CROSSROADS – Festival for Documentary Film and Discourse
Crossroads warmly invites you to engage with current social, ecological, economic and political developments. As the global socio-ecological crisis intensifies (think climate change, peak everything, economic and social disintegration, etc.) and governments fail to bring about the transformations we need, our program focuses on the courageous people and inspiring movements and initiatives who fight for social justice and for the preservation of our natural means of livelihood worldwide.
A selection of award-winning films offers the audience intimate insight into personal and collective efforts to make the world a better place. Impressive stories about the most important issues of our times are told with arresting images. The festival’s aim is not only to raise awareness, but also to empower people to get active and join the struggle for a sustainable future in which everybody is able to live well.
Crossroads brings films to Austria/Europe which, despite their great quality and relevance, in many cases wouldn’t reach the local audience otherwise. As a result our program includes a high number of Austrian or even European premieres. Many screenings are followed by q&a sessions and debates with filmmakers, protagonists, activists and critical thinkers to deepen the engagement with the issues covered in the films. Additional talks, panel discussions, teach-ins and workshops complete our program.
Tickets / Financing: Crossroads wants EVERYBODY to be able to watch the films and attend our events. Therefore we don’t sell tickets, and you can attend everything for free. Nevertheless, we’re relying on the support of our audience to fund the festival. So please donate as much as you can.
Recommendation: Feature film: € 6, Short film / talk / discussion / workshop: € 4, Whole day: € 14, Whole festival (10 days): € 120. Please don’t feel bad if you can’t contribute any money. You’re just as welcome as everybody else.
Your host: Crossroads – Verein für Dokumentarfilm und Diskurs / ZVR: 1312256829
Heimatsaal im Volkskundemuseum
Paulustorgasse 13a (1. Stock)
Karl-Franzens-Universität, Resowi-Zentrum, Hörsaal 15.05
Universitätsstraße 15 (Erdgeschoss)
An der Kanzel, Weinzödel