Workshops and discussions sponsored by the Mississippi Film Office

(Free and open to the public)

2015 Crossroads Film Festival | Workshop & Panels
Shooting Stars | Saturday, April 11 @ 9:15 – 10:30 (Malco Screen A) - Does your child have what it takes to be an actor? How about you – Mom/Dad? Brady Perementer (As I Lay Dying), Twins, Alvin Edney (Get On Up) Shala Edney -- These working parents and kids talk auditions, call backs, and breaking on to the Film Mississippi scene. They will share tips on how they manage the work and play of it all with home life. Industry Parents & Kids talk the reality of being on set.
Work It MS! | Saturday, April 11 @ 9:30 - 10:45 (Malco Screen B) Connie Hoy (Battlecreek), Missy Tanner (The Livingston Gardner), Jenn (Dixieland & The Neighbor), Nina Parikh (Ballast)/Robbie Fisher(A Mississippi Love Story/ Sequence) break down the nitty-gritty of producing films in MS. What’s the reality of MS workforce? Is it challenging to raise funds for independent film from the ground up in this state? What do producers consider when hiring a local crew. Learn industry insight from a diverse panel of women who currently work in the industry and have made films in Mississippi.
A Conversation with Angela Tucker | Saturday, April 11 @ 1:15 - 2:45 (Malco Arcade)– Angela Tucker is a writer, director and producer. Her directorial work includes (A)SEXUAL, a feature length documentary about people who experience no sexual attraction and BLACK FOLK DON’T … a satirical, documentary web series in its third season featured in Time Magazine’s “10 Ideas That Are Changing Your Life.” Curious about long or short format media, Angela shares insights on…. and why diverse perspectives…. (*official Independent Black Film Collective partnership)
Short Circuit: Taking Your Project from Local to Global | Saturday, April 11 @ 3:15 - 4:45 (Malco Arcade)  - Melanie Addington (Oxford Film Festival) and Lauren Cioffi (Sundance Film Festival) festival programmers speak on a how to take advantage of being on the festival circuit and how to be best prepared for a festival.