The Oxford Film Festival Festival today announced a Call for Entries for the 15th edition of the film festival which will take place in Oxford, Mississippi, February 15-19, 2017.
Led by Executive Director Melanie Addington, the Oxford FF will screen films, television, and virtual reality projects in all genres, as well as promoting and celebrating Mississippi filmmakers culminating in the presentation of the film festivals famous Hoka Awards. Through year-round programming, the festival works to encourage filmmaking in Oxford and North Mississippi while growing understanding of cinema through screenings, workshops and educational programs, during the five-day film festival.
Three new categories have also been added for the next edition of the festival. Those categories include: Music Documentaries, LGBTQ (expanded from the traditionally strong programming into its own section), and New Media.
The festival was founded in 2003 by the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council. In 2008, the Oxford Film Festival became an independent non-profit organization with 501c3 status committed to celebrating the art of independent cinema.
The festival screens short and feature-length films in both showcase and competition settings, hosts panel discussions on issues in contemporary filmmaking, and invites the filmmakers to interact with the audience at a number of social events.
Film categories include:
• Animated and Experimental
• Documentary and narrative features and shorts
• Mississippi narrative and documentary
• Music Video and Documentary
• Film Forward: A Showcase of New Media
• Early Bird: September 1, 2016
• Regular: October 15, 2016
• Late: November 15, 2016