Press Release #2/22

Working Worlds 2022: Care | YAAAS! Competition & School Screenings

23.02.2022 // The nineteenth edition of CROSSING EUROPE film festival Linz will take place from 27 April to 2 May 2022, in this media information we will give a preview of some of the elements and highlights of the festival:

Under the title Care, the program Working Worlds will be dedicated to self-determination spanning from the beginning to the end of life and focuses on people who take on a responsibility for the lives of others in their daily life. A very clear example of this is the film SHEROES (FR 2021, directed by Aude Pépin) that shows the challenging daily life of an experienced midwife in Paris. In DIDA (CH 2021), the directing duo Nikola Ilić and Corina Schwingruber Ilić documents an upheaval in their own family. The other two films in the section Working Worlds (supported by the AK Oberösterreich/Kultur) will be presented in an upcoming press release. The program is curated by Lina Dinkla and Thérèse Athony of the DOK Lepizig, the International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film.
In addition CROSSING EUROPE is once more dedicated to the aim of getting the next generation excited about film with the YAAAS! Youth Program. The YAAAS! Young Programmers have selected six feature films that stand out in terms of choice of topic but also in artistic approach for the competition section YAAAS! Competition, three of which will also be offered as special school screenings: NINJABABY (NO 2021, directed by Yngvild Sve Flikke), UNE HISTOIRE D’AMOUR ET DE DÉSIR / A TALE OF LOVE AND DESIRE (FR 2021, directed by Leyla Bouzid) and YOUTH TOPIA (CH, DE 2021, directed by Dennis Stormer). You can register for the YAAAS! school screenings from 3 March onward at Details, film descriptions, trailers, as well as school materials to prepare for and follow-up on the school screenings can also be found after 3 March on our website. One of the six YAAAS! Competition films will be awarded the CROSSING EUROPE Award – Youth Jury (€ 3000,- powered by VdFS) by the YAAAS! Youth Jury. All details of the YAAAS! Youth Program can be found here.

You can find the full press release on this page, pictures in high resolution can be found here, and our logo as well as the new festival motif on our website.

Comprehensive press release HERE: