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The ArteKino Festival vindicates European auteur cinema in its eighth edition

One more year, ART promotes in Spain the celebration of ArteKino Festival, which in 2023 reaches its eighth edition. This online event dedicated to young creators will take place from December 1 to 31 and aims to support new directors and promote new narratives and aesthetic forms.

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Since 2016, the festival has reaffirmed its efforts to bring the richness of European auteur cinema to the widest possible audience. Users will be able to access the films participating in the contest both on the platform arte.tv as on ARTE’s YouTube channels, specifically through the new channel ART.tv Culture.

ArteKino will offer in Spain a selection of 10 European works by young directors. Many have been awarded at various film festivals and some are exclusive premieres. They all constitute a tribute to European cultural and linguistic diversity. You can enjoy, for example, Ladybitch, by Paula Knüpling and Marina Prados, We go to the beach, by Bettina Blümmer or Splendid Hotel, by Pedro Aguilera.

The festival will distribute three different awards: the European public award, endowed with 20,000 euros and voted among Internet users; he young jury award, of 10,000 euros and awarded by 15 young Europeans between 18 and 25 years old; and the European film buff award, which grants an Interrail Pass for two people, intended for users who have participated in the vote.

Beyond the celebration of the festival, ARTE has a catalog of great interest for fans of film and audiovisual culture. Arte.tv, its free online platform, includes a large number of highly relevant documentaries, concerts, series, reports and films. It has some classics, such as Beehive (Mario Camus), Repulsion (Roman Polanski) or Charles, dead or alive (Alain Tanner).

The ART offer in Spain

This November 24 at the French Institute of Madrid, ARTE presented its strategy in Spain, which includes the celebration of the ArteKino Festival, in addition to its offer of content, programming and upcoming premieres. They participated in the event Bruno Patino (on video), president of ARTE; Amélie Leenhardt, director of European Development of ARTE; Laura Ribes, presenter of ARTE Europa Semanal; Raquel Santos, editor-in-chief of ARTE in Spanish; Claire Douttriaux, creator of Karambolage; and Marieta Frias, author of Karambolage Spain.

Born 30 years ago as a Franco-German project at the service of Europeans, ARTE is a cultural platform present throughout the continent and with a catalog available in French, German, English, Spanish, Italian and Polish. Currently, it is able to reach 70% of Europeans in their mother tongue. Since 2015, ARTE has offered its programming in Spain for free and without subscription or registration.

Among the new content on the platform is the Spanish version of karambolage, a program that has been consolidated in France for 20 years. In the words of Claire Douttriaux, This format in our country will highlight “the history of Spain, its culture, its objects, its words, its rituals and its symbols in a pertinent, rigorous and fun way at the same time”, immersing itself in its episodes on issues such as the origin of the Manila shawl or the life of a son of Spanish immigrants in France.

On the other hand, the informative ART Europe Weekly, available every Thursday night on arte.tv, tells the political, social, economic and cultural news of the continent through a 15-minute program presented by a native journalist in four different versions: French, German, Spanish and English.

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