Local Artists Special 2024: Dagmar Schürrer

In 2024, Crossing Europe Film Festival Linz dedicates a special program of its Local Artists section to digital artist Dagmar Schürrer.

“anton bruckner 2024”: Crossing Europe Warm-up on 26 April with Die Phantastische

As a warm-up event before the festival and in the context of “anton bruckner 2024”, the anniversary year on the occasion of the musical giant’s 200th birthday, Bruckner’s oeuvre will receive a new interpretation through the project Die Phantastische in the form of a performative screening at the Moviemento cinema on 26 April.

Save the Date!

Invigorated by the success of the anniversary year 2023, and despite a challenging financial environment, the Crossing Europe team is focusing on and eagerly awaiting the 2024 festival edition that will take place from April 30 to May 5 at the venues Moviemento, City-Kino and Central and around the OÖ Kulturquartier.

Early Bird Festival Pass only for a short time!

From December 15 to 31, 2023 you can secure an Early Bird Festival Pass for CROSSING EUROPE 2024! The price for the limited offer is € 68,- ( reduction of at least €10 compared to the regular festival pass, available from mid-April 2024). The Early Bird Festival Pass can be purchased from 15.12. on KUPFticket.

Film Submission 2024

Films for CROSSING EUROPE 2024 can be submitted from now until 8 January, 2024! The upcoming festival edition will take place from 30 April to 5 May, 2024.

MIOB in Shorts – Audience Award

Vote now for the „MIOB in Shorts“ Award 2023! For the Online Audience Award MIOB IN SHORTS (€ 1,000), 12 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 31. 

Media Response 2023


We are pleased to present excerpts of this year's media response and press coverage on the successful anniversary edition of CROSSING EUROPE Film Festival Linz, which can be read here.

Award Winners 2023

On Sunday, the Festival Awards of the 20th festival edition were given out in the Ursulinensaal, Miriam Hie led through the atmospheric evening. Entries from the Competition Fiction, Competition Documentary, Competition Local Artists and YAAAS! Competition were awarded with cash and non-cash prizes worth € 26,500, and the MIOB New Vision Award 2023 (€ 3000) was also presented.

20th Crossing Europe: Positive Résumé of the Festival Anniversary

The 20th Crossing Europe Film Festival can be considered a complete success. From April 26 to May 1, Austria’s third-largest film festival enabled the audience to take a cinematic journey from Greenland to the Black Sea in 139 feature, documentary and short films from 45 countries.

Film Highlights on Closing Day

Closing the festival with style - 1 May offers numerous film highlights, among others UNE VIE COMME UNE AUTRE | A LIFE LIKE ANY OTHER (14:00, Central, film guests: Faustine Cros - director, Ivo Neefjes - dramaturgy consultant), PETITES | LITTLE ONES (19:00, Movie 2), SILVER HAZE (15:15, Movie 1), the winner of the Audience Award in the Competition Fiction (20:00, City 1) and the MIOB New Vision Award winning film 2023 (20:15, Movie 1).

Film Highlights on 30 April

Among others, the following highlights await on Saturday: TARA (11:00, Movie 2, guest: Volker Sattel - director), CHLEB I SÓL | BREAD AND SALT (15:00, City 1, guest: Damian Kocur - director), MY NE ZGASNEMO | WE WILL NOT FADE AWAY (16:30, Central, guest: Kasia Boniecka - editor), MI VACÍO Y YO | MY EMPTINESS AND I (22:00, Movie 1, guest: Adrian Silvestre - director).

Must Sees on 29 April


Do not miss: ISIHIA 6-9 | SILENCE 6-9 (14:30, City 1, guest: Christos Passalis - director), BĚŽNÁ SELHÁNÍ | ORDINARY FAILURES (19:30, City 1, guest: Klára Vlasáková - script), NAJSREЌNIOT ČOVEK NA SVETOT – NAJSRETNIJI ČOVJEK | THE HAPPIEST MAN IN THE WORLD (19:45, Central, guest: Elma Tataragic - script).