Alice Guy-Blache,    Female Pioneer in filmmaking

Alice Guy-Blache, Female Pioneer in filmmaking

 Oxford Female Filmmaker Retreat

March 16-19, 2020

Camp Hopewell, Oxford MS

 Moderated discussions will cover topics related to funding, distribution, festival strategy, and sound editing. In addition to attending screenings, workshops and panels, attendees will have time to socialize and enjoy the natural surroundings before the Oxford Film Festival kicks off.

 Female Filmmaker Retreat is an opportunity for female-identifying filmmakers who have at least one previous feature under their belt or several short films and with a current work in progress film to gather with colleagues for a 4-day retreat to:

  • Attend master class workshops

  • Participate in discussions

  • Screen works in progress

  • Share stories from the field and cutting room

 We have room for up to 5 - 10 participants with the following expenses paid:

  • Room & Board

  • All Meals and materials

  • VIP pass to film festival if you choose to stay after retreat

  • $400 in travel reimbursement (either for flights, or gas to attend or or hotel during the film fest after the retreat).

    • Want to sponsor the full travel expense for one of our participants? Contact us at


To apply, click on the form by September 30, 2019 which will include submitting a brief bio, your resume, and an example of current and prior work. You must have at least one feature film brought to market/festival, or various short film brought to market/festival to attend.

Once applications are over, we will move forward with a phone interview.


Cabins and lodges are rustic, but are equipped with single beds, linens, electricity, wifi and shared bathrooms. There is also a full kitchen, but the meals are also supplied in the dining room. Bathrooms and shower are shared.


The dining room supplies three meals a day, catering to a variety of dietary needs.

Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free food may be requested up to 2 weeks before camp.

Snacks, coffee, tea, and water will be provided during the day.

Sharing a Work-In-Progress (WIP)

In the afternoons, we will have Work-In-Progress time slots available to attendees. Our time is limited, so you will only have one slot available to screen. But we hope this will lead to feedback conversations throughout the rest of the weekend.

Schedule of Events

We will be announcing workshop leaders and mentors in the Fall. While some of this is still in progress and subject to change due to schedules of workshop participants until Fall 2019, we have the rough schedule below:

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