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Oxfilm, which provides support to Mississippi filmmakers by providing access to equipment and supporting the production of local films has secured funds to make Mississippi shorts. Through a grant with Cathead Vodka local filmmakers will be provided a small grant and free use of Oxfilm equipment to create a short about something unique in Mississippi.

Click here for the entry form

Tell a Mississippi Story. Capture the feel of a hometown music festival, the pride of the owner of a small local diner or a unique talent in our state. This could be a short about a person, event, product or tradition. The film duration should be within 5-7 minutes. Oxfilm will meet in January and June for selection of recipients. We ask that if you are desiring to submit more than one concept, please wait until the next selection period for your second submission.

Selected proposal(s) will be awarded $300 production budget plus use of the Oxfilm equipment. The completed project will also receive waivers to submit and be considered in the following film festivals:

Oxford Film Festival
Magnolia Film Festival
Grenada AfterGlow Film Fest
Crossroads Film Festival
Mississippi International Film Festival
Tupelo Halloween Horror Film Festival (when genre fits)
Tupelo Film Festival

This project is funded by a grant from the Cathead Vodka supporting the Arts in Mississippi through the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council & Oxfilm.

Deadline for Submission is January 1, 2016.


Click here for the entry form



OxFilm is a community-wide effort to enhance film as a cultural, artistic and economic driver for the Lafayette County-Oxford and University population. OxFilm seeks to promote education and provide tools to support local filmmakers while encouraging films to be made in our community. OxFilm also seeks to enhance existing film screenings with an ongoing series celebrating a range of film experiences. 
Where: All events take place at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center at 413 South 14th Street in Oxford, Miss. unless otherwise indicated.
How: Through your generous support the community can enjoy screenings of special films, participate in workshops and panels and filmmakers can rent affordable film-making equipment and have access to top end post production facilities.
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To apply for an OxFilm Membership, click here!  
Equipment Rental
To rent equipment, please fill out and submit this form! Please submit rental request forms at least 48 hours in advance, and please note that equipment can only be picked up or returned Monday-Friday from 9 to 5.
To see the rental rates, please click here


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Film Links

Oxford already has some great film traditions in place. OxFilm is here to encourage people to take part in current activities in town and to build upon those traditions with new programs. Working closely with the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, Oxford Tourism and Economic Development Foundation, OxFilm focuses on loaning equipment to local filmmakers and workshops to develop skills.


Screens children films in mornings
Also hosts a classic film series


UM Cinema Minor

Media and Documentary Projects

Oxford Acting Studio

Oxford Film Festival

Oxford Film Festival Community Films

The Oxford Film Festival began a new tradition in 2011 with the community film project. Each year the festival produces a film, whether it is narrative or documentary, that includes local actors, crew and locations. To learn how to be involved, visit www.oxfordfilmfest.com


Other Films Made Using OxFilm Equipment 


A Different Kind of Festival
Director: Ellen Phillips

Shot: August 1-2, 2014 and Completed: November, 2014
Oxfilm equipment was used

Pusharatas: A Biloxi-Croatian Tradition
Directed by Meaghin Burke
Produced in 2013
Oxfilm equipment was used
Garage Sale
Directed by Meaghin Burke
Produced in 2014
Oxfilm equipment was used
Directed by Greg Earnest
Produced in 2013
Oxfilm equipment was used

The Skin You're In
Directed by Melanie Addington

Produced in 2014

Oxfilm equipment was used

In Ten
Directed by Melanie Addington

Produced in 2014

Oxfilm equipment was used



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Film Equipment Rental 

We have a range of equipment available for filmmakers from sound to lighting to camera gear. Please contact oxfilmsociety(at)gmail.com for the list of equipment, stop by the Powerhouse Community Arts Center or see the list here.

Prices are flexible for members from free to a percentage off materials. Non-members may rent for regular rates. To join as a member, sign up here.

Powerhouse Screening Information

If you would like to be considered for a film screening at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center as part of Oxford Film Festival monthly programming, contact us at info(at)oxfordfilmfest.com

Current projection details:
The theater has flexible seating from 10-200. 
Projector is an Epson home cinema 1080
  • Razor Sharp detail - true 1080p resolution
  • Incredible blacks, depth and detail 12,000:1 Contrast ratio
  • Cutting Edge Connectivity - HDMI 1.3
  • Outstanding zoom range and lens shift provides convenient ceiling or shelf mount flexibility

There’s a proprietary lamp that uses the least amount of power, while 1080Perfect™ video processing offers full HD 1080p performance with 24fps and HDMI 1.3 compatibility. 

AbsoluteBlack™, technology delivers a contrast ratio of up to 12,000:1 and ensures the richest, deepest blacks. And, the innovative OptiCinema™ lens delivers amazing detail and breathtaking color for spectacular results. Together, these state-of-the-art technologies, all within a single projector, present a total solution that exceeds all expectations.

Exhibition Formats:

We currently accept submissions in DVD, Blu-Ray and digital formats. 


Run through the Powerhouse Arts Council surround sound system. 

The Gertrude Castellow Ford Center for the Performing Arts shall enrich the intellectual and cultural environment of the University of Mississippi and the region by providing a venue for programming in performing arts, public affairs and the humanities. The Ford center will complement the University’s commitment to excellence in education, research and service while celebrating imagination, innovation and creativity.

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Monday February 26, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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