Awards Ceremony

05.06.2021
This evening at 8 PM the festival prizes of the eighteenth festival edition will be awarded in Ursulinensaal in attendance of an in-person audience – in addition to this we will offer a live stream of the ceremony. Competition entries in the sections Competition Fiction, Competition Documentary, Competition Local Artists, and YAAAS! Competition will be honored with money and material prizes with a value of 30 500 €; additionally to this the MIOB New Vision Award will be awarded this year.

Golden Bag 2021 Winning Shops

03.06.2021
Our Golden Bag display window contest has successfully come to its conclusion. Once again, numerous businesses in the inner city of Linz took part and created that special festival flair with creatively decorated display windows. This year’s winning shops are: Zerum Lifestyle, Haut und Seele and Durchreise. Congratulations! In cooperation with Europack, OÖNachrichten, and Linzer City Ring.

Local Artist Premieres

03.06.2021
Two world premieres await in the Local Artist program today: The documentary BIRGITTA’S FRIENDS by Christian Kogler at 7:45 PM and the newest work by the renown experimental film director Norbet Pfaffenbichler 2551.01 is shown at 8 PM – a collaborative premiere together with the Diagonale. Added to that, the filmmaker from Linz Sandra Krampelhuber will present her new documentary MANE that takes us through Senegal on June 4 at 5:15 PM.

Must-Sees on 3 June

02.06.2021
The Tribute guest from 2016 Helena Třeštíková returns to Crossing Europe with her documentary ANNY (10 AM). Once more she sticks to her usual modus operandi: Between the years 1996 and 2012, she regularly meets her protagonist Anny, who offers insights into the life of a sex worker on the streets of Prague, that of lavatory attendant, and that of a grandmother. After that Volkan Üce (ALL-IN, 11:45 AM) and Natalija Yefimkina (GARAGENVOLK/GARAGE PEOPLE, 2:15 PM) will personally present their works in Linz.

Opening Ceremony - Photo Gallery

02.06.2021
Impressions from the opening ceremony of this year's edition of Crossing Europe Film Festival.

Film Highlights 2 June

02.06.2021
Tomorrow, CROSSING EUROPE will kick off in full force, among other things with festival guests who will present their latest works to the audiences in Linz: The award winner from 2015, Ivan Ikić will present his production OAZA / OASIS at 2 PM, and the CROSSING EUROPE regular Dominique Choisy will show his production LES MOTS DE TAJ / TAJAMUL’S WORDS at 4:15 PM. Added to this, two screenings from the Competition Documentary section will be shown: PUNTASACRA / PUNTA SACRA at 11 AM, and the world premiere of ENDPHASE at 7:15 PM.

Must-Sees on 1 June

01.06.2021
The documentary ANYÁIM TÖRTÉNETE / HER MOTHERS follows two women in Orbán’s Hungary on their arduous path together to start a family in a country shaped by repression (3:15 PM, in attendance of the directors). A Romanian political corruption scandal without equal is the focus of the Oscar nominated documentary COLECTIV / COLLECTIVE (5:15 PM). This year’s Tribute guest Ivan Ostrochovský will personally present his current feature SLUŽOBNÍCI / SERVANTS at 8 PM.

Grand Opening

01.06.2021
Back in the cinema! Today on the opening day CROSSING EUROPE will kick off at 2:15 PM with films from almost every program section. In the evening there will be screenings of no less than five hand-picked film premieres in the framework of the festival opening that represent a cross section of the many faceted festival program. The audiences can look forward to 123 feature films and documentaries, as well as 90 film guests. 

Competition Fiction

28.05.2021
The artistically and thematically broad competition section encompasses ten works. The films are all either the first or second feature-length productions, though some have already been awarded, and all bring a piece of European living realities to the silver screen – not always in straight line, sometimes unorthodox, but always with passion. Two festival prizes will be awarded in the section. 

Guests and Talks

28.05.2021
From 1 to 6 June we invite the festival audiences on a virtual trip all across Europe. Discover 123 current feature films and documentaries from forty different countries. Joining us will be around ninety film guests who will introduce their works personally – while distancing and wearing a mask.

Covid-19 Regulations

20.05.2021
Stay healthy! - Besides the mandatory wearing of an FFP2 mask and adhering to a two meter distance, the audience must have an attestation concerning your health status in terms of the Covid-19 virus, this means being able to prove one of the three mandatory security measures (vaccinated, tested, convalesced). Thank you very much in advance for your patience and discipline that make it possible for us to finally be able to share a cinema experience together again.

Online Ticket Sales

20.05.2021
Tickets can be bought on our festival website: Simply choose a film, click on the preferred date and you already get to the online ticket system. The in-person ticket sales begin on 1 June in the Ticket Container on the OK-Platz. Reduced ticket prices are available for MovieMembers, AK members, as well as holders of the Ö1 Club Card, Der Standard Abo-Vorteilscard or the OÖN-Card, among others.