The Oxford Film Festival, which has moved to March, is taking place in Oxford, Mississippi, March 18-22, 2020. The 17th edition of the popular regional film festival again features OFF’s short screenplay competition with a $1,000 cash prize, a $15,000 prize for a short film of any genre, as well as all juried competition winners will receive cash and in kind prizes along with their awards. The student category deadline is November 15 and all other genres are December 31.
The consistently Top 50 Film Fest Worth the Entry Fee according to MovieMaker Magazine and Top 100 Reviewed Festival on Film Freeway, Oxford FF will screen films in all genres, and focuses on “discoveries” through its film selections via submissions, as well as celebrating short screenplay writers and promoting and celebrating indie filmmakers culminating in the presentation of the film festival’s award ceremony.
With the growth of the LGBTQIA+ category, in addition to the continuation of the discounted submission fees for female filmmakers demonstrates the real, tangible support for artists of all genders, lifestyles, and cultures that the Oxford Film Festival represents in the South. The film festival has made a name for itself nationally in that regard for the impact it is making with filmmakers, film artists, and the local community, by embracing its place artistically, politically, and socially in Oxford and the state of Mississippi.
The Oxford Film Festival has established itself as a leader and prominent ?voice? in the regional film festival community as it continues to take real, and lasting, action in order to offer an oasis of culture, a position of advocacy and support on behalf of minorities, women, and the LGBTQ community, as it supports diverse voices in the state of Mississippi.