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. CROSSING EUROPE wants to provide the filmmakers and their films selected for this year’s edition a forum over the coming weeks and months – even if this is in a reduced form. The alternative program “Crossing Europe 2020 – EXTRACTS” intends to make a small contribution to the continuity of cultural life in Austria in three stages, and invites audiences on a virtual journey over all the cinematographic continent of Europe – both digitally, and in an analog manner. “Crossing Europe 2020 – EXTRACTS” is a cross-section of the originally planned festival program and wants to offer the festival audience – despite the cancellation of the festival – the possibility of exploring current European feature films and documentaries for which a regular cinema release is not planned in Austria. Additionally to this, in the spirit of the festival, the planning of the alternative program made it possible to include a number of our cooperation partners.