Film Submission 2024

Films for CROSSING EUROPE 2024 can be submitted from now until 8 January, 2024! The upcoming festival edition will take place from 30 April to 5 May, 2024.

MIOB in Shorts – Audience Award

Vote now for the „MIOB in Shorts“ Award 2023! For the Online Audience Award MIOB IN SHORTS (€ 1,000), 12 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. 

Media Response 2023


We are pleased to present excerpts of this year's media response and press coverage on the successful anniversary edition of CROSSING EUROPE Film Festival Linz, which can be read here.

Award Winners 2023

On Sunday, the Festival Awards of the 20th festival edition were given out in the Ursulinensaal, Miriam Hie led through the atmospheric evening. Entries from the Competition Fiction, Competition Documentary, Competition Local Artists and YAAAS! Competition were awarded with cash and non-cash prizes worth € 26,500, and the MIOB New Vision Award 2023 (€ 3000) was also presented.

20th Crossing Europe: Positive Résumé of the Festival Anniversary

The 20th Crossing Europe Film Festival can be considered a complete success. From April 26 to May 1, Austria’s third-largest film festival enabled the audience to take a cinematic journey from Greenland to the Black Sea in 139 feature, documentary and short films from 45 countries.

Film Highlights on Closing Day

Closing the festival with style - 1 May offers numerous film highlights, among others UNE VIE COMME UNE AUTRE | A LIFE LIKE ANY OTHER (14:00, Central, film guests: Faustine Cros - director, Ivo Neefjes - dramaturgy consultant), PETITES | LITTLE ONES (19:00, Movie 2), SILVER HAZE (15:15, Movie 1), the winner of the Audience Award in the Competition Fiction (20:00, City 1) and the MIOB New Vision Award winning film 2023 (20:15, Movie 1).

Film Highlights on 30 April

Among others, the following highlights await on Saturday: TARA (11:00, Movie 2, guest: Volker Sattel - director), CHLEB I SÓL | BREAD AND SALT (15:00, City 1, guest: Damian Kocur - director), MY NE ZGASNEMO | WE WILL NOT FADE AWAY (16:30, Central, guest: Kasia Boniecka - editor), MI VACÍO Y YO | MY EMPTINESS AND I (22:00, Movie 1, guest: Adrian Silvestre - director).

Must Sees on 29 April


Do not miss: ISIHIA 6-9 | SILENCE 6-9 (14:30, City 1, guest: Christos Passalis - director), BĚŽNÁ SELHÁNÍ | ORDINARY FAILURES (19:30, City 1, guest: Klára Vlasáková - script), NAJSREЌNIOT ČOVEK NA SVETOT – NAJSRETNIJI ČOVJEK | THE HAPPIEST MAN IN THE WORLD (19:45, Central, guest: Elma Tataragic - script).

What to watch on 28 April

APOLONIA, APOLONIA by Lea Glob is a fascinating portrait of the painter Apolonia Sokol, who is trying to find her place in the art world (18:30, City 2, with Sokol present). In the documentary SYNDROM HAMLETA | THE HAMLET SYNDROME, five young Ukrainians work through their personal traumas during rehearsals for "Hamlet" (18:30, Movie 2, with director Elwira Niewiera in attendance).


Festival impressions, festival guests, and snapshots from the festival edition 2023 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!

Film Highlights on 27 April

In the personal documentary THE ECLIPSE, director Nataša Urban explores Serbia's wartime past through her own youth (13:15, Movie 2, with Urban present). In SIGURNO MJESTO | SAFE PLACE Juraj Lerotić precisely stages a piece of his own family history (16:45, City 1, with Lerotić present). 

Film Guests & Talks

Under the motto "Europe, we need to talk!" we welcome around 120 film guests from all over Europe to Linz for the 20th edition of the festival. They will not only present their current films, but also provide exciting insights into their work in Q&As and talk events.