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Festival Awards 2020

As part of "EXTRACTS: Local Artists Shorts im OÖ Kulturquartier", the festival prizes CROSSING EUROPE Innovative Award – Local Artist (€ 3.500,- powered by OÖ Landes-Kultur GmbH) and CREATIVE REGION MUSIC VIDEO Award (€ 1.500,- powered by CREATIVE REGION Linz & Upper Austria) will be awarded at the awards ceremony on October 10.

CROSSING EUROPE Innovative Award - Local Artist

€ 3.500,- powered by OÖ Landes-Kultur GmbH

Im Wettbewerb LOCAL ARTISTS sind alle Filme/Videos, die in der Programmsektion Local Artists präsentiert werden. Eine Fachjury vergibt im Jahr 2020 den Preis CROSSING EUROPE Innovative Award – Local Artist an die Regisseurin/den Regisseur des prämierten Filmes aus den Kurzfilmprogrammen.

CREATIVE REGION Music Video Award

€ 1,500 powered by CREATIVE REGION Linz & Upper Austria

The Competition Local Artist jury gives out the CREATIVE REGION Music Video Award powered by the CREATIVE REGION Linz & Upper Austria and Crossing Europe. The choice is between all the music videos presented in the program section Local Artists 2020 made by a director living/working in Linz or Upper Austria, respectively.


Festivalpreise 2020

Covid-19-Update: In March 2020 the 17th edition of Crossing Europe Film Festival Linz had to be canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For documentation purposes the program planned for 2020 is published HERE. With "Crossing Europe 2020 - EXTRACTS", Crossing Europe is presenting a multi-part alternative program from April to December 2020 with an online program and a series of physical events in the cinema.

Competition - Fiction

CROSSING EUROPE Award - Best Fiction Film
€ 5.000 powered by Linz Kultur 

CROSSING EUROPE Audience Award - Best Fiction Film
€ 5.000 powered by Federal Province of Upper Austria / Department of Culture

This section with nine to eleven new feature films offers a significant selection of current European young cinema dealing with contemporary subjects. This meant-to-be fresh and original section is open to first and second films of a director only and an Austrian premiere is mandatory.


Competition - Documentary

CROSSING EUROPE Social Awareness Award - Best Documentary
AWARD for social relevance of a European documentary film   
€ 5.000 powered by gfk - Gesellschaft für Kulturpolitik Oberösterreich

The CROSSING EUROPE Social Awareness Award - Best Documentary is given out to one of the documentary films from the section CROSSING EUROPE Competition - Documentary with a minimum length of 60 minutes and with socio-political/social relevance, which is an Austrian premiere and produced in 2019/20. The award goes to the director of the prize-winning film.


YAAAS! Competition

CROSSING EUROPE Award – YAAAS! Youth Jury
€ 3.000,- powered by Crossing Europe

This Competition sections contains six current European feature-length films, selected by a group of juveniles, the so-called YAAAS! Young Programmers. The YAAAS! Youth Jury awards the prize to one of these films.


Competition - Local Artist

CROSSING EUROPE Award - Local Artist
€ 5.000 powered by the Federal Province of Upper Austria / Department of Culture
€ 2.000 Voucher The Grand Post – Audio & Picture Post Production

CROSSING EUROPE Innovative Award - Local Artist
€ 3.500,- powered by OÖ Landes-Kultur GmbH 

With this competition section CROSSING EUROPE presents recent films from Upper Austria.