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FESTIVAL AWARDS CEREMONY

Moderation: Markus Zett
Sun, April 29, 7.30 pm

Ursulinensaal

Competition - Fiction

CROSSING EUROPE Award - Best Fiction Film
€ 10.000 powered by Linz Kultur & Land Oberösterreich / Kultur

The Competition European Cinema is comprised of first and second European feature fiction films. During the awards presentation the international festival jury gives out the CROSSING EUROPE Award - Best Fiction Film to the director of the prize-winning film.

CROSSING EUROPE Audience Award - Best Fiction Film
€ 1.000 powered by Crossing Europe // hotel voucher sponsored by Park Inn by Radisson Linz – First Hotel Partner of CROSSING EUROPE.
The director of the winning film receives a cash prize of € 1.000 as well as a hotel voucher (weekend for two*) sponsored by Park Inn by Radisson Linz.

Sweepstake for the audience: As a special treat, there will also be a drawing among all the participating audience members for a hotel voucher (weekend for two) sponsored by Park Inn by Radisson Linz and a festival accreditation for the Viennale 2018, provided by ray filmmagazin.


Competition - Documentary

CROSSING EUROPE Social Awareness Award - Best Documentary
AWARD for social relevance of a European documentary film   
€ 5.000 powered by Gesellschaft für Kulturpolitik Oberösterreich

The CROSSING EUROPE Social Awareness Award - Best Documentary is given out to one of the ten documentary films from the section CROSSING EUROPE Competition - Documentary with a minimum length of 60 minutes and with socio-political/social relevance, which is an Austrian premiere and produced in 2017/18. The award goes to the director of the prize-winning film.


Competition - Local Artist

CROSSING EUROPE Award - Local Artist
€ 5.000 powered by the Federal Province of Upper Austria / Department of Culture
€ 2.000 Voucher The Grand Post – Audio & Picture Post Production

All the films/videos presented in the program section LOCAL ARTISTS are in the competition. An expert jury awards the prizes to the director of the prize-winning film.

CROSSING EUROPE Innovative Award - Local Artist
€ 3.500 powered by OÖ Kulturquartier

The JURY COMPETITION – Local Artist awards the prize to one competition title for its innovative artistic approach. The award goes to the director of the prize-winning film.

CREATIVE REGION Music Video Audience Award
€ 1.500 powered by CREATIVE REGION Linz & Upper Austria

The audience gives out the CREATIVE REGION Music Video Audience Award, powered by the CREATIVE REGION Linz & Upper Austria and CROSSING EUROPE by voting.
The choice is between all the music videos presented in the program section LOCAL ARTISTS 2018 made by a director living/working in Linz or Upper Austria, respectively.


Crossing Europe Award - Youth Jury

€ 1.000 powered by Crossing Europe

The Youth Jury awards the prize to the director of the prize-winning film. The following films are up for debate:

BLIND & HÄSSLICH / UGLY & BLIND 
Tom Lass, DE 2017, 100 min, OmeU

COBAIN 
Nanouk Leopold, NL/BE/DE 2017, 94 min, OmeU 

DRÖM VIDARE / BEYOND DREAMS / TRÄUM WEITER 
Rojda Sekersöz, SE 2017, 93 min, OmdU 

NIC JAKO DŘÍV / NOTHING LIKE BEFORE 
Lukáš Kokeš, Klára Tasovská, CZ 2017, 92 min, OmeU 

NINA 
Juraj Lehotský, SK/CZ 2017, 82 min, OmeU 

TEAM HURRICANE 
Annika Berg, DK 2017, 96 min, OmeU