In 2019 CROSSING EUROPE shifts the provincial capital city of Linz to the center of the European festival map now for the 16th time, seeking to raise enthusiasm for unconventional cinema from Europe with handpicked current socio-political films and numerous film guests present.
In the coming edition of the festival, which takes place from 25 to 30 April, the program includes 170 European feature films and documentaries. Numerous internationally acclaimed film highlights from the past festival season will be seen for the first time in Austria when they are presented on the screens in Linz. In addition, with the program section LOCAL ARTISTS the festival provides the regional film scene with an attractive forum for the presentation of new works.
With a hand-picked selection of films, CROSSING EUROPE again poses socio-politically aware and artistically eccentric filmmaking for discussion. The focus here is on issues of identity politics as well as an engagement with the realities of life in today’s Europe.