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Welcome @Crossings is a place to play...A place for film artists and poets to come together with the crossings of one artist to another into something new and unique.

We are art house film!

We offer PRIZE money along with quarterly film Awards and a LIVE film festival for all finalists to be held at a venue either in Milwaukee or Madison Wisconsin.

If you are wondering if your film will fit into our event - consider poetic film as art house film, showing a poetic view, not a rhyme of words. We want the poetry in visual display or script that flows as poetry. Art house is our brand.

Crossings Poetic International Film Festival is a quarterly event with two categories and four finalists in each. Each finalists will be a participant of the annual LIVE film festival to be held July 2022 in Madison or Milwaukee Wisconsin (details to follow).

The concept is unique in that we are searching for poetic voice in film and script. The categories are as follows:

1. Short Film - with a poetic theme full scripted film or original music
2. Short Silent Film - with a poetic theme in image and movement

There will be 8 semi-finalists and 4 finalists in each of these categories. The 4 finalists in the Short Silent Film category will have an opportunity to have a scripted poetic reading with professional actors added on top of their film. The script will follow the theme of the original silent film. This or the original silent film will be screened at the virtual event and at the live annual event. This edited version will only happen with 100% approval of the silent filmmakers.

These films will become part of the CROSSINGS community, currently a website and eventually to evolve into an actual place to play, either live or virtually, a museum of art, film and script with a poetic voice that will color our world with vision and diversity.

If you have any questions on subject matter or if your project would qualify please reach out to us. We pride ourselves on good communication through this entire process and if you do select to participate in our event, please know that we are honestly grateful for your consideration.

There will be 4 finalist in each of the categories and those finalists will be screened at a virtual festival and the annual live festival.

There will be 1 winner in each category and that artist will receive $100. (Winners based on Jury review and recommendations.)

Category:

1. Short Film
2. Short Silent Film(musical score allowed)

There will also be one winner selected in each of these 2 categories in a combined event (either Film, Silent Film) and awarded $75 and selected winners will be screened at quarterly virtual festival and the annual live festival. (Winners based on Jury review and recommendations.)

Category:

1. Sci-Fi and/or Fantasy
2. Social / Humanitarian

Semi-Finalists in each of the above categories will be 8 and posted on the @Crossings website, with winning certificates and free entry into any additional Crossings events.

Laurels & Certificates for:

1. Official Selections
2. Semi-Finalists
3. Finalists
4. Winners

All posted on the @Crossings website


All Short Films should be 10 minutes or less
All Short Silent Films should be 10 minutes or less
All submitted work must be in English or have English subtitles

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