Film 25.05.23 - 28.05.23, 18:00 -23:00 Salon & Main Hall Entry: Free

Documentary Film & Discourse Festival


Guest production

CROSSROADS - Festival for Documentary Film and Discourse.

Crossroads invites us to engage with crucial developments of the present. In addition to current challenges, our selection of exciting new documentaries makes visible people, initiatives and movements that are working to preserve our livelihoods and social achievements, for justice, democratization and a good life for all. With impressive images, inspiring stories are told that show possibilities for action and give courage.

Many films celebrate their Austrian premieres during the festival and have been awarded various prizes. Talks following the screenings will provide an opportunity to exchange ideas with filmmakers and protagonists and to discuss the topics addressed by the films. Additional lectures, debates and workshops with scholars and activists complete the program.

Theme days at Forum Stadtpark:

Thursday, 5/25 - Opening - Harvesting Hope.

  • 19:00 Opening film & talk

The Last Seed
DE, 2022, 98 min, OF with German subtitles

  • Q&A with film subject Refiloe Joala
  • Panel discussion with Magdalena Prieler (Arche Noah speaker for seed policy), Anna Ambrosch (Jaklhof, Verein Samenkorn aus Bäuer:innenhand) and Andreas Motschiunig (Grazer Saatgutfest, Forum Urbanes Gärtnern, Die Zödelei) about current threats to our seeds and how we can free them.

Friday 5/26 - Feminism for Everybody.

  • 18:00 Film + Q&A

Seven Winters in Tehran
DE/FR, 2023, 96 min, Farsi with German subtitles

  • Q&A with subject Shole Pakravan
  • 20:30 Film + Talk

How We Want
DE, 2021, 98 min, German

  • Talk with director Sara Dutch

After and between screenings: Delicious vegan food (Küfa) & Filmbeisl at Forum Saloon.

Saturday 27.5. - Feminism for Everybody

  • 18:00 Film + Q&A

Blooming on the Asphalt
BR, 2022, 79 min, Portuguese with English subtitles

  • Q&A with film subject Helena
  • 20:30 Film + talk

Mama Bears
US, 2022, 90 min, English OV

After and between screenings: Delicious vegan food (cooked by Die Zödelei, the experimental solidarity garden in Graz/Weinzödl) & Filmbeisl in the Saloon.

Sunday 28.5. - People Power.

  • 16:30-18:30 Workshop: (Not) a matter of course. About cis privileges and trans rights.
    By and with T-Kränzchen
  • 19:00 Film + Talk

Rise Up
DE, 2022, 98 min, OF with German subtitles

  • Talk with Ayse (Patika - migrant self-organization), Vivien Breinbauer (climate and animal rights activist), people from Erde Brennt Graz and other important movements and organizations.

Afterwards: Delicious meal together, cooked by the Solidarity Initiative for Earthquake Victims (in Turkey and Northern Syria), at the Saloon.

More information about CROSSROADS can be found here.