Winners announced

The Spirit of the Hoka award was presented  to the following films:

Animation: Snowdysseus

  • Honorable Mention: Balloon Cat
  • Honorable Mention: Baby Chicken

Experimental: Virtuos Virtuel

  • Honorable Mention: Tokyo = Fukushima

Mississippi Music Video: Poor Lost Souls

Mississippi Narrative: Evergreen

  • Special Jury Mention for Cinematography: The Surface

Mississippi Documentary: Landscapes of the Heart

Narrative Short: Safety

Documentary Short: Herd in Iceland

Documentary Feature: Bending Steel

  • Special Jury Mention: Meanwhile in Memphis, the Sound of a Revolution

Narrative Feature: Teddy Bears

  • Special Jury Prize for Best Performance in a Narrative Feature: Barry Nash, Bob Birdnow...
  • Special Jury Prize for Best Emerging Director: Juli Jackson, 45RPM

Lisa Blount Memorial Acting Award: Barry Nash, Bob Birdnow's Remarkable Tale of Human Survival and the Transcendence of Self

Hoka Award for Achievement in Film: Jason Ritter


TBD Narrative Feature = ANNOUNCED

Friday night's "TBD Narrative Feature" -- Screen 8, 8:00 p.m.


Short -- "TSA America: Level Orange", directed by Misha Collins

Your worst fear at a TSA checkpoint.



Feature -- "Someone Marry Barry", directed by Rob Pearlstein

A trio of childhood friends schemes to find a wife for their socially inappropriate pal Barry. Their plan completely backfires when his new girlfriend Melanie, turns out to be just like him.

    Tickets are available at the Malco Oxford Commons. Seating is first come, first serve.

    Take Five Series Compiled

    Before this weekend's festival, catch up on our TAKE FIVE, where we asked each of our filmmakers the same five questions.

    Take 5 with 45RPM

    Take 5 with Alaska is a Drag

    Take 5 with Alfred Jarry and Pataphysics

    Take 5 with A Man Without Words

    Take 5 with Balloon Cat

    Take 5 with Being Awesome

    Take 5 with Bellringer

    Take 5 with Bending Steel

    Take 5 with Bible Quiz

    Take 5 with Bob Birdnow

    Take 5 with Breaking Through

    Take 5 with The Crosby Arboreteum Project

    Take 5 with Cupcake

    Take 5 with Dance Like No One’s Watching

    Take 5 with Diagnostic

    Take 5 with Die Like an Egyptian

    Take 5 with The Discontentment of Ed Telfair

    Take 5 with Echoes

    Take 5 with Father-Like Son

    Take 5 with From Cotton Fields to Movie Premieres and Jimbo Mathus: Finding Your Roots

    Take 5 with Ghost of Yesterday

    Take 5 with The Ghost Pepper Eating Contest of Jefferson County

    Take 5 with Herd in Iceland

    Take 5 with The Horrible Life of Dr. Ghoul

    Take 5 with Jot Em Down

    Take 5 with Killer Kudzu

    Take 5 with Kitties: A Short Film

    Take 5 with Landscapes of the Heart: The Elizabeth Spencer Story

    Take 5 with Last Call

    Take 5 with Last Fall  

    Take 5 with Lighter

    Take 5 with The Little Blond Boy with a White Sheep

    Take 5 with Long Black Limousine

    Take 5 with Meanwhile in Memphis

    Take 5 with Mile High Pie and Pie Squared

    Take 5 with The Missing Scarf

    Take 5 with My Sweet

    Take 5 with Nick’s

    Take 5 with Oasis

    Take 5 with Phil Collins and the Wild Frontier

    Take 5 with Picture Show

    Take 5 with Poor Lost Souls

    Take 5 with A Quiet Strength

    Take 5 with Rage Against Symphony

    Take 5 with Rattle My Faith

    Take 5 with Safety

    Take 5 with Sausage

    Take 5 with The Side Effects of Barry

    Take 5 with The Sidekick

    Take 5 with The Six Letter Word

    Take 5 with Snowdysseus

    Take 5 with So Long (Seasons)

    Take 5 with Songs in the Key of Death

    Take 5 with The Spy Who Fleeced Me

    Take 5 with The Surface

    Take 5 with A Tangled Tale

    Take 5 with Teddy Bears

    Take 5 with Tennessee Walker Mare

    Take 5 with Tokyo = Fukishima

    Take 5 with Transmission

    Take 5 with The Travelers

    Take 5 with Tryouts

    Take 5 with TSA America, Level Orange

    Take 5 with Twisted Ways of You

    Take 5 with Virtuous Virtuell

    Take 5 with Walking Inland

    Take 5 with Web

    Take 5 with West of Elvis

    Take 5 with White Gold

    Take 5 with Zipper

    Take 5 with Zweibettzimmer



    Scheduled to attend


    We are expecting filmmakers from the following films to be joining us for #oxff14 -- this list will be updated as travel plans change.

    • 45 RPM
    • A Man without Words

    • A Quiet Strength

    • Alfred Jarry & 'Pataphysics

    • Baby Chicken

    • Being Awesome

    • Bellringer

    • Bending Steel

    • The Biggest Tailgate Party in Mississippi

    • Bob Birdnow's Remarkable Tale

    • Breaking Through

    • The Crosby Arboretum Project

    • Cupcake

    • Die Like and Egyptian

    • The Discontentment of Ed Telfair

    • Echoes

    • Evergreen

    • Father-Like Son

    • From Cotton Fields to Movie Premieres

    • The Ghost Pepper Eating Contest of Jefferson County

    • Jimbo Mathus: Finding Your Roots

    • Jot 'Em Down

    • Killer Kudzu

    • Kitties: A Short Film

    • Last Call

    • Last Fall

    • Lifted

    • Lighter

    • Long Black Limousine

    • Meanwhile in Memphis: The Sound Of A Revolution

    • Mile High Pie

    • My Sweet

    • Nick's

    • Picture Show

    • Pi Squared

    • Poor Lost Souls

    • Pusharatas

    • Rattle My Faith

    • The Sidekick

    • So Long Seasons

    • Songs in the Key of Death

    • The Spy who Fleeced Me

    • The Surface

    • Teddy Bears

    • Tennesee Walker Mare

    • The Travelers

    • Twisted Ways of You

    • Walking Inland

    • West of Elvis

    • WhiteGold

    • Zipper: Coney Island's Last Ride