Oxford Film Fest Receives MAC Grant and Joins the Film Freeway

Oxford Film Festival of Oxford, Mississippi has been awarded a $4,500 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC). This grant is a portion of the $1.34 million in grants the Commission will award in 2014-2015 and will be used to support the independent film festival.

The grants are made possible by continued funding from the Mississippi State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.

"The creative economy has never been more vibrant than it is today in the communities across Mississippi," stated Dr. Tom Pearson, Executive Director at MAC. "This agency is honored to play a small role in assisting these organizations to continue their work reinforcing the value of the arts and the role they play in creative place-making and economic development."

"We are grateful for the continued support we have received from MAC.," Michelle Emanuel, Director of Operations, said. "We use these funds to pay for equipment and venue rentals; literally, the festival could not happen without them."

The Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, serves the residents of the state by providing grants that support programs to enhance communities; assist artists and arts organizations; promote the arts in education and celebrate Mississippi's cultural heritage. Established in 1968, the Mississippi Arts Commission is funded by the Mississippi Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Mississippi Endowment for the Arts at the Community Foundation of Greater Jackson and other private sources. The agency serves as an active supporter and promoter of arts in community life and in arts education.

Oxford Film Festival is delighted to join Film Freeway as a second space for you to submit your film to our festival. Submissions will continue to be taken at www.oxfordfilmfest.com also.

Deadlines for submissions are:

September 15 - Early Bird Deadline ($15 for shorts, $30 for features)

November 1 - Regular Deadline ($25 for shorts, $40 for features)

November 15 - Late and FINAL Deadline ($35 for shorts, $50 for features)

To submit, visit https://filmfreeway.com/festival/OxfordFilmFestival

On both sites, we accept digital submissions. Your film screens in HD to a series of volunteer screeners (3 potential rounds) and provides the best possible experience before it plays the big screen!

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