A free day at the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson (380 S Lamar St, Jackson, MS 39201) of the Best of Oxford Film Festival with a special panel discussion following the films with attending filmmakers.
9:45 AM – Welcome and Introduction of Block I films
10:00 AM – Block I Screening
11:30 AM – Block 1 Q&A
Noon – Lunch break
1 PM – Introduction of Block II films
1:15 PM – Block II Screening
3:15 PM – Block II Q&A
3:45 PM – Break
4-5 PM – Workshop/Panel Discussion with Filmmakers
BEST MISSISSIPPI MUSIC VIDEO
“Manna” by King Woman – Hoka Winner
FEST FORWARD BEST ANIMATION
TWO BALLOONS- Hoka Winner
MISSISSIPPI FEATURE JURIED COMPETITION
MISSISSIPPI MADAM: THE LIFE OF NELLIE
BEST MISSISSIPPI SHORT FILM
COWGIRL UP – Hoka Winner
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM
ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND BEATING HEARTS – Hoka Winner
PAT RASBERRY EMERGING MISSISSIPPI FILMMAKER AWARD
TRUTH RISES - Hoka Winner
MISSISSIPPI SHORT FILM
FLAG FLAP OVER MISSISSIPPI
BEST MISSISSIPPI FEATURE
THE PROCESS: THE WAY OF PABLO SIERRA - Hoka Winner
A Q&A will be held with attending filmmakers and a panel discussion following the entire film.
Sherry Anderson, Producer Cowgirl Up
Jeff Dennis, Director, The Process
Jeffrey Dennis is a Madison, Mississippi native, who has lived in Oxford since 2002. He is the founder of The Process Productions, and director of the Hoka Award winning documentary “The Process: The Way of Pablo Sierra.” He is currently working on a documentary on Sharde Thomas and her sixty seven year old family festival in Gravel Springs, Mississippi. He has served on the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council since 2016, and is the current president.
Jeffrey graduated from Ole Miss in 1993, and finished medical school and residency from UMMC in Jackson, Mississippi in 2002. He currently practices with Internal Medicine Associates of Oxford. He has served as a team doctor for Ole Miss Athletics since 2003.
He is married to Jessica Yoste Dennis, and has three children, Walter, Ivy, and Brown.
Tim Givens, Co-director, Mississippi Madam
My name is Timothy Givens and I'm a filmmaker living in New Orleans. I recently directed and edited my first film, Mississippi Madam: The Life of Nellie Jackson.
I'm originally from Natchez, Mississippi where I graduated high school at Trinity Episcopal School, and studied Animation for a summer at the Art Institute of Atlanta. I attended the University of Mississippi and earned a bachelors degree in Art and minor in Mass-Communications.
Following college I worked at a daily newspaper The Natchez Democrat for five years as a graphic designer and photographer. Presently I work at The New Orleans Times-Picayune as a Design Editor.
In my free time when I'm not working on a film, I enjoy photographing and biking throughout New Orleans.
Mark Brockway, Co-Director, Mississippi Madam
Kelly Buckholdt, Director, Truth Rises
Kelly Buckholdt is a filmmaker living in Ridgeland, MS. She got started in filmmaking through the 48 hour film project and has kept with that style of making 3 - 5 minute films. Her favorite aspect of filmmaking is collaboration, especially with her daughter Juliet (2017 Hoka Winner).