Follow-up Screenings at Crossing Europe goes...

07.06.2021
In the days and weeks following CROSSING EUROPE there will be a chance to see more than twenty selected films from this year’s festival program in the cinema once more; in Vienna at slash einhalb in the Filmcasino, at the Frühlingskino of the Filmarchiv/Metro Kino in the Augarten, in the Austrian film museum, and in the Votiv Kino; in Graz at the Diagonale; in Salzburg at DAS Kino; in Vorarlberg in the Spielboden Dornbirn; in the Kino Ebensee and at the festival Der Neue Heimatfilm in Freistadt. 

#crossingmoments

07.06.2021
Festival impressions, festival guests, and snapshots from the festival edition 2021 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!

FESTIVAL COMEBACK

07.06.2021
Crossing Europe draws a positive balance! After one year of a forced break due to the pandemic, the CROSSING EUROPE Film Festival in Linz was able to realize its goal of presenting ambitious European film and offering the possibility enter into a direct exchange with the attending film guests. CROSSING EUROPE 2021 was one of the first festivals in Europe that was able to take place as an in-person film event in June.

Crossing Europe VOD premieres starting today!

06.06.2021
From 6 June to 6 July, ten festival films from this year’s program will be available on the local streaming platform KINO VOD CLUB for Austrian audiences. CROSSING EUROPE 2021 presents itself as lively, open to the world, multi-lingual, and diverse – the selected films are a representation of this and all hail from ten different countries thereby inviting you on a cinematic journey all over Europe.

Award Winning Films 2021

05.06.2021
The award ceremony for the eighteenth edition of the CROSSING EUROPE Film Festival Linz took place today in the Ursulinensaal in the Upper Austrian Culture Quarter, the ceremony was hosted by Karin Schmid who led the audience through the evening.

Film Highlights 4 June

03.06.2021
For the first time this year the MIOB New Vision Award will be awarded, endowed with 3 000 € powered by MIOB. MIOB stands for the European festival network Moving Images Open Borders; in 2021 Lili Horvát will be awarded with this prize for her feature film PREPARATIONS TO BE TOGETHER FOR AN UNKNOWN PERIOD OF TIME, that will be shown at 5:30 PM. Before that, highlights from the Competition Fiction and the Competition Documentary await: PARI (12 PM), THIS RAIN WILL NEVER STOP (1:15 PM) and DIE WÄCHTERIN / THE GUARDIAN (4 PM).

Finale Highlights

05.06.2021
The final day of Crossing Europe – this year on 6 June – is traditionally a strong day to see films. The director Aliaksei Paluyan will personally introduce his film COURAGE, a highly relevant portrait of an oppositional theater group in Minsk. Anabela Moreira already enchanted Linz in 2011 and this year she once more casts a spell on audiences with her film O ÚLTIMO BANHO / THE LAST BATH. Concentrated star power can be seen in PROXIMA: DIE ASTRONAUTIN with Eva Green, Matt Dillon, Sandra Hüller, and Lars Eidinger. Added to this, we will repeat the screenings of the opening films SURVIVING GUSEN and ICH BIN DEIN MENSCH / I’M YOUR MAN, as well as the feature films of the YAAAS! Competition. Two of this year's award winning films will also be shown at 12:00 PM and 7:30 PM. 

Awards Ceremony

05.06.2021
This evening at 8 PM the festival prizes of the eighteenth festival edition will be awarded in Ursulinensaal in attendance of an in-person audience – in addition to this we will offer a live stream of the ceremony. Competition entries in the sections Competition Fiction, Competition Documentary, Competition Local Artists, and YAAAS! Competition will be honored with money and material prizes with a value of 30 500 €; additionally to this the MIOB New Vision Award will be awarded this year.

Golden Bag 2021 Winning Shops

03.06.2021
Our Golden Bag display window contest has successfully come to its conclusion. Once again, numerous businesses in the inner city of Linz took part and created that special festival flair with creatively decorated display windows. This year’s winning shops are: Zerum Lifestyle, Haut und Seele and Durchreise. Congratulations! In cooperation with Europack, OÖNachrichten, and Linzer City Ring.

Local Artist Premieres

03.06.2021
Two world premieres await in the Local Artist program today: The documentary BIRGITTA’S FRIENDS by Christian Kogler at 7:45 PM and the newest work by the renown experimental film director Norbet Pfaffenbichler 2551.01 is shown at 8 PM – a collaborative premiere together with the Diagonale. Added to that, the filmmaker from Linz Sandra Krampelhuber will present her new documentary MANE that takes us through Senegal on June 4 at 5:15 PM.

Must-Sees on 3 June

02.06.2021
The Tribute guest from 2016 Helena Třeštíková returns to Crossing Europe with her documentary ANNY (10 AM). Once more she sticks to her usual modus operandi: Between the years 1996 and 2012, she regularly meets her protagonist Anny, who offers insights into the life of a sex worker on the streets of Prague, that of lavatory attendant, and that of a grandmother. After that Volkan Üce (ALL-IN, 11:45 AM) and Natalija Yefimkina (GARAGENVOLK/GARAGE PEOPLE, 2:15 PM) will personally present their works in Linz.

Opening Ceremony - Photo Gallery

02.06.2021
Impressions from the opening ceremony of this year's edition of Crossing Europe Film Festival.