jadowska
PL/FR/SE / 2022 / 95 min
Mirka has always tried to please everyone. But now there isn't even enough money to feed the fish in the aquarium. A wife and mother, she has always acted in accordance with the wishes of others, that is until an act of desperation changes ...
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