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The 16th festival edition

After the successful anniversary edition last April that was host to almost 23,000 festival guests, the CROSSING EUROPE once more places its programmatic focus on the continent of Europe. The festival sees itself as a decidedly pro-European cultural event and aims to allow for a differentiated point of view on Europe in the here and now with a hand-picked selection of around 170 shorts, feature and documentary films. From 25 to 30 April 2019 CROSSING EUROPE devotes itself to the presentation of discerning European film and invites around 150 film makers from all over Europe to Linz in order to enable a direct exchange between the creatives and the festival audience.

The programming efforts in the festival office are already fully underway: hundreds of film entries have already been submitted and thus started the intense screening phase, established programming partnerships will be continued and at the same time new co-operations are being launched. For the youth program YAAAS! that was presented in October – information regarding the “new addition” in the programming structure can be found HERE – the five youths who were nominated as so-called “Young Programmers” to select six films for the competition section YAAAS! Competition are currently viewing entries.
Three of the selected films will then also be screened specifically for students and apprentices in the mornings on Thursday, 25 April, and Friday, 26 April as well as on Monday, 29 April. The selected titles as well as extensive study materials (for preparation and follow-up of the films) concerning the selected works can be found at www.crossingeurope.at/yaaas in mid-January.