The developments surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic have had a massive impact on the planning and carrying out of the coming edition of CROSSING EUROPE.

Cinema Next Europe

// Das Festival musste wegen der COVID-19-Pandemie abgesagt werden.
// Alternativprogramme werden am 8. April bekannt gegeben.

Opening Films 2020

This year’s opening film extravaganza is spearheaded by the current feature film ADULTS IN THE ROOM by the legendary director Costa-Gavras on 21 April.

YAAAS! Competition films & school screenings

 The YAAAS! Competition is one of the four competition sections, and one of the modules of the YAAAS! Youth program at CROSSING EUROPE that established a holistic program for film mediation, the acquisition of media competency and DIY-video production.

Spotlight 2020: Mark Jenkin (GB)

Following the award winning, Turkish director Yeşim Ustaoğlu, the Romanian producer Ada Solomon, and the Albanian filmmaker and film conservator Iris Elezi, CROSSING EUROPE will shine a light on the works of the independent British filmmaker, screenwriter, cinematographer, and cutter Mark Jenkin in the program section SPOTLIGHT.


For the eleventh time, CROSSING EUROPE Film Festival Linz will present the program section Architecture and Society in cooperation with the afo architekturforum oberösterreich.

Festival kick-off in sight

In not even three months the CROSSING EUROPE Film Festival in Linz will kick off its 17th edition.

Tribute 2020: VALIE EXPORT

This year, CROSSING EUROPE will dedicate its Tribute section to one of the most important representatives of international media, film, and performance art: VALIE EXPORT. She was born in Linz in 1940, where she also grew up.

CROSSING EUROPE will be a GreenEvent

For the past years, CROSSING EUROPE has increasingly been putting measures into practice that focus on sustainable and environmentally friendly festival work. This year we could implement a bundle of initiatives that allowed for CROSSING EUROPE to be certified as a GreenEvent OÖ by the Climate Alliance Austria (Klimabündnis Österreich). 

Crossing Europe goes Xmas

For all those who want to give their loved ones a cineastic Christmas present: the popular CrossingMovie card (MovieMember card + festival pass + credit at the Mediathek) is on offer for 75€ for Christmas.

The YAAAS! Youth program in its second year

In 2019, CROSSING EUROPE presented a holistic program aimed at film education and the development of media competencies and DIY-video production for young people for the first time. 

Call for Films

Work on the festival program and the program collaborations for 2020 is already underway, which is why filmmakers are invited to send in their current films for the next festival edition.