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Festival Awards 2021

As of October, 2020

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

The Competition Fiction comprises first and second European feature fiction films. During the awards ceremony the Competition Fiction jury gives out the prize to the director of the award-winning film. The audience chooses the Audience Award.


Competition - Documentary

CROSSING EUROPE Social Awareness Award - Best Documentary Film
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 2020/21. 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

The YAAAS! Youth Jury rates the six films of the YAAAS! Competition and awards the prize to the director of the winning film.


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

With this competition section CROSSING EUROPE presents recent films from Upper Austria. All the films/videos presented in the program section Local Artists participate in the competition. An expert jury awards the prizes to the director of the award-winning film.

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

The Competition Local Artist jury awards the prize to one competition title that stands out for its innovative artistic approach. The prize goes to the director of the award-winning film.

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 2021 made by a director living/working in Linz or Upper Austria, respectively.