Walking Out Special screening on October 9

walking out

Oxford Film Festival will be showing Walking Out by Alex & Andrew Smith October 9th at Malco Oxford Commons, 206 Commonwealth Blvd, at 7pm with producer Brunson Green in attendance for a Q&A. Tickets may be purchased for $7 online at oxfordfilmfest.com or at the door for $12.

 

Based on award winning American short story, Walking Out tells a crisis story between father and son (starring Matt Bomer and Josh Wiggins) as they embark on a hunting trip and unexpectedly encounter a pack of grizzly bears. This thrilling film will be played at Malco Oxford Commons on October 9th at 7pm. Be sure to stay after for an opportunity to interact with our special guest and producer, Brunson Green, as he holds an open Q&A.

 

“Co-writers, co-directors and brothers Alex and Andrew J. Smith who outdo The Revenant for sincerity, depth and gorgeousness mount their tale with enough confidence to cut away from the action. Flashbacks to Cal’s own stern father (a red-hatted Bill Pullman) situate the film on a battleground between impulsiveness and maturity,” said Joshua Rothkopf, writer for Timeout.com.

 

“Between the excellent film and Q&A with the producer Brunson Green, I am sure this will be one of our can’t miss screenings,” said Melanie Addington, executive director of the Oxford Film Festival. “With our goal of fostering a presence of arts in the Oxford community, Malco Oxford Commons has and continues to play a pivotal role in this endeavor. We also appreciate the support of IFC Films for donating half the ticket sales to the festival.”

 

IFC Films acquired Walking Out after its Sundance premiere and will be releasing the film theatrically nationwide and on VOD in early October. The film also features Bill Pullman as the grandfather, along with Alex Neustaedter and Lily Gladstone.

 

The Oxford Film Festival was founded in 2003 to bring exciting, new and unusual films (and the people who create them) to North Mississippi. The annual five-day festival screens short and feature-length films in both showcase and competition settings, including narrative and documentary features and shorts; Mississippi narratives, documentaries and music videos, and narrative, documentary, animated and experimental shorts. The festival is a 501c3 not-for- profit organization.

 

Tickets can be purchased at www.oxfordfilmfest.com or at the door on October 9.

Guidestar gives Oxford Film Fest highest rating

Oxford Film Festival Reaches GuideStar Platinum

Allows Donors to Focus on Progress and Results

 

Oxford, MS—Oxford Film Festival today earned the Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. By sharing metrics that highlight progress Oxford Film Festival is making toward its mission, the organization is helping donors move beyond simplistic ways of nonprofit evaluation such as overhead ratios.

 

"In accordance with our long-held belief in being transparent about our work,” said Melanie Addington, Executive Director of Oxford Film Festival, “we are excited to convey our organization’s results in a user-friendly and highly visual manner. By updating our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile to the Platinum level, we can now easily share a wealth of up-to-date organizational metrics with our supporters as well as GuideStar's immense online audience, which includes donors, grantmakers, our peers, and the media. As we are in the beginning of our fundraising efforts for 2018, this is an important time for the platinum seal to be received."

 

To reach the Platinum level, Oxford Film Festival added extensive information to its Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar: basic contact and organizational information; in-depth financial information; qualitative information about goals, strategies, and capabilities; and quantitative information about results and progress toward its mission. By taking the time to provide this information, Oxford Film Festival has demonstrated its commitment to transparency and to giving donors and funders meaningful data to evaluate the festival.

 

"I encourage you to visit our profile on GuideStar to see what we're all about,"

added Addington. “We’re thrilled that our GuideStar Platinum Nonprofit Profile and its associated benefits help us better communicate our organization’s exciting initiatives at a global scale."

 

Oxford Film Festival’s GuideStar link is available at: http://oxfordfilmfest.com/sponsor/

 

ABOUT OXFORD FILM FESTIVAL

The Oxford Film Festival was founded in 2003 to bring exciting, new and unusual films (and the people who create them) to North Mississippi. The annual five-day festival screens short and

feature-length films in both showcase and competition settings, including narrative and

documentary features and shorts; Mississippi narratives, documentaries and music videos, and

narrative, documentary, animated and experimental shorts. The festival is a 501c3 not-for- profit

organization.

 

About GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles

The GuideStar database contains a profile for every tax-exempt nonprofit registered with the IRS. GuideStar encourages every nonprofit to claim and update its profile at no cost to the organization. Updating allows nonprofits to share a wealth of up-to-date information with the more than 8 million people who visit GuideStar to learn more about nonprofit organizations each year. Updating also allows nonprofits to share information with the more than 200 philanthropic websites and applications that are powered by GuideStar data. To reach a given participation level, organizations need to complete all required fields for that participation level. The GuideStar participation levels, acknowledged as symbols of transparency in the nonprofit sector, are displayed on all updated participants' profiles in the GuideStar database.

Halloween Fundraiser Set!

Buy tickets in advance! 

Buy tickets in advance! 

Oxford Film Festival Double Feature Bash!

Presented by Trezevant Realty and MaxxSouth

Proceeds go to support the 2018 Oxford Film Festival!

Costumes encouraged! We will provide the tricks and the treats!

When: Halloween

Time: Doors open at 630 pm

Bash from 7-Midnight in Gallery with popcorn, candy and cash full bar (non alcoholic beverages also available)

Movies in Theater!

Halloween (newly restored!) @7 pm

Rocky Horror Picture Show @9 pm

Tickets $30 with cash bar (includes $10 entrance to both films and popcorn candy)

Prop bag - $10

VIP Tickets $50 (includes $10 entrance to both films, appetizers and drinks in VIP lounge and prop bag for Rocky!) - Limited to 50

VIPs have reserved seats in theater and also a private party room!

Thank our sponsors of The Double Feature Bash:

Trezevant Realty

MaxxSouth

Ron and Becky Feder Foundation for the Beaux Arts

Hudson and Susan Hickman

Dr. Ralph and Douglas Vance

Lagunitas

Ink Spot

Buy tickets here! 

Fifteen Cast!

The seventh annual community film for the festival this year, Fifteen, will be directed by Melanie Addington who also wrote the script. Melanie also serves as the Executive Director of the Oxford Film Festival and is excited to direct her first community film. 

Fifteen is a parallel world where everyone is famous thanks to social media but some people are super-famous. Maggie just doesn't want to be one of them anymore. 

Extras are needed for 5 of the scenes and you can email info@oxfordfilmfest.com to take part! 

FIFTEEN FEATURED CAST: 

The film will star Rachel Adkins as Maggie. 

The film will star Rachel Adkins as Maggie. 

Paula Stack will play Maggie's Mom.

Paula Stack will play Maggie's Mom.

Andy Douglas stars as the Clerk. 

Andy Douglas stars as the Clerk. 

Zuri Brown will play Bookstore Customer.

Zuri Brown will play Bookstore Customer.

Kaye Bryant will play super-famous Kaye.

Kaye Bryant will play super-famous Kaye.

Makenzie Clark will play Hannah.

Makenzie Clark will play Hannah.

Brian Whisenant will play Hannah's Dad.

Brian Whisenant will play Hannah's Dad.

James Powell will play Waiter.

James Powell will play Waiter.

Joshua Theus will play the chef.

Joshua Theus will play the chef.

Jonathan Orange will play customer in restaurant.

Jonathan Orange will play customer in restaurant.

Jacob Hall will play customer at restaurant.

Jacob Hall will play customer at restaurant.