Oxford Film Festival (OFF) is looking for Oxford-based story ideas for the seventh annual community film that will be made in conjunction with next year’s festival; the 14th Annual Oxford Film Festival.
Each year, the Oxford Film Festival – in conjunction with the OxFilm Society – produces and supports a community film that showcases the talents of the Oxford community and provides opportunities for community members to gain experience working on a film and learning how a film is made. The completed film is then screened multiple times during the annual festival, giving audiences the chance to view first-hand the fruit of the community’s creativity.
This year, OFF is hoping to base the narrative of the community film around a story about Oxford and the people who live in or have lived in Oxford.
If you have a family story or a folk-tale about Oxford, it’s inhabitants or the surrounding area, Oxford Film Festival wants to hear it.
Story ideas can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions can be a simple sentence or a paragraph that highlights the story, or a full script if you have it lying around.
Submissions should have your name, number and email address included.
Deadline for submissions is tax day, April 15. The selected concept will be announced shortly afterward and a script will be drawn up in an OxFilm Society workshop.
And, for those who have 15-minutes to kill, check out the embedded video (top) to watch an encore presentation of this year’s community film, Once a Month, directed by Oxonian Alice Walker and starring Jennifer Mathus, Rhes Low and Lynn Wells.
For more information, visit the OFF website at OxfordFilmFest.com.
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