Baldwin Chiu accepts the Hoka at the 2016 Oxford Film Festival for Best Mississippi Documentary.

Baldwin Chiu accepts the Hoka at the 2016 Oxford Film Festival for Best Mississippi Documentary.

 The winning films will be announced at the awards ceremony held during the annual film festival.

Winner in the narrative feature and short, documentary feature and short, animation, experimental and Mississippi narrative, documentary and music video will receive The Spirit of the Hoka, a beautiful statuette created by renowned sculptor Bill Beckwith in the likeness of the Chickasaw Princess Hoka in 1835.

All other prizes will be announced later in 2016 for the 2017 Oxford Film Festival.  

 

 

 

All films in the lineup – including those not in competition – are eligible for the coveted Ron Tibbett Audience Award, named for the founding director of the Magnolia Film Festival in Starkville, the first independent film festival in Mississippi. Tibbett died in 2004 in a car accident just over a year after his shot film “Buffalo Common” debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. 

2016 OXFORD FILM FEST JURY

Narrative Feature Jury

To be named soon for 2017 festival

Documentary Feature Jury

To be named soon for 2017 festival

Shorts Jury

To be named soon for 2017 festival

Animation/Experimental/Music Video Jury

To be named soon for 2017 festival

Mississippi Jury

To be named soon for 2017 festival