Local Artists Special: Dietmar Brehm

This year, CROSSING EUROPE will dedicate a special within the Local Artists program to the renowned film artist, painter, and photographer Dietmar Brehm.

Tribute 2022: Fabrice du Welz

CROSSING EUROPE will dedicate its Tribute program to the Belgian director and screenwriter Fabrice du Welz, who will also attend the festival in Linz for multiple days as the situation currently stands.

X-Mas Giveaway

The CROSSING EUROPE festival team would like to thank all partners, funders, sponsors and our audience for their continued support during this extraordinary year and wishes happy holidays and a good start into the New Year! For the holidays we are giving away four festival passes for CROSSING EUROPE 2022!

YAAAS! Young Programmers 2022

The YAAAS! Competition will show six current European film productions that were selected by the YAAAS! Young Programmers. The Young Programmers for 2022 have already been selected and have been taking part in an introductory program into the curation process of a film festival.


After 18 years of successful foundational work, Christine Dollhofer handed over the directorial agendas to Sabine Gebetsroither and Katharina Riedler. Also under this new leadership, CROSSING EUROPE is aiming to bring together the expectations of professional, as well as international and local audiences. 

Media Response 2021

Exactly 6 months after the start of CROSSING EUROPE 2021, we present excerpts of this year's media response and press coverage, which can be read here.

The City of Linz honors Christine Dollhofer!

Our outgoing festival director Christine Dollhofer was awarded the Great Golden Decoration of Honor of the City of Linz for services to culture.

Film Submission 2022

Films for CROSSING EUROPE 2022 can be submitted starting now! The submission deadline for the upcoming festival edition, which will take place from 27 April to 2 May, 2022, is January 7, 2022. Details HERE. 

MIOB in Shorts – Audience Award

Vote now for the „MIOB in Shorts“ Award 2021! For the Online Audience Award MIOB IN SHORTS (€ 1,000), 15 current European short films, nominated by the members of the European festival network Moving Images Open Borders, have been put to vote online until October 10. The MIOB IN SHORTS winning film will be awarded at FilmFestival Cottbus in November 2021.

MIOB in Shorts – VOTE NOW!

Vote now for the „MIOB in Shorts“ Award 2021! The following two films are up for voting in August: FISCHE (AT 2020) by Raphaela Schmid and LAKE OF HAPPINESS (DE, BY, ES 2019) by Aliaskei Paluyan. For the Online Audience Award MIOB IN SHORTS (€ 1,000) 15 current European short films will be put to vote online.

Appointment of the new festival directors

Sabine Gebetsroither and Katharina Riedler will be the new directors of CROSSING EUROPE, taking over from Christine Dollhofer as co-heads.

Crossing Europe goes ...

In the coming weeks there will be the chance to watch selected films of the 2021 festival program on the big screen again - in cinemas and also open-air in Vienna, Graz, Salzburg, Dornbirn, Ebensee and Freistadt.