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.
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.
Congratulations to our 2012 Festival Winners:
Animation, 5 Minutes Each*
Documentary Feature, Rhino Resurrected*
Experimental, Only in Dreams*
Narrative Feature, Perfection*
Mississippi Documentary, Showtime*
Mississippi Narrative, Old Oak*
Narrative Short, Pillow*
Documentary Short, Saint*
Audience Award, Showtime*
• 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.
• 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).
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.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
I acknowledge that I am authorized to submit this film for screening at the 2013 Oxford Film Festival. I acknowledge that the film may be screened more than once during the festival. I grant the Oxford Film Festival the nonexclusive right to use submitted materials in connection with any and all publicity and promotional materials regarding the festival. I warrant that the submitted film does not infringe upon the intellectual property rights of any person or entity and agree to hold harmless and fully indemnify and defend the Oxford Film Festival and its representatives against any and all claims made for such infringement or any other violations of law.