This time, the community film will be made by a series of filmmakers, including YOU. Each filmmaker will be responsible for producing a segment in an overall anthology movie that will be tied together by a common object. We will provide you the scenario of how the object enters your scene and leaves your scene. What happens in between is entirely up to you. There will be no overall “style” to the film, but the beauty is showcasing the variety of filmmaking styles and talents in Oxford.

Greg Earnest using festival cups for a shell game in Palindrome (2013)

Greg Earnest using festival cups for a shell game in Palindrome (2013)

THE RULES:

Location: Must be filmed in Oxford, anywhere in city limits
Time: 2 Minutes MAX (do not include credits in the 2 minutes of film)
Object: Oxford Film Festival Cup (we will provide to each filmmaker)
Style: All styles and genres are welcome
Filmmaker: Does not have to be local but must film at least 50% of film in Oxford
Entry acceptance: Please email melanieaddington@oxfordfilmfest.com by July 15 to let us know you plan to submit an entry
File Submission: .mov or .mp4 files are requested (Prores 422 is also accepted).
Credits: Credits for all films will play at end. Credits will be submitted along with the project in text form to melanieaddington@oxfordfilmfest.com

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DEADLINE:

  • Declaration of intent (to let us know you plan to submit an entry) = JULY 15
  • Final project = SEPTEMBER 15, 2014, via dropbox or google drive to melanieaddington@oxfordfilmfest.com or contact her to drop off in person.

Melanie Addington and Daniel Lee Perea will edit the transitions between the completed 2 minute projects. All editing of your film must be completed before submission.

PREMIERE: The anthology film will premiere during the opening night of the 12th annual Oxford Film Festival (February 26, 2015) with additional screenings throughout the weekend. We will then post the film online. By submitting your film, you allow for the multiple screenings. 


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