ADAMI AT WIESBADEN FILM FESTIVAL
In April ADAMI sent four ADAMI 2016 competition winners to Weisbaden. Lala Aliyeva and Nvard Hovhannisyan (Forbidden Friends), Dmytro Lytvynenko (The Foreigner)and Natalia Sergheev (Generation Emigration)participated in the workshop program “Oppose Othering!” from 21-24 April as part of the 18th goEast Film Festival. The four ADAMI winners travelled to Wiesbaden within the framework of cooperation between the goEast Festival and the ADAMI Media Prize. goEast is one of the world’s most important international film festivals; around 140 feature films, documentaries, and short movies are screened there each year. The festival aims to build bridges between Western, Central and Eastern European filmmakers and raise the visibility of Central and Eastern European films.
During the April workshop The ADAMI Media Prize laid the groundwork for cooperation with the goEast film festival in Wiesbaden. Stefan Tolz, ADAMI Program Director and Heleen Gerritsen, Director of goEast, initiated cooperation. There he met selected goEast Festival guests and participants of „Oppose Othering!;“ he also had the opportunity to meet with Andrea Kaufmann, Head of Group Communications at ProCredit Holding, which financed the participation of ADAMI winners at the festival in Wiesbaden. Participants used the exciting opportunity to exchange ideas and gain insights on media coverage of minorities and human rights.
GoEast Festival director Heleen Gerritsen has been invited to be part of the ADAMI jury in October. ADAMI looks forward to working on new projects and expanding cooperation with goEast in the future.