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OxFilm Announces Two Minute Film Challenge

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A Leadership Lafayette team has partnered with OxFilm to create a filmmaking challenge that each year will enhance and promote filmmaking in our community.


OxFilm Challenge is a free call for entries for two minute short films about road safety with cash prizes to be given to the best films. OxFilm Challenge has the ability to produce works that will provide new voices and the vision to give back to our community. The Oxford Police Department will use these films as educational tools when visiting kids in our local schools. Students have the opportunity to learn the dangers of texting and driving, the importance in sharing the road with cyclists, and the protocol when being pulled over.


OxFilm Society is a community-wide effort to enhance film as a cultural, artistic and economic driver for the Lafayette County-Oxford and University population. OxFilm seeks to promote education and provide tools to support local filmmakers while encouraging films to be made in our community. OxFilm also seeks to enhance existing film screenings with an ongoing series celebrating a range of film experiences. Proceeds from this event will go to providing film equipment, programming and job training for local filmmakers.


A screening and reception of the films submitted for the OxFilm Challenge will be July 30, 2013 at the Lyric Theater in Oxford, MS. A selected panel of judges will decide the winner for Best Film, and will receive $500. The audience at the screening can vote for their favorite, and the People's Choice Film award will receive $100. This event is free and open to the public.


Leadership Lafayette has partnered with the Oxford Police Department, OxFilm Society, the Chamber of Commerce and the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council for the OxFilm Challenge. We would like to invite you to be a part of this community service project, but also the long-term impact of creating jobs and developing relationships with the filmmakers that can stimulate our economy.


To be considered for the OxFilm Challenge, e-mail oxfilmsociety@gmail.com with a vimeo or YouTube private link. All submissions must be entered by July 5, 2013. The films will be released on the OxFilm Society website after July 30, 2013.


Rules and Regulations:
1. Films must be no longer than two minutes or less and only be original content. No unlicensed clips or music allowed.
2.  Films must be on the topic of road safety. Examples) drinking and driving, texting and driving, bicycle safety, learning the protocol of being pulled over by a police officer
3.  Films submitted under these guidelines are in competition with other submitted films and may win up to $500 or $100 in prize money.
4.  Films submitted under these guidelines may be posted on YouTube, University Channel 99, and other public exhibitions for public safety.
5.  Films submitted under these guidelines may be selected to be screened at the OxFilm Challenge screening and reception on July 30, 2013.
6. If selected to screen at the reception, filmmakers must provide a pro res 422 file for projection.
7.  By submitting the film, you represent and warrant that everyone with an interest in the film is aware of the rules and regulations.


Leadership Lafayette is a program of the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce. For questions, please contact group managers:

Beth Ziegenhorn, yacoperations@gmail.com, (573)380-8983, or Cal Bowen, cbowen@ronniewindham.com, (662)701-6796.  

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