Press Release #1/23

Tribute 2023: Angeliki Papoulia (GR) | MIOB: Festival Work on a European Level

30.01.2023 // Three months to go until the 20th edition of CROSSING EUROPE Film Festival Linz. From April 26 to May 1, Linz will once again become the cinephilic meeting place of European cinema, with a rich and diverse film program, young auteur cinema, and numerous film guests from Austria and abroad. Around 750 submissions have reached the CROSSING EUROPE office for this year’s festival edition, 600 of which are from all over Europe and 150 are entries with a connection to Upper Austria. The final phase of program selection is currently ongoing, around 140 feature, documentary and short films from all corners of Europe will await the audience.

In this press release, we are delighted to announce one of the first festival highlights: In connection with the Tribute section, dedicated each year to an outstanding individual of European cinema, the award-winning Greek actor and theater director Angeliki Papoulia will be our guest in Linz in 2023.
She is one of the most uncompromising and powerful actors of contemporary European auteur cinema. At the festival, she is going to personally present a selection of her films and provide insights into her work at the Tribute Talk. Among the feature-length films starring Papoulia at the festival are not only an internationally awarded collaboration with director Yorgos Lanthimos (DOGTOOTH) and haunting productions from her collaboration with Syllas Tzoumerkas (A BLAST, THE MIRACLE OF THE SARGASSO SEA), but also two of her recent works, HUMAN FLOWERS OF FLESH (DE, FR 2022) by Helena Wittmann and SILENCE 6-9 (GR 2022, Austrian premiere) by Christos Passalis.

In addition, we will also provide insight into our festival work on a European level in the context of the festival network MIOB | Moving Images – Open Borders, which is comprised of seven festivals in Europe and was initiated by CROSSING EUROPE in 2017. Collaboration takes place on many different levels, on the artistic as well as on the organizational and technological one, with the long-term goal being the establishment of a best practice model for European networking. Among the jointly realized projects are the development of a "Green Charter For Film Festivals" (keyword "sustainable festival work") or the organization of two international competitions for recent European short and feature-length films.

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