Press Release #1/21
27.1.2021: Festival Postponement | New Festival Date: 1 to 6 June, 2021
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. For this time we are planning an in-person event in its usual size, and additional online offers. The festival director Christine Dollhofer bases this step on the wish of being able to offer the possibility of physical interaction, something that cannot be guaranteed in the most optimal form in late April already, due to the expected developments of the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition to this, the postponement of the festival aims to act as a sign for a fresh start of film festivals in Austria, while putting the health and well-being of the audience and the team in the focus.
Despite the postponement of the CROSSING EUROPE festival, the audience can look forward to a rich and many faceted program in June 2021. It is our explicit goal to present ambitious European film in an accessible manner, and to offer a direct exchange with international and regional filmmakers who will hopefully be able to attend in-person. It goes without saying that compliance with the rules and regulations to curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus will be ensured during all festival events.