Art Auction to benefit the Film Festival Feb 16-Feb 21!

The Oxford Film Festival is hosting a very special arts auction with a ton of great movie and television items at the Powerhouse (413 South 14th St) alongside our Virtual Reality films and Made in Mississippi poster exhibit. Come check out the great images and consider bidding to help the Oxford Film Festival! The auction opens Tuesday, February 16 and closes at 5 p.m. on Sunday, February 21. We will announce the winners of the auction at the closing night film on Sunday at the Powerhouse. 

There will also be an option to buy now if you just don't want to potentially lose an item that you must have! 

Auction items include:

  •  Star Wars Cast 16X20 Movie Poster
  • Star Wars Cast 11X14 Photo #4
  • Star Wars Cast 11X14 Photo #18 
  • All 6 James Bonds Cast 16X20 Photo
  • The Godfather Cast 16X20 Movie Poster
  • Guardians Of The Galaxy Cast 16X20 Movie Poster
  • The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 Cast 16X20 Movie Poster
  • Walking Dead Cast 16X20 Photo
  • Toy Story Cast 16X20 Animation Art
  • Charles Schulz Snoopy Sketch
  • Johnny Depp Sketch 

 

THE 2016 OXFORD FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES “A CONVERSATION WITH GREG SESTERO” TO REPLACE PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED TALK WITH JOEY LAWRENCE

 

The 2016 Oxford Film Festival announced that A Conversation with Greg Sestero has been added to the festival’s schedule to replace a previously announced filmmaker talk with Joey Lawrence set to take place on Friday, February 19 at 7:30PM at the Malco Theaters.

The event is free to the public and will feature a discussion with the actor and author, focusing on his book, The Disaster Artist, about his experiences making THE ROOM (2003), arguably one of the most notorious “bad” movies ever made.

As well as starring in that film, Sestero also appears in DUDE BRO PARTY MASSACRE III, which will also be screening at the Oxford Film Festival.

The talk will feature clips from THE ROOM and delve into the making of that picture, Sestero’s involvement with the film, his thoughts on working with the film’s eccentric director/star, Tommy Wiseau, and the upcoming film based on his book starring James and Dave Franco. Lawrence had a scheduling conflict and was unable to attend the festival as previously planned.

Tickets and passes are available for purchase to attend the 2016 Oxford Film Festival. For more information go to http://www.oxfordfilmfest.com.

THE 2016 OXFORD FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES VIRTUAL REALITY ADDITIONS TO SCHEDULE

LYNETTE WALLWORTH’S “COLLISIONS”, RANDAL KLEISER’S “DEFROST”, AND JAMES KAELEN’S “THE VISITOR” FILL OUT IMPRESSIVE VR DEBUT FOR MISSISSIPPI-BASED FEST Oxford, MS

(February 2, 2016) – The 2016 Oxford Film Festival (February 17- 21) announced today that three virtual reality (VR) projects will join the previously announced SEARCHING FOR HELL to complete an impressive debut of VR experiences for Mississippi film goers at the fest, with Opening Night a little more than two weeks away.

Two of the projects joining the previously announced feature length documentary, SEARCHING FOR HELL, are Lynnette Walllworth’s COLLISIONS and Randal Kleiser’s first foray into the VR world, DEFROST, which both enjoyed popular and critical acclaim at the just concluded Sundance Film Festival. The third addition is James Kaelan’s exercise in philosophical horror, THE VISITOR.

The 4 VR films will be available the length of the festival starting Wednesday, February 17 at 6:00pm until Sunday, February 21. Oxford Film Festival film goers can experience the VR projects at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center (413 South 14th St.) Thursday - Sunday from 12:00pm – 6:00pm.

A panel discussing the artistry and technology behind VR has also been added on Friday at 11:00 a.m. as part of the art reception at the Powerhouse with the filmmakers in attendance participating.

Oxford Film Festival Executive Director Melanie Addington said, “I could not be more thrilled that we have been able to add to our VR offering this year to make it a full section of the film festival. A primary objective of our Sundance trip was to scout and secure virtual reality projects to bring back to Mississippi, so the fact that we were able to nab two of our favorites was a huge win for the Oxford Film Festival. This is a diverse group of projects that will virtually place audience members in foreign lands, scary situations, and fascinating worlds in a way that is visceral, dynamic and exciting, and frankly – is the next technological step in connecting them with the story.”

Tickets and passes are available for purchase to attend the 2016 Oxford Film Festival. For more information go to http://www.oxfordfilmfest.com.

DESCRIPTIONS OF VR PROJECTS

COLLISIONS (2016)

Lead Artist: Lynette Wallworth

Country: Australia

Live action/animated documentary about Nyarri Morgan, the indigenous leader of the Martu tribe in Western Australia. Morgan recounts his profound first contact with Western culture and the dramatic collision between his traditional world view and the cutting edge of modern technology.

DEFROST (2016)

Lead Artist: Randal Kleiser

In this futuristic, sci-fi, live-action VR adventure, viewers are put in the seat of a woman who wakes up after being frozen for nearly 30 years, to reunite with her family. The reunion is bittersweet, as the passage of time has caused her loved ones to become strangers.

SEARCHING FOR HELL (2015)

Directors: Pawel Nazaruk, Tomasz Adamski, Darek Barecki, Yuki Nakamura, Gloria Kurnik, James Kenney

Country: USA

Hell exists. It’s just not what you think it is. The world’s first full-length documentary film in virtual reality cinema.

THE VISITOR (2016)

Director: James Kaelan

Country: USA

In this work of philosophical horror, at an austere compound in the desert, a woman waits for her greatest fear to materialize. 

Win a BMO OFF Shirt!

Fun News! We are selling raffle tickets to give away the only 3 BMO OFF shirts with the promise that Adventure Time folks will sign them at the Animation panel on Feb. 21. Winners will be announced on Feb. 20 and you do not need to be present to win. Raffle tickets are $10 a piece and go to help support the non-profit film festival.

There is a Large, XL and 2X that we will raffle off!

PS - the animation panel is free on Sunday, Feb. 21 at Malco Oxford Commons so join us either way!

Buy raffle tickets at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-oxford-film-festival-tickets-18424847214