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FESTIVAL AWARDS Local Artists Shorts 2020

On Saturday, October 10th, 2020 the award ceremony took place in the Ursulinensaal as part of the “Local Artists Shorts at OÖ Kulturquartier” (in cooperation with OÖ Landes-Kultur GmbH) - a conclusion of the three-day film program, which was all about Upper Austrian filmmaking and part our alternative program Crossing Europe EXTRACTS was. 51 short films were shown and numerous filmmakers gave an insight into their work during the film discussions. Two festival awards and a special mention were given by the Competition-Local Artist jury (Anna Ladinig, Anna Prischl, Siniša Vidović):

CROSSING EUROPE Innovative Award - Local Artist

€ 3.500,- powered by OÖ Landes-Kultur GmbH
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HOW TO DISAPPEAR (AT 2020, 21 min)
by Total Refusal

Special mention – CROSSING EUROPE Innovative Award – Local Artist for
STONES (BO/PE/CL/AT 2019, 3 min)
by Michael Heindl
by Michael Heindl


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AUTO - KLITCLIQUE (AT 2019, 3 min)
Anna Spanlang

The award ceremony took place in the presence of numerous local film guests, industry representatives and representatives from funding agencies, sponsors and politics - including City Councilor Doris Lang-Mayerhofer, City Councilor Eva Schobesberger and Margot Nazzal, Director of Culture and Society for the Province of Upper Austria, and Georg Tremetzberger, Managing Director of CREATIVE REGION Linz & Upper Austria.

The award ceremony was musically accompanied by the musicians Beate Wiesinger (double bass), Astrid Wiesinger (saxophone / bass clarinet) and Clemens Sainitzer (violoncello / composition), who also produced the live setting of the short film 666TH HEAVEN in the Shorts 3 film program.

You can find photo impressions HERE.


At this point we would like to express our big thanks to all sponsors, sponsors and partners who stood by our side despite the cancellation of the festival in order to guarantee us financial and planning security and thus made our multi-part alternative program EXTRACTS possible. On behalf of all of them, a big thank you to our two most important event partners Moviemento and OÖ Kulturquartier, our main sponsors Stadt Linz, Land Oberösterreich, Bundesministerium für Kunst, Kultur, öffentlicher Dienst und Sport, ÖFI-Österreichisches Filminstitut and CREATIVE EUROPE as well as our sponsoring partner Bank Austria and ÖBB.