Press Release #9/20
Résumé 2020, Festival Preview 2021, YAAAS! Youth Program in its Third Year & Film Submissions 2021
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.
In 18 weeks on 21 April 2021, the 18th edition of CROSSING EUROPE will take place. It is without question that the Corona virus has already cast a long shadow into the future, and will pose unprecedented challenges. For this reason we are already working on comprehensive Covid-19 prevention measures, and considering any necessary adaptations. What is definite: The festival audiences can look forward to a physical festival event with a rich and varied program. The work on the film program for the 18th festival edition is already heavily underway. That is why we are calling all filmmakers to submit their current films for the upcoming festival edition until 4 January 2021.
More than 900 youths took part in the first edition of the YAAAS! Youth Program in 2019. 2021 once more revolves around film education, acquirement of media competency and DIY video production for young people aged between fifteen and twenty. Six Young Programmers are responsible for the film selection for the YAAAS! Competition 2021.