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Shelter Rewinds OFF’s Award Winning Films Saturday, March 5

Ron Shapiro and Lee Bowie of the Shelter on Van Buren
Ron Shapiro and Lee Bowie of the Shelter on Van Buren

This Saturday, March 5, the Shelter on Van Buren is re-winding a portion of the 2016 Oxford Film Festival by hosting an event that will screen some of the award winning films at this year’s festival.

The public is invited to the free event and donations to support next year’s festival are encouraged. The Shelter’s huge selection of drinks, coffee and desserts will be available for purchase throughout the evening.

The free event begins at 7:30 p.m. and will screen the following OFF award winning films:

The narrative short winner 'Blazing Sun'
The narrative short winner ‘Blazing Sun’

BLAZING SUN (2015) – BEST NARRATIVE SHORT Director: Fred Castadot Country: Belgium; Running Time: 24 min
Under the leaden sky of a summer day, Eric goes to work to defend a great issue. But, blinded by stress, he is forgetting the most important thing…

The experimental winner 'Cybergenesis'
The experimental winner ‘Cybergenesis’

CYBERGENESIS (2015) – BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM Director: André Silva Country: USA, Running Time: 13 min
CYBERGENESIS is a fantastical, animated journey (segments of which have been creatively crowd-sourced) that imagines a future creation myth, crafted by cyber consciousness from bits and pieces of humanity’s online legacy.

Best music video, 'Fallen Star'
Best music video, ‘Fallen Star’

FALLEN STAR (2016) – BEST MUSIC VIDEO Director: Clay Hardwick Country: USA, Running Time: 8 min
FALLEN STAR is what happens when you make it to the top. This music video combines three original songs into a cinematic narrative, following AJC into a world of bitter famedom. Of course, making a deal at the crossroads has its costs.

Best Mississippi documentary film, 'Finding Cleveland'
Best Mississippi documentary film, ‘Finding Cleveland’

FINDING CLEVELAND (2016) – BEST MISSISSIPPI DOCUMENTARY FILM Director: Larissa Lam Country: USA, Running Time 12:24 min
Finding Cleveland is a documentary short film that follows Charles Chiu and his family on an emotional journey as they take a trip to Cleveland, Mississippi to visit the grave site of Charles’ father, KC Lou.

Best Mississippi Narrative, 'The Gift'
Best Mississippi Narrative, ‘The Gift’

THE GIFT (2016) – BEST MISSISSIPPPI NARRATIVE FILM Director: Gabriel Robertson Country: USA, Running Time: 12:48 min
To celebrate his eleventh birthday, a young boy selects his gift – little knowing that his choice will change the world.

The documentary short winner 'The House is Innocent'
The documentary short winner ‘The House is Innocent’

THE HOUSE IS INNOCENT (2015) – BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT Director: Nicholas Coles Country: USA, Running Time: 12:15 min
Meet Tom and Barbara, the proud new owners of a serial killer’s house — the most infamous residence in Sacramento, California. The middle-age couple soon realizes it’s going to take more than a fresh coat of paint to whitewash their home’s macabre history.

Best animation, 'The Seafarer and the Moonlight'
Best animation, ‘The Seafarer and the Moonlight’

THE SEAFARER AND THE MOONLIGHT (2015) – BEST ANIMATION Director: James Dastoli Country: USA, Running Time: 2:30 min
An ancient mariner does battle with a behemoth from the deep.

Best editing, 'Viola: A Mother's Story of Juvenile Justice'
Best editing, ‘Viola: A Mother’s Story of Juvenile Justice’

VIOLA: A MOTHER’S STORY OF JUVENILE JUSTICE (2015) – BEST EDITING (Christopher Reyes) Directors: Sarah Fleming, Joann Self Selvidge Country: USA, Running Time: 7:55 min
A mother shares personal stories about her life and her struggles with her son Edward, who has been involved with the juvenile justice system in Memphis, Tennessee.

The audience award winner, 'Yalo'
The audience award winner, ‘Yalo’

YALO (2015) – RON TIBBETT AUDIENCE AWARD Director: Alison Fast Country: USA, Running Time: 10 min
A small town craft brewery hits it big, producing bold new tastes like Miss-issIPA, River Ale and small-batch, bourbon barrel-aged stout, in what is formerly a dry county. YALO showcases the persistent rise of creative entrepreneurs in Water Valley, and the importance of small businesses to revitalize Main Street.

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