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CROSSING EUROPE 2021

Coup d’envoi de la 18e édition du Festival Crossing Europe de Linz

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- L’événement autrichien, qui va se déployer au cinéma et en ligne, présentera 123 titres et décernera des prix en argent d’une valeur totale de 30 000€ aux gagnants de ses cinq sections compétitives

Coup d’envoi de la 18e édition du Festival Crossing Europe de Linz
Beginning de Dea Kulumbegashvili

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The Crossing Europe Film Festival in Linz kicks off its 18th edition today, and it will take place both in cinemas and online until 6 June. Traditionally focusing on first and second films by European directors, the festival has five competitive strands, and its backbone, the Fiction Competition, includes ten films: the Toronto hit Beginning [+lire aussi :
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by Georgia's Dea Kulumbegashvili; the Venice International Film Critics’ Week Grand Prize winner Ghosts [+lire aussi :
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by Turkey's Azra Deniz Okyay; Spanish director Guillermo Benet's Seville entry Los inocentes [+lire aussi :
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; Janis Rafa's Dutch-Greek co-production Kala Azar [+lire aussi :
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, which world-premiered at Rotterdam; Christos Nikou's Venice Orizzonti hit Apples [+lire aussi :
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; Serbian helmer Ivan Ikić's Giornate degli Autori prizewinner Oasis [+lire aussi :
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; the Dutch-Spanish co-production Last Days of Spring [+lire aussi :
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, which earned Isabel Lamberti the New Directors Award at San Sebastián; Magnus von Horn's Cannes label title Sweat [+lire aussi :
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; and two Berlinale Panorama titles – Siamak Etemadi's Pari [+lire aussi :
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from 2020 and Louda Ben Salah-Cazanas' The World After Us [+lire aussi :
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from 2021. The ten films will be competing for jury and audience awards, each worth €5,000.

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The 12 titles in the Documentary Competition will be vying for the €5,000 Social Awareness Award, and these include Alina Gorlova's IDFA prizewinner This Rain Will Never Stop [+lire aussi :
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, Salomé Jashi's Sundance hit Taming the Garden [+lire aussi :
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, Volkan Üce's CPH:DOX crowdpleaser All-In [+lire aussi :
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, and Asia Dér and Sári Haragonics' Hot Docs pick Her Mothers [+lire aussi :
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, as well as the Berlinale entries Garage People [+lire aussi :
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by Natalija Yefimkina and Courage [+lire aussi :
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by Aliaksei Paluyan. For the full list, please click here.

The YAAAS! Competition, which is part of a wider, youth-orientated educational programme aiming to produce films by internationally mixed teams, includes six pictures ranging from Fanny Liatard and Jérémy Trouilh's Gagarin [+lire aussi :
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to Ronnie Sandahl's Tigers [+lire aussi :
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, which will be jousting for the €3,000 YAAAS! Youth Jury Award. The full list of films can be found here.

Crossing Europe continues to lend its support to filmmakers from Upper Austria through the Local Artists Competition, in which 52 short films and video works will vie for three prizes worth €9,000 in total. The list of titles is here.

The €3,000 MIOB New Vision Award, given out by members of the Moving Images Open Borders festival network to an innovative European feature-length film, has already been announced, and the winner is Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time [+lire aussi :
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by Hungary's Lili Horvát. This film will be shown in the European Panorama Fiction section along with 12 other titles, listed here. Other non-competitive sidebars include European Panorama Documentary, Working Worlds, Architecture and Society, and Night Sight.

Finally, this year's tribute is dedicated to Slovak filmmaker Ivan Ostrochovský and will present seven films that he has directed and/or produced, including Servants [+lire aussi :
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and Velvet Terrorists [+lire aussi :
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