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Join us as we showcase the winning Oxford Film Festival shorts at Shelter on Van Buren on Saturday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m.  Enjoy some coffee or beer with a slice of Ron Shapiro’s cheesecake while watching some award winning films, all for free! Donations will be accepted for the Oxford Film Festival at the counter.


BLAZING SUN (2015) – BEST NARRATIVE SHORT Director: Fred Castadot Country: Belgium; Running Time: 24 min

Under the leaden sky of a summer day, Eric goes to work to defend a great issue. But, blinded by stress, Eric is forgetting the most important thing…

CYBERGENESIS (2015) – BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM Director: André Silva Country: USA, Running Time: 13 min

CYBERGENESIS is a fantastical, animated journey (segments of which have been creatively crowd-sourced) that imagines a future creation myth, crafted by cyber consciousness from bits and pieces of humanity’s online legacy.

FALLEN STAR (2016) – BEST MUSIC VIDEO Director: Clay Hardwick Country: USA, Running Time: 8 min

FALLEN STAR is what happens when you make it to the top. This music video combines three original songs into a cinematic narrative, following AJC into a world of bitter famedom. Of course, making a deal at the crossroads has its costs.

FINDING CLEVELAND (2016) – BEST MISSISSIPPI DOCUMENTARY FILM Director: Larissa Lam Country: USA, Running Time 12:24 min

Finding Cleveland is a documentary short film that follows Charles Chiu and his family on an emotional journey as they take a trip to Cleveland, Mississippi to visit the grave site of Charles’ father, KC Lou.

THE GIFT (2016) – BEST MISSISSIPPPI NARRATIVE FILM Director: Gabriel Robertson Country: USA, Running Time: 12:48 min

To celebrate his eleventh birthday, a young boy selects his gift – little knowing that his choice will change the world.

THE HOUSE IS INNOCENT (2015) – BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT Director: Nicholas Coles Country: USA, Running Time: 12:15 min

Meet Tom and Barbara, the proud new owners of a serial killer’s house — the most infamous residence in Sacramento, California. The middle-age couple soon realizes it’s going to take more than a fresh coat of paint to whitewash their home’s macabre history.

THE SEAFARER AND THE MOONLIGHT (2015) – BEST ANIMATION Director: James Dastoli Country: USA, Running Time: 2:30 min

An ancient mariner does battle with a behemoth from the deep.

VIOLA: A MOTHER’S STORY OF JUVENILE JUSTICE (2015) – BEST EDITING (Christopher Reyes) Directors: Sarah Fleming, Joann Self Selvidge Country: USA, Running Time: 7:55 min

A mother shares personal stories about her life and her struggles with her son Edward, who has been involved with the juvenile justice system in Memphis, Tennessee.

YALO (2015) – RON TIBBETT AUDIENCE AWARD Director: Alison Fast Country: USA, Running Time: 10 min

A small town craft brewery hits it big, producing bold new tastes like Miss-issIPA, River Ale and small-batch, bourbon barrel-aged stout, in what is formerly a dry county. YALO showcases the persistent rise of creative entrepreneurs in Water Valley, and the importance of small businesses to revitalize Main Street.



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