Film Submission for 2024

The submission deadline for the next edition of the Crossing Europe Film Festival was on 8 January, 2024. If you have any questions regarding the submission process, please contact .

All of the following information relates to submissions for the 2024 edition of the festival.

If your film has been selected, you will get a notification - at the latest by the end of February 2024. If you do not get any notification from us until the end of February 2024, your film has not been selected for the festival program. For organizational reasons, we will not send out notifications for films which have not been selected. We hope you can understand!

NOTE: This does not include films that were submitted for the Local Artists section! All Local Artists will be notified if they have been selected or not by the end of February 2024.



European Films

For the European program sections, feature-length fiction and documentary films (only films over 60 min.!) produced in 2023 or 2024 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. 

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 film should tell stories from, related to or about Europe.



Local Artists

This program section presents recent films and videos from 2023/34 and offers Upper Austrian filmmakers an international platform for the presentation of their work. Films 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.