Press Releases 2021

Press Release #9/21

Festival preparations are fully underway, YAAAS! Young Programmers 2022 & Film submissions still possible until 7 January
After 18 years of successful foundational work, Christine Dollhofer handed over the directorial agendas to Sabine Gebetsroither and Katharina Riedler. Also under this new leadership, CROSSING EUROPE is aiming to bring together the expectations of professional, as well as international and local audiences. 

Press Release #8/21

Appointment of the new festival directors
Sabine Gebetsroither and Katharina Riedler will be the new directors of CROSSING EUROPE, taking over from Christine Dollhofer as co-heads.

Press Release #7/21

Festival Resume 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.

Press Release #6/21

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.

Press Release #5/21

Festival Program 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

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.

Press Release #4/21

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

Press Release #3/21

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

Press Release #2/21

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

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.