Film submission for 2021

Filmmakers are invited once again to enter their current work for the coming edition of the CROSSING EUROPE Film Festival Linz, which will take place April 21 – 26, 2021. Films for CROSSING EUROPE Film Festival Linz 2021 can be submitted from 22 September 2020.

Deadline for film submissions for all program sections (European feature films, documentaries and Local Artists) is January 4, 2021.

European Films

European films (feature-length fiction or documentary films – minimum length: 60 minutes; no short films!) can be submitted. We are looking for innovative European films, which reflect current political and social realities of Europe‘s changing societies. CROSSING EUROPE wants 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 producer or the story is based in one of the states of the continent. Above that, the film should deal with European topics.

Local Artists

This program section presents recent films from Upper Austria and offers Upper Austrian filmmakers a international platform for the presentation of their work. 
Filmmakers are invited to submit their most recent productions, if they are either born in, currently living, working or studying in Upper Austria, as well as if they’ve received financing from Upper Austria for the submitted film, or if the film has a clear thematic reference to Upper Austria.