Press Release #1/22

First festival information | Tribute 2022: Fabrice du Welz | Local Artists Special: Dietmar Brehm

03.02.2022 // Linz will once again become the central hub for European cinema: The nineteenth edition of CROSSING EUROPE Film Festival will take place between 27 April and 2 May 2022.  Currently the festival team – under the new leadership of Sabine Gebetsroither and Katharina Riedler – is in the final phase of compiling the program. What can already be said is that festival audiences can once more look forward to ambitious and contemporary film. Aside from around 130 feature films and documentaries from all across Europe – including around fifty submissions that have a connection to Upper Austria – we once again offer the chance for a direct and transnational exchange with attending filmmakers. Based on the current situation we are planning on holding the festival as an in-person event. It goes without saying that all sections of the program will take place in adherence to the safety measures concerning the Covid-19 pandemic in place at the time.
The festival venues will consist of the established venues of the Moviemento & City-Kino, the OÖ Kulturquartier with the Ursulinensaal, and for the second time the Central will also be a festival location. Talk events, the YAAAS! Youth Program and a musical nightline on the OK Square and on the OK Deck will be possible again, depending on the current situation. Besides the experience of collectively watching a film on a cinema screen, CROSSING EUROPE @ HOME will also offer online elements of the festival at home.
We are happy to announce two highlights of the program already: The Tribute section this year is dedicated to Belgian filmmaker Fabrice du Welz, whose films move freely between horror, drama and thriller, and the renowned artist from Linz, Dietmar Brehm, will present two hand-picked programs of short films as a Local Artists Special.

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