The Oxford Film Festival received a $500 grant from the Walmart Community Grants Team Facility #699 in Oxford, Mississippi.
“The funds will be used to support the hospitality efforts at the 2020 film festival,” Executive Director Melanie Addington said. “We so appreciate when businesses help support filmmakers and our community.”
Walmart continues to support grantees in efforts to provide commitment through integrity and through clear, consistent communication. Walmart’s mission to giving back to the communities from where they operate is what helps to make providing this grant to the Oxford Film Festival possible.
About Oxford Film Festival: The Oxford Film Festival is a not-for-profit 501c3 organization founded in 2003 to bring in exciting and contemporary films and those filmmakers into North Mississippi. Going into its 17th season, the five-day festival screens various short and feature length films for both showcase and competition settings. The Oxford Film Festival celebrates the art of independent cinema and the festival has been continuously praised for its outstanding hospitality by its filmmakers and patrons in the Oxford community. Through its year-round programming, the Oxford Film Festival makes every effort to encourage Oxford and North Mississippi to be the central core for filmmaking. Through this, the festival coordinates different workshops, screenings, and educational programs targeting a wide demographic range of people from children to senior citizens. The OxFilm Society was created (from support of the Oxford Film Festival) to help loan equipment to filmmakers who film in Oxford, Miss and the festival each year produces an annual community film where people from the community come together and dedicate time to construct a short film to be screened for the Oxford Film Festival.
For more information, visit at https://www.oxfordfilmfest.com/