May 5 to 7, 2017
The 2nd Annual Oxford International Film Festival (OXIFF) haswelcomed to the festival circuit by Oxford's growing community of independent filmmakers in 2016. OXIFF will take place over a three day weekend from the 5th to the 7th of May 2017 at the celebrated Phoenix Picture- House, which is situated at the heart of beautiful and historic Oxford. The city'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. Director Matt Butler Hart (Two Down ) shares his experience at last year's fest, "This was the first year that the festival ran but you would never know it. It was brilliantly organized and curated with great films, lovely people, and an amazing buzz around the place. And the Picturehouse cinema really made us feel at home. It was a great platform for our film as there had been a lot of hard work put into getting audiences in and press coverage before and during the festival. Definitely worth the money!"
Independent Filmmakers seeking a new and innovative venue to be discovered at are welcome to enjoy OXIFF's intimate second 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.
November 30, 2016 - Regular Deadline
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MISSION AND OBJECTIVE
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.
MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
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.
Narrative, Documentary, Experimental, Student, Music Videos, Uncomissioned Screenplays and Animated films are now being considered.
Submit your project today!