EXTRACTS: Autumn 2020

After the cancellation of the festival due to Covid-19, CROSSING EUROPE will start up again in September with Crossing Europe EXTRACTS. With a series of physical film events, and despite the current restrictions and Corona regulations in the cinemas, the collective cinema experience and the interaction with filmmakers should stand at the center of the third part of Crossing Europe EXTRACTS. “Festival atmosphere in stages!” is the leitmotif of the large autumn program that will take place in September in Linz, Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck, and Ebensee. New circumstances demand new formats in order to be able to provide audiences with the atmosphere of the festival without neglecting any of the hygiene and distancing regulations that are needed at this point in time. Over the course of four months Crossing Europe EXTRACTS will show around 100 feature films and documentaries from the program of the canceled festival, including a number of premieres thus creating the atmosphere of the Crossing Europe festival, albeit with a slight delay.

EXTRACTS: Autumn 2020 – Overview

Tribute VALIE EXPORT @ Ars Electronica 2020

10 to 13 September | Moviemento

On the occasion of her 80th birthday, Crossing Europe is dedicating this year’s tribute to VALIE EXPORT, one of the most important representatives of international media, film, and performance art, within the framework of the Ars Electronica 2020. From 10 to 13 September the multi-layered cinematographic oeuvre of the artist born in Linz will be the focus with selected feature films and short films.

The Tribute VALIE EXPORT will take place in cooperation with the Ars Electronica, with support from the VALIE EXPORT CENTER LINZ, and in collaboration with sixpackfilm.

| More Details on the Tribute HERE | Essay “Feminism and Media Avant-Garde” by Brigitta Burger-Utzer can be found HERE |


Festival Premieres @ City-Kino


From 15 September to 22 December Crossing Europe presents current film premieres from the canceled festival edition every Tuesday at the City-Kino in Linz. Fifteen current feature films and documentaries give the audience the possibility to embark on a cinephile journey all across Europe, supplemented with introductions, Q&As, and video messages from the filmmakers.

| There will be a repetition one week afterwards. In collaboration with Moviemento / City-Kino and long-term partners as AK OÖ/Kulturafo architekturforum oöHOSI Linz. |

Please note: Originally scheduled until the end of December, the second Lockdown in Austria unfortunately put an end to the "Festival Premieres at City-Kino" a little earlier than planned. The canceled film screenings can unfortunately not be rescheduled for organizational reasons.


Local Artists Shorts @ OÖ Kulturquartier in cooperation with OÖ Landes-Kultur GmbH

8 to 10 October | Ursulinensaal in the Upper Austrian Culture Quarter   

Every year the Local Artists program gives an engaging insight into the current state of filmmaking in Upper Austria. For this reason Crossing Europe will make a three day stop in the Upper Austrian Cultural Quarter in October, in order to provide a forum for local filmmakers. The program is comprised of 51 short films, and puts the limelight on both new voices, as well as established film artists.

During the award ceremony on 10 October  at Ursulinensaal (OÖ Kulturquartier) the Local Artists Shorts 2020 festival prizes have been be awarded.

| In collaboration with OÖ Landes-Kultur GmbH and CREATIVE REGION Linz & Upper Austria |


Crossing Europe EXTRACTS goes…

17 September to 27 November | Vienna, Salzburg, Ebensee, Innsbruck, Dornbirn

From the beginning Crossing Europe has often been a guest at art house cinemas and film institutions with selected programs all over the country. Due to the Corona pandemic the planned screenings in May and June had to be canceled, yet now in autumn “Crossing Europe EXTRACTS goes …” is comprising screenings in Ebensee, Vienna, Innsbruck, and Salzburg: The /slashfilmfestival | Vienna (17 to 27 September) will show selected films from the Night Sight, this year’s Spotlight MARK JENKIN will be shown at the Österreichisches Filmmuseum | Vienna (18 October), and DAS KINO | Salzburg (27 October, 3 & 10 November), Kino Ebensee (1 to 3 October), Spielboden Dornbirn (1 & 13 October), Int. Film Festival Innsbruck (3 to 8 November) and the Stadtkino Wien (21 November) will also show selected titles from the Crossing Europe program.

Please note: Due to the second lockdown in Austria, the screenings in November at the Int. Film Festival Innsbruck and Stadtkino Vienna had to be canceled.