15th annual Oxford Film Festival: February 2018 (February 7-11)


When to submit?

  • Submissions are now over for the 2017 festival. Submissions open for 2017 in May 2017.
  • Please read the attached document (click to read) if you submit a VR film to new media.

Where to submit? 

We only accept submissions on Film Freeway. Emailing us a link will not be considered. 

What genres to submit?

- Animated short

- Documentary Feature and  short

- Experimental short

- Mississippi feature and short and Mississippi music video


- New Media

- Music Documentary

- Narrative feature and short

- Artist Vodka competition with $5,000 cash prize and travel to the festival.

Can I get a fee waiver? 

That depends on several factors. We have a policy in place that asks you to share several social media messages if approved. You can fill out this request form and we will consider it. Email requests will not be considered. We do not provide any waivers for anyone after regular deadline on October 15. 

Can I get my money back if you don't accept my film?

No, that is not our policy. 

How does your process work?

We have a screening team of about 40 volunteers made up of a cross-section of the Oxford community as well as some national and international screeners including students, retirees, filmmakers and more. Three people are required to watch the film completely and then submit their review using our internal system. Then  head programmers for each category make final decisions in consultation with the Executive Director. The feedback from screeners is shared with filmmakers who request this service at the time of acceptance or rejection. At the festival we are looking above all else for a good story but technical proficiency, acting, editing, length of film and other factors are taken into consideration when screening. 

Please enable the “Watch Later” feature on Vimeo. This makes it possible for our screeners to watch your films on the largest screen available to them.

When is notification?

  • We will notify all filmmakers by or before December 1, 2017 via Film Freeway. Please check your account on Film Freeway for any notifications. 

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