Elsa María Jakobsdóttir
In 2015 CROSSING EUROPE first set a focus on the “next generation” of European filmmakers in cooperation with the young talents initiative Cinema Next Europe. This section, which is intended to be a platform for pan-European exchange and networking, thus goes into the fourth round this year, curated by Wiktoria Pelzer and Dominik Tschütscher.
The emphasis is again on discovering fresh voices and promoting young European cinema. Strong positions of young European film are presented in six hand-picked film programs under the title Sense and Sensibility: young filmmakers who present a strong calling card with their current works.
With Cinema Next Europe a European platform for young talents in film is to be created within the festival. This section is addressed, on the one hand, to all those filmmakers who want to go a step further in the direction of a professional “film career” and on the other to an audience interested in the filmmaking work of the “next generation”.
Essay Cinema Next Europe HERE.