Press Releases 2022

Press Release #7/22

Festival Resume 2022
For six days, Austria's third-largest film festival - after the Viennale and Diagonale festivals - presented cinemagoers with new perspectives from all over Europe. The program offered 148 hand-picked feature films and documentaries from more than 30 countries, with current socio-political but also artistic and eccentric works, highlights of the festival season and regional filmmaking.

Press Release #6/22

Festival Awards 2022
The Awards Ceremony of the 19th edition of the CROSSING EUROPE Film Festival Linz took place today in the Ursulinensaal of the OÖ Kulturquartier, the atmospheric evening was hosted by Karin Schmid.

Press Release #5/22

Festival Program 2022
This year's CROSSING EUROPE festival program presents 148 feature films and documentaries from 34 countries, with highlights from this year’s festival season, films by innovative European filmmakers and also regional works.

Press Release #4/22

Opening Films & Closing Film 2022 | Sociopolitical Film Highlights | Film-Collection on | YAAAS! Workshoprally, Close-Up & Youth Jury | Nightline | GOLDEN BAG Window Display Contest
In this press release we present the opening films and the closing film, several film highlights with sociopolitical relevance, a CROSSING EUROPE film-collection on the VOD-platform, details for the YAAAS! Workshop Rally, Close-Up and Youth Jury, the acts and timetable for the Nightline and the GOLDEN BAG Window Display Contest.

Press Release #3/22

Festival trailer | Architecture and Society: LAND FOR US ALL! | Cinema Next Europe Club
In this press release we present the festival trailer 2022 and annouce two films of the program section Architecture and Society. In addition to this, young Austrian filmmakers can apply until 27 March to take part in the four day practice orientated campus Cinema Next Europe Club at CROSSING EUROPE 2022.

Press Release #2/22

Working Worlds 2022: Care | YAAAS! Competition & School Screenings
The nineteenth edition of CROSSING EUROPE film festival Linz will take place from 27 April to 2 May 2022, in this media information we will give a preview of some of the elements and highlights of the festival.

Press Release #1/22

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

Press Releases 2021

Press Release #9/21

Festival preparations are fully underway, YAAAS! Young Programmers 2022 & Film submissions still possible until 7 January
After 18 years of successful foundational work, Christine Dollhofer handed over the directorial agendas to Sabine Gebetsroither and Katharina Riedler. Also under this new leadership, CROSSING EUROPE is aiming to bring together the expectations of professional, as well as international and local audiences. 

Press Release #8/21

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.

Press Release #7/21

Festival Resume 2021
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.

Press Release #6/21

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.

Press Release #5/21

Festival Program 2021
In the Cinema: Experience Europe! – The CROSSING EUROPE film program invites you on a journey all across Europe. For not quite a week, between 1 and 6 June, 123 current feature films and documentaries from 40 different countries are waiting to be discovered, including highlights from this festival season, innovative auteur cinema, and regional film productions.

Festival Magazine 2021

The Crossing Europe Festival Magazine, 2021 more extensive, newly designed and bilingual for the first time, offers an attractive and opulent overview of all program strands and film highlights, with entertaining texts on all films as well as background reports, a schedule and all important festival information.

Press Release #4/21

Opening Films | Program Preview & Cooperations | Departure of Christine Dollhofer | YAAAS! Workshoprally & Youth Jury | GOLDEN BAG Display Window Contest
In not quite five weeks the eighteenth edition of CROSSING EUROPE Film Festival Linz that will take place from 1 to 6 June will get under way as an in-person film event (it goes without saying that we will comply to all rules and regulations in place concerning the prevention of the spread of the Covid-19 virus). 

Press Release #3/21

Festival Trailer | Doc Highlights | Architecture and Society | Working Worlds
In today’s press release we will be presenting this year’s festival trailer entitled GRÜN IN, by the young media artist Laurien Bachmann. We will also shine a light on the first highlights from several sections.

Press Release #2/21

Tribute 2021 – Ivan Ostrochovský | YAAAS! Competition Titles & School Screenings
As was announced in January, the eighteenth edition of CROSSING EUROPE Film Festival Linz will take place from 1 to 6 June 2021 this year.

Press Release #1/21

27.1.2021: Festival Postponement | New Festival Date: 1 to 6 June, 2021
In light of the current pandemic, CROSSING EUROPE will not take place as planed between 21 and 26 April 2021.