Press Releases 2021

Festival Resume 2021

07.06.2021
Crossing Europe draws a positive balance! After one year of a forced break due to the pandemic, the CROSSING EUROPE Film Festival in Linz was able to realize its goal of presenting ambitious European film and offering the possibility enter into a direct exchange with the attending film guests. CROSSING EUROPE 2021 was one of the first festivals in Europe that was able to take place as an in-person film event in June.

FESTIVAL AWARDS 2021

05.06.2021
The award ceremony for the eighteenth edition of the CROSSING EUROPE Film Festival Linz took place today in the Ursulinensaal in the Upper Austrian Culture Quarter, the ceremony was hosted by Karin Schmid who led the audience through the evening.

Guest List 2021

01.06.2021
A list of the guests attending Crossing Europe Film Festival 2021.

Festival Program 2021

19.05.2021
In the Cinema: Experience Europe! – The CROSSING EUROPE film program invites you on a journey all across Europe. For not quite a week, between 1 and 6 June, 123 current feature films and documentaries from 40 different countries are waiting to be discovered, including highlights from this festival season, innovative auteur cinema, and regional film productions.

Festival Magazine 2021

19.05.2021
The Crossing Europe Festival Magazine, 2021 more extensive, newly designed and bilingual for the first time, offers an attractive and opulent overview of all program strands and film highlights, with entertaining texts on all films as well as background reports, a schedule and all important festival information.

Opening Films | Program Preview & Cooperations | Departure of Christine Dollhofer | YAAAS! Workshoprally & Youth Jury | GOLDEN BAG Display Window Contest

28.04.2021
In not quite five weeks the eighteenth edition of CROSSING EUROPE Film Festival Linz that will take place from 1 to 6 June will get under way as an in-person film event (it goes without saying that we will comply to all rules and regulations in place concerning the prevention of the spread of the Covid-19 virus). 

Festival Trailer | Doc Highlights | Architecture and Society | Working Worlds

09.04.2021
In today’s press release we will be presenting this year’s festival trailer entitled GRÜN IN, by the young media artist Laurien Bachmann. We will also shine a light on the first highlights from several sections.

24.2.2021: Tribute 2021 – Ivan Ostrochovský | YAAAS! Competition Titles & School Screenings

24.02.2021
As was announced in January, the eighteenth edition of CROSSING EUROPE Film Festival Linz will take place from 1 to 6 June 2021 this year.

27.1.2021: Festival Postponement | New Festival Date: 1 to 6 June, 2021

27.01.2021
In light of the current pandemic, CROSSING EUROPE will not take place as planed between 21 and 26 April 2021.

Press Releases 2020

Résumé 2020, Festival Preview 2021, YAAAS! Youth Program in its Third Year & Film Submissions 2021

16.12.2020
Canceled, but active! You would be hard-pressed to find a better description of this extraordinary festival year. Despite the cancellation in March 2020, we managed to present around 100 of the originally planned feature and short films in 69 film events – some having taken place online, some in person – between April and November 2020.

Local Artists Shorts @ OÖ Kulturquartier | Call for Films | Crossing Europe EXTRACTS goes … Ebensee, Dornbirn, Salzburg & Wien | Festival Premieres @ City-Kino

29.09.2020
After the successful start of the Crossing Europe alternative program EXTRACTS: Autumn 2020 with the Tribute VALIE EXPORT at the Ars Electronica, the next highlight within EXTRACTS is right around the corner. 

Crossing Europe EXTRACTS | Autumn 2020

31.08.2020
Comeback with around 100 films starting in September: After the cancellation of the festival due to Covid-19, CROSSING EUROPE will start up again in September with Crossing Europe EXTRACTS. Despite the spacial distancing regulations in cinemas, the physical and collective act of seeing a film together remains in the focus. “Festival atmosphere in stages” is the leitmotif of the large autumn program. This cinematographic exploration all across Europe will span over four months.