Rocky Horror Picture Show
Oct
31
9:00 pm21:00

Rocky Horror Picture Show

  • The Powerhouse

Join us for some terrible thrills at a late night showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center on Halloween night!

Get caught in a celluloid jam that supports the Oxford Film Festival!

Doors open at 9PM, shows start at 9:30PM. 

Porches and Private Eyes Screening
Oct
21
7:00 pm19:00

Porches and Private Eyes Screening

  • Powerhouse

Porches and Private Eyes is screening at the Powerhouse on October 21st at 7PM.  The film about two women working to solve a mystery was filmed in Brookhaven, Mississippi. Director Travis Mills has said about the film screening, “Our experience filming and premiering Porches and Private Eyes in Mississippi has been inspiring and our opportunity to introduce our work to Oxford’s vibrant culture for the first time is very exciting.” Tickets for this screening are $10 and proceeds will go towards supporting the filmmaker and Oxford Film Festival. http://porchesandprivateeyes.bpt.me

Masculinity/Femininity Screening
Oct
20
7:00 pm19:00

Masculinity/Femininity Screening

  • Overby Center

Feature film Masculinity/ Femininity by Russell Sheaffer is screening for free on Thursday, October 20th at 7 p.m. the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics at the University of Mississippi. This screening includes a Q&A with the director of the film, Russell Sheaffer. This film interrogates normative notions of gender, sexuality and performance. 

Sep
28
7:00 pm19:00

SarahFest screening of EndoWhat?

Join us at Shelter on Van Buren on September 28 at 7 pm for a special screening with the filmmakers. 

IT'S TIME FOR A NEW NORMAL. 

A normal where women with endometriosis know the facts and can make empowered choices. A normal that doesn’t involve multiple doctors, surgeries, misdiagnoses and years of pain.

The only film of its kind, Endo What presents solid, accurate information straight from the experts. They answer the questions you have, but aren’t able to ask. 

They answer the questions you never even knew to ask.

JUST ONE CAVEAT. (Spoiler alert)

There’s no quick fix. No easy answer. But, it is possible. You can live a full, vibrant life with endometriosis. You may have endo, but endo does not have you. 

It’s time to make a real & lasting change in the narrative of this disease. It’s time to stop the vicious cycle of misinformation. The new normal starts now. It starts here with you. 

Take this film & take control of your life.

Aug
13
7:30 pm19:30

Fringe Fest Special Presentation: Underground movie night!

Join Oxford Film Festival and Yoknapatawpha Arts Council as part of the Fringe Festival for a free screening of two underground cinema classics: George Kuchar's Hold Me While I'm Naked (shown on 16MM) and the Criterion edition of Robert Downey Sr's Chafed Elbows. 

Where: Shelter on Van Buren

When: 730 pm on August 13

What: 

Hold Me While I'm Naked, also known as Color Me Lurid, is a 1966 American underground short 16 mm film directed by George Kuchar.It stars Kuchar, Donna Kerness, Stella Kuchar, and Andrea Lunin. The most popular and acclaimed of Kuchar's filmography of over 200 films – it was voted 52nd in Village Voice's Critics' Poll of the 100 Best Films of the 20th Century.

Chafed Elbows is a 1966 film directed by Robert Downey, Sr.

A manic comic parody made for $12,000, Chafed Elbows was a commercial success that raised the flag of the underground film scene and elevated the good cause of bad taste. The film was premiered at The Gate Theater in New York City and ran for over one month alongside Scorpio Rising.

 

Jul
2
7:30 pm19:30

Oxford Film Fest Underground Presents: Prelude to War

Where: Shelter on Van Buren

What: Prelude to War was the first film of Frank Capra’s Why We Fight propaganda film series, commissioned by the Office of War Information (OWI) and George C. Marshall. It was made to convince American troops of the necessity of combating the Axis Powers during World War II. The film was based on the idea that those in the service would be more willing and able fighters if they knew the background and reason for their participation in the war. It was later released to the general American public as a rallying cry for support of the war.

How much: Pay what you will

Jun
4
7:30 pm19:30

Oxford Film Festival Presents: An Evening with Matthew Graves

Join us for an evening of Matthew Graves finest works. The screening is pay what you will. Donate a $1 or a million or just come for free and invite friends. Buy a cup of coffee or a beer or enjoy some cheesecake at Shelter while you are there. Support local! 

TIL DEATH – (10 min) On the dark and stormy night of his fiancée's funeral, a grieving man, so overwhelmed at the thought of never seeing the love of his life again, makes a horrifying choice.

BARRY – (10 min) Deep beneath a cold, dark forest lies Barry who's world is thrown upside down by strange noises coming from outside his solitary home.

THE EMBALMING – (15 min) On a dark and stormy night, a disgruntled funeral home director is visited by an odd group with a simple request.

TRICK OR TREAT – (7 min) On their way to a Halloween party, Todd and Margo meet an unexpected stranger.

THE SHOW MUST GO ON – (25 min) The cast and crew of a community theatre murder/mystery have no choice but to continue the show, after an actor is actually killed.

OH, CHRISTMAS TRIAGE – (6 min) Tells the story of a young couple who run over Santa Claus on their way to a Christmas party.

OLE MISS MONSTERS – (6 min) On a dark and stormy night on the Ole Miss campus, Rebel Basketball fever is spreading.

SHORT BREAK and Q&A

BURY THE SHOW – (59 min) Follows the cast and crew of the Seminole, Texas high school theatre team and their quest to be the first team in school history to win the state championship.

Q&A

Seersucker Shakedown: A Benefit for Oxford Film Festival
Jun
3
6:30 pm18:30

Seersucker Shakedown: A Benefit for Oxford Film Festival

Seersucker Shakedown

Celebrating the release of the new book Milk & Sugar: The Complete Book of Seersucker

A benefit to support the Oxford Film Festival

 

Oxford Film Festival and Nautilus Publishing are teaming up for a special book launch to benefit the nonprofit Oxford Film Festival. Seersucker Shakedown will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, June 3 at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center (413 South 14th St).

 

With live music, appetizers with a southern flair and Abita Seersucker beer and a special Seersucker gin cocktail courtesy of Proof Beverages, the event is sure to make you feel right at home wearing your best seersucker suit. A special presentation by Milk & Sugar: The Complete Book of Seersucker author Bill Haltom will also be held. 

 

“We are so excited to kick off summer with such a fun party with our friends from Nautilus Publishing,” Oxford Film Festival Executive Director Melanie Addington said. “We are already gearing up for the 2017 festival and have been hosting monthly screenings and workshops and appreciate the wonderful support Oxford provides.”

 

Tickets not only include admission to the event, but it also includes the book that Haltom will sign on site. Those wearing their best seersucker are entered to win two VIP passes to the 2017 Oxford Film Festival set for February 15-19, 2017.

 

Advance tickets can be purchased online at http://seersuckershakedown.bpt.me/. Tickets are $35 for OxFilm society and Yoknapatawpha Arts Council members or $40 for non-members. An extra ticket can be purchased with the first ticket without the book for $20 for members or $25 for non-members.  If purchased at the door, tickets are $45 for members or $50 for non-members with the option to buy a second ticket without the book for $30 for members or $35 for non-members.

 

ABOUT OXFORD FILM FESTIVAL

 

The Oxford Film Festival was founded in 2003 to bring exciting, new and unusual films (and the people who create them) to North Mississippi. The annual five-day festival screens short and feature-length films in both showcase and competition settings, including narrative and documentary features and shorts; Mississippi narratives, documentaries and music videos, and narrative, documentary, animated and experimental shorts. The festival is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization.  

May
8
4:00 pm16:00

The LGBTQ Shorts: Struggles and Celebrations of Being Out the Deep South

To be held in conjunction with Oxford’s first Pride Parade, Crossroads Film Society and Oxford Film Festival have partnered to provide a free screening of five curated short films.

 The LGBTQ Shorts: Struggles and Celebrations of Being Out the Deep South will be shown on Sunday, May 8 at 4 p.m. at Shelter on Van Buren.

 The Pride Parade, organized by Matt Kessler in conjunction with the University of Mississippi Sarah Isom Center, will be held on Saturday, May 7 at 2 p.m.

 “We are so happy to partner with Crossroads during this important weekend in Oxford,” Oxford Film Festival Executive Director Melanie Addington said. “We hope that people celebrate and enjoy the screenings with us on Mother’s Day especially with films such as Instababy which address gay couples adopting in Mississippi and The Ballad of Little Pam which touches on the relationship between mother and daughter. We appreciate the support of Shelter on Van Buren for being an inclusive venue that helps support a showcase of a variety of films.”

 “These LGBTQ films were wonderfully received recently at the Crossroads Film Festival, and we are delighted that all the filmmakers involved agreed enthusiastically to have a rescreening in conjunction with the first annual Oxford Pride and in partnership with our sister Festival in Oxford”, said Robbie Fisher, President of the Crossroads Film Society. 

 

Film Descriptions:

Out in Alabama (12 Min., Director / Producer Bonnie Blue Edwards)

A celebration of friendships formed at Pride events in Birmingham, AL.

 

Instababy (12 Min., Co-Creators Lauren Cioffi and Rosie Haber)

In Episode One of The Front’s “New Deep South” series, a gay couple in Jackson, MS trying to adopt a child improvise with the best resource at their disposal: Instagram

 

RSVP (13 Min., Director Shannon Beeby; Producer Ryan Jonze)

A gay widower fulfills his lover’s last request to spread his ashes at the beach.

 Peace in the Valley (15 Min., Directors Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher)

Eureka Springs, Arkansas’s liberals were among the first to vote in favor of LGBT rights, but supporting the economy are conservative tourists supporting the Great Passion Play. 

The Ballad of Little Pam (9 Min., Director Casey Parks; Producers Aubree Bernier-Clarke and Casey Parks)

Pam and her mother can co-exist…as long as Pam agrees not to date women.

For more information, visit www.oxfordfilmfest.com

 

ABOUT CROSSROADS FILM SOCIETY

Founded in 1999, the Crossroads Film Society celebrates the art of filmmaking in all of its diversity and depth with film screenings year-round and with its annual Crossroads Film Festival each spring.  The Society facilitates and promotes a broad spectrum of film-related events for the community, presents films from around the world, the South and Mississippi to audiences in Mississippi, promotes dialogue and educational opportunities for filmmakers and audiences, and offers a juried competition to honor films in a wide variety of genres including features, shorts, documentaries, animation, music videos, and others.

ABOUT OXFORD FILM FESTIVAL

The Oxford Film Festival was founded in 2003 to bring exciting, new and unusual films (and the people who create them) to North Mississippi. The annual five-day festival screens short and feature-length films in both showcase and competition settings, including narrative and documentary features and shorts; Mississippi narratives, documentaries and music videos, and narrative, documentary, animated and experimental shorts. The festival is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization.  

Apr
18
6:00 pm18:00

OXFILM WORKSHOP: Intellectual Property and your film

Join OxFilm Society as we discuss intellectual property and what you need to know for your film. IP Attorney Meaghin Burke will discuss contracts, clearance rights for music and footage and more. 

Workshops are $10 at the door for non-members. OxFilm members may apply their free workshop to this or any of our workshops. Student and Film fan members get 1 free workshop a year. Film Buffs get 3 and Lifetime members get all workshops free. 

Location: Oxford Enterprise Center Conference Room (9 Industrial Park Drive)

Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Apr
16
7:30 pm19:30

Oxford Film Fest Underground: Death Proof

All Oxford Film Fest screenings at Shelter on Van Buren are pay what you will....But definitely consider buying a beer and some chili or anything else at Shelter....

Synopsis: Two separate sets of voluptuous women are stalked at different times by a scarred stuntman who uses his "death proof" cars to execute his murderous plans.

Apr
13
7:30 pm19:30

Oxford Film Festival Presents: Shakespeare and Us

Oxford Film Festival and BBC Films present three Shakespeare tales in honor of the 400th Anniversary of his death. Hosted at Shelter on Van Buren, the event is pay what you will. 

Synopsis: A fascinating and fun exploration of Shakespeare and his role in shaping British culture and character by the noted historian Simon Schama.

Apr
12
7:30 pm19:30

Oxford Film Festival Presents: Midsummer Night's Dream

Lynn Redgrave stars in Midsummer Night's Dream

Lynn Redgrave stars in Midsummer Night's Dream

In celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, Oxford Film Festival and BBC Films are presenting three Shakespeare tales at the Shelter on Van Buren. Come buy some cheesecake and a cappucino and cozy up on a couch with some Shakespeare. The ticket entrance is pay what you will! 
 

April 12 is screening of Midsummer Night's Dream.


Synopsis: A truly all-star production for theater buffs featuring Lynn Redgrave, Michael Gambon, Eileen Atkins, Edward Fox, Eleanor Bron, Robert Stephens and Ronnie Barker. Set in Edwardian England and shot on location in and around Scotney Castle in Kent.

Apr
11
7:30 pm19:30

Oxford Film Festival Presents: As You Like It

Vanessa Redgrave stars in As You Like It

Vanessa Redgrave stars in As You Like It

Join the Oxford Film Festival as they present along with BBC Films, As You Like It from 1963 as part of the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death.

The film will screen as part of our new monthly series. Guests are invited to pay what you will or just tell a friend if you can't pay. 

The film will be held at Shelter on Van Buren (1221 Van Buren Ave)

Synopsis: After the overthrowing of Duke Senior by his tyrannical brother, Senior's daughter Rosalind disguises herself as a man and sets out to find her banished father while also counseling her clumsy suitor Orlando in the art of wooing.

Mar
21
6:00 pm18:00

OxFilm Workshop: Film Festival Strategy

Join us as Melanie Addington discusses film festival strategy from planning it into your post-production budget to what happens once you are accepted.

Workshops are $10 at the door for non-members. OxFilm members may apply their free workshop to this or any of our workshops. Student and Film fan members get 1 free workshop a year. Film Buffs get 3 and Lifetime members get all workshops free. 

Location: Oxford Enterprise Center Conference Room (9 Industrial Park Drive)

Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

 

Jan
11
6:00 pm18:00

OxFilm Society Workshop: Special Effects Medical Makeup

Ever wondered how to make blood real on camera on a low budget? Want a scary monster in your movie? Let Molly Beth Shaffer show you tips of the trade! 

Workshops are $10 at the door for non-members. OxFilm members may apply their free workshop to this or any of our workshops. Student and Film fan members get 1 free workshop a year. Film Buffs get 3 and Lifetime members get all workshops free. 

RSVP in Advance to oxfilmsociety@gmail.com so we can provide enough makeup stations in advance for you to test the products. 

Specific requests for makeup work, let us know in advance (by Dec. 31)

 

Oxford Film Festival Holiday Party
Dec
6
4:00 pm16:00

Oxford Film Festival Holiday Party

Enjoy the holidays with Oxford Film Festival at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Vance. Donations of $20 per person are suggested to attend the event. Attire: No Tie. 

Heavy appetizers and an open bar will be available. Special announcements of the selected films will be announced before presented to public. 

RSVP by November 20 at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oxford-film-festival-holiday-party-tickets-18830662017

Deadline to submit your art for special exhibit
Nov
30
8:00 am08:00

Deadline to submit your art for special exhibit

Daniel Lee Perea films during "I Didn't Do It"

Daniel Lee Perea films during "I Didn't Do It"

Looking back over the exciting growth in filmmaking in Mississippi, a special exhibit will be held at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center February 15-March 7.

The Yoknapatawpha Arts Council is partnering with Oxford Film Festival to host a special exhibit of photos and posters of films made in Mississippi. Images from behind the scenes and posters from films made in Mississippi in the past 5 years are requested for a special exhibit. 

"We are so excited to showcase still photography and graphic design as it pertains to filmmaking with this special exhibit that highlights movies made in Mississippi," Oxford Film Festival Executive Director Melanie Addington said. "I hope filmmakers from throughout the state will be encouraged to take part and show us their behind the scenes efforts and great posters." 

Images must be ready to hang (framed with a hook hanger or alternate) and sent to the Powerhouse Community Arts Center no later than Friday, February 12 at 5 p.m. Art can be shipped by FedEx or UPS or dropped at the Powerhouse at 413 South 14th Street, Oxford, MS 38655.

The art will be on display from February 15-March 7 and a special filmmaker reception will be held during the film festival on Friday, February 19 at 11 a.m. A second reception will be held on Tuesday, February 23 as part of the Art Crawl in Oxford.

To register your art or poster, sign up online by November 30 athttps://oxfordff.wufoo.com/forms/q1ajg9aj1qbz1fr/ 

Nov
16
6:30 pm18:30

MFVA Screening

The Mississippi Film & Video Alliance will have a screening of previous short film recipients on October 15 at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center, Oxford Mississippi. The event is co-hosted by the Oxford Film Festival.

Screening will be 2014 recipient, "Katastrophe" by Ashlee Hughes and 2013 recipient “Garage Sale” by Meaghin Burke.

We will also show trailers of 2013-2015 recipients: “The Theft of Four Goats” by Harris Swayze, Melanie Addington's "I Didn't Do It," Brandon Lamar Allen's "Mentee" and Curtis Everitt's "Five Crowns" as well as Ale Warren's "Sequence," Glenn Payne's "EarthRise" and Michael Williams "Ozland."

The screening will be free.

Regular submission deadline for films
Nov
1
8:00 am08:00

Regular submission deadline for films

September 16-November 1, 2015 = Regular rate

  • Mississippi Music Video = $15
  • Mississippi Narrative and Documentary Short = $25
  • Animation, Experimental, Narrative and Doc Short = $35
  • Narrative and Documentary Feature = $50

Submit with Film Freeway at 

 

FINAL DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 15

Mississippi Day of Giving
Oct
24
12:01 am00:01

Mississippi Day of Giving



Have you dreamed of making history? Of course, we all have. And now we have a chance to be a part of Mississippi’s first Day of Giving, a powerful opportunity to unite Mississippians around causes in which they truly believe and help nonprofit organizations connect to the larger community. We need your help! Please join our campaign and help us reach of our goal of $5,000!

We need you to tell your friends and family members about the important work we do and ask them to join us in helping to make a difference in our community. Get ready to give! On October 24th, starting at 12:00am midnight, visit www.msdayofgiving.org and make a donation to us and/or to any of the great participating nonprofit organizations in our state.

You will have 24 hours to make your donation, and all giving will end at 11:59pm on October 24th. Questions? If you have any questions or would like more information, let us know by emailing melanieaddington@oxfordfilmfest.com. Thank you in advance for your generosity to our organization and this great community!