OXISFF 2020/21

The 2020 festival ran online from 8 May - 25 July. OXISFF 2021 will run from 27 August - 4 September.

Submissions

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

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Tickets are not yet available for 2021 and dates are provisional. We hope to annouce more nearer the time.

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Oxford International Short Film Festival (OXISFF)

The 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, ideally one which should be experienced in unique and beautiful surroundings, on a large screen with an enthusiastic audience. The live festival is 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 (including 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.
 

2021 Festival

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we ran an online edition of our programme in 2020 from May-July. We believe nothing can replace the experience of watching a film on a big screen together with a live audience so for 2021 we are planning to run both online and live screenings. We hope to reschedule some of our 2020 entries as part of our 2021 live screenings.

2021 entries will all play online from 27-30 August
Live screenings will play 2-4 September






 

2021 Online Programme

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Martin Pearson

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Martin Pearson

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Joan Graves

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Joan Graves

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Peter Reid

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Joan Graves

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Tracey Curtis

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Joan Graves

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Peter Reid

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Joan Graves

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Stanley Willis

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Peter Reid

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Festival Programme

Download the Oxford International
Short Film Festival 2021 Programme

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

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 (Programme last updated: 7th July 2021)

Official 2021 Awards

Trophy Awards
 

Best Film:

  • Anna
  • Mousie
  • Single
  • Snake Oil
  • Unliveable (Inabitável)

Best Director:

  • Ashley Eakin (Single)
  • Dekel Berenson (Anna)
  • Kieran Stringfellow (Bulldog)
  • Paige Compton (Guide On)
  • Remy Archer (Snake Oil)

Best Lead Actress:

  • Deborah Leiser-Moore (Fitting)
  • Delaney Feener (Single)
  • Laura Bayston (Hungry Joe)
  • Shawntelle Lee Cuevas (Guide On)
  • Svetlana Barandich (Anna)

Best Lead Actor:

  • Bhasker Patel (Sanjay Saves the World)
  • Dave Christie-Miller (Now Time with David Crawford)
  • Guy Remmers (Lessons)
  • Joshua Robertson (Dad Joke)
  • Tom Gaskin (Snake Oil)

Best Young Performer:

  • Dikshya Karki (Ashmina)
  • Isabella Crovetti (The Summer of Snakes)
  • Katie Francis (Shiney)
  • Sasha Watson-Lobo (Mousie)
  • Yilin Fang (Sister)

Best Film Debut:

  • Andrew Paul Montague (My Other Suit is Human)
  • Cherrye J. Davis (Covered)
  • Samantha White (Friends Online)
  • Roshi Givechi (My Family Trees)
  • Yiru Chen (Handscape)

Certificate Awards
 

Best Screenplay:

  • Ashley Eakin (Single)
  • David Bartlett (Mousie)
  • Emily Avila (Fitting)
  • Sarah Surh (Songbird)
  • Susan Harrison (Seashore)

Best Editing:

  • Andrew McGee (Venus)
  • Augustine So (Guide On)
  • Chris Austen (33 Floors)
  • Michael Stathopoulos (The Hit)
  • Remy Archer (Snake Oil)

Best Cinematography:

  • Lei Guo (Sister)
  • Remy Archer (Snake Oil)
  • Sébastien Pins (Traces)
  • Stephen Otosio (Bulldog)
  • Vasco Viana (Ashmina)

Best Music Score:

  • David Reyes (Traces)
  • Jack Arnold (Mousie)
  • Kamran (Manasanamaha)
  • Sarah Playford (My Other Suit is Human)
  • Zak McNeil (RenaiDance)

Best Sound:

  • 33 Floors
  • Anna
  • Bulldog
  • Guide On
  • Hungry Joe

Best Production Design:

  • Mousie
  • Sanjay Saves the World
  • The Summer Of Snakes
  • Solution for Sadness
  • Unliveable (Inabitável)

Best Effects:

  • 33 Floors
  • Argon
  • Hungry Joe
  • Malakout
  • Venus

Genre Awards
 

Best Animation/Experimental Film:

  • A Piglet's Tale
  • RenaiDance
  • Shaking A Singapore Spear
  • The Boy and the Mountain
  • Tidy Town

Best Comedy Film:

  • Fargate
  • Friend's Online
  • Gone Viral
  • Now Time With David Crawford
  • Snake Oil

Best Documentary:

  • Fluffypunk
  • Fraser Syndrome & Me
  • Hello Sunshine
  • Making of Making Nothing
  • The Girl with Blue Eyes

Best Drama:

  • Dad Joke
  • Fitting
  • Guide On
  • My Other Suit is Human
  • Songbird

Best LGBTQIA+ Film:

  • Handscape
  • I am Chuma
  • Letter to my mother
  • Mermaid
  • Unliveable (Inabitável)

Best Lockdown Short:

  • Alone
  • Covered
  • Gone Viral
  • Happy Together
  • Music for the End of the World

Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror Film:

  • 33 Floors
  • A Piglet's Tale
  • Hungry Joe
  • Sanjay Saves the World
  • Venus


festival organisers

See below for a list of festival organisers:

  • Andrew Carslaw

    Festival Director

  • Laura Jones

    Children's Festival Director

  • Olivia Chappell

    Director of Awards

  • Stanley Mackrell

    Head of Media and Co-founder

  • Emma Faraone

    Event Coordinator

  • Toby Fitzpatrick

    Media Content Production

  • Annabel Jackson

    PR and Content Production

  • Stephanie Overington

    Social Media

  • Layla Mirmalek

    Festival Judge/Q&A

  • Danny Mac-Gregor

    Festival Judge

  • Zainab Mirmalek

    Festival Coordinator

friends and sponsors

A huge shout-out to our partners, sponsors and supporters:

venue

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

Please Note:

The Festival Entrance will be venue via the St John's College Front Lodge (Postcode: OX1 3JP). This is located on St Giles on the opposite side to the Ashmolean Museum.

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 (Front Lodge)
Parks Road,
Oxford
OX1 3JP

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