24 Weeks crowned by the ArteKino Festival audience
by Fabien Lemercier
- The film by Germany’s Anne Zohra Berrached has taken home the award given out by cybernauts from 45 countries, following the third edition of the online festival
Organised during December by Arte and Festival Scope, with backing from Creative Europe, the third ArteKino Festival allowed internet users from 45 European countries to see ten top-quality features online, free of charge. The gathering drew to a close with the audience bestowing its award upon 24 Weeks [+see also:
Q&A: Anne Zohra Berrached
film profile] by Germany’s Anne Zohra Berrached. This Zero One Film production, which was first unveiled in competition at Berlin and is being sold overseas by Beta Cinema, therefore scooped a prize worth €30,000, provided by the ArteKino Foundation with support from Google. It is also worth noting that Arte's so-called "great French-German agreement" is supporting the filmmaker’s new project, entitled The Wife of the Pilot.
24 Weeks will be available during the entire month of January on the sites arte.tv and artekinofestival.com, and on the Arte Cinéma YouTube channel, and it will also serve as the opening movie of a new ArteKino initiative dubbed "Film of the Month", which will allow audiences to discover one feature or short film for free every month.
(Translated from French)
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