2016 CALL FOR ENTRIES

CALL FOR ENTRIES: CLOSED

Hypnosis Display

CROSSROADS 2016

April 1–3, 2016
Victoria Theatre, San Francisco

Festival program announcement:
Late February 2016

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

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.

image above: Hypnosis Display (2014) by Paul Clipson, screened in CROSSROADS 2015

 

SUBMISSION ENTRY GUIDELINES

DEADLINES & ENTRY FEES
Our Call for Entries for CROSSROADS 2016 has closed. Questions? Please contact CROSSROADS at festival@sfcinematheque.org.

One online submission form entry must be received for each work submitted.

EXHIBITION FORMATS
• CROSSROADS 2016 is able to screen work in the following film/video formats: 8mm, Super-8mm, 16mm, 35mm, QuickTime ProRes and Blu-ray.
• We also seek submissions of multimedia performance, multi-projector works, moving-image art installations and other para-cinematic forms.
Please contact festival@sfcinematheque.org with inquiries concerning additional exhibition formats or for more information.

SUBMISSION FORMATS
• Entries are accepted in the form of streaming online video (preferred) or on DVD or Blu-ray.
• DVD/Blu-ray submissions must be clearly labeled with film title, filmmaker name(s) and contact email address.
• Please include a pre-paid, SASE with your submission if you would like submitted preview media to be returned.
NOTE: Submission via streaming online video is preferred.

SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS
For physical submission of materials, please complete an online entry form for each work submitted. Mail media to:

CROSSROADS FILM FESTIVAL
San Francisco Cinematheque
55 Taylor Street
San Francisco CA 94102 USA

NOTIFICATIONS
• All entrants will be sent a receipt of submission(s) via email.
• Festival participants will be notified via email by February 8, 2016.

SELECTED FILMS
Films selected for CROSSROADS 2016 will be announced in late February 2016.
If your work is selected, we will contact you by email by February 8, 2016. You will be asked to provide the following:
1. Exhibition copy of your work (film or digital video) to arrive at the address below no later than March 1, 2016.

CROSSROADS FILM FESTIVAL
San Francisco Cinematheque
55 Taylor Street
San Francisco CA 94102 USA

2. 125-word artist bio.
3. A minimum of one digital image representing your work (preferred format: TIFF still image at 300 dpi or better) for publicity use.

PLEASE NOTE: Cinematheque pays competitive rental fees for all works screened at CROSSROADS.
All exhibition media will be returned (at the expense of Cinematheque) at the conclusion of the festival.

Questions? Please contact CROSSROADS at festival@sfcinematheque.org.