Christine Dollhofer transitions to Filmfonds Wien

Christine Dollhofer, who founded CROSSING EUROPE together with Wolfgang Steiniger in 2003 will relocate to Vienna in November 2021 and will head the Filmfonds Wien, the second largest Austrian film funding agency, and will therefore be handing over all agendas of CROSSING EUROPE after eighteen years of successful work. 

YAAAS! Close-Up

The discussion format YAAAS! Close-Up is a collaboration with the YOUKI and scheduled online for 4 June at 3pm. Two young filmmakers are invited to show their first videos works in comparison to current films, and to answer questions by young people.

Festival Trailer 2021: GRÜN IN

In Laurien Bachmann’s video work GRÜN IN, the media artist shows a seemingly untouched natural landscape in lush green tones complete with a waterfall. Across from that we see a digital traffic light. In red letters it counts down the seconds: Green in 3, 2, 1.

First Documentary Highlights

Once again, CROSSING EUROPE devotes itself particularly to contemporary sociopolitical auteur cinema from Europe. Today we would like to present four documentaries that deal with current political topics, reflect social and cultural contexts, and invite audiences to delve into topics of our more recent history and the current state of Europe.

Architecture and Society: TOGETHER!

For the twelfth time CROSSING EUROPE presents the program section Architecture and Society in cooperation with the afo architekturforum oberösterreich. This year’s program was curated by Lotte Schreiber and consists of four documentaries on the topic of community: TOGETHER! Communities, Collectives, Co-operations. The films raise questions about how communities act and represent themselves in a larger social practice.

Working Worlds: CHANGES

Re-education, structural change, new missions in life – under the title “Changes”, this year’s Working Wolds deals with changes in the working life of 2021: Both of a professional and private nature, forced or voluntary, planned or unplanned.

Cinema Next Europe Club 2021: Apply now!

The Cinema Next Europe Club is a four day practical module that takes place within the framework of CROSSING EUROPE between 1 and 4 June 2021, in which ten young film creatives from Austria can take part. 

YAAAS! Competition Films & School Screenings

The YAAAS! Competition is one of four competition sections and a module within the YAAAS! Youth Program at CROSSING EUROPE. Established in 2019, the goal of the program is a holistic offer for film education and to acquire media competency and DIY video productions skills. 

Tribute 2021: Ivan Ostrochovský (SK)

This year the CROSSING EUROPE tribute section is dedicated to the Slovakian director and producer Ivan Ostrochovský (*1972).

CROSSING EUROPE 2021 will be postponed until June

In light of the current pandemic, CROSSING EUROPE will not take place as planed between 21 and 26 April 2021. Instead the eighteenth festival edition will be postponed to 1 to 6 June.

FAQ – Festival Postponement

Why is CROSSING EUROPE being postponed to 1 to 6 June, 2021?
Based on today’s standpoint, it will most likely be possible to carry out a festival that our audience will be able to experience with its usual high standard and in a similar scope in June, while still...

Résumé – Festival Edition 2020

Many things are different this year. Usually such a résumé would focus on the week of the festival, and present numbers, stats, and impressions of six lively Crossing Europe festival days.