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Fortuna and Cross My Heart win the Crystal Bears in Berlin’s Generation

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- BERLIN 2018: Fortuna also received the Grand Prix of the international jury in the 14plus section, while The Seen and Unseen won it in the Kplus section

Fortuna and Cross My Heart win the Crystal Bears in Berlin’s Generation
Fortuna by Germinal Roaux

The awards for the Generation section of the 68th Berlin Film Festival have been unveiled.

The members of the Youth Jury Generation 14plus have awarded the Crystal Bear for the Best Film to Swiss-Belgian co-production Fortuna [+see also:
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, directed by Germinal Roaux. A Special Mention was given to Alvaro Delgado-Aparicio's Retablo [+see also:
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, a co-production between Peru, Germany and Norway. Fortuna also received the Grand Prix for the Best Film from the Generation 14plus International Jury, which also gave a special mention to Iranian film Dressage by Pooya Badkoobeh.

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On the other hand, the Crystal Bear given out by the members of the Youth Jury Generation Kplus was bestowed upon Cross My Heart by Canadian filmmaker Luc Picard. Likarion Wainaina’s German-Kenyan co-production Supa Modo [+see also:
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 received a Special Mention. Meanwhile, The Seen and Unseen [+see also:
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, a co-production by Indonesia, Netherlands, Australia and Qatar directed by Kamila Andini, received the Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus International Jury, and Cléo & Paul [+see also:
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by France's Stéphane Demoustier received a Special Mention.

The list of awards:

Generation 14plus

Crystal Bear
Fortuna [+see also:
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 - Germinal Roaux (Switzerland/Belgium)
Special Mention
Retablo [+see also:
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 - Alvaro Delgado-Aparicio (Peru/Germany/Norway)

Crystal Bear for the Best Short Film
Kiem Holijanda - Sarah Veltmeyer (Netherlands)
Special Mention
Dressed for Pleasure - Marie de Maricourt (Switzerland)

Grand Prix of the Generation 14plus International Jury
Fortuna - Germinal Roaux
Special Mention
Dressage - Pooya Badkoobeh (Iran)

Special Prize of the Generation 14plus International Jury for the Best Short Film
Juck - Olivia Kastebring, Julia Gumpert, Ulrika Bandeira (Sweden)
Special Mention
Bless You! - Paulina Ziolkowska (Poland)

Generation Kplus

Crystal Bear
Cross My Heart - Luc Picard (Canada)
Special Mention
Supa Modo [+see also:
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 - Likarion Wainaina (Germany/Kenya)

Crystal Bear for the Best Short Film
A Field Guide to Being a 12-Year-Old-Girl - Tilda Cobham-Hervey (Australia)
Special Mention
Snow for Water - Christopher Villiers (Bosnia and Herzegovina/United Kingdom)

Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus International Jury
The Seen and Unseen [+see also:
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 – Kamila Andini (Indonesia/Netherlands/Australia/Qatar)
Special Mention
Cléo & Paul [+see also:
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 - Stéphane Demoustier (France)

Special Prize of the Generation Kplus International Jury for the Best Short Film
A Curious Girl - Rajesh Prasad Khatri (Nepal)
Special Mention
Lobster Dinner - Gregorio Franchetti (USA/Italy)

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