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Les Apaches and Family Tour share Linz Crossing Europe Award

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- The French and Spanish films tie for the award, while Italian documentary Dell’Arte della Guerra gets Social Awareness Award

Les Apaches and Family Tour share Linz Crossing Europe Award
Les Apaches by Thierry de Peretti

The 11th Crossing Europe Film Festival Linz (25-30 April) ended with Thierry de Peretti's Les Apaches [+see also:
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and Liliana Torres's Family Tour [+see also:
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sharing the festival's main European Competition prize ex aequo, and getting €5,000 each from Linz Kultur and Land Oberösterreich/Kultur. The two films were competing in the selection of nine first or second films by their directors.

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The Spanish-US co-production Long Distance [+see also:
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interview: Carlos Marques-Marcet
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by Carlos Marques-Marcet won the Audience Award, which consists of €1,000 from Crossing Europe, and a TorinoFilmLab Meeting Event package from Ray film magazine and the Creative Europe Desk Austria – MEDIA.

The Social Awareness Award for European Documentaries went to Dell’Arte della Guerra by Italy's Luca Bellino and Silvia Luizi, who received €6,000 from Land Oberösterreich/Soziales. The film will start its theatrical distribution in Italy next week.

A Special Mention went to Slovak-Czech co-production Normalization by Robert Kirchhoff.

Meanwhile, French director Claire Simon received the FEDEORA Critics' Award for European Documentaries for Human Geography.

The Crossing Europe Award for a Local Artist, awarded together with €5,000 from Land Oberösterreich/Kultur and €2,000 in post-production services from Synchro Vienna, went to Selma Doborac for the short It Was a Day Just Like Any Other in Spring or Summer. Kornelia Kugler and Hanna Bergfors received a Special Mention for Performance.

Lastly, Alexandra Schneider's documentary Private Revolutions won the Social Awareness Award for a Local Artist, with the director receiving €5,000 from Land Oberösterreich/Soziales.

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