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Cinema Next Europe & 2. Cinema Next Europe Club

In 2015, CROSSING EUROPE, in cooperation with the initiative Cinema Next, placed a focus on the “next generation” of European filmmakers for the first time, in the program section Cinema Next Europe. The platform that intends to further the exchange and the network will have its sixth edition this year, curated by Wiktoria Pelzer and Dominik Tschütscher. Once again, discovering fresh voices and the support of young European cinema will be placed in the foreground. Under the title FUN TIME!, this year the program of Cinema Next Europe will shift the focus onto comedies, and will show four humorous debut or second feature films by young, aspiring filmmaker from Europe, who all present us with introductions to remember.

      - AURORA (FI 2019, director: Miia Tervo, 105 min., feature film) – Austrian premiere

      - CHATA NA PRODEJ / BEAR WITH US (CZ 2018, director: Tomáš Pavlíček, 77 min., feature film)

      - SAWAH (LU/BE/EG 2019, director: Adolf El Assal, 86 min., feature film) – Austrian premiere

      - VANAMEHE FILM / OLD MAN CARTOON MOVIE (EE 2019, director: Mikk Mägi, Oskar Lehemaa,    88 min., animated feature film) – Austrian premiere

SAWAH is probably the most classic comedy of the selection. The other three films in the program combine other genres with humor: things like tragicomedy – such as in BEAR WITH US. Or romantic comedy – in AURORA. Humor or absurdity can also often be found in action, horror, or animated films – OLD MAN CARTOON MOVIE has elements of all those things.

The Cinema Next Europe Club is a three-day practical module for ten interested young filmmakers that will take place for the second time this year. The club gives young filmmakers the possibility to visit the film festival and gain inputs in the context of this year’s Cinema Next Europe program focus, as well as connecting and entering into an exchange with other filmmakers from in and outside of the country. This offer is directed at young filmmakers from Austria who are currently working on, or have already realized a project with a focus on comedy and humor, and stand in a position to profit from the content of this year’s program section.

| Details on Cinema Next Club HERE | Applications can be sent to: infosymbolcinemanextpunktat | Deadline: 15 March 2020 |