It's coming - It's coming - Did I say, "Its coming?" "What, you ask? Why, the much anticipated 2014 Oxford Film Festival in Oxford, Mississippi. The festival will be held Feb. 6 - 9, 2014, and it's anticipated to draw larger crowds than last year.
In a statement from Melanie Addington, Development Director of the festival, she outlines some of the events.
"The festival is proud to present the lineup for the 2014 film festival to be held February 6-9, 2014. This year’s festival includes 78 films, ranging from animation, experimental, documentary, narrative, features and shorts, and a wide range of Mississippi films. Additional films will be announced as they become available. All films are listed with their director.
All films are in competition for the Spirit of the Hoka Award, except for the special screenings category, which are out of competition films. The Hoka is presented on the Saturday night of the festival at a public awards ceremony and celebration.
The community film, Killer Kudzu, will have its world premiere on Thursday, Feb. 6 and will play several other times throughout the festival. Directed by Oxford filmmaker Meaghin Burke, the film tells the story of how a town must come together when a mutant vine tries to take over. The community film is out of competition and is produced by the Oxford Film Festival each year to allow locals the chance to be part of the filmmaking experience. A schedule of events will be posted in January."
This writer will present the schedule of films in the next article, which will be published on Feb.2, 2014. Tickets for the festival are currently on sale at www.oxfordfilmfest.com.
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