MIOB in Shorts – Audience Award

Vote now for the „MIOB in Shorts“ Award 2022! For the Online Audience Award MIOB IN SHORTS (€ 1,000), 14 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 31. The MIOB IN SHORTS winning film will be awarded at FilmFestival Cottbus in November 2022.

Final Call: Film Submission until January 9

Work on the festival program for the 20th edition is already underway, which is why filmmakers are invited to send in their current films for the next festival edition. The deadline for submission is 9 January 2023. On our website you can find the conditions for entry, as well as the rules and regulations.

Special Screening: SONNE at Moviemento Linz

After the world premiere at the Berlinale and the opening this year's Diagonale, SONNE (AT 2022) is launching in Austrian cinemas! On September 13 at 8:00 pm there will be a special screening at Moviemento Linz in cooperation with our YAAAS! youth program.

LUX IN LINZ on 8 May

On May 8, Crossing Europe and Moviemento will present the three nominated films of the LUX Audience Award of the European Parliament at Moviemento Linz. Admission is free. You have the chance to see FLEE (DK/FR/NO/SE 2021, R: Jonas Poher Rasmussen), QUO VADIS, AIDA? (AT/BH/RO/PL/FR/NL/DE 2020, R: Jasmila Žbanić), and GROSSE FREIHEIT (AT/DE 2021, R: Sebastian Meise) on the big screen!

Cinema without Borders - Positive Festival Resume

For six days, Austria's third-largest film festival - after the Viennale and Diagonale festivals - presented cinemagoers with new perspectives from all over Europe. The program offered 148 hand-picked feature films and documentaries from more than 30 countries, with current socio-political but also artistic and eccentric works, highlights of the festival season and regional filmmaking.


Festival impressions, festival guests, and snapshots from the festival edition 2022 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!

And so it begins: get your tickets!

Tickets can be purchased online on the festival website: simply select the film, click on the desired screening date and you are in the online ticket system. You can also get tickets at Moviemento and City-Kino. Discounts are available for MovieMembers and AK members as well as holders of the Ö1 Club Card, Der Standard Abo-Vorteilscard or the OÖN Card.

Film Guests & Talks

From April 27 to May 2, we are bringing Europe to the cinema for our audience. In addition to 148 current feature films, documentaries and short films from 34 different countries, around 120 film guests from all over Europe will also be traveling to Linz to present their work in person. On our website you can find info about which guests will be present.

Competition Fiction

Whether private or socio-political, this competition with 11 films is thematically broad. A journey across Europe - not always straightforward, sometimes unorthodox, but always passionate. The Competition Fiction jury gives out the Best Fiction award (€ 5000,- powered by Linz Kultur) to the director of the award-winning film. The audience chooses the Audience Award (€ 5000,-powered by Land Oberösterreich Kultur).

Highly recommended! The Supporting Program 2022

In addition to a hand-picked film program at CROSSING EUROPE, the festival 2022 will be complemented and enriched by a diverse supporting program once again.

Festival Juries 2022

We are happy to announce that a total of 14 jury members will be attending in-person in Linz. There they will decide on the winning films in the competition sections Competition Fiction, Competition Documentary, and Competition Local Artists. The entries in the competition section YAAAS! Competition will be judged by the YAAAS! Youth Jury.

Press Conference 2022 – 13 April, 10 am

On April 13, at 10 am, this year's press conference will be broadcast live from the Moviemento, online via live stream.