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Psychobitch is ArteKino Festival’s audience favourite

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- The film by Norway’s Martin Lund has taken home the award voted on by internet users from 45 countries during the fourth edition of the online European film festival

Psychobitch is ArteKino Festival’s audience favourite
Psychobitch by Martin Lund

The fourth ArteKino Festival, organised in December by Arte in conjunction with Festival Scope (and with backing from Creative Europe), allowed internet users from 45 European countries to view ten quality features online, free of charge. The audience has now crowned Psychobitch [+see also:
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by Norwegian helmer Martin Lund as its favourite. This production by Ape&Bjorn, which is sold internationally by Indie Sales, thus scooped the prize worth €20,000 and will be available to watch until the end of January on arte-tv, YouTube Arte Cinema and the website artekinofestival (which now has almost 80,000 registered users), as part of the ArteKino Sélection initiative.

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The brand-new Youth Jury Award, which was decided on (in partnership with Erasmus+) by ten or so young European citizens aged between 18 and 25, and which was endowed with €10,000, served to single out Sons of Denmark [+see also:
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interview: Elliott Crosset Hove
interview: Ulaa Salim
film profile
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by Ulaa Salim (a Hyaene Film production being sold by New Europe Film Sales).

This, the fourth edition of the ArteKino Festival, recorded a 35% increase in visitor numbers compared to last year, with 48,122 views out of a total of 50,000 available free tickets.

Meanwhile, the "Film of the Month" - ArteKino Sélection programme will continue in February with One Step Behind the Seraphim [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Daniel Sandu
film profile
]
by Romania’s Daniel Sandu. Launched in 2019, this initiative, which aims to shine the spotlight on European cinema, generated 2.5 million views last year (1.4 million of which were racked up by two titles: Girlhood [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Céline Sciamma
interview: Céline Sciamma
film profile
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by Céline Sciamma and Belle Épine [+see also:
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by Rebecca Zlotowski).

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(Translated from French)

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