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Oxford International Film Festival Call for Entries

Monday, November 13, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Meyer
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Oxford - United Kingdom
May 11 to 13, 2018

In the Spotlight today is the 3rd Annual Oxford International Film Festival(OXIFF), a three day celebration that welcomes filmmakers across the globe to take stage in front of Oxford's growing community of art enthusiasts. OXIFF will take place at the celebrated Phoenix Picture- House, which is situated at the heart of beautiful and historic Oxford. Additionally, OXIFF will expand its reach across the city by also hosting screenings at The Ultimate Picture Palace. Oxford's historical culture is a worthy backdrop for an ambitious festival that is striving to become a world renowned event on the festival calendar.

The official selection is programmed entirely from submissions and includes world and UK premieres. Attendees also enjoy vibrant after parties, insightful workshops, filmmaker Q&A's, and a closing awards ceremony to honor the best in competition. Alicia Slimmer, director ofCreedmoriaand OXIFF alum shares her experience of OXIFF 2017, "What an incredible, supportive festival!! The good people behind this festival make sure that you, the filmmaker, are well-taken care of. We had amazing press and a fantastic review after our screening. We can't recommend Oxford enough! The energy and the people are fantastic!" Nicholas Gray, director ofThe Paper Storeand OXIFF alum shares reflects on the inaugural year, "A joy of a festival: good programming (the shorts in particular were top-notch), very present and engaged organizers, qualified industry judges and ample opportunity to meet and hang out with fellow filmmakers... this fest is 100% worth the entry fee. Try to get there in person, you won't regret it."

Independent Filmmakers seeking a new and innovative venue to be discovered at are welcome to enjoy OXIFF's intimate third year. The festival presents a boutique feel with personal touches such as connecting filmmakers to industry representatives and have a festival experience that will launch their film. Filmmakers will enjoy complimentary festival passes that include access to screenings, workshops, VIP parties and awards ceremony. Participating filmmakers have a great opportunity to be part of OXIFF's early history.

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November 28, 2017 - Regular Deadline
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OXIFF's mantra of 'Craft-Style-Story' lays down the architectural foundation of a festival and city that is setting out to blend its Saxon heritage with its new found modern exuberance and deliver a showcase for exciting film making talent that exhibits solid vintage craft with contemporary flair.

The Oxford International Film Festival is presented in partnership with Phoenix Picturehouse, a historic cinema venue dedicated to the screening of global independent film. The cinema first opened as the North Oxford Kinema in 1913, celebrating over 100 years of exhibiting the very best films from around the world this prestigious building has seen many changes. The Phoenix has now evolved into a contemporary venue with the feel and ambiance of independence and integrity; a perfect fit for an international film festival with ambition, honesty and a quest to discover new and exciting films for the people of Oxford and beyond. New venue for 2018 The Ultimate Picture Palace has a beautiful art-deco auditorium and is Oxford's oldest and only independent cinema.

Narrative, Documentary, Experimental, Student, Music Videos, and Animated films, and Uncomissioned Screenplays are now being considered. Submit your project today!