Film Submission for 2023

Films for CROSSING EUROPE Film Festival Linz 2023 can be submitted here on our website. More information, rules & regulations and a link to the entry form will are available on the respective web pages.

The upcoming festival edition will take place from 26 April till 1 May 2023. Deadline for film submissions for all program sections (European feature films, documentaries and Local Artists) is January 9, 2023

Please address questions related to the film submission to .



European Films

European films (feature-length fiction or documentary films – (minimum length: 60 minutes; no short films!) produced in 2022/2023 can be submitted. We are looking for innovative European films, which reflect current political and social realities of Europe‘s changing societies. CROSSING EUROPE wants to trace a cinema that tells of regional peculiarities and different conditions for living on this continent. We aim to open up new cinematic territories, which are underrepresented in the everyday movie business.

What is considered a “European Film”?
According to the Crossing Europe Festival regulations, a film is considered "European" if it was (co-)produced in one of the countries of the continent. In addition, the plot of the film should tell stories from, related to or about Europe.



Local Artists

This program section presents recent films/videos from Upper Austria and offers Upper Austrian filmmakers an international platform for the presentation of their work. Films and videos of all genres, formats and lengths are welcome, including music videos.

Filmmakers are invited to submit their most recent productions, if they are either born in, currently living, working or studying in Upper Austria, as well as if they’ve received financing from Upper Austria for the submitted film, were co-produced by a production company based in Upper Austria or if the film has a clear thematic reference to Upper Austria. In the case of submissions for the Music Video Award, the origin of the musicians also counts as a reference to Upper Austria.