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.

Media Response 2019

"Austria’s most intriguing film festival." red / Falter (AT)


The CROSSING EUROPE Selection on

For the first time this year, the festival cooperated with the VoD-platform Doc Alliance. The CROSSING EUROPE Selection was curated by the festival team over the past few weeks and consists of ten noteworthy contributions in the documentary sections from the past few festival editions, and can be viewed online from now on. Details HERE.

YAAAS! Youth Program

To call out YAAAS! means to euphorically say "YES!" - "YES!" to the new program section aimed specifically at young audiences. Last Tuesday, the presentation of the YAAAS! Video Project as well as the YAAAS! Workshop Rally took place.


The Awards Presentation for the sixteenth CROSSING EUROPE Film Festival Linz took place on April 29 in the Ursulinensaal of the Upper Austrian Culture Quarter. Following awards were presented:

Onward toward Europe!

From April 25 to 30 we want to invite the festival audience to join us on a virtual journey all across Europe. The cinephile path streches from the Arctic down the Black Sea, on it 149 current European feature films and documentaries.

Opening Films 2019

As is tradition, CROSSING EUROPE will open with multiple films this year that stand for the great variety of contemporary European cinema, and also offer a cross section of this year’s program.


CROSSING EUROPE has been connected to the Macedonian director Teona Strugar Mitevska since the very beginning. At the very first edition of the festival in 2004, her feature film debut KAKO UBIV SVETEC / HOW I KILLED A SAINT (MZ/SI/FR 2004) was awarded the CROSSING EUROPE Award – Competition fiction. Ever since then, all her films have been presented in Linz as Austrian premiers. For this reason, we are very happy to announce that her new feature film, which had its world premiere at the Berlinale and was awarded with two awards (Prize of the Ecumenical Jury and the Gilde film prize) will be this year’s closing film.