FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE OXFORD FILM FESTIVAL PARTNERS WITH THE AUDIENCE AWARDS FOR SPECIAL “BEST OF SHORTS FEST” CONTEST
Oxford, MS (September 28, 2015) – The Oxford Film Festival is hosting an
online showcase of their alumni filmmakers’ short films by partnering with The Audience Awards for a “Best of Shorts Fest” award. The contest is comprised of 61 short films that have screened at the Oxford Film Festival during the past 12 years. The short film contest hosted by The Audience Awards is currently open for public voting today – October 15, 2015. “The Oxford Film Festival is very excited to partner with Audience Awards for this special contest that benefits our filmmaker alumni and showcases all the great talent from the last 12 years,” said Melanie Addington, narrative shorts programmer and executive director of Oxford Film Festival.
“I received a major film career boost because I had the opportunity to screen at OFF 2008”, states Paige Williams, CEO of The Audience Awards, “The OFF Best of Shorts Fest allows our company to give back to OFF, showcase their amazing film festival and the filmmakers that they screen.” The Audience Awards is a great way to watch a variety of films created by Oxford Film Fest alumni as well as give film fans an opportunity to support their favorite filmmakers and give them some recognition. All they need to do is vote on the Audience Awards website anytime between today and October 15, 2015. The winner is awarded an all-expenses trip (flight, hotel and VIP pass) to the 2016 Oxford Film Festival (February 17-21, 2016), will receive the film festival’s celebrated Hoka Award during the awards ceremony and have a re-screening of the film. The second and third runners up will receive credit from The Audience Awards.
To vote for your favorite film,
For more information on the Audience Awards partnering with Oxford Film Festival, call 877-560-3456 or visit the website https://theaudienceawards.com.
The Oxford Film Festival is accepting submissions until November 15. The festival will be held February 17-21, 2016. More information is available at http:// www.oxfordfilmfest.com.
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 four-day festival screens short and
feature-length films in both showcase and competition settings, including narrative and
documentary features and shorts; Mississippi narratives, documentaries and music videos, and
narrative, documentary, animated and experimental shorts. The festival is a 501c3 not-for-profit