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The festival is on the weekend of 23-24 March 2019

Oxford International Short Film Festival (OXISFF)

The inaugural Oxford International Short Film Festival (OXISFF) celebrates the diversity and creativity of short films. OXISFF is located in the heart of the historic university city, on the same road where Inspector Morse, CS Lewis, and JRR Tolkien famously all enjoyed a tipple, a mere stone's throw from Hogwarts' Dining Hall.

We believe short films are an art form, one which should be experienced in unique and beautiful surroundings, on a large screen with an enthusiastic audience. The festival will be held in the beautiful grounds of St John's College at The University of Oxford in the newly refurbished auditorium.

We would like to encourage short films from all filmmakers in any genre (except documentaries). We're looking for great stories which stir the emotions, have strong characters, and unique voices or evocative worlds. The awards will be judged by a panel of local filmmakers prior to the event across a range of categories. All eligible film submissions will be considered for the Best Short Film award. Submissions can also be entered into additional categories.

All of the shortlisted films will be shown throughout the day on Saturday 23rd March 2019.

Submissions

Are you a filmmaker thinking of submitting? Submissions are handled via our Film Freeway page here.

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PROGRAMME

Andrew Carslaw

Arrival and registration

The College will open at 9am, and registration will begin. Please enter via the College's back lodge on Parks Road rather than the entrance on St Giles Street. The auditorium will open for seating at 9.30am. There will be a brief introduction from the festival organiser before the films start at 10am.

60mins

St John's Back Lodge, Parks Road

About Andrew Carslaw

Find out more about the festival organiser:

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Jane Richards

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Martin Pearson

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45mins

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45mins

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Jessica Green

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120mins

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120mins

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Herman Russell

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Joan Graves

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60mins

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Peter Reid

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Joan Graves

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Tracey Curtis

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60mins

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Stanley Willis

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120mins

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120mins

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Joan Graves

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About Joan Graves

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Peter Reid

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Joan Graves

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Tracey Curtis

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Stanley Willis

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2019 Awards

Best Film: Sara

Nominees: A Pinprick of Light, Infill And Full Set, Roughhouse, Sara, The Last Dance, What Happened To Evie

Best Director:
Kate Cheeseman (What Happened To Evie)

Nominees: Chris Keller (The Last Dance), Kate Cheeseman (What Happened to Evie), Natalie Kennedy (Down and Out), Rich Peppiatt (Grounded), Shuli Tan (Sailing Away)

Best Screenplay: Grounded

Nominees: Futures, Grounded, Heather Has Four Moms, Showtime, The Mouse

Best Lead Actor: Craig Parkinson (Futures)

Craig Parkinson (Futures), Hrvoje Vladisavljevic (Blue Peter), Julian Sands (The Escape), Oli Meredith (The Silent), Walter Koenig (Who is Martin Danzig?)

Best Lead Actress: Nha Phuong

Nominees: Bessie Coates (What happened to Evie), Josefine Frida Pettersen (Grounded), Lauren Ashley Carter (Once Bitten), Samantha Lopez (ME 3.769), Nha Phuong (Infill and Full Set)

Best Cinematography: A Pinprick of Light

Nominees: A Pinprick of Light, Paris You Got Me, No Response, The Anatomist, The Ninth

Best Editing: Kit Wells (Futures)

Nominees: For Want of a Nail, Futures, Hanging Branch, No Response, What Happened To Evie

Best Production Design: Paris You Got Me

Nominees: Expend, Paris You Got Me, Shamas, The Anatomist, The Ninth

Best Music Score:
Sarah Warne (What Happened To Evie)

Nominees: Beautified, Infill and Full Set, Pianist in a Brothel, The Hanging Branch, What Happened To Evie

Best Sound: Whoever You Are

Nominees: Bloodchild, Blue Peter, Shamas, Whoever You Are, The Last Dance

Best Special Effects: The Last Dance

Nominees: Beautified, Deep Dive, Paris You Got Me, The Escape, The Last Dance

ScreenTalk Prize for Best Oxfordshire Film 2019:
Emmi

Runners-up: Golem, Caelum, Entrance No Exit
Nominees: AKA, Caelum, Emmi, Entrance No Exit, Golem, Love Thy Neighbour, Storytellers

Additional Genre Awards

Best Action or Thriller Film: No Response

Love Thy Neighbour, No Response, Out of Reach, The Ninth, The Rage

Best Animation: Roughhouse

Blows With The Wind, Expend, Red Dress. No Straps, Roughhouse, Should You Meet A Lady In A Darkened Wood, Under The Weather

Best Childrens film: Zack And The Rainbow

Paris You Got Me, Under The Weather, Zack And The Rainbow

Best Comedy Film: Anything for You Abby

Anything for You Abby, Burying the Mother In Law, Futures, Heather Has Four Moms, Man on Heels

Best Film Under Five Minutes: Caelum

Aliens, Caelum, Deux Mains, Expend, No Way Home

Best Horror Film: Once Bitten

Desecrated, Once Bitten, The Anatomist, The Hanging Branch, Still

Best International Drama: En Kyss

Are You Volleyball, Blue Peter, En Kyss, Sailing Away, Showtime

Best Musical or Experimental film:
Pianist In A Brothel

Deux Mains, Little Ghost Girl, Paris You Got Me, Pianist In A Brothel, Silencio, The Hidden Injuries of Dreams

Best Science Fiction Film: The Escape

Deep Dive, Lab Rat, Spaceman, The Escape, The Last Dance

Best UK Drama: Infill And Full Set

Down and Out, Infill And Full Set, Louder than Words, The Silent, What Happened To Evie


festival organisers

See below for a list of festival organisers:

  • Andrew Carslaw

    Festival Director

  • Stanley Mackrell

    Festival Co-director

  • Emma Faraone

    Event Coordinator

  • Laura Jones

    Festival Judge

  • Layla Mirmalek

    Festival Coordinator

  • Danny Mac-Gregor

    Festival Judge

  • Dr Tamsyn Dent

    Festival Judge

  • Olivia Chappell

    Festival Judge/Presenter

  • Jim Gwilliam

    Festival Judge

  • Susie Stead

    Festival Film Reviewer

  • Simon Dillon

    Festival Film Reviewer

submit your film

Our panel of judges are a passionate bunch of filmmakers who just love watching fictional short films! Shortlisted films will automatically be considered for the Best UK or International Short Film award. Filmmakers can also apply for other categories.

Please make sure you read the festival rules and regulations before you apply.

Submit your film exclusively through FilmFreeway     We support FilmFreeway GOLD


Please note: We are not currently open for entries.

sponsors

A huge shout-out and thank you to our sponsors:

venue

The festival will take place in the beautiful surroundings of St John's College in the newly refurbished auditorium.

Please Note:

The Festival Entrance will be venue via the St John's College Back Lodge (Postcode: OX1 3PW). This is located on Parks Road by the traffic lights at the top of South Parks Road. Looks for the flag.

We have more detailed information on how to find us here. Registration opens at 8.30am, and will be open throughout the day. Please make sure you bring along copies of your tickets. The event is sold out and we will not be offering any tickets on the door.

address

St John's College (Back Lodge)
Parks Road,
Oxford
OX1 3PW

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Download the Oxford International
Short Film Festival 2019 Brochure

Please note: this document might be periodically updated as further details become finalised.
 

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 (Festival Brochure last updated: 24th February 2019)