San Francisco Cinematheque
presented at the
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
CALL FOR ENTRIES
San Francisco’s hub for experimental film, media, and performance… — David Hudson, Criterion
CROSSROADS push[es] together the outer limits of narrative logic, experimental abstraction, and documentary… an essential festival for contemporary moving-image art.
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. Inaugurated in 2010, CROSSROADS is Cinematheque’s annual film festival, dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary avant-garde film, video and performance. CROSSROADS is curated annually by Cinematheque’s Artistic Director Steve Polta. A history of CROSSROADS (including past line-ups) is available here.
ENTRY GUIDELINESCinematheque seeks submissions of recent films, videos and works of performance cinema for CROSSROADS 2020, the ELEVENTH iteration of our annual film festival — to be held June 2020 at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Full CROSSROADS entry guidelines available here
Early Submission Deadline: November 30, 2019
Preference is for works with a completion date of January 1, 2017 or later but all submitted works will be considered.
viable formats include
8mm, Super-8mm, 16mm, 35mm, QuickTime 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@example.com to inquire about additional submission formats.
DEADLINES & ENTRY FEES
Early Submission Deadline: November 30, 2019 ($20 per entry)
Late Submission Deadline: January 15, 2020 ($25 per entry)
NOTE: Entry fees are waived for Cinematheque members.
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Festival participants will be notified via email by mid-April, 2020.