Oxford Film Festival 2018 Community Film
The 2018 Oxford Film Fest community film will be filmed in Summer or Fall of 2017. The first event will be held at the Maker's Market on Saturday, June 17 at noon. We will have a table reading for people to hear the story and sign up to be an extra or crew member. Auditions for speaking parts will be held on July 9 at 3 pm at the Powerhouse with callbacks on July 13. Sign up for an audition here: https://airtable.com/shrkfU3bvFBJAgGp5
Maggie, 15 years old. Teenager with rebellious spirit but pretty with inner strength but crisis of confidence. She is going through inner turmoil of teen angst but in a world where every move is watched. Same ethnicity as Mom.
Mom, 40s, confident, tall and beautiful. Someone that people notice when she crosses the street. Elegant housewife type. Same ethnicity as Maggie.
Clerk: 30s-60s. Must be able to speak with a bored effect yet some charm to be a salesman of the app. Any look or ethnicity.
Kaye, 70s-80s. Confident, elegant. Glamorous older woman that people don’t question when she speaks. Can be any ethnicity but must have appropriate age.
Child/Hannah. A young girl, 5-8 years old. Can have any look or ethnicity.
Dad: A father figure that is with Hannah. Average guy, any look or ethnicity.
Waiter – 1. Any age over 18. Any look or ethnicity.
Restaurant goers – 5-10
Pizza chef in background – 1
Outside Saint Leo’s crowd – 50-100 people
Selfie group- 6 teens
Mom Mob – 20-40 people
Final Scene Mob – 10-20 people
Grocery Store Mob of Inside Fans – 20 people
Grocery Store Mob of Outside Fans – 20 people
Mob of people on street during Child scene – 20-40 people
Camera Assistant (2nd)
Boom Pole Holder
If you are interested in participating, please email Melanie Addington at info [@] oxfordfilmfest.com.
Previous Community Films
In 2011, the Oxford Film Festival became producers with its first ever Community Film project. Designed to showcase local talent and bring the filmmaking experience to a local level, each year's community film is a comedy short written, directed, and edited by local filmmakers, cast with local actors both professional and non-professional, and staffed by local volunteers. Countless members of the community pitched in behind and in front of the camera to make the film a reality. The final product then premieres at the next Oxford Film Festival.
The Hanging of Big Todd Wade (2011)
Written and directed by Micah Ginn
Oxford, 1893. Big Todd Wade faces the gallows for a crime he did not commit. Will his alibi be revealed before it is too late?
The Show Must Go On (2012)
Written and directed by Matthew Graves
During a performance of a community theater's murder mystery play, an actor is actually killed. With the state arts commissioner in attendance to determine future funding for the theater, the cast and crew have no choice but to continue with the show. Still available for purchase
A documentary short by Joe York
To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Oxford Film Festival, the University of Mississippi's Media and Documentary Projects Center teamed up with the festival to create a documentary film starring 10-year-olds from the Oxford/Lafayette County community discussing the joys and trials of being 10 years old.
Killer Kudzu (2014)
When Oxford is attacked by a mysterious botanical menace, the townsfolk must work together to save the city from bumbling bureaucrats and botanical terror.
Written by Felicity Flesher (winner of our first ever Screenplay Contest), directed by Meaghin Burke
Once A Month (2016)
Directed by Alice Walker
Directed by Rory Ledbetter