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Watch ten European films for free online at the ArteKino Festival

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- 50,000 tickets are up for grabs for ten films available digitally, in ten languages and in 45 countries across Europe, from 1-31 December

Watch ten European films for free online at the ArteKino Festival

The ArteKino Festival, which was launched in 2016 by ARTE and Festival Scope as an original and modern way to support the diversity and audacity of young European arthouse film, is back for an enticing third edition, which is set to unspool from Saturday 1-Monday 31 December 2018. On the menu are ten features (helmed by five female and five male directors), which will be available online, free of charge. A total of 50,000 tickets (5,000 per film) are available, which can be requested via artekinofestival.com and the ArteKino app (for iOS and Android). The line-up is accessible in 45 countries and in ten languages (French, German, English, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Ukrainian, Romanian, Hungarian and Portuguese). Supported by Creative Europe (the EU’s MEDIA programme), this year, the initiative also boasts the e-cinema platform (www.e-cinema.com) as one of its partners.

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The announcement of this third edition was also accompanied by an exciting piece of news, as starting in January 2019, ArteKino will offer viewers the chance to discover a new film (either a feature or a short film) every month.

Standing out particularly on the festival’s line-up during the entire month of December are three movies that were first unveiled at Berlin: two in competition, with Mug [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Małgorzata Szumowska
film profile
]
 by Poland’s Malgorzata Szumowska (Grand Jury Prize 2018) and 24 Weeks [+see also:
film review
trailer
Q&A: Anne Zohra Berrached
film profile
]
by Germany’s Anne Zohra Berrached, and one in the Panorama (L’Animale [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Katharina Mückstein
film profile
]
by Austria’s Katharina Mückstein). Other noteworthy titles include Pity [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Babis Makridis
film profile
]
 by Greece’s Babis Makridis (revealed in competition at Sundance this year and also screened at Rotterdam) and Flemish Heaven [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Peter Monsaert
film profile
]
by Belgium’s Peter Monsaert (which took part in Toronto and the New Directors competition at San Sebastián).

Two feature-length fiction debuts that were world-premiered at Venice, in the International Critics’ Week, are also included in the showcase: Crater [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Silvia Luzi, Luca Bellino
film profile
]
by Italian duo Silvia Luzi and Luca Bellino, and Pin Cushion [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by British director Deborah Haywood. The other feature debuts are For Some Inexplicable Reason [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Hungary’s Gábor Reisz (an ingenious comedy that was premiered at Karlovy Vary, in the East of the West section, and which scooped the Special Jury Prize and the Audience Award at Torino, among other accolades), the documentary Flesh Memory [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by France’s Jacky Goldberg and Those Who Are Fine [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Swiss filmmaker Cyril Schäublin (Special Mention in the Filmmakers of the Present section at Locarno last year and also presented at Rotterdam).

Surfers will also be able to vote for the ArteKino Audience Award (€30,000 to be shared between the filmmaker and the international sales agent of the winning movie), and one lucky cybernaut will be chosen at random as the winner of a trip to the next Locarno Film Festival (7-17 August 2019).

Here is the complete selection of films:

24 Weeks [+see also:
film review
trailer
Q&A: Anne Zohra Berrached
film profile
]
Anne Zohra Berrached (Germany)
Flesh Memory [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
Jacky Goldberg (France)
For Some Inexplicable Reason [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
Gábor Reisz (Hungary)
Crater [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Silvia Luzi, Luca Bellino
film profile
]
Silvia LuziLuca Bellino (Italy)
L’Animale [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Katharina Mückstein
film profile
]
Katharina Mückstein (Austria)
Flemish Heaven [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Peter Monsaert
film profile
]
Peter Monsaert (Belgium)
Mug [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Małgorzata Szumowska
film profile
]
 - Malgorzata Szumowska (Poland)
Pin Cushion [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
Deborah Haywood (UK) 
Pity [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Babis Makridis
film profile
]
 - Babis Makridis (Greece/Poland)
Those Who Are Fine [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
Cyril Schäublin (Switzerland)

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