For Immediate Release March 9, 2015
Crossroads Film Festival Announces 2015 Lineup
Media Contact: Michele Baker
April 9-12 will mark Crossroads Film Festival's 16th year of celebrating independent filmmaking in Mississippi and around the world. As many as 90 films from Mississippi, 12 states and 12 countries, have been chosen for this year's Festival lineup. A full day of films and workshops will take place on Saturday April 11th from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Malco Grandview Theatre in Madison. Workshops will include topics that will appeal to filmmakers, production crews, and film lovers. Last year's Festival drew more than 2,500 people.
The Festival will kick-off Thursday April 9th at 7:00 p.m. with a music video showcase open to the public at Hal & Mal's Red Room. The showcase will include 13 music videos made by filmmakers and musicians from Mississippi and throughout the region, including Mississippi musical talents Eden Brent, Young Valley and Jaxx City. A live performance by Jackson-based band, Cynical Twins, will follow the showcase. There will be a cover charge of $5 and tickets will be available in advance and at the door.
On Friday, April 10, Crossroads will host a 6:00 p.m. local premiere of a short film "Clown Service," written and directed by comedian Tig Notaro, followed by the local premiere of the feature film "Battlecreek," filmed in Mississippi and directed by Alison Eastwood. The film's producer, Constance Hoy, is planning to attend, along with cast members whose schedules permit. The screening will be at the Malco and seating is limited.
Crossroads will host a live music event at Duling Hall in Jackson Saturday night which will be open to the public. There will be a cover charge at the door.
The festival closes with an awards brunch for filmmakers on Sunday. Films will be recognized in 13 different categories, including features, shorts, animation and experimental. The Ruma Award, designed by local artist Clay Hardwick, will also be presented to this year's winner named Mississippi's most promising filmmaker.
Crossroads Film Society president, Robbie Fisher, said "The Festival lineup includes something for just about everyone. We look forward to seeing new faces at the Festival, in addition to seeing our regular supporters." A detailed program list will be published in the near future.
Advance tickets go on sale later this month. For more information about the Festival go to www.crossroadsfilmfestival.com, call 601-345-5674 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Started in 2000, Crossroads Film Society celebrates the art of filmmaking with film screenings and competitions from a wide variety of genres including features, shorts, documentaries, animation, music videos, and others.