Listing of local artists, groups, venues and studios.
Oxfilm, which provides support to Mississippi filmmakers by providing access to equipment and supporting the production of local films has secured funds to make Mississippi shorts. Through a grant with Cathead Vodka local filmmakers will be provided a small grant and free use of Oxfilm equipment to create a short about something unique in Mississippi.
Tell a Mississippi Story. Capture the feel of a hometown music festival, the pride of the owner of a small local diner or a unique talent in our state. This could be a short about a person, event, product or tradition. The film duration should be within 5-7 minutes. Oxfilm will meet in January and June for selection of recipients. We ask that if you are desiring to submit more than one concept, please wait until the next selection period for your second submission.
Selected proposal(s) will be awarded $300 production budget plus use of the Oxfilm equipment. The completed project will also receive waivers to submit and be considered in the following film festivals:
Oxford Film Festival
Magnolia Film Festival
Grenada AfterGlow Film Fest
Crossroads Film Festival
Mississippi International Film Festival
Tupelo Halloween Horror Film Festival (when genre fits)
Tupelo Film Festival
This project is funded by a grant from the Cathead Vodka supporting the Arts in Mississippi through the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council & Oxfilm.
Deadline for Submission is January 1, 2016.
Upcoming Events for 2017
Oxford already has some great film traditions in place. OxFilm is here to encourage people to take part in current activities in town and to build upon those traditions with new programs. Working closely with the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, Oxford Tourism and Economic Development Foundation, OxFilm focuses on loaning equipment to local filmmakers and workshops to develop skills.
The Oxford Film Festival began a new tradition in 2011 with the community film project. Each year the festival produces a film, whether it is narrative or documentary, that includes local actors, crew and locations. To learn how to be involved, visit www.oxfordfilmfest.com.
Other Films Made Using OxFilm Equipment
We currently accept submissions in DVD, Blu-Ray and digital formats.
Run through the Powerhouse Arts Council surround sound system.
The Gertrude Castellow Ford Center for the Performing Arts shall enrich the intellectual and cultural environment of the University of Mississippi and the region by providing a venue for programming in performing arts, public affairs and the humanities. The Ford center will complement the University’s commitment to excellence in education, research and service while celebrating imagination, innovation and creativity.
Visit the Ford Center's website!