GoDebut European Film Festival


Years running: 6 (since 2017)

GoDebut European Film Festival

European festival of debut films.


European Film Festival GoDebut will join film makers from the European and Baltic countries making their début, who have recently completed their studies and already work in the field of cinema.

Its goal is to promote young debuting film makers, stimulate their creativeness, create the international platform for their work representation, and strengthen an international collaboration. The festival will take place in Klaipėda as well as in one of the most beautiful resort towns in UNESCO world heritage list, Neringa.


  • Go Debut 2018 Grand Prix – Golden Anike’s sculpture, 1000 EUR 
  • GoDebut 2018 Public Choice – Silver Anike’s sculpture, 700 EUR
  • The Best “Go Debut 2018” Best Novelle Film Award – Diploma, 500 EUR.
  • The Best “Go Debut 2018” Short Film Award – Diploma, 500 EUR. 
  • The Best “Go Debut 2018” Best Innovative Film Award - Diploma, 300 EUR.


  • Films created from the February 2nd 2018.
  • Maximum duration: 30 min
  • Country of production: European countries
  • Films must be: Debute films

The following material must be attached to the online submission: 

  • 1 still from the film (either colour or black and white depending on the film – no poster, no pictures of film set or crew), which can be used in any publication; 
  • 1 photo of the director(s); 
  • 1 list/transcript of the dialogue in the original version and an English translation;
  • 1 uploaded video file of the film.

Subtitles: English (burned-in)

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

  • Executive Director — Kestutis Meškys
  • Program Director — Peter Murdmaa



Klaipėda, Neringa

Official Website




Nemuno g. 2
Klaipeda LT-91199

Phone: +370 642 46733

Email: info@godebutfest.lt

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    May 06, 2018
  • Deadline
    June 06, 2018
  • Notifications
    July 09, 2018
  • Event Dates
    26 — 30 September 2018
Categories & Fees

Maximum duration: 30 min.

  • Deadline — $8
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