Film Submission 2022

Films for CROSSING EUROPE 2022 can be submitted starting now! The submission deadline for the upcoming festival edition, which will take place from 27 April to 2 May, 2022, is January 7, 2022. Details HERE. 

MIOB in Shorts – Audience Award

Vote now for the „MIOB in Shorts“ Award 2021! For the Online Audience Award MIOB IN SHORTS (€ 1,000), 15 current European short films, nominated by the members of the European festival network Moving Images Open Borders, have been put to vote online until October 10. The MIOB IN SHORTS winning film will be awarded at FilmFestival Cottbus in November 2021.

MIOB in Shorts – VOTE NOW!

Vote now for the „MIOB in Shorts“ Award 2021! The following two films are up for voting in August: FISCHE (AT 2020) by Raphaela Schmid and LAKE OF HAPPINESS (DE, BY, ES 2019) by Aliaskei Paluyan. For the Online Audience Award MIOB IN SHORTS (€ 1,000) 15 current European short films will be put to vote online.

Appointment of the new festival directors

Sabine Gebetsroither and Katharina Riedler will be the new directors of CROSSING EUROPE, taking over from Christine Dollhofer as co-heads.

Crossing Europe goes ...

In the coming weeks there will be the chance to watch selected films of the 2021 festival program on the big screen again - in cinemas and also open-air in Vienna, Graz, Salzburg, Dornbirn, Ebensee and Freistadt.


Crossing Europe draws a positive balance! After one year of a forced break due to the pandemic, the CROSSING EUROPE Film Festival in Linz was able to realize its goal of presenting ambitious European film and offering the possibility enter into a direct exchange with the attending film guests. CROSSING EUROPE 2021 was one of the first festivals in Europe that was able to take place as an in-person film event in June.

Crossing Europe VOD premieres till 6 July!

From 6 June to 6 July, ten festival films from this year’s program will be available on the local streaming platform KINO VOD CLUB for Austrian audiences. CROSSING EUROPE 2021 presents itself as lively, open to the world, multi-lingual, and diverse – the selected films are a representation of this and all hail from ten different countries thereby inviting you on a cinematic journey all over Europe.

Award Winning Films 2021

The award ceremony for the eighteenth edition of the CROSSING EUROPE Film Festival Linz took place today in the Ursulinensaal in the Upper Austrian Culture Quarter, the ceremony was hosted by Karin Schmid who led the audience through the evening.

Film Highlights 4 June

For the first time this year the MIOB New Vision Award will be awarded, endowed with 3 000 € powered by MIOB. MIOB stands for the European festival network Moving Images Open Borders; in 2021 Lili Horvát will be awarded with this prize for her feature film PREPARATIONS TO BE TOGETHER FOR AN UNKNOWN PERIOD OF TIME, that will be shown at 5:30 PM. Before that, highlights from the Competition Fiction and the Competition Documentary await: PARI (12 PM), THIS RAIN WILL NEVER STOP (1:15 PM) and DIE WÄCHTERIN / THE GUARDIAN (4 PM).

The City of Linz honors Christine Dollhofer!

As a sign of recognition and appreciation, Mayor Klaus Luger honored six individuals who have made a particularly positive difference in public life on Monday, September 13, at the Old City Hall. Our outgoing festival director Christine Dollhofer was awarded the Great Golden Decoration of Honor of the City of Linz for services to culture.


Festival impressions, festival guests, and snapshots from the festival edition 2021 can be viewed HERE. The most beautiful #crossingmoments can be found on our channels: The Crossing Europe Photo Gallery (powered by SUBTEXT.AT) and our Instagram channel artfully set the scene for this year’s festival edition. Enjoy!

Finale Highlights

The final day of Crossing Europe – this year on 6 June – is traditionally a strong day to see films. The director Aliaksei Paluyan will personally introduce his film COURAGE, a highly relevant portrait of an oppositional theater group in Minsk. Anabela Moreira already enchanted Linz in 2011 and this year she once more casts a spell on audiences with her film O ÚLTIMO BANHO / THE LAST BATH. Concentrated star power can be seen in PROXIMA: DIE ASTRONAUTIN with Eva Green, Matt Dillon, Sandra Hüller, and Lars Eidinger. Added to this, we will repeat the screenings of the opening films SURVIVING GUSEN and ICH BIN DEIN MENSCH / I’M YOUR MAN, as well as the feature films of the YAAAS! Competition. Two of this year's award winning films will also be shown at 12:00 PM and 7:30 PM.