Courtyard by Marriott, 6280 Ridgewood Court Dr., Jackson, MS   39211.  PH:  601-956-9991
Michele will make all reservations via direct bill.  If you will be staying longer than the two (2) days paid for by the festival, let Michele know (email and she will adjust your reservation. You can pay the difference when you check out. Thank you!


Malco Grandview Cinema, 221 Grandview Blvd., Madison, MS   39110


If you need anything while you’re at the theater, find someone with a blue T-shirt (volunteer/staff) or visit the green tent in the lobby of the theater.  We’ll be glad to answer all kinds of questions.

Also at any point during your stay, feel free to call me:  Michele Baker, Festival Coordinator at 601-345-5674. (FYI, there is “very limited” to “nonexistent” cell service inside the theater – you’ll most likely find me under or near the green tent.)


Have questions?  Need to find something? – Crossroads can offer you the local expertise of several filmmakers to help you find the answers you need – everything from “Where can I get a pair of jeans?” to “Can you recommend a good sushi bar?” to “I need a doctor… quick!!”  For assistance finding things locally, call:


Jimmy Taylor is our transportation coordinator (cell: 601-613-0242).  We provide scheduled service between the hotel, airport, and all venues; official transpo runs until 1 hour after events end each night.  If you need later transportation, please pre-arrange. Thanks for your cooperation!


See the Workshops on Saturday, April 8 – see all the details here

  • Social Media + Your Film = Honoring the Platform, presented by Melanie Addington -- 11:00 AM (Malco Arcade)
  • Screenwriting: What It Takes to Make It Hollywood, presented by Steven Esteb -- 12:30 PM (Malco Arcade)
  • A Conversation with Ron Carbo, Award-Winning Music Man and Creator of Soul Kitchen Recording Studio -- 2:00 PM (Malco Arcade)
  • Navigating Life as a Theater Artist, presented by Yolanda Williams -- 3:30 PM (Malco Arcade)
  • “Mississippi Bright Spots:” An Overview of the Bicentennial Photography Workshop, presented by Alison Fast & Chandler Griffin -- 5:00 PM (Malco Arcade)


There is a Crossroads backdrop at the theater – we encourage you to take photos anywhere and everywhere and use our hashtag (#XFF2017) when posting to social media.  There will also be photographers on hand during the festival who will be taking photos of your Q&A's, the panels, the parties and more.  

  • Hashtag:  #XFF2017
  • Facebook:  xrfilmfest
  • Instagram:  crossroadsfilm
  • Twitter:  crossroadsfilm


  • After-Party @ home of Karey Evans - starting around 8:30 PM on Thursday, April 6 - for donors, filmmakers, volunteers, & Crossroads Film Society Members
  • After-Party @ Hal & Mal's - starting around 10:30 PM or whenever the film ends - Friday, April 7 - $10 includes film and party; passholders get film free ($5 for film and party) (cash bar) (200 Commerce St., DOWNTOWN)
  • After-Party @ Offbeat Records, feat. DJ Venom – starting at 10:00 p.m. or whenever the music videos end - Saturday, April 8 - $5 cover, free for passholders (cash bar) (151 Wesley Ave., MIDTOWN)
  • Sunday Brunch & Filmmaker Awards @ Iron Horse Grill – starting at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 9 - for sponsors, filmmakers, volunteers, & Crossroads Film Society Members (cash bar) (320 W. Pearl St., DOWNTOWN)