Film Submission LOCAL ARTISTS

Deadline: January 7, 2022

In 2022, CROSSING EUROPE Film Festival Linz will take place for the 19th time. The festival focuses on the cinematic works of a young generation of European directors, presented in the program sections Competition (Fiction, Documentary & YAAAS!), European Panorama, Tribute, Local Artists and Specials. CROSSING EUROPE focuses on unconventional, controversial cinematic positions and socio-politically engaged auteur cinema.
The program section LOCAL ARTISTS is curated and presents a selection of current cinematic works from 2021/22 with relevance to Upper Austria. It is intended to present a cross-section of Upper Austrian filmmaking and offers an international platform to the local film scene, established filmmakers and newcomers alike. Here you can find Information about the Festival Awards in this program section.

Overview // Film Submission

Deadline for film submissions: January 7, 2022
Submission fee: NO
How to submit a film? You can submit your film by filling out the submission form below. It is important to enter the screening link for the submitted film in the space provided in the form.
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.


Films of all genres, formats and lengths may be submitted for the LOCAL ARTISTS program section if:

  1. at least one of the following conditions applies:
    - (one of) the director(s) currently lives/works/studies in Upper Austria
    - (one of) the director(s) has (have) their primary residence in Upper Austria
    - (one of) the director(s) was (were) born or grew up in Upper Austria
    - the film was (co-)financed by Upper Austrian funding institutions
    - there is a clear contextual reference to Upper Austria in the film
    - applies only to music videos: the musician(s) is/are from Upper Austria
    - applies only to music videos: the musician(s) currently live/work/study in Upper Austria
  2. and the film was not premiered/broadcast in Austria before January 1, 2021 (deadline).
Note: The festival reserves the right to prioritize films that have not yet been screened in Linz or Upper Austria and will not be screened in Linz or Upper Austria before the upcoming CROSSING EUROPE festival edition 2022.

// You’ll receive a response from the festival by the beginning of February 2022 at the latest. After the end of the selection process, e-mails will be sent to all filmmakers informing them of the inclusion or non-inclusion of their work in the festival program.

// If the submitted film is selected for the festival program:
In the case of acceptance and inclusion of the submitted film in the 2022 festival program, the following points must be taken into consideration:

  • NO rental fees can be paid for festival screenings in Linz as part of the LOCAL ARTISTS competition. All selected films in this program section will participate in the LOCAL ARTISTS competition.
  • The screening material (DCP only!) must be received by February 28, 2022 at the latest.
  • The screening material is insured from reception of the material until its return after the screening / after the festival.
  • The costs for the return transport of the screening material to locations outside of Linz will be covered by CROSSING EUROPE.
  • Furthermore, the filmmaker agrees to provide excerpts from his/her film for its promotion as well as for the promotion of the festival. In order to enable optimal promotion and presentation (festival magazine, press relations, website, social media, etc.) of the films, it is obligatory to send text and images to the festival immediately after the official acceptance. The exact requirements can be found in the official acceptance email from the festival, which will be sent out after the end of the selection process in February 2022.
  • Please note!
    The festival will NOT cover travel or accommodation costs for film guests/directors of works in the LOCAL ARTISTS program.
// The directors of the selected films will receive an accreditation for the entire duration of the festival and thus free access to all festival events. Directors of non-selected works will receive an industry accreditation for the reduced price of € 35,- upon request.

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.