Oxford Film Festival 2017 Community Film

The 2017 Oxford Film Fest community film will be shot in August. Auditions and crew call will be held on June 22 at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center at 413 South 14th St in Oxford from 6-9 p.m. 


Derek Brown, Director of Photography

Life Long Productions was established in 2011 by Derek Brown and Nazario Bell. These two life long friends decided to take there passion for video, photography and all things creative to the market place. After doing so, they realized there was a huge void in the production world that needed to be filled. Derek Brown will serve as the editor for the community film. 


Previous Community Films

In 2011, the Oxford Film Festival became producers with its first ever Community Film project. Designed to showcase local talent and bring the filmmaking experience to a local level, each year's community film is a comedy short written, directed, and edited by local filmmakers, cast with local actors both professional and non-professional, and staffed by local volunteers. Countless members of the community pitched in behind and in front of the camera to make the film a reality. The final product then premieres at the next Oxford Film Festival.

The Hanging of Big Todd Wade (2011)
Written and directed by Micah Ginn
Oxford, 1893. Big Todd Wade faces the gallows for a crime he did not commit. Will his alibi be revealed before it is too late?

The Show Must Go On (2012)
Written and directed by Matthew Graves
During a performance of a community theater's murder mystery play, an actor is actually killed. With the state arts commissioner in attendance to determine future funding for the theater, the cast and crew have no choice but to continue with the show. Still available for purchase

Ten (2013)
A documentary short by Joe York
To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Oxford Film Festival, the University of Mississippi's Media and Documentary Projects Center teamed up with the festival to create a documentary film starring 10-year-olds from the Oxford/Lafayette County community discussing the joys and trials of being 10 years old.

Killer Kudzu  (2014)
When Oxford is attacked by a mysterious botanical menace, the townsfolk must work together to save the city from bumbling bureaucrats and botanical terror. 
Written by Felicity Flesher (winner of our first ever Screenplay Contest), directed by Meaghin Burke

Once A Month (2016)

Directed by Alice Walker