CrossingEurope 2018 in numbers: directors & directresses

CrossingEurope 2018
filmfestival linz // 25 – 30 april 2018

Main Programme

Competition Fiction

11 films in competition

♀ 5 by female directors [45.5 %]
♂ 5 by male directors [45.5 %]
⚤  1 by mixed director teams [9.1 %]

Competition Documentary

11 films in competition

4 by female directors [36.4 %]
♂ 6 by male directors [54.5 %]
⚤ 1 by mixed director teams [9.1 %]

Both Competitions

22 films in competitions

9 by female directors [40.9 %]
♂ 11 by male directors [50 %]
⚤   2 by mixed director teams [9.1 %]


Hjaertat from Comp. Fiction

European Panorama Fiction

25 films

7 by female directors [28 %]
♂ 18 by male directors [72 %]

European Panorama Documentary

11 films

5 by female directors [45.5 %] (incl. 1 female director-trio from Sweden)
♂ 6 by male directors [54.5 %]

Both Panorama Sections

36 films

12 by female directors [33.3 %]
♂ 24 by male directors [66.7 %]


Total: Main programme

36 Fiction Films
[~ 62.1 % of feature-lenght films in the main festival programme]

12 by female directors [33.3 %]
♂ 23 by male directors [63.9 %]
⚤   1 by mixed director teams [2.8 %]

22 Documentary Films
[~ 37.9 % of feature-lenght films in the main festival programme]

   9 by female directors [40.9 %]
♂ 12 by male directors [54.5 %]
⚤   1 by mixed director teams [4.5 %]

58 Films in main programme

21 by female directors [36.2 %]
♂ 35 by male directors [60.3 %]
⚤   2 by mixed director teams [3.4 %]


Double Date film written by Danny Morgan photographed by stills photographer Andrew Ogilvy Photography

 Side Sections

Arbeitswelten: „Dreaming Under Capitalism. Traum/Alptraum Arbeit“

4 films

4 by female directors [100%]
♂ 0 by male directors [0%]

Architektur & Gesellschaft: Gender & Space

6 films (in 4 slots)

2 by female directors [20%] (incl. 1 female director duo)
♂ 4 by male director [80%]

Nachtsicht – Night Sight

5 films

1 by female director [20%]
♂ 4 by male director [80%]


Tribute to ♂ director Eduardo Winspeare (6 long films)

Spotlight to producer Ada Solomon (8 films in 6 slots: 1 / 6 ♂ / 1 ⚤)

Cinema Next Europe programme with 3 long films (1 / 2 ♂) + 3 short slots (not evaluated)

Local Artists: short & feature-length films – not evaluated


Please let me know about any miscalculations & mistakes!

Source: festival catalogue PDF with mini biographies.

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