If you think you know Mississippi … think again! Jackson, Mississippi is the cultural crossroads of the south (hence the name – Crossroads Film Festival) and is the place where all the good stuff gets thrown together. This is where the music of delta bluesman
Robert Johnson runs straight into the home of the international ballet competition.
Jackson is home to Tennessee Williams, Willie Morris, Eudora Welty, William Faulkner, James Earl Jones, Oprah Winfrey, Morgan Freeman, and some of the world’s greatest historians, photographers, and musicians. They are also home to some real quirky and creative folks,
a little southern hospitality, fried catfish, sweet tea, and a film festival to rival the best of them. The Crossroads folks will show you a great time.
The Crossroads Film Society presents the 7th annual Crossroads Film Festival the first weekend each April in Jackson, Mississippi with entries from Mississippi and around the world. Over 50 films, which range from two minutes to two hours, will be shown at Parkway Place Regal Cinema in Flowood, MS. This year’s festival takes place March 30 – April 2, 2006.
The festival provides more than just films to watch. Film fans have the opportunity to meet many of the filmmakers and discuss the filmmaking process as well as participate in a free screenwriting workshop offered on Saturday. Even the youngest fans will get a chance to learn about the filmmaking process through scheduled events on Saturday at the Museum of Art in downtown Jackson.
The Crossroads Film Festival has extended its deadline to January 20th, so get your films in!
Crossroads Film Festival ^ March 30-April 3, 2006 ^ Jackson, Mississippi ^ Call for entries Deadline Jan. 20, 2006 ^ Write on entry form “No Entry Fee Due to Hurricane Katrina”
To enter, visit the Crossroads Film Festival website.