Film Submission EUROPEAN FILMS

Deadline for entries: January 7, 2022
Please note: Feature-length films ONLY (minimum length: 60 min). Short films will not be accepted.

The goal of CROSSING EUROPE Film Festival is to give various perspectives on contemporary European cinema. The program focuses on innovative European films, which reflect current political and social realities of Europe‘s changing societies. We want to trace a cinema that tells of regional peculiarities and different conditions for living on this continent. We aim to open up new cinematic territories, which are under-represented in everyday movie business.

What is considered a “European Film”?

According to CROSSING EUROPE regulations a film is considered “European”, if either director or the (co-)production company of the film are based in one of the states of the continent. Above that, the film should deal with European topics.

You can find information on the CROSSING EUROPE festival awards here.

Overview Film Submission

Deadline for entries: January 7, 2022
Submission fee: There is no submission fee.
How to submit a film? You submit your film by filling out the submission form below. It is important to enter the screening link for the submitted film which should be working until the submission deadline (7 January 2022).
Regulations: Please read the conditions for entries below carefully and fill out the submission form mindfully. In case the submitted film gets selected for the festival program we’ll use the information entered for the festival website/festival magazine.

Conditions for Entries:

Films being entered for the program sections European Competition (Fiction, Documentary & YAAAS!), European Panorama and European Panorama Specials (Architecture and Society, Working Worlds…) must comply with the following conditions:
  • Films must be feature-length (over 60 minutes), otherwise there are no restrictions.
  • Entries must be considered “European Films” – see above for definition.
  • The submitted film must have been produced within 2021/2022 and not previously screened in Austria. The Austrian premiere of the title at CROSSING EUROPE is obligatory.
  • All films selected for the program will be presented in their original versions with English (or in exceptional cases: German) subtitles. It is highly recommended to submit screeners (screening link) with English subtitles.
  • Screening material: the standard screening format for features is DCP. In exceptional cases we can screen 35mm or from Blu-Ray.

Important information:

  • There is no submission fee.
  • Please make sure you submit the form properly – you should receive a confirmation for the successfully submitted film via email once you’ve finished the submission process.
  • You will receive a notification in case your film has been selected for the festival program (latest by the beginning of March 2022).
    For films NOT selected for the program we will NOT send out any notifications for organizational reasons – thank you for your understanding.
  • The festival reserves the right to choose the program section in which the film is to be included.
  • The festival shall not be obliged to justify their decision or to provide feedback on submitted films.
  • By submitting a film you furthermore accept the festival’s rules and regulations as stated here.

If you have any questions regarding submissions please contact us via .


To submit a film for CROSSING EUROPE 2022, you must be logged in. Please note that accounts from the previous year are still valid. If you do not have an account yet, you can register at any time. To access your drafts and completed submissions, please log in in the top upper-right corner.