European start-ups‘ Film Festival “GoDebut 2017“ invites to the Baltic seaside

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European start-ups‘ Film Festival „GoDebut 2017“ invites to the Baltic seaside

Klaipėda – Lithuanian capital of cuture 2017 invites you to the one of representative event – European Film Festival „GoDebut“ 2017, festival takes place between 21 and 24 Septembert 2017. This unique festival by the seaside differently from the past year expanded including all European debut film makers. At the competition program you will see debut films directed by professional film authors and artists. This is debut action films, documentaries, cartoons of variuos of genres short-cuts up to 25 minutes length. At the separate nomination „Innovative film“ were picked out extremely short-cuts up to 5 minutes length films featuring particularly innovative, creative ideas, new cinema and media forms.


More than 800 film makers from different countries in Europe, but also from distant countries such as Brazil, Japan, Iran have submitted applications for the festival competition. However, this years‘ festival regulation only accpeted applications from European countries. Especially a lot of films were received from French debut film makers who, besides the main competition program , which consists of nearly 70 films, allowed the organizers to formulate a several more non-competition country‘s program and to focus the festival on the French cinema. The non-competition program also includes the best short films by well-known Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki. More over at the retrospective program will be screened the world leading directors‘ such as Martin Scorseses', Ingmar Bergmans', Roberto Rossellinis', Jauqe Demy and Lithuanian film director Algimantas Puipa' debut films.

The festival includes two workshops for cinema-makers that will be featured by film makers and theorists - Jonathan Tammuz (UK-Canada) and Wim Vanacker (Belgium). The international jury consists of no less famous four actors from France, USA, Finland, Ukraine and Lithuania film and theater actress, UNICEF ambassador Virginija Kochanskytė. By the festival regulations there will be three awards: Grand-prize – Best of the audience selected, Best of the international jury selected and Best of the GoDebut 2017 film-Innovation. The winners of the festival will be rewarded with cash prizes and the symbol of the festival – Anikė – sculptures. Klaipėda state seaport authority established individual prize and nomination for the Best Lithuanian film of GoDebut 2017.

Every evening the many guests of the festival will be able to have discussions about films, cinematography trends, share contacts and ideas at the PROK (professionals’) club.

Organizers of the festival – Public Institution “Medijų uostas”
Festival time – 21-24
th September 2017
Place of the festival – Culture Factory,
Bangų st. 5A, LT-91250 Klaipėda and Nida Culture and Tourism Information Center AGILA
Festival partners – University of Applied Social Sciences, Incubator for audio visual arts, Nida Culture and Tourism Information Center AGILA
The main sponsor of the festival – Klaipėda City Municipality

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