Festival Juries 2022

14.04.2022
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.

Cinema without borders!

14.04.2022
The film program of the 19th edition of CROSSING EUROPE presents filmmaking from all over Europe. For six days, 148 current feature films and documentaries from 34 countries are waiting to be discovered, with highlights of the festival season, innovative auteur cinema and regional works. In addition, CROSSING EUROPE would like to invite you to think of Europe as a democratic, diverse, open, peaceful and solidary place in the social space of cinema - also far beyond EU borders.

Press Conference 2022 – 13 April, 10 am

11.04.2022
On April 13, at 10 am, this year's press conference will be broadcast live from the Moviemento, online via live stream.

Less than two weeks until the 19th CROSSING EUROPE

11.04.2022
In just under two weeks Linz will once again become the central hub for European cinema: The nineteenth edition of CROSSING EUROPE Film Festival will take place between 27 April and 2 May 2022.

Sociopolitical film highlights

31.03.2022
Within the nineteenth edition of CROSSING EUROPE many films that will celebrate their Austrian premieres also deal with topics of sociopolitical relevance, such as displacement as a direct result of war, but also films that insist on a strengthening of a European community of solidarity.

Opening Films on 27 April 2022

31.03.2022
In 2022 CROSSING EUROPE will once again open with multiple films that represent a cross section of this year’s festival program and show the great variety of contemporary European film.

CROSSING EUROPE on filmfriend.at

31.03.2022
For the first time, in 2022 a collection of films from previous festival editions of CROSSING EUROPE will be presented on filmfriend.at, a Video-on-Demand platform for libraries and universities, in cooperation with the city library of Linz.

Architecture and Society: LAND FOR US ALL!

17.03.2022

The program section Architecture and Society, curated by Lotte Schreiber, puts a focus on the economic, ecological, and social importance of land under the title LAND FOR US ALL!.

Festival Trailer 2022: I WISH I HAD GONE TO THE CINEMA

17.03.2022

The CROSSING EUROPE festival trailer 2022 is called I WISH I HAD GONE TO THE CINEMA and was directed by Raphaela Schmid, a filmmaker born in Linz.

Cinema Next Europe Club 2022

17.03.2022
The Cinema Next Europe Club intends to give young filmmakers the possibility to take part in the film festival and to be able to gather specific inputs, as well as being able to enter into a direct exchange with other young filmmakers.

YAAAS! Competition & School Screenings

25.02.2022
CROSSING EUROPE is once more dedicated to the aim of getting the next generation excited about film with the YAAAS! Youth Program. The YAAAS! Young Programmers have selected six feature films that stand out in terms of choice of topic but also in artistic approach for the competition section YAAAS! Competition, three of which will also be offered as special school screenings.

Working Worlds 2022: Care

25.02.2022
Under the title Care, the program Working Worlds will be dedicated to self-determination spanning from the beginning to the end of life and focuses on people who take on a responsibility for the lives of others in their daily life.