What is Crossover Film Festival:
In 2018, the Crossover Film Festivals created an incredibly diverse and supportive inaugural event. Filmmakers from across the USA came to watch, judge and discuss 25 short films. 1st CFF received over 750 films, screened 25, 18 won over 50 awards in multiple categories. This event was the warm up. In 2019, CFF wants to create something even better and which supports the filmmaking community in a proactive way!
In fact, this event could revolutionize the way in which people enter the media industry.
Crossover Film Festival: Hollywoodbridge will be much more than a film festival. It will be workshops, networking events and discussions with film industry professionals with one incredible goal: to get rising talent into the film industry!
In October 2019, established and upcoming filmmakers will converge just outside of Washington DC for the one day festival. Over this time, they’ll form connections, watch films learn one of a kind insider information, have fun and create amazing new opportunities for one another.
Succeeding in the media world is notoriously difficult. Many bright and hardworking people never get the break that they deserve. If someone isn’t in the right family or from a non media background, then it is that much more difficult to get a start in film!
Crossover Film Festival: Hollywoodbridge will provide these people with a one of a kind opportunity and support their filmmaking efforts in new and exciting ways.
Films on critical issues
A fun and relaxed evening at the movies with shorts and documenatry films that will leave you thinking.
Films that create impact
In 2018 Crossover Film Fest had over 750 film submissions, 25 films were screened and 18 films won over 50 awards
In 2019 CFF is gearing up to highlight a diverse set of films and filmmakers to bring the viewers more truthful and informative films
NYT Best Selling Author and Editor
Debbie is a critically acclaimed NYT Best Selling Author with over fifty books in print. In addition to her own work she has also done ghostwriting for many others, both fiction and non-fiction. She is a scriptwriter, an editor, a college English professor, a literary judge, a legal writer and editor, a game designer, a poet, a small business owner, an independent film producer, and the creator of her own writing course. She has had several of her works optioned for screen and has a short film based off of one of her stories in development. Her scripts have been performed in stage productions, web series, and full cast audio productions. She is the producer of an award winning independent film. Debbie is also an accomplished actor and director. She holds a Masters degree in Creative Writing and is currently working on her Ph.D. in Comparative Religion.
Writer and Producer
Maxim Sorokopud is a Brooklyn based writer and producer. To date, his productions include globally screened music videos for multi-platinum album selling musicians, television broadcast short films and over 50 TV commercials. He’s managed media productions in America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East and written the scripts for over 100 videos. Additionally, he’s created articles that have gained over 900,000 Facebook likes. He was born and raised in Great Britain and moved to the USA in 2015.
Film Critic Writer Editor
Lauren received her bachelor's degree in film studies from North Carolina State University in Raleigh. One line of a Wesley Morris review inspired her to become a film critic and dare to be so commanding of the English language: She could pin a corsage on you with a sword. Her last position as a contributing writer was for Up & Coming, a weekly newspaper in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Now as a freelance writer, she spends her time doing what she loves most: watching and reviewing movies. Her all-time favs include a mixed bag of Kristen Stewart indies, a lot of Yasujiro Ozu, and the film Notorious, without a doubt.