Women filmmakers were the main winners at this year'sgoEast Festival of Central and East European Film in Wiesbaden when the awardswere presented on Tuesday evening (April 12).

The International Jury, headed by Polish director Robert Glinski,its best film prize to veteran Russian director Kira Muratova's modern farce TheTuner (Nastrojscik), while the best director prize went to Poland'sMalgorzata Szumowska for her second feature Stranger (Ono).

Boris Mitic's Pretty Dyana (Lijepa Dyana) won the documentaryprize, while special mentions went to Marek Najbrt's Champions (Mistri),Anna Melikjan's Mars and the acting performances of Renata Litvinova in TheTuner and The Goddess: How I Fell In Love (Bogina. Kak Ja Poljubila).

Meanwhile, the international critics association FIPRESCIpresented its "Prize of the International Critics" to the Kazakhfilmmaker Rustem Abdrashov for his feature debut Rebirth Island (KaladanKelgen Kyz).

According to goEast's organisers, the fifth edition of theshowcase of filmmaking from Central and Eastern Europe chalked up recordattendance of around 6,500 for the screenings of 118 feature films and shortsand another 2,200 guests to the festival's programme of fringe events.