An "open" platform
Crossover Film Festival is an on-the-ground film launch pad for the current and the next generation filmmakers, actors and artists to showcase their creative abilities in front of a theater based live audience, offline and online, in America, and across the world. We are starting from Woodbridge Virginia.
CFF is building bridges of understanding
using film as the medium to communicate and connect artists with new audiences.
There are many filmmakers struggling to get their own products out in the free market, but the game is rigged and controlled by a few decision makers. It needs decentralization of ideas and execution where making money is not the prime objective but telling a good story is. This is why a filmmaker and his team put their lives on the line to get the story out. Not because of wanting to strike it rich but because the story is worth telling.
Films on critical issues
A fun and relaxed Sunday evening at the movies with shorts and features and industry professionals and films that will leave you thinking.
Talks that create impact
Listen to the speakers, interact with the directors, engage with the crowd, strike conversations with the artists.
Learn the art of filmmaking and visual story telling with people who are doing it hands-on everyday. Workshops will begin starting 2019
Don’t Miss a Beat
CFF 2018 Official Screening line up |
Session 1 - (Back to back) CFF FILMATHON - No Q and A
11:45 to 12:00 pm
12:00 to 12:10
Opening Crossover Film Fest
12:10 to 1:30 pm
Opening films :
TRT Total Runtime 80 mins = 1 hour 20 mins
Break for 15 mins - Food and drinks from Moe's Southern Grill and Dixie's Bones
Session 2 - (Back to back) CFF FILMS with short Q and A at the end of session
1:45 to 2:55 pm
TRT Total Runtime 70 mins = 1 hour 10 mins
Session 3 - (Back to back) CFF FILMS with no Q and A
2:55 to 3:55 pm
TRT Total Runtime 62 mins = 1 hour 2 mins
Session 4 - (Back to back) CFF FILMS with Q and A at the end of session
3:55 to 5:48 pm
TRT Total Runtime 108 mins = 1 hour 48 mins
5:48 to 6:18 pm
Q and A session 30 minutes
6:20 pm Closing remarks
6:25 pm The End
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.