Festival Awards EXTRACTS 2020

As part of "EXTRACTS: Local Artists Shorts at 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 10 October in the Ursulinensaal / Upper Austria Kulturquartier on October 10, 2020 (8:30 p.m. | free admission!)
Jury Local Artists: Anna Ladinig (Festival Director IFFI - Int. Film Festival Innsbruck), Anna Prischl (Co-Artistic Director International Youth Media Festival YOUKI, Wels) and Siniša Vidović (producer and director).
Program information Local Artists Shorts: HERE
Film descriptions as PDF: HERE

CROSSING EUROPE Innovative Award - Local Artist

€ 3.500,- powered by OÖ Landes-Kultur GmbH

All the films/videos that are presented in the LOCAL ARTISTS program section participate in the competition. In 2020, an expert jury will award the CROSSING EUROPE Innovative Award - Local Artist to the director of the award-winning film from the short film programs.


€ 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.

Awards Ceremony Local Artists Shorts 2020

SAT, 10.10.2020., 8:30 pm
Ursulinensaal / OÖ Kulturquartier

>> Here you can find all 2020 award recipients.


Festival Awards 2020

In March 2020 the 17th edition of Crossing Europe Film Festival Linz had to be canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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.

For documentation purposes the Awards planned for 2020 are published below.


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 Land Oberösterreich Kultur

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

€ 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 Land Oberösterreich / Kultur
€ 2.000,- Voucher The Grand Post – Audio  & Picture Post Production

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