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.

The YAAAS! Youth Program 2021

In 2019, CROSSING EUROPE presented a holistic program of film education, acquisition of media competency, and DIY video production for youths for the first time.

10.10.2020: Festival Awards Local Artists Shorts 2020

Today the award ceremony of the “Local Artists Shorts @ OÖ Kulturquartier” (in cooperation with OÖ Landes-Kultur GmbH) took place in the Ursulinensaal in the Upper Austrian Culture Quarter.

Film Submission 2021

Filmmakers are invited once again to enter their current work for the coming edition of the CROSSING EUROPE Film Festival Linz, which will take place April 21 – 26, 2021.

EXTRACTS: Streaming Fiction

In terms of feature films in our VoD film package within “Crossing Europe EXTRACTS”, the audience can look forward to a French alternative to the super hero mainstream, a colorful youth drama paired with Bollywood elements...

EXTRACTS: Streaming Docs

The documentaries in our VoD film package within “Crossing Europe EXTRACTS” feature a Greek village that made their exit strategy out of the financial crisis a self-made tomato sauce, and a group of young “rebels” who find their way into adulthood...

Crossing Europe 2020 – EXTRACTS: The Alternative Program

After the announcement of the cancellation of the festival on 18 March, the festival team and the festival director Christine Dollhofer went through various scenarios in which parts of the planned festival program could be made accessible to audiences.

EXTRACTS: An Opening, 21. April

On the day of the planned festival opening (Tuesday, 21 April) CROSSING EUROPE will present a live discussion and screening from 8 pm onward together with our long-standing media partner dorf tv.