Oxford Film Festival

Oxford Film Festival

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Home to the University of Mississippi, past haunts of William Faulkner, Larry Brown, Barry Hannah and John Grisham, current home of Ace Atkins, Jack Pendarvis, and listed as one of John Vilani’s “100 best small arts towns in America,” Oxford offers a unique blend of literary and artistic appreciation within the setting of a vibrant college town.

Named a Top 50 Film Festival worth the entry fee over several years from MovieMaker magazine, the 17th Oxford Film Festival, to be held March 18-22, 2020, is a five-day event celebrating the art of independent film. The festival will bring filmmakers and filmgoers from across the globe to celebrate films, panels and parties.

Regional festivals are becoming more and more important in the film landscape, uplifting new, diverse voices in a time where people are viewing films in a group setting less and less. At Oxford, the success lay in the crop of powerful stories from fresh voices, many of which aligned with, and then furthered, our cultural conversation.
Meredith Alloway, Filmmaker Magazine

Short Film Contest Presented by Artist Vodka – $15,000 cash
Short Screenplay Competition – $1000 cash

The jury-selected Hoka award and cash prize is presented to the winning films for the following categories:

– Narrative Feature – $250 and other prizes
– Documentary Feature $250 and other prizes
– Narrative Short – $250
– Documentary Short – $100
– Fest Forward (Animation and Experimental), – $100
– Mississippi short -$250 and other prizes
– Mississippi features – $250 and other prizes
– Mississippi Music Video – $100 and other prizes
– LGBTQ (short and feature) – $100
– Music documentary – $100

Programmers Awards:
Alice Guy-Blach̩ Emerging Female Filmmaker Award Р$1,000 cash
The Lisa Blount Memorial Acting Award

Last year’s awards included a $10,000 Panavision camera rental, post-sound and color work, and cash prizes. Shorts winners received post production sound design.





Event Expiration Date: December 31, 2019

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