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›The First Fallen‹ wins the Audience Award of the Festival

You have decided: After the Award of the Student Jury, the Brazilian LGBTQ drama ›The First Fallen‹ also takes the prize of the cinephile masses. Congratulations to director Rodrigo de Oliveira and the whole team for the Audience Award 2021!

All viewers were called upon online and in the cinemas to vote for the films in the competition. The Audience Award goes to the film in the Competition that receives the best rating from the audience. The criteria for the selection - be it rational, emotional or aesthetic - are solely in the hands of the audience. The wisdom of the crowd, also called swarm intelligence, decides - the most popular film wins. The prize money is 5,000 Euros. The prize money goes to the distributor of the film.