RSVP for the Oxford Film Festival Holiday Party

Enjoy the holidays with Oxford Film Festival at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Vance. Donations of $20 per person are suggested to attend the event. Attire: No Tie. 

Heavy appetizers and an open bar will be available. Special announcements of the selected films will be announced before presented to public. 

RSVP by November 20 at


The Oxford Film Festival is excited to announce that Panavision will be providing a $20,000 camera package rental to the winner of the Best Narrative Feature in the 2016 edition of the popular regional film festival.

“What I love most about Panavision’s support of the fest through this prize offering is that it gets right to the heart of what we want to see happen here at the Oxford Film Festival” said Melanie Addington, executive director of the festival. 

“Panavision is helping us maintain the commitment to our filmmakers that we are going to do our best to help them keep on creating. It is truly gratifying” 

“Panavision loves to support emerging film-makers” said James Finn of Panavision. “(We are) happy to partner with the Oxford Film Festival for this."

The Oxford Film Festival is accepting submissions until November 15. The festival will be held February 17-21, 2016. More information is available at

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Call for art entries: Oxford Film Festival and Yoknapatawpha Arts Council partner for special gallery show at Powerhouse to open during film festival

Daniel Lee Perea films a reenactment for I Didn't Do It at the Powerhouse last year. Andy Douglas and Bill Dabney are actors that took part in the filming.

Daniel Lee Perea films a reenactment for I Didn't Do It at the Powerhouse last year. Andy Douglas and Bill Dabney are actors that took part in the filming.

Looking back over the exciting growth in filmmaking in Mississippi, a special exhibit will be held at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center February 15-March 7.

The Yoknapatawpha Arts Council is partnering with Oxford Film Festival to host a special exhibit of photos and posters of films made in Mississippi. Images from behind the scenes and posters from films made in Mississippi in the past 5 years are requested for a special exhibit. 

"We are so excited to showcase still photography and graphic design as it pertains to filmmaking with this special exhibit that highlights movies made in Mississippi," Oxford Film Festival Executive Director Melanie Addington said. "I hope filmmakers from throughout the state will be encouraged to take part and show us their behind the scenes efforts and great posters." 

Images must be ready to hang (framed with a hook hanger or alternate) and sent to the Powerhouse Community Arts Center no later than Friday, February 12 at 5 p.m. Art can be shipped by FedEx or UPS or dropped at the Powerhouse at 413 South 14th Street, Oxford, MS 38655.

The art will be on display from February 15-March 7 and a special filmmaker reception will be held during the film festival on Friday, February 19 at 11 a.m. A second reception will be held on Tuesday, February 23 as part of the Art Crawl in Oxford.

To register your art or poster, sign up online by November 15 at 

Oxford Film Festival receives grant from LOFT!

The Oxford Film Festival is excited to announce that they are the recipient of a 2015 Lafayette Oxford Foundation for Tomorrow Grant. The funds received will go towards the purchase of a new camera for the OxFilm Society program that seeks to enhance the creative economy in Lafayette County.

Oxford Film Festival received $1,250 towards the purchase of a new film camera during the LOFT awards ceremony at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center on September 17.

“The current Canon camera available for rent to the community has been popular and a second camera will help us build visual story telling in our community,” Melanie Addington, Executive Director of Oxford Film Festival, said. “We thank LOFT for their generous support to the creative economy.”

OxFilm is a community-wide effort to enhance film as a cultural, artistic and economic driver for the Lafayette County-Oxford and University population. OxFilm seeks to promote education and provide tools to support local filmmakers while encouraging films to be made in our community. Members receive discounted rentals of audio-visual equipment and workshops are also provided.

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 four-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. To learn more, visit

Mississippi Day of Giving is EXTENDED!


Join the Oxford Film Festival in helping get the word out about the Mississippi Day of Giving where you can donate online to all charitable organizations in the state including ours. We have provided special perks including buying your VIP pass in advance and more to those who give! 

$10 donation gets you a fee waiver to submit to the festival. $50 gets you a VIP pass until midnight Monday!

Find out more about the MS Day of giving at and for our profile, click here.