Oxford Film festival 2021 announces ambitious hybrid fest film lineup with more than 150 films

The 2021 Oxford Film Festival announces
film lineup for 18th edition
(March 24-28, April 1-30)
 
Ambitious hybrid fest will screen more than 150 films in
an open-air outdoor theater, drive-ins,
and a full month of virtual screenings

The 2021 Oxford Film Festival (March 24-28, April 1-30) announced the lineup of official selections for the 18th annual edition of the popular film festival which will be a hybrid presentation including an open-air outdoor theater, drive-ins, and a full month of virtual screenings. The premiere-rich schedule will showcase 158 films, including 33 features (15 narrative and 18 documentary), 115 short films (narrative, documentary, LGBTQIA+, ambition and experimental, student, and Mississippi-based productions), 19 music videos, and 11 projected art works, as well as 5 scripts selected for audience vote to win $1000 and mentorship by producer John Norris (MaGet On Up).
 
On March 24-28, screenings will be held all in the Oxord Commons area in two specially designed open-air circus tents, Malco Outdoor Cinema and a special drive-in at the Oxford High School. From April 1-30, Virtual Cinema screenings will be offered via Eventive globally.

Labyrinth

The Oxford Film Festival is taking the lead in procedures, measures, and protocols to prioritize the safety of its staff, attending filmmakers and film fans, but also understand the need to allay any fears or concerns the community might have with attending an event like the film festival.
 
“As we continue to prepare for next month’s film festival, we want to be very clear about the aggressive steps we are taking in order to make our film festival safe so our patrons can begin to get back to enjoying the movie going experience in the company of other people again,” said Executive Director Melanie Addington. “Therefore, we are being very careful with a measured approach utilizing the open-air theater we have designed specifically for this purpose – with safety always first, so we all can enjoy one of the best group of films we have ever had this year. We have spent the past year safely providing films via drive-in and will include that experience in this year’s festival. We will monitor COVID and weather concerns and will make changes as needed closer to the event.”

Joining the previously announced Spotlight films including Anne Rapp’s documentary Horton Foote: The Road to Home, and Olivia Peace’s wry coming-of-age comedy Tahara, are Special Screenings including a 35th Anniversary of Mississippi native Jim Henson’s classic favorite, Labyrinth. The David Bowie, Jennifer Connolly starrer about a teenage girls challenge to save her little brother from the Goblin King will only be available for in-person attendees.
 
Vanessa Roth’s Liberation Heroes: The Last Eyewitnesses, about veterans of WWII describing their experiences in the war and showing the parallels to challenges we face today is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Oxford and will be presented with a panel of documentary filmmakers discussing use of archival footage at the physical festival.

Tahara

Regarding the Narrative features in Oxford’s lineup this year, programmer Greta Hagen-Richardson, said, “The events of the past year have required that filmmakers and festivals alike find creative and innovative avenues for storytelling. With a Narrative Feature lineup composed almost exclusively of filmmaker submissions, we spent the year truly embracing our role as a Discovery festival. Our filmmakers have taken limited resources and made exciting, fresh, and compelling work for our audience. The unique perspectives presented speak to who we are as a community in a time when circumstances have forced us to exist separately.”

Among the films selected for the Narrative Competition include the previously announced Dramarama, directed by Jonathan Wysocki, Megan Petersen and Hannah Black’s Drought, and I-Fan Wang’s Get the Hell Out. Joining those films in competition are; Michael Lovan’s Murder Bury Win, about three friends who have created a unique board game; Jake Mahaffy’s Reunion, (and Memphis producer Adam Hohenberg) a terrifying tale about a pregnant woman’s experiences after returning to her recently deceased grandparents’ family home to spend time with her estranged mother; and Lisette Feliciano’s Women is Losers, a 60s tale which follows a young catholic school girl’s efforts to survive her difficult home life.

Murder Bury Win

“Oxford’s legendary eclectic culture is reflected in this year’s documentary feature selection providing films for any audience member, in-person or online, said Director of Programming, Donna Kosloskie. “Highlighting LGBTQIA+, and Music and Mississippi stories, the lineup also touches on issues of social justice, community and the power of creativity. An array of internationally renowned festival films and regional premieres round out this collection of progressive, nonfiction storytelling ensuring that the visions and voices on display are just as bold as Oxford itself.”

Among the films selected for the Documentary Competition include; David Delaney Mayer’s The Castle on Red Mountain about sculptor Robert Mihaly who, after 10 years, is returning to finish his biggest project to date: a whimsical 70-foot-high castle; Nathan Clarke’s The Passing On, which follows an undertaker’s efforts to pass along the legacy of Black funeral homes in San Antonio; and Cassie Hay and Amy Winston’s Queens of Pain, which follows the women of the Gotham Girls Roller Derby League; and Rebecca Richman Cohen’s Weed & Wine, which looks at the compar­isons and contradictions between France’s revered winemaking traditions and the the legal cannabis industry.
 
Also available only in person is Tamara Saviano and Paul Whitfield’s Without Getting Killed or Caught, which tells the true story of legendary songwriter Guy Clark, who wrote songs while balancing a complicated relationship marriage with his wife, Suzanna, and his friend, singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt.

Queens of Pain

Highlights among the expanded LGBTQIA+ program at the Oxford Film festival this year are; Lisa Donato’s festival favorite, Gossamer Folds, about a young boy with an unhappy home life seeks solace in an unexpected friendship with a transgender woman who lives next door; Eytan Fox’s Sublet, about a New York Times writer who goes to Tel Aviv to write an article on the heels of a personal tragedy.; Luchina Fisher’s Mama Gloria, about Chicago’s Black transgender icon Gloria Allen; and Aisling Chin-yee and Chase Koynt’s No Ordinary Man, which looks at the legacy of Billy Tipton, a 20th Century American jazz musician and trans icon.

Virtual only special screenings include Posy Dixon’s Keyboard Fantasies; The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story, which focuses on the black trans musician following the rediscovery of his 1986 album Keyboard Fantasies and Ryan Spahn’s Nora Highland, which follows the casting process of a notable gay character in an upcoming Broadway revival. A virtual panel discussion on queer representation in movies will follow the screening of Nora Highland.
 
The first ever feature for the Projections category includes the world premiere of Scott Bateman’s animated experimental feature film 5000 Space Aliens and will be presented on the Malco Commons outdoors on Friday night for free alongside other select Projections projects. Other films in the category will be exhibited the entire week of the festival at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center for free. Audience can walk up or drive by to participate.

5000 Space Aliens

To buy passes or tickets or find more information, please go to: https://www.oxfordfilmfest.com/.

Tickets are now on sale for both physical and virtual screenings. Closing night screenings and panel discussions will be announced at a later date. COVID-19 restrictions and rules are listed on the website.

2021 Oxford Film Festival’s Official Selections
SPOTLIGHT FILMS AND SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS
Horton Foote: The Road to Home
Director: Anne Rapp
Country: USA, Run Time: 77 min. 
Horton Foote: The RoadtTo Home is a documentary that chronicles the creative journey of acclaimed Texas writer Horton Foote through his own eyes and voice at the end of his life.

Keyboard Fantasies: The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story
Director: Posy Dixon
Country: United Kingdom Run Time: 63 min.
After his 1986 album Keyboard Fantasies is rediscovered, a black trans musician recounts his life as an out queer person and performer from the 60s to the present. 
 
Labyrinth (1996)
Director: Jim Henson
Country: USA, Run Time: 101 min
Sixteen-year-old Sarah is given thirteen hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother Toby when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King Jareth.

Liberation Heroes: The Last Eyewitnesses                                   Regional Premiere
in association with USC Shoah Foundation 
Director: Vanessa Roth
Country: USA, Run Time: 42 min  
Heroic World War II veterans vividly share their liberation journeys, drawing parallels between the past and the present.
 
Nora Highland
Director: Ryan Spahn
Country: USA Run Time: 63 min.
Nora Highland follows the casting process of a notable gay character in an upcoming Broadway revival and explores the phenomenon of straight performers being lauded for their work in queer roles. Adapted from a play of the same name this is a damning look at how and why over 60 straight/cis actors have been Oscar nominated for playing queer roles while only one queer actor has been Oscar nominated for doing the same. 

Tahara
Director: Olivia Peace
Country: USA, Run Time: 82 min
A queer, coming-of-age drama set in Rochester, NY about an anxious teen girl who is manipulated into a romantic encounter with her best friend during the funeral service of their former Hebrew school classmate.
 
They Found Me: Vengeance
Director: Bill Perry
Country: USA, Run Time: 70 min
The Nebulonians are an advanced alien species that have come to earth to conquer and destroy all humans. They have created a race of hybrid clones to infiltrate a human society called the X Models.

NARRATIVE FEATURES
Bastard’s Crossing
Director: Travis Mills 
Country: USA, Run Time: 95 min 
Bastard’s Crossing tells the story of Cam Talcutt, a man who won a trading post in a card game. Now, he’s stuck in the wilderness trying to run it when he learns the freight company who supplies his store won’t be coming anymore. Mississippi Feature Competition.
 
Dramarama
Director: Jonathan Wysocki
Country: USA, Run Time: 91 min
In 1994, a closeted teen struggles to part ways with his 4 high school drama friends at their final murder mystery party before they leave for college. LGBTQIA+ Feature Competition.

Drought 
Directors: Megan Petersen, Hannah Black
Country: USA, Run Time: 84 min
It’s 1993 and North Carolina is experiencing a historic drought but autistic teen Carl, fascinated by weather, predicts that a storm will soon hit nearby while his sister Sam crafts a plan to help him chase the storm. Narrative Feature Competition.
 
Get The Hell Out                                                                    Regional Premiere
Director: I-Fan Wang
Country: Taiwan, Run Time: 95 min.
Taiwan’s parliament turns deadly when a virus transforms politicians into ravenous zombie mutants. Narrative Features Competition.

Gossamer Folds 
Director: Lisa Donato 
Country: USA, Run Time: 96 min
A young boy with an unhappy home life seeks solace in an unexpected friendship with his next-door neighbor, a trans woman named Gossamer. LGBTQIA+ Feature Competition.
 
Murder Bury Win                                                                    Regional Premiere 
Director: Michael Lovan
Country: USA, Run Time: 90 min
Three friends have created a board game, Murder Bury Win, and they think it has what it takes to become a best seller on the indie charts. Narrative Feature Competition.

Reunion
Director: Jake Mahaffy
Country: New Zealand, Run Time: 90 min
A pregnant woman returns to her recently deceased grandparents’ family home to spend time with her estranged mother. What begins as a reunion turns terrifying. Narrative Feature Competition.
 
Sublet                                                                                      Regional Premiere
Director: Eytan Fox
Country: USA, Israel, Run Time: 90 min
Michael, a travel columnist for The New York Times, goes to Tel Aviv to write an article after suffering a tragedy. LGBTQIA+ Feature Competition.

Women is Losers
Director: Lissette Feliciano
Country: USA, Run Time: 84 min
In 1960s San Francisco, bright and talented catholic school girl Celina Guerrera (Once Upon a Tine in Hollywood’s Lorenza Izzo) survives a difficult home life by following the rules. Narrative Feature Competition.
 
 
DOCUMENTARY FEATURES
Bleeding Audio                                                                     Regional Premiere
Director: Chelsea Christer
Country: USA, Run Time: 91 min. 
From inspiring triumphs to heartbreaking setbacks, Bleeding Audio relives the explosive career of the Matches and explores what it means to succeed in the digital age of music. Music Documentary Competition.

The Castle on Red Mountain
Director: David Delaney Mayer
Country: USA, Run Time: 55 min
The Castle on Red Mountain is a documentary about a sculptor named Robert Mihaly who is returning to finish his biggest project to date: a whimsical 70-foot-high castle that he abandoned a decade earlier. Documentary Features Compeition.
 
Hungry to Learn 
Director: Geeta Gandbhir 
Country: USA, Run Time: 84 min 
Produced by Soledad O’Brien and directed by Geeta Gandbhir, Hungry to Learn shows the faces behind an American crisis — college students so strapped to pay tuition that they don’t have enough money to eat. 

In A Different Key
Directors: Caren Zucker, John Donvan
Country: USA, Run Time: 102 min.
A mother tracks down the first person diagnosed with autism, now an elderly man in Mississippi, to learn if his life holds promise for her autistic son. Her journey through autism’s past and present uncovers much cruelty, framed by forces like race, money and privilege, but ultimately leads to hope. Also, Sid Salter, political columnist is in the cast. Mississippi Feature Competition.
 
Look Away, Look Away
Director: Patrick O’Connor
Country: USA, Run Time: 89 min
Look Away, Look Away is the story of the fierce 5-year fight over the state flag of Mississippi, the last of the original Confederate states to still have the Rebel flag in its design – a fact that warmed the hearts of many white Mississippians and angered most of their African-American and progressive white neighbors. But this documentary is about more than a flag – it’s about how race, heritage, and long-simmering grievances over the Civil War lead to a reckoning over the meaning of Confederate symbols. Mississippi Feature Competition.

Mama Gloria                                                                           Regional Premiere
Director: Luchina Fisher
Country: USA, Run Time: 76 min
Meet Mama Gloria. Chicago’s Black transgender icon Gloria Allen, now in her 70s, blazed a trail for trans people like few others before her. LGBTQIA+ Feature Competition.
 
No Ordinary Man
Directors: Aisling Chin-yee, Chase Koynt
Country: USA, Run Time: 84 min
The legacy of Billy Tipton, a 20th Century American jazz musician and trans icon, is brought to life by a diverse group of contemporary trans artists. LGBTQIA+ Feature Competition.
 
The Passing On
Director: Nathan Clarke
Country: USA, Run Time: 64 min
Three professions ushered former slaves from poverty to the American dream: preacher, teacher, and undertaker. Now, renowned embalmer James Bryant puts his faith in a new generation to continue the legacy of Black funeral homes in San Antonio, TX. Documentary Feature Competition.

Queens of Pain                                                                      Regional Premiere
Directors: Cassie Hay, Amy Winston
Country: USA, Run Time: 75 min
An intimate portrait of the athletes of Gotham Girls Roller Derby League, Queens of Pain follows Suzy Hotrod, Evilicious, and Captain Smack Sparrow, as they face the constraints of being a woman in America playing the sport they love. Documentary Feature Competition.
 
Rap Squad
Director: Nathan Willis
Country: USA. Run Time: 55 min.
Rap Squad is an intimate verité documentary about student hip hop artists who seek healing for themselves and justice for their Delta community through their music.

Surviving the Silence                                                            Regional Premiere
Director: Cindy L. Abel
Country: USA, Run Time: 79 min. 
Years before Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Colonel Patsy Thompson presided over the board that dismissed Colonel Margarethe Cammermeyer for being a lesbian, forcing her to confront her own secret and moral dilemma: she too was a lesbian.
 
Uprooted – The Journey of Jazz Dance
Director: Khadifa Wong
Country: USA, Run Time: 94 min. 
Uprooted – The Journey of Jazz Dance is a feature-length documentary celebrating the history, lineage, and future progressions of jazz dance.  With special appearances by Debbie Allen, George Faison, Chita Rivera, Camille, A. Brown and Thomas F. DeFrantz. 
Music Documentary Competition. 

Vinyl Nation
Directors: Kevin Smokler, Christopher Boone
Country: USA, Run Time; 92 min
Vinyl Nation is a documentary dig into the resurgence of vinyl records, the diversification of vinyl fans, and the connective power of music. Music Documentary Competition. 
 
Weed & Wine
Director: Rebecca Richman Cohen
Country: USA, France, Run Time: 89 min
Weed & Wine interweaves stories, urging compar­isons and teasing out contradictions between France’s revered winemaking traditions and the artisan culture emerging along­side the legal cannabis industry. Documentary Feature Competition.

Without Getting Killed or Caught              Regional Premiere
Directors: Tamara Saviano, Paul Whitfield
Country: USA, Run Time: 95 min
Without Getting Killed or Caught is the true story of Guy Clark, the dean of Texas songwriters, who struggles to write poetic, yet indelible songs while balancing a complicated marriage with his wife, Suzanna, and a deep friendship with singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt, on whom Susanna forged a passionate dependence.
Music Documentary Competition.



SHORT FILMS
Fuil descriptions of the shorts are available at https://2021oxff.eventive.org/welcome.

NARRATIVE SHORTS COMPETITION
1-800-D-DIRECT 
Director: Clare Macdonald 
Country: UK, Run Time: 11 min
 
3:14PM 
Director: I Fu Chen
Country: USA, Run Time: 19 min
 
A Cthulhu Story 
Director: Zhidong Yi 
Country: USA, Run Time: 13 min
 
Beyond Saving 
Director: Kryzz Gautier 
Country: USA, Run Time: 9 min

Birdie                                                                                      Regional Premiere  
Director: Çağatay Ulusoy 
Country: Turkey, Run Time: 20 min
 
Brief Survey 
Director: Dava Whisenant 
Country: USA, Run Time: 3 min 
 
Brown With Blue 
Director: Christian Nolan Jones 
Country: USA, Run Time: 22 min
 
Charon                                                                                   Regional Premiere
Director: Yannick Karcher 
Country: France, Run Time: 16 min
 
Clave 
Director: Alex Argiles 
Country: USA, Run Time: 15 min

David
Director: Zachary Woods  
Country: USA, Run Time: 12 min
 
Fenestra 
Director: Jason Sheedy 
Country: USA, Run Time: 4 min 
 
Freeze 
Director: Maya Albanese 
Country: USA, Run Time: 14 min
 
Hello From Taiwan 
Director: Tiffany Frances 
Country: USA, Run Time: 16 min
 
Imminent 
Director: Tophersimon 
Country: USA, Run Time: 8 min 

Jack and Jo Don’t Want to Die 
Director: Kantú Lentz 
Country: USA, Run Time: 20 min
 
Little Con Lili
Director: Gabriela Garcia Medina
Country: USA, Run Time: 9 min
 
Miss Fortunate 
Director: Ella Jones 
Country: UK, Run Time: 15 min 
 
The Mother                                                                            Regional Premiere
Director: Hope Olaidé Wilson
Country: USA, Run Time: 8 min 

Mother Tongue  
Director: Jessica Li  
Country: Australia, Run Time: 12 min 
 
Mountain Of Light 
Director: Aashish Gadhvi 
Country: UK, Run Time: 16 min
 
Natives 
Director: R Jason Rawlings  
Country: USA, Run Time: 12 min 

One Sweet Night 
Director: Daniel Pfeffer 
Country: USA, Run Time: 19 min
 
Pharmacopeia  
Director: Tania Taiwo 
Country: USA, Run Time: 5 min 
 
Pieces of Me 
Director: Julia Max 
Country: USA, Run Time: 15 min

The Recess 
Director: Navid Nikkhah Azad 
Country: Iran, Run Time: 12 min
 
Standing Woman 
Director: Tony Hipwell 
Country: UK, Run Time: 15 min
 
Standstill 
Director: Katia Shannon 
Country: Cape Verde, Run Time: 13 min
 
Swim to Steven                                                                     Regional Premiere
Director: Amy French 
Country: USA, Run Time: 15 min

There Was No One Here We Knew
Director: Khaula Malik  
Country: USA, Run Time: 10 min
 
Three Men Named Mantas  
Director: James Mackenzie 
Country: USA, Run Time: 11 min
 
Untitled Post-Baby Project 
Director: Lorna Street Dopson 
Country: USA, Run Time: 15 min

Waves                                                                                     Regional Premiere 
Director: Agazi Desta 
Country: USA, Run Time: 11 min
 
 
DOCUMENTARY SHORTS COMPETITION
A Head Shorter
Director: Sasha Sivan Bortnik  
Country: USA, Run Time: 23 min

And Don’t Forget I Love You
Taylor Walker 
Country: USA, Run Time: 2 min 
 
As You Can See 
Director: Ghada Fikri 
Country: Egypt, Run Time: 4 min  
 
Darling Pet Monkey 
Director: Jim McDonough 
Country: USA, Run Time: 8 min 
 
Dieorama 
Director: Kevin Staake 
Country: USA, Run Time: 10 min
 
Dixie
Director: Caroline Rumley 
Country: USA, Run Time: 14 min

Fujin 
Director: Rachel Makana’aloha O Kauikeolani Nakawatase 
Country: USA, Run Time: 6 min  
 
Girl with The D Earring
Director: Lamar Landers 
Country: USA, Run Time: 14 min 
 
God’s Plant 
Directors: Jeremy Seifert, Malek Asfeer
Country: USA, Run Time: 14 min 
 
Grab My Hand: A Letter to My Dad 
Directors: Camrus Johnson, Pedro Piccinini  
Country: USA, Run Time: 5 min

The Maroon Bomber  
Director: Joshua Thomas 
Country: USA, Run Time: 10 min 
 
Modern Whore  
Director: Nicole Bazuin  
Country: Cape Verde, Run Time: 12 min
 
Shaun Leonardo: The Freedom to Move                                       Regional Premiere
Director: Nick Ravich  
Country: USA, Run Time: 11 min 

Snowy  
Directors: Kaitlyn Schwalje, Alex Wolf Lewis  
Country: USA, Run Time: 13 min
 
Still Processing 
Director: Sophy Romvari 
Country: Canada, Run Time: 17 min 
 
Turf Nation 
Director: Jun Bae  
Country: USA, Run Time: 13 min 
 
Unmarked 
Directors: Chris Haley, Brad J. Bennett 
Country: USA, Run Time: 27 min 

Vanishing Louisiana  
Director: Adam Chitayat 
Country: USA, Run Time: 8 min 
 
The Water Walker 
Director: James Burns 
Country: Cape Verde, Run Time: 14 min 
 
 
FEST FORWARD COMPETITION
A Step into My Wallpaper
Director: Antoine Ceunebroucke  
Country: France, Run Time: 13 min 

Ang Meron sa Wala (Beyond Nothing)  
Director: Arby Laraño  
Country: Philippines, Run Time: 13 min 
 
The Beakmann Incident 
Director: Jared D. Weiss  
Country: USA, Run Time: 3 min   
 
Chor(e)s  
Director: Danielle Deadwyler  
Country: USA, Run Time: 13 min
 
Crowded                                                                                Regional Premiere
Director: Nathania Rubin  
Country: Netherlands, Run Time: 4 min
 
Desert Air  
Director: ANDiLAND  
Country: USA, Run Time: 108 min
 
Ex Nihilo Nihil Fit  
Director: Eric Butler  
Country: USA, Run Time: 14 min 
 
Haiku  
Director: Martin Gerigk  
Countries: Germany/Japan, Run Time: 17 min
 
Hop Along Hang On   
Director: Cobra Collins  
Country: USA, Run Time: 4 min

Ije  
Directors: Onyenaturuchi Ogbonnaya, Charles Obioha Ogbonnaya  
Country: USA, Run Time: 7 min
 
Lessons from My Nightmares
Director: Kira Bursky 
Country: USA, Run Time: 4 min  
 
Luv U Cuz  
Director: Eric Pumphrey 
Country: USA, Run Time: 15 min 
 
Malinchista 
Director: Flora Rees-Arredondo 
Country: USA, Run Time: 6 min

Nobody Gives a Fuck  
Director: Asha Susan Alex 
Country: India, Run Time: 5 min 
 
Pleasant Valley Drive In   
Director: Brian Zahm 
Country: USA, Run Time: 2 min
 
RKLSS 
Director: Tank Standing Buffalo 
Country: Cape Verde, Run Time: 5 min  
 
Snow Shelter  
Director: Robertas Nevecka  
Country: Lithuania, Run Time: 16 min  
 
The Winter
Director: Xin Li 
Country: Australia, Run Time: 5 min
 
Three  
Director: Soyeon Kim  
Country: USA, Run Time: 2 min
 
 
LGBTQIA+ SHORTS COMPETITION
Appetite 
Director: Stacey Maltin
Country: USA, Run Time: 13 min
 
Catfish Killer 
Director: Gil Hizon, Seth Harrington 
Country: USA, Run Time: 13 min
 
Color Me Blue                                                                                 Regional Premiere 
Director: Lucas Camusso 
Country: USA, Run Time: 11 min
 
Drifting 
Director: Hanxiong Bo
Countries: USA/China, Run Time: 16 min
 
The Forgotten Place                                                                         Regional Premiere
Director: Oscar Rene Lozoya II 
Country: USA, Run Time: 12 min
 
Good Night
Director: Eric Shahinian 
Country: USA, Run Time: 11 min
 
Just a Guy 
Director: Shoko Hara 
Country: Germany, Run Time: 15 min
 
Kapaemahu 
Director: Hinaleimoana Wong Kalu
Country: USA, Run Time: 8 min
 
Kiko’s Saints  
Director: Manuel Marmier 
Country: France, Run Time: 25 min
 
Kind Of 
Director: Noah Schamus  
Country: USA, Run Time: 8 min
 
Light                                                                                       Regional Premiere
Director: Daniel Talbott 
Country: USA, Run Time: 12 min
 
“Love” 
Director: Andrea Ashton 
Country: USA, Run Time: 4 min 
 
Making Samantha  
Directors: T Cooper, Allison Glock-Cooper  
Country: USA, Run Time: 10 min
 
The Meaning of Daisey 
Director: Max’ed Deeq
Country: UK, Run Time: 5 min  
 
My Own 
Director: Courtney Hope Thérond 
Country: USA, Run Time: 12 min
 
The Paint Wizzard 
Directors: Jessie Auritt, Jessica Wolfson  
Country: USA, Run Time: 17 min
 
Polter  
Director: Álvaro Vicario  
Country: Spain, Run Time: 11 min
 
Remember That? 
Director: Aella Jordan-Edge  
Country: UK, Run Time: 11 min
 
S.A.M 
Director: Eyre and Ely 
Country: UK, Run Time: 16 min
 
Tell Me About Orange 
Director: Robin Noonan-Price  
Country: USA, Run Time: 6 min
 
Thorns 
Directors: Sarah Wisner, Sean Temple 
Country: USA, Run Time: 5 min 
 
Vestirse 
Director: John E. Kilberg 
Country: USA, Run Time: 8 min 
 
Waffle 
Director: Carlyn Hudson 
Country: USA, Run Time: 11 min
 
 
MISSISSIPPI SHORTS COMPETITION
10 Years Over the Horizon 
Directors: Elisabetta and Matteo Zengaro
Country: USA, Run Time: 10 min 
 
The Doll Lady
Director: Amile Wilson 
Country: USA, Run Time: 13 Min 
 
Dress to Impress 
Director: Collin Surbeck
Country: USA, Run Time: 4 min 
 
Genderf*ck Drag 
Director: Christina Huff  
Country: USA, Run Time: 5 min
 
The Long Haul 
Director: Maggie Bushway 
Country: USA, Run Time: 3 min 
 
Mending Mittie’s Tomb 
Director: Jonathan Smith
Country: USA, Run Time: 9 mins 
 
Mississippi Yearning 
Director: Marcus Black 
Country: USA, Run Time: 4 min 
 
Mori                                                                                        World Premiere
Director: Jonathan Breaux  
Country: USA, Run Time: 13 mins 
 
Road to Step 
Director: Zaire Love 
Country: USA, Run Time: 20 min
 
Smoot’s
Directors: Silas Borelly, Greyson A. Welch
Country: USA, Run Time: 4 min
 
The Space We Make
Director: Tucker Robbins 
Country: USA, Run Time: 13 min
 
Tahksic
Director: Anquanizia Hall 
Country: USA, Run Time: 9 min
 
We Travel 
Directors: Brian Foster, Ethan Payne
Country: USA, Run Time: 13 min
 
 
STUDENT SHORTS COMPETITION
El Triste
Director: Manuel Del Valle  
Country: Mexico, USA, Run Time: 14 min  
 
Foods For Coping 
Director: Zoey Zhao 
Country: USA, Run Time: 18 min 
 
Le Prince Oublié  
Director: Chloe Aguirre 
Country: USA, Run Time: 18 min 
 
Millenium Hour
Director: Adam Bohorquez 
Country: USA, Run Time: 6 min
 
Misfits                                                                                    Regional Premiere
Director: Ciani Rey Walker
Country: USA, Run Time: 18 min  
 
Out of Stock 
Director: Bryan Taira 
Country: USA, Run Time: 18 min 
 
Sackhead Strikes Out!
Director: Jon Sherin 
Country: USA, Run Time: 5 min  
 
Toomsboro
Director: Liam Tangum   
Country: USA, Run Time: 14 min
 
Your Friend, Ranger Doug                                                               Regional Premiere
Directors: Claire Jantzen, Sara Rose Nell  
Country: USA, Run Time: 17 min 
 
 
MUSIC VIDEO COMPETITION
8 Minutes & 46 Seconds                                                      Regional Premiere
Directors: Aaron Strand, Cooper Bucha, Brady Dunn  
Country: USA, Run Time: 3 min 
 
All I Wanted Was You 
Director: Randy Ferino 
Country: USA, Run Time: 5 min 
 
Canes Creek 
Director: Michael Everett 
Country: USA, Run Time: 3 min 
 
Confused by Spencer Thomas 
Director: Drew McKercher
Country: USA, Run Time: 4 min
 
Crimson Spectre – Union Made Guillotine 
Director: John Rash 
Country: USA, Run Time: 2 min 
 
Even the Rats                                                                        Regional Premiere
Director: Mike Hay   
Country: Scotland, UK, Run Time: 6 min
 
The Great Divide by The Shins                                            Regional Premiere
Director: Paul Trillo 
Country: USA, Run Time: 4 min  
 
Infected 
Director: Alfonso Cronopio 
Country: USA, Run Time: 4 min 
 
Jane by Patrick Jennings 
Director: Marsh Nabors 
Country: USA, Run Time: 2 min 
 
Memphis as F*ck by Tori WhoDat (feat. Lil Wyte, Frayser Boy & Al Kapone) 
Director: Isaiah Conyers 
Country: USA, Run Time: 3 min 
 
Night Terrors by Kudoz 
Director: Ellie Lee Stayner 
Country: USA, Run Time: 3 min 
 
Paw in the Honey 
Director: Laura Jean Hocking 
Country: USA, Run Time: 3 min 
 
Thru My City by Tori WhoDat (feat. Miscellaneous) 
Director: Isaiah Conyers 
Country: USA, Run Time: 4 min 

Top Knot Turn Up by Madame Gandhi 
Director: Justine Raczkiewicz 
Country: USA, Run Time: 3 min 
 
Touch Tone Telephone by Lemon Demon
Director: Chris Spargo 
Country: UK, Run Time: 4 min 
 
The Trouble with Angels                                                     Regional Premiere
Director: Sam Chegini 
Country: UK, Run Time: 6 min 
 
The Vacant by American Automatic
Director: Greg Johnson 
Country: USA, Run Time: 4 min 
 
Wasteland 
Director: Lizbeth Calingasan 
Country: Australia, Run Time: 12 min
 
When I’m Gone 
Director: Kalob Adair 
Country: USA, Run Time: 3 min 
 
  
PROJECT(ion)S
5000 Space Aliens                                                                World Premiere
Director: Scott Bateman
Country: USA, Run Time: 86 min
 
A Peculiar Week in My Dream Journal, May 1973              Regional Premiere
Director: Rachel Nakawatase  
Country: USA, Run Time: 6 min
 
The Chair
Director: Ronnie Cramer 
Country: USA, Run Time: 7 min
 
Chatbot Dialogs                                                                   Regional Premiere
Directors: Marina Landia, Nick Landia, Holly Hudson,
Natasha Stiven, Mike Freedman, Ben Dallimore
Country: UK, Run Time: 5 min
 
Chattri (Umbrella)                                                                  Regional Premiere
Director: Sarvshrest Singh 
Country: USA, India, Run Time: 1 min.
 
Connexions 
Director: Cendrine Robelin 
Country: France, Run Time: 19 min
 
Homage to Airway                                                                Regional Premiere
Director: Sophia Ioannou Gjerding  
Country: Denmark, Run Time: 13 min
 
Lullaby for a Pandemic                                                        Regional Premiere 
Director: Gwendolyn Audrey Foster  
Country: USA, Run Time: 1 min  
 
Qausuittuq 
Director: Min Bae 
Country: Cape Verde, Run Time: 8 min
 
Six Positions on Uncertainty 
Director: Lionel Popkin 
Country: USA, Run Time: 7 min
 
Whistling Bridge
Director: Sohee Kim 
Country: Korea, Run Time: 5 min  
 
 
SHORT SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
“The Break-App”
Writer: Alison Zatta 
Country: USA 
 
“Cochebomba” 
Writer: Kantu Lentz 
Country: USA 
 
“Lambing” 
Writer: Katie McNeice 
Country: Ireland 
 
“My Friend”  
Writer: Cedric Hill 
Country: USA 
 
Nascent State” 
Writer: Beanie Barnes
Country: USA
 

ABOUT OXFORD FILM FESTIVAL
The Oxford Film Festival was founded in 2003 to bring exciting, new, and unusual films (and the people who create them) to North Mississippi. The annual five-day festival screens short and feature-length films in both showcase and competition settings. The festival is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization. For more information, visit www.oxfordfilmfest.com.

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