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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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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.

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Award Categories

When you submit your film you will be automatically be considered in the Best Film Award category. There will also be an Audience Choice Award which the audience can vote for. In addition to these awards you have the opportunity to enter the following additional categories:

  • Best Director
  • Best Screenplay
  • Best Lead Actor
  • Best Lead Actress
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Editing
  • Best Production Design
  • Best Music Score
  • Best Sound
  • Best Special Effects

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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

  • Daniel MacGregor-Gill

    Festival Judge

  • Dr Tamsyn Dent

    Festival Judge

  • Olivia Chappell

    Festival Judge/Presenter

  • Jim Gwilliam

    Festival Judge

  • Susie Stead

    Festival Film Reviewer

PROGRAMME

Please note that the programme below is still provisional and will be subject to change.

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

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Martin Pearson

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Jessica Green

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Herman Russell

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60mins

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Joan Graves

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Peter Reid

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Tracey Curtis

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Stanley Willis

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venue

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

Please Note:

We recommend entering the venue via the St John's College Back Lodge (Postcode: OX1 3PR). This is located on Parks Road just opposite the top of South Parks Road.

address

St John's College
St Giles' Street,
Oxford
OX1 3JP

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sponsors

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