Festival for Documentary Film and Discourse
May 18th – 27th 2012
FORUM STADTPARK, Graz, Austria
One month before the big UN Earth Summit Rio+20 (June 20th-22nd) Crossroads’ first edition will focus on the socio-ecological crisis, the destruction of nature and livelihoods and the worldwide struggles against it. The Festival especially wants to shed light on current developments, which only get minor, uncritical or biased cover in the mainstream media. The program will have a strong focus on the global south and on the courageous people who fight for the preservation of their/our livelihoods on a daily basis.
Award winning films (many of them will premier in Austria) and internationally renowned thinkers and activists will inspire critical discussions about some of the most important issues of our time. Promising alternative projects, initiatives and ways of living and organizing societies will be presented – with the aim of empowering people to get active and to help fight for a sustainable future in which nature is conserved and everybody is able to live well.
Tickets / Financing:
Crossroads wants everybody to be able to watch the films and attend the events! Therefore we won’t sell tickets or set fixed prices. Nevertheless we’re heavily relying on your support to finance the festival. So please contribute as much as you can!
Feature film: €5
Mid length film: €4
Short film / talk / discussion / workshop: €3
Whole day: €15
Whole festival (9 days): €110
Please don’t feel bad if you can’t contribute any money. You’re just as welcome as everybody else!
Host: FORUM STADTPARK
Organisation: Josef Obermoser
Production (Assistant): Berit Gilma
Graphic Design: Florian Sorgo
Website: Peter Wetz
Supported by the Forum-Team and many other good people! Thanks so much!
Stadtpark 1, 8010 Graz, Austria
The FORUM STADTPARK is a place of production and presentation for contemporary art and socio-political discourse. This house, which is organized as an artists association, stands for a expanded definition of art and for an intersectional work in the areas Architecture, Literature, Fine Arts, Film, Music, Theatre, Performance, Discourse and Politics.
Being a laboratory and a platform for numerous scenes of the Austrian and international cultural production is the claim of this house. The FORUM STADTPARK was created in 1959 among others by Othmar Carli, Gustav Zankl, Siegfried Neuburg, Emil Breisach and Günter Waldorf. They adapted the empty „Stadtpark Cafe“ for artistic events. Therefore the name FORUM STADTPARK describes the action group as well as the place with the address Stadtpark 1.
Today about 150 events take place every year in FORUM STADTPARK – the bigger part with free entrance. Besides the house is accessible barrier-free, uses Open Source Software, is powered by green electricity and is smoke-free.