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 on Saturday, February 10. All 2018 winners will receive a six-month subscription to 

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Winner in the narrative feature and short, documentary feature and short, animation, experimental and Mississippi short and feature, LGBT, music documentary and Mississippi music video will receive our Hoka award.

Other awards selected from programmer and jury feedback include Best Editing, Lisa Blount Memorial Award for Acting, Hoka Award for Achievement in Film and the Alice Guy-Blaché Filmmaker Award which receives a $1,000 cash prize from the Louis M. Rabinowitz Foundation.  The new Pat Rasberry Emerging Mississippi Filmmaker award also comes with a cash prize courtesy of Dr. Eric Springman and Kat Phillips of Kat Scratch Films LLC. These special awards are only eligible to attending filmmakers.

Mississippi film winners will receive a one year membership to OxFilm Society which includes use of film equipment free. The Mississippi Music Video musician or band also will win $1,000 worth of recording time from the studio of Oxford-based Nathan Robbins. 

Taproot Audio Design will provide 3 days of post-audio production for the narrative and documentary short winners

Winners of the narrative categories and our script winner will receive an InkTip Script Listing to promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents. Companies who are InkTip members include: ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, ICM, Paradigm, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark Channel, FX, Universal, WME, Echo Lake, Zero Gravity, Bad Robot, 20th Century Fox, and many more. Producers have made more than 315 films from scripts and writers found through InkTip.

The documentary feature winner will receive $2,500 of editorial consultation from Editor Joe Shapiro.

Panavision will provide $10,000 of equipment rental to the narrative and documentary feature winners. 

Stay tuned for additional prizes in 2018.

2018 Oxford Film Fest Jury

(Coming soon!)

Narrative Feature/Mississippi Feature Jury


Documentary Feature and Music Documentary Jury


Shorts and Mississippi Shorts Jury




Animation/Experimental/New Media/Music Video JurY