14th annual Oxford Film Festival: February 2017 (February 15-19)

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When to submit?

  • Submissions run May-November 2016.
  • Please read the attached document (click to read) if you submit a VR film to new media.

May 1- September 1 Early bird deadline

LGBT/Mississippi Music Video/New Media $20

Mississippi Doc/Narrative Shorts and Features: $20

Music Documentary: $20

Animation/Doc Short/Experimental $25

Documentary/Narrative Feature $40

September 2-October 15 Regular deadline

Mississippi Music Video $20

LGBT/New Media $20

Mississippi Doc/Narrative Shorts and Features: $25

Music Documentary: $30

Animation/Doc Short/Experimental $35

Documentary/Narrative Feature $50

October 16-November 15 Late Deadline

Mississippi Music Video $20

LGBT/New Media $30

Mississippi Doc/Narrative Shorts and Features: $35

Music Documentary: $40

Animation/Doc Short/Experimental $45

Documentary/Narrative Feature $60

Where to submit? 

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

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. 

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, 2016 via Film Freeway. Please check your account on Film Freeway for any notifications. 

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