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CROSSROADS push[es] together the outer limits of narrative logic, experimental abstraction, and documentary… an essential festival for contemporary moving-image art.— James Hansen, The Brooklyn Rail

…one of North America’s major showcases for avant-garde and experimental film, video and multimedia work.— Michael Sicinski, UZAK 27

Founded by filmmaker Bruce Baillie in 1961, San Francisco Cinematheque is the Bay Area’s premier venue for avant-garde, experimental, underground and personally expressive film, video and performance work. In its dedication to exhibiting works of aesthetically radical cinema from all historical eras and geo-political locales, Cinematheque cultivates the international field of artist-made cinema, inspiring aesthetic dialog and critical discourse and encouraging appreciation across the broader cultural landscape.

Cinematheque seeks submissions of recent films, videos and works of performance cinema for CROSSROADS 2019, the TENTH iteration of our annual film festival — to be held June 2019 at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Full CROSSROADS entry guidelines available here
Early Submission Deadline: 
November 30, 2018
Preference is for works with a completion date of January 1, 2016 or later
but all submitted works will be considered.


viable formats include
8mmSuper-8mm16mm35mmQuickTime ProRes, Blu-ray and DCP
We also seek submissions of multimedia performance, multi-projector works, moving-image art installations and other para-cinematic forms.

Entries are accepted as streaming online video (preferred) or on DVD/Blu-ray.
Please contact [email protected] to inquire about additional submission formats.

Early Submission Deadline: November 30, 2018 ($20 per entry)
Late Submission Deadline: January 15, 2019 ($25 per entry)
NOTE: Entry fees are waived for Cinematheque members.
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Festival participants will be notified via email by April 30, 2018.


Repeats every week 1 times. Also includes Mon Jan 14 2019.
Friday, November 30, 2018 (All day)
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 (All day)

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