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The ArteKino Festival screens 12 European films online

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- Films by Alina Grigore, Ainhoa Rodriguez and Bonifacio Angius are amongst the selection of auteur films available for free in six languages and in 32 European countries in December

The ArteKino Festival screens 12 European films online
Blue Moon by Alina Grigore

Works from Romania, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Hungary, Germany, Lithuania, Serbia, Slovenia and France: launched in 2016 with the support of Europe Creative Media in order to promote and circulate young European auteur cinema, the ArteKino Festival is back for its 7th edition which will take place from 1 to 31 December. On the menu are 12 films (seven of which are by female directors) that Internet users will be able to access directly on arte.tv and on ARTE's YouTube cinema channel. The programme is available in 32 countries and in six subtitled versions (French, German, English, Italian, Spanish and Polish).

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Highlights include Blue Moon [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Alina Grigore
film profile
]
by Romanian director Alina Grigore (winner last year in San Sebastián), The Giants [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Bonifacio Angius
film profile
]
by Italian director Bonifacio Angius (appreciated in competition in Locarno), Spanish productions El Planeta [+see also:
film review
interview: Amalia Ulman
film profile
]
by Amalia Ulman (unveiled at Sundance, in the World Cinema Dramatic competition) and Mighty Flash [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ainhoa Rodríguez
film profile
]
by Ainhoa Rodriguez (discovered in competition in Rotterdam), and Crooked Lines [+see also:
trailer
interview: Joana Ribeiro
film profile
]
by Portuguese director Rita Nunes.

Also on showcase are Serbian filmmaker Milos Pusic's Working Class Heroes [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Miloš Pušić
film profile
]
(Panorama of Berlinale 2022), Lithuanian director Marija Kavtaradze's Summer Survivors [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Marija Kavtaradzė
film profile
]
(passed by Toronto Discovery), Mario Sixtus' German dystopian thriller Hyperland [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
and Sanremo [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Miroslav Mandić
film profile
]
by Bosnian filmmaker living in Slovenia Miroslav Mandić (unveiled at the Tallinn Black Nights Festival).

The programme is completed by three documentaries: Colors of Tobi [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Alexa Bakony
film profile
]
by Hungarian filmmaker Alexa Bakony, the German production Heavy Metal Dancers by Finnish director Gretta-Garoliina Sammalniemi and the French medium-length film L'Animographe, ou Je suis né dans une boîte à chaussures by Thierry Dejean.

Two awards (worth €20,000 and €10,000 respectively) will be presented: Internet users will be able to vote for the European Public Prize and the Youth Jury Prize will be awarded by 15 Europeans aged 18 to 25 (in partnership with Erasmus+).

For the record, the ArteKino Foundation (which runs the festival) also supports feature film projects through the ArteKino International Prize (a development grant awarded at a dozen major film festivals). In addition, ArteKino Sélection offers a film or a cycle every month free of charge on arte.tv and Arte's YouTube channel. Finally, since March 2022, ArteKino Classics allows you to discover rare or essential titles from the history of great European cinema.

The selection:

Blue Moon [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Alina Grigore
film profile
]
- Alina Grigore (Romania)
The Giants [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Bonifacio Angius
film profile
]
- Bonifacio Angius (Italy)
El Planeta [+see also:
film review
interview: Amalia Ulman
film profile
]
- Amalia Ulman (US/Spain)
Mighty Flash [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ainhoa Rodríguez
film profile
]
- Ainhoa Rodriguez (Spain)
Crooked Lines [+see also:
trailer
interview: Joana Ribeiro
film profile
]
- Rita Nunes (Portugal)
Working Class Heroes [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Miloš Pušić
film profile
]
- Milos Pusic (Serbia)
Summer Survivors [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Marija Kavtaradzė
film profile
]
- Marija Kavtaradze (Lithuania)
Hyperland [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Mario Sixtus (Germany)
Sanremo [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Miroslav Mandić
film profile
]
- Miroslav Mandić (Slovenia/Italy)
Colors of Tobi [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Alexa Bakony
film profile
]
- Alexa Bakony (Hungary)
Heavy Metal Dancers - Gretta-Garoliina Sammalniemi (Germany)
L’Animographe, ou Je suis né dans une boîte à chaussures - Thierry Dejean (France) (medium-length film)

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(Translated from French)

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