Oxford Film Festival

10 Annual February 21, 2013 to February 24, 2013

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Oxford Film Festival was created in 2003 to bring exciting, new, and unusual films (and the people who create them) to our city, a vibrant college town frequently featured in national publications and rich in artistic heritage.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The four-day Oxford Film Festival continues to attract quality films and highlight the talents of young filmmakers from all over the world to North Mississippi to screen alongside the work of local filmmakers and has been praised for its hospitality. In 2008, the Oxford Film Festival became an independent non-profit organization with 501c3 status committed to celebrating the art of independent cinema.

The festival screens short and feature-length films in both showcase and competition settings, hosts panel discussions on issues in contemporary filmmaking, and invites the filmmakers to interact with the audience at a number of social events.

The Oxford Film Festival entertains and educates its participants, providing residents and visitors with the opportunity to watch independent films, as well as to meet the filmmakers and learn from industry professionals. The variety of films, in addition to the panels, attracts filmgoers of all ages and backgrounds.

ORGANIZERS
Diala Chaney (Hospitality Director) ; Diala Chaney (Hospitality Director) ; Dwayne Butcher (Filmmaker) ; Dwayne Butcher (Filmmaker) ; Melanie Addington (Communications Director) ; Micah Ginn (Production Director) ; Michelle Emanuel (Operations Director) ; Michelle Emanuel (Operations Director) ; Molly Fergusson (Executive Director) ; Oxford Film Festival Judge

GENERAL RULES
ENTERING TIPS
• Online screeners are encouraged. Entry fees have been discounted for films with Secure Online Screeners. Otherwise, please send 2 copies of the DVD with this application.
• Upon acceptance, filmmakers will be asked to provide a prores 422 file to the festival, a DVD backup, as well as a high-resolution photo file for printed materials.
• Entry title and name of entrant must be on all materials and containers.
• Applicants will be notified of decision by or before December 15, 2012.
• The Festival is not responsible for materials damaged or lost in transit. TRACKING NUMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED.
• Keep a copy of your completed application for reference.
• Separate applications are required for each film—even if one entity is submitting more than one film.

EXHIBITION FORMAT
• Please note that the Oxford Film Festival is a digital-only festival. We will screen your film as a digital file through a digital projector.
• We do not accept HD-Cam as an exhibition format.

In your Withoutabox Online Project Details, please include:
1. A 30-word synopsis of your film (to be used in press materials).
2. A one-paragraph synopsis of your film.
3. A list of previous screenings and any awards.
4. Digital press kit is optional but VERY MUCH appreciated. PLEASE DO NOT SEND PAPER PRESS KITS.
6. Completed entry form (One entry form per submission. Work entered in multiple categories must be accompanied by an entry form for each category).

Entry Fee:
Send check or money order in U.S. funds, payable to
Oxford Film Festival

ENTRY FEES WILL NOT BE RETURNED.
The Festival reserves the right to impose a $20 surcharge for returned checks.

Animation

Animated films can be feature length or short length. Computer generated or hand-drawn (old school style). Selected films will be shown as a block. There is not a “children’s film” block.

Documentary Feature The documentary category is generally understood to mean non-fiction. Isn’t the truth stranger than fiction, anyway? Please submit “mockumentaries” under the narrative (fictional) categories.
Documentary Features are at least 45 minutes in length.

Experimental Open to interpretation, frequently misunderstood, representative of an ever-changing world of non-linear sublimity, oblivious to commercial success — experimental film is art, subjected to critique.

Narrative Feature A Narrative Feature is neither a short nor a documentary. This is a live-action category for fictional works. Animated features should be submitted under Animation.
Narrative Features are at least 45 minutes long.

Documentary Short The documentary category is generally understood to mean non-fiction. Isn’t the truth stranger than fiction, anyway? Please submit “mockumentaries” under the narrative (fictional) categories.
Documentary Shorts are less than 45 minutes in length.

Narrative Short A Narrative Short is not a documentary short. This is a live-action category for fictional works. Animated shorts should be submitted under Animation.
Narrative Shorts are less than 45 minutes long.



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