Wednesday, January 7, 2009

2009 Oxford Film Festival


Well, it's official: The Oxford Film Festival has made their festival selections and the countdown begins. Scheduled this year from Feb 5-8, the festival is in its sixth year of operation and promises to be the best yet. In years past, Memphis filmmakers have done well in Oxford and the contributions of this festival to the area are significant.

Also, there's plenty to do in Oxford at this festival; never mind the screenings, panels, and events--you have to visit some of the area's best restaurants/bars to fully appreciate the nightlife in this town. I recommend City Grocery and the Library for tons of fun. Stay tuned to the Memphis Film Society website for complete coverage of the festival, as well as tips regarding networking at this year's event.

The Memphis Film Society will also be visiting Austin, Texas this year for the SXSW Film Festival and meeting with the Austin Film Society about a possible partnership for future screenings and events in Memphis. Stay tuned as these are announced in the near future. Right now, MFS is simply a loose collection of local talent, crew, and production companies, but in the near future we will become more formal and you will see more programs coming out of this organization.

See y'all in Oxford!

Posted by: Rich Newman
Contact Rich at info@memphisfilm.org