About Crosscuts

Crosscuts festival is a freedom project for film, art and writing in the environmental humanities. The festival transcends boundaries between academic research, filmmaking and activism to create new ideas, practices and social change. By challenging the neglect of filmmaking in the academy, Crosscuts explores film as philosophy and theory equal to, but different from text.

2019 – Ruptured Times

The second edition of Crosscuts will take place at Bio Rio in Stockholm, November 22-24. The theme for this year’s festival is “Ruptured Times”. These are in-between spaces where the past is not anymore but the future is still to come. With the failed promises of globalization, an escalating climate change and dreams of a post-fossil world, we indeed live in ruptured times. Crosscuts 2019 is dedicated to exploring this through film, text, poetry reading and discussion on the Anthropocene, translation, decoloniality, gentrification, radical change, what film is, and much more.

The honorary guests of Crosscuts 2019 are the urban scholar and sociologist Saskia Sassen, and the filmmaker and postcolonial writer Trinh T Minh-ha.

In 2019 we will also introduce the Annals of Crosscuts to continue to deepen our engagement with filmic research and theory. Annals is a new peer-reviewed publication format for film-based research. The Annals of Crosscuts is developed to support the use of film and cinema as integral practices in the critical environmental humanities.

The program includes several side events. A PhD course on Democratic Practices, dates 25-27 November, is co-organized with, and led by Henrik Ernstson and the Situated Ecologies Platform. A full Trinh T Minh-ha film retrospective is also co-organized with Cinemateket and takes place at Filmhuset between 24-29 November.

Logo by: Carlos Carmona Medina

Om festivalen

Crosscuts är en internationell festival för film, konst och forskning inom miljöhumaniora. Festivalens andra upplaga äger rum på Bio Rio i Stockholm den 22-24 november 2019. Vi utforskar årets tema Ruptured Times genom filmer, poesi och samtal. Programmet berör ämnen som antropocen, städer, nya materialiteter, och migration. Årets hedersgäster är filmskaparen och författaren Trinh T Minh-ha samt stadsforskaren och sociologen Saskia Sassen. Under 2019 introducerar vi en ny sektion – Annals of Crosscuts – en filmpublikation med peer-review och världspremiär för utvalda filmer.

Festival Committee

Sofia Jonsson

Festival Director & Co-founder
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Jacob von Heland

Head of Programming & Co-founder


Marco Armiero

Program Planner & Co-founder


Miyase Christensen

Program Planner & Co-founder


 Roberta Biasillo

Festival Coordinator


Erik Isberg

Poet Coordinator & Program Planner


Alica Gutting

Student Marketing


Greta Gober

Festival Assistant