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Oxford Film Fest Receives $17K Grant for 20th Anniversary Edition

As the Oxford Film Festival focuses on plans and early preparation for next year’s highly anticipated 20th Anniversary edition of the popular event, OxFilm has announced that the film festival has once again been awarded an Operating Grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission

The film festival received a grant totaling $17,200.

Next year’s event will be held March 1-5, 2023.

“Everyone at OxFilm and the Oxford Film Festival has already been at work to build upon this year’s edition and bring our film fans the best audience-pleasing, cinema-loving, party-rich film festival we possibly can to celebrate our 20th year,” said Oxford Film Festival Executive Director Matt Wymer. “So, to once again, receive the support of the Mississippi Arts Commission for the second year in a row is a tremendous validation and incredibly encouraging for all of us as we continue our work.”

Funds from this grant will provide the financial support needed to sustain year-round operations of the 501(c)3 charitable organization. This grant is a portion of the more than $1.65 million in grants MAC awarded in Fiscal Year 2023 and is made possible by continued funding from the Mississippi State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Mississippi Arts Commission Grant is provided through special funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, via the American Rescue Plan, also known as ARP.

“We are pleased to provide support to arts organizations throughout the state who inspire and serve their communities every day,” said Sarah Story, executive director of MAC. “These funds will help organizations continue to create innovative exhibitions, performances, and programming for millions of people to enjoy throughout the next year.” 

The Oxford Film festival is currently accepting film submissions for next year’s edition, with the regular Deadline coming up on Sept. 15. Submissions can be made to: https://filmfreeway.com/OxfordFilmFestival.

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