Crossing Europe VOD Streaming Service till 2 June!

Till 2 June ten festival films from the program of this year’s CROSSING EUROPE edition will be available on the local streaming platform KINO VOD CLUB for Austrian audiences. This year’s festival edition will present itself as lively, open to the world, multi-lingual, and diverse – representative of this are ten selected films from ten different countries that invite audience on a cinematographic journey all over the continent.

Crossing Europe goes ...

In the coming weeks there will be the chance to watch selected films of the 2022 festival program on the big screen again - in Vienna, Innsbruck, Dornbirn, Ebensee and Freistadt.

Cinema without Borders - Positive Festival Resume

For six days, Austria's third-largest film festival - after the Viennale and Diagonale festivals - presented cinemagoers with new perspectives from all over Europe. The program offered 148 hand-picked feature films and documentaries from more than 30 countries, with current socio-political but also artistic and eccentric works, highlights of the festival season and regional filmmaking.

LUX IN LINZ on 8 May

On May 8, Crossing Europe and Moviemento will present the three nominated films of the LUX Audience Award of the European Parliament at Moviemento Linz. Admission is free. You have the chance to see FLEE (DK/FR/NO/SE 2021, R: Jonas Poher Rasmussen), QUO VADIS, AIDA? (AT/BH/RO/PL/FR/NL/DE 2020, R: Jasmila Žbanić), and GROSSE FREIHEIT (AT/DE 2021, R: Sebastian Meise) on the big screen!


Festival impressions, festival guests, and snapshots from the festival edition 2022 can be viewed HERE. The most beautiful #crossingmoments can be found on our channels: The Crossing Europe Photo Gallery (powered by SUBTEXT.AT) and our Instagram channel artfully set the scene for this year’s festival edition. Enjoy!

Award Winning Films - Screenings on May 2

On May 2, two award-winning films of the CROSSING EUROPE Film Festival 2022 will be shown: The winning film of the CROSSING EUROPE Award - YAAAS! Youth Jury, YOUTH TOPIA (CH/DE 2021) by Dennis Stormer will be screened at Moviemento at 10:15 am. CICHA ZIEMIA / SILENT LAND (PL/IT/CZ 2021) by Aga Woszczyńska, winning film of the CROSSING EUROPE Award - Best Fiction Film, can be experienced again at 8:00 pm at City-Kino!

Festival Finale: Film Highlights

In FREIZEIT OR: DAS GEGENTEIL VON NICHTSTUN / FREIZEIT OR: THE OPPOSITE OF DOING NOTHING by Caroline Pitzen, late teens in Berlin discuss old ideas that are still relevant (11 am, with the director in attendance). NË KËRKIM TË VENERËS / LOOKING FOR VENERA tells the story of pubescent Venera, who lives in a small village in Kosovo and wants to break out of her traditional environment (11:30 am, with the director in attendance). In the documentary YOUNG PLATO (7:30 pm), an elementary school principal and his team teach boys in an underprivileged neighborhood in Belfast how to think philosophically and critically.

And so it begins: get your tickets!

Tickets can be purchased online on the festival website: simply select the film, click on the desired screening date and you are in the online ticket system. You can also get tickets at Moviemento and City-Kino. Discounts are available for MovieMembers and AK members as well as holders of the Ö1 Club Card, Der Standard Abo-Vorteilscard or the OÖN Card.

Film Guests & Talks

From April 27 to May 2, we are bringing Europe to the cinema for our audience. In addition to 148 current feature films, documentaries and short films from 34 different countries, around 120 film guests from all over Europe will also be traveling to Linz to present their work in person. On our website you can find info about which guests will be present.

Competition Fiction

Whether private or socio-political, this competition with 11 films is thematically broad. A journey across Europe - not always straightforward, sometimes unorthodox, but always passionate. The Competition Fiction jury gives out the Best Fiction award (€ 5000,- powered by Linz Kultur) to the director of the award-winning film. The audience chooses the Audience Award (€ 5000,-powered by Land Oberösterreich Kultur).

Highly recommended! The Supporting Program 2022

In addition to a hand-picked film program at CROSSING EUROPE, the festival 2022 will be complemented and enriched by a diverse supporting program once again.

Online Ticket sales start now!

Tickets can be bought on our festival website: Simply choose the film, click on the preferred date and you already are in the online ticket system. The in-person ticket sales begin on 1 June in the Ticket Container on the OK-Platz. Reduced ticket prices are available for MovieMembers, AK members, as well as holders of the Ö1 Club Card, Der Standard Abo-Vorteilscard or the OÖN-Card, among others.