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Local Artists

A total of 160 works were entered for this program section last fall. The selection for this year’s festival comprises 60 productions, which are presented in 17 program slots – including 21 world premieres, two Austrian premieres and one international premiere.

The LOCAL ARTISTS section, which is highly popular with the audience, again offers an attractive overview of current Upper Austrian filmmaking, ranging from experimental film to socio-political documentary film. There are additional discoveries to be found among the mid-length films and in the music video field; 15 music videos are competing for the CREATIVE REGION MUSIC VIDEO Audience Award (€ 1.500,-). Further prizes that will be awarded to the films/videos in this section are the CROSSING EUROPE Award – Local Artist with prize money amounting to € 7.000,- Euro and the newly announced CROSSING EUROPE Innovative Award – Local Artist (€ 3.500,-) in 2017, which will be generously covered by the Upper Austrian Culture Quarter and awarded to a work with an innovative artistic approach. The CROSSING EUROPE Award – Local Artist Atelierpreis (powered by Atelierhaus Salzamt of the City of Linz) will not be awarded in 2017, because the future of the Atelierhaus Salzamt is not secure. We hope that our partner will be with us again next year. 

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