Canceled, but active!
The Covid-19 pandemic is a serious challenge for all of us, for our families, our society, and particularly the cultural field. As is the case with everyone else, the lives of everyone in the festival team have changed completely from one day to the next. After the official announcement of the cancellation of CROSSING EUROPE 2020 on 18 March, the first thing we had to do was intern consolidation – on an organizational, financial, and mental level. One thing we can say for certain is that we must take every measure necessary to curb the spread of the virus, and so we will be spending a lot of time at home.
For this reason we are very happy that we managed to organize an alternative program in the form of “Crossing Europe – 2020 EXTRACTS”. Additionally to that, the festival catalogue 2020, as well as the festival newspaper 2020 will be available online for documentation purposes from today onward. Before we go into detail on this, we want to give our sincerest thanks to all our funders, sponsors, and partners, who have stood by our side despite the cancellation of the festival, and have given us financial and organizational security. We would like to mention the following partners as examples, our long-term location partners Moviemento and Upper Austrian Culture Quarter, our main funders the city of Linz, the federal state of Upper Austria, federal ministry for the EU, the Arts and Culture Division of the Federal Chancellery of Austria, ÖFI-Austrian Film Institute, and CREATIVE EUROPE as well as our sponsors Bank Austria and Linz AG. Thank you very much!