Oxford Film Fest adopts new code of conduct

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The Oxford Film Festival board and staff have adopted a new code of conduct for all attendees to future events with us that supports our positive message of diversity of opinion while supporting a safe space to enjoy movies. Thank you for your support!

The Oxford Film Festival celebrates film, the range of stories that can be shared through film, and the diversity of audience members and creators that love films. As a community film festival we strive to provide a safe and harassment-free experience for EVERYONE, in which participants can experience a variety of films and events that inspire, engage, and promote constructive dialogue.

To that end, the Oxford Film Festival reserves the right to revoke admission privileges to any patrons who exhibit behavior that is disruptive to the operation of the festival or which infringes on the ability of other patrons to enjoy the festival.

If you have any concerns, please know that those wearing a STAFF t-shirt or badge are happy to assist you in anyway. You can always reach us at anytime at info@oxfordfilmfest.com.

Visit Oxford Provides $10,000 grant to OFF 2018!

Visit Oxford has generously given Oxford Film Festival a 10,000 grant for the 2018 Film Festival which will take place February 7-11, in Oxford, MS.  The funds will be used to support the 15th anniversary film festival to be held February 7-11, 2018.

“Throughout the years, Visit Oxford has consistently supported Oxford Film Festival and we are so thankful for their generosity,” said Melanie Addington, executive director of Oxford Film Festival. “Because of their support, we have been able to continue to broaden our presence of arts and assure that each festival is even better than the last”.

This year’s 2018 film festival is expected to grow in attendance from 6,800 to 7,000 attendees. The donations and support from places such as, Visit Oxford, are what allow the Oxford Film Festival to consecutively be named in the Top 100 Best Reviewed Festivals as listed by FilmFreeway.com. The festival is currently accepting sponsor pledges and donations for the 2017-2018 year. 

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.

Walking Out Special screening on October 9

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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.