Community Film 2015: Anthology of 2-minute films

Oxford Film Festival Community Film Open for Entries

Greg Earnest in Palindrome (2013)

Greg Earnest in Palindrome (2013)

The fifth annual Oxford Film Festival community film will be made by a series of filmmakers this year. Each filmmaker will be responsible for producing a two-minute segment in an overall anthology movie tied together by a common object.

The festival will provide the common object; what happens in between is entirely up to the filmmaker. There will be no overall “style” to the film, thereby showcasing the variety of filmmaking styles and talents in Oxford.

Filmmakers can submit two-minute segments between now and September 15, 2014 at Participants are asked to contact the festival directly either by the submission form below or by emailing in order to receive both the rules and the object. All styles and genres are welcome for the entries.

The Film Festival will be editing the film with transitions between the completed two-minute projects. Credits for the participating films will play at the end of the entire project. The film will premiere at the opening night of the February 2015 Oxford Film Festival and play several more times during the film festival before its online premiere in March 2015 at

Filmmakers will receive one VIP pass to the film festival (includes full party access) to be held February 26-March 1, 2015.

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Location: Must be filmed in Oxford, anywhere in city limits
Time: 2 Minutes MAX (do not include credits in the 2 minutes of film)
Object: Oxford Film Festival Cup (we will provide to each filmmaker)
Style: All styles and genres are welcome
Filmmaker: Does not have to be local but must film at least 50% of film in Oxford
Entry acceptance: Please email by July 15 to let us know you plan to submit an entry
File Submission: .mov or .mp4 files are requested (Prores 422 is also accepted).
Credits: Credits for all films will play at end. Credits will be submitted along with the project in text form to


  • Declaration of intent (to let us know you plan to submit an entry) = JULY 15
  • Final project = SEPTEMBER 15, 2014, via dropbox or google drive to or contact her to drop off in person.

Melanie Addington and Daniel Lee Perea will edit the transitions between the completed 2 minute projects. All editing of your film must be completed before submission.

PREMIERE: The anthology film will premiere during the opening night of the 12th annual Oxford Film Festival (February 26, 2015) with additional screenings throughout the weekend. We will then post the film online. By submitting your film, you allow for the multiple screenings. 

One of "50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee"

Oxford Film Festival named to Moviemaker’s “50 Film Festivals Worth The Entry Fee in 2014” and opens up the call for entries for the 2015 festival

The Oxford Film Festival is proud to be part of the MovieMaker “50 Film Festivals Worth The Entry Fee in 2014” and announces that the call for entries for the next festival is now open.

This year’s festival will be held February 26 – March 1, 2015 at the Oxford Malco Commons in Oxford, Miss. To submit a film, visit THIS LINK.

Films are accepted from animation, experimental, documentary, narrative, features and shorts and Mississippi films.

The 2014 festival was a record year for filmmaker’s attendance with 58 of the films represented for Q&A’s. 

“The new Oxford Malco Commons and the new partnership with Oxford Conference Center was instrumental in growing our festival to the largest it has ever been," Molly Fergusson, Executive Director, said. “We look forward to working with them and our many sponsors, partners, and great volunteers on the 2015 festival.."

To read the entire list of festivals in MovieMaker, visit THIS LINK.

See photos from JOE Q&A

The Oxford Film Festival hosted a friends and family screening of David Gordon Green's JOE, adapted from Larry Brown's novel of the same name. Members of the Brown family were in attendance, as well as Gary Hawkins who wrote the adapted screenplay.

See photos of the event from our Facebook page:

Ticket Lottery Winners Announced

Thank you to everyone who participated in our first-ever TICKET LOTTERY.  

We have ONE winner for the 7:00 p.m. screening of JOE and NINETEEN winners for the 9:30 p.m. screening!

How we selected the winners: 

Pick a number between 1 and 109.... generated at 5:11 p.m. on Monday, March 17

Pick a number between 1 and 109.... generated at 5:11 p.m. on Monday, March 17

Because this was a friends/family screening for the Brown family and the Oxford Film Festival, invitations were mailed at the end of February with an RSVP deadline. At the end of the RSVP period, we looked at the number of seats reserved. For the 7:00 p.m. screening, 213/215 seats were reserved, therefore only TWO TICKETS were available for lottery. For the 9:30 p.m. screening, however, 24/215 seats were reserved, meaning that 191 seats were available for lottery. 

Using the "random number generator" at Random.ORG, we entered the numbers from the spreadsheet created by the entry form, filtered by the screening preference (meaning those trying for seats at 9:30 were not in the pool for 7:00). 

If your name was not selected, THERE IS STILL HOPE!

  • RSVP and lottery tickets must be redeemed by 6:50 p.m. (for 7:00 p.m screening) and 9:20 p.m. (for 9:30 p.m. screening) -- any remaining seats will be made available to the public at this time, first come/first serve.
  • After RSVPs and the lottery winners, there are still 95 available seats, which will also be first come, first serve. 
  • Update: the names of those who tried for the 7:00 screening have been added to the 9:30pm RSVP list. No need to reapply!

Special Screening: David Gordon Green's JOE (Tue., March 18)

Oxford Film Festival is proud to present a special screening of Joe, adapted from the Larry Brown novel of the same name.  A private friends and family screening will be held at the Oxford Malco Commons on Tuesday, March 18 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Remaining tickets will be given to the public in a lottery system.

Screenwriter Gary Hawkins and family members will be on hand for a Q&A after the screenings. The Friends of the Library group from the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library will host a free reception from 6 to 7 pm at the Oxford Malco Commons with some appetizers available.

A cash bar will also be available at the Malco.

Directed by David Gordon Green and starring Nicolas Cage, the film is about an ex-con, the unlikeliest of role models, who meets a 15-year-old boy and is faced with the choice of redemption or ruin.

How the ticket lottery will work:

A limited number of free tickets for each screening will be available through a ticket lottery. Entries will be accepted online at for up to two tickets until 5:00 p.m., March 17, 2014. At 5:00 p.m., names will be drawn at random for a limited number of free tickets. Winners will be notified by the method selected online (telephone, email, or text message).

Only one entry is allowed per person. Like VIP ticket holders, lottery ticket winners must arrive at least 15 minutes before the screening begins. Unclaimed tickets will be released to the public 10 minutes before the screening begins.

Tickets are subject to availability.