CROSSROADS 2016 Call for entries

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San Francisco Cinematheque announces CROSSROADS 2016
April 1–3 2016 at San Francisco’s Victoria Theater

San Francisco Cinematheque seeks submissions of recent films and videos for CROSSROADS 2016, the seventh manifestation of our annual film festival to be held April 1–3, 2016 at San Francisco’s Victoria Theatre.

CROSSROADS 2016 will showcase new film/video works by emerging and established filmmakers, including performance and works of “live cinema.” Cinematheque seeks submissions of compelling non-commercial, artist-made work of all genres and durations.

Entry form and complete info is available here.

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 and video work. In its steadfast dedication to exhibiting works of aesthetically radical cinema from all historical eras and geo-political locales, Cinematheque celebrates the breadth and depth of this vibrant art form in all its myriad expressivities.

Inaugurated in 2010, CROSSROADS is the only major West Coast film festival dedicated exclusively to the exhibition of contemporary and historic avant-garde film and video work. Artists featured in previous years have included Basma Alsharif, Malic Amalya, Stephanie Barber, Tommy Becker, Amanda Dawn Christie, Paul Clipson, Nathaniel Dorsky, Erin Espelie, Karissa Hahn, Dale Hoyt, Ken Jacobs, Lawrence Jordan, Laida Lertxundi, Jeanne Liotta, Jodie Mack, Pablo Mazzolo, Jeremy Moss, OJOBOCA, Alee Peoples, Greg Pope, Ben Rivers, Michael Robinson, Margaret Rorison, Ben Russell, Kelly Sears, Scott Stark, Alexander Stewart, Makino Takashi, Robert Todd and Karen Yasinsky.

Entry Guidelines

  • Access our online submission form here.
  • Submitted works must have been completed after January 1, 2014.
  • Exhibition Formats: 8mm, Super-8mm, 16mm, 35mm, QuickTime ProRes and Blu-ray. We also seek submissions of performance, multi-projector pieces, installations and other para-cinematic forms. Please contact [email protected] with inquiries concerning additional exhibition formats or for more information.
  • Submission Formats: Entries are accepted in the form of streaming online video, DVD or Blu-ray. Submission via streaming online video is preferred.
  • Entry fee: $15 for each individual film (submitted by Nov. 30, 2015); $20 for each individual film (submitted by Dec. 31, 2015). Entry fee is waived for Cinematheque members.

Rental fees are paid for all works screened in CROSSROADS.

Please contact [email protected] with inquiries.



Monday, November 30, 2015 (All day)
Thursday, December 31, 2015 (All day)