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Oxford Film Fest 2011 winners

February 18, 2011

The Oxford Film Festival held Feb. 10 – 13, 2011 is proud to announce its eighth annual award winners. During the awards ceremony of the 2011 Oxford Film Festival, the Spirit of the Hoka awards were presented to the following films:

– Animated Short was “The Birds Upstairs,” directed by Christopher Jarvis

(Honorable mentions presented to “The Thomas Beale Cipher” and “Prayers for Peace”)

– Documentary Feature was for “The Pruitt-Igoe Myth: an Urban History,” directed by Chad Freidrichs

(Honorable mention for cinematography in a documentary presented to “Beijing Taxi”)

– Documentary Short was for “Sand,” directed by Cari Ann Shim Sham

(Honorable mention to “Mozambique,” and an “honorary designation of acknowledged recognition of heightened illumination and education” to “The World of Film Festivals.”)

– Experimental Short = Inside Out/Side One / directed by Matt Meindl

(Honorable mentions presented to Wrestling with my father and Flutter)

– Mississippi Film (Narrative) was “Murderabilia,” directed by David Matthews

– Mississippi Film (Documentary) was “The South Will Rise Again,” directed by Ben Guest

– Narrative Feature was Prairie Love / directed by Dusty Bias

Prize includes: a certificate from Kodak redeemable for $1,000 in film stock, and a $10,000 camera rental package from Panavision.
(Honorable mention for acting presented to David Call in Two Gates of Sleep)

– Narrative Short was for “Pillow,” directed by Josh and Miles Miller

(Honorable Mention presented to “God of Love”)

– The inaugural Lisa Blount Memorial Acting Award was presented to Ed Lowry (“Pillow”).

– The award for Mississippi Music Video, as selected by our audience, was Cold Red Clay (sung by T.B. Ledford, directed by Ron Blaylock).

– The Ron Tibbett Audience Award was “Mississippi Innocence,” directed by Joe York.


2011 Oxford Film Festival Sponsors

The 2011 Oxford Film Festival Sponsors help sustain not only the Festival but also the year-round programs of the non-profit festival. Their support is crucial to the mission of celebrating independent film. This year’s Festival Sponsors include: Panavision, Kodak, Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, Oxford Tourism Council, Donna Ruth Roberts, Magnolia Hill Entertainment and more.


Oxford Film Festival

Founded in 2003 as a project of the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, the Oxford Film Festival is an independent non-profit 501c3 organization committed to celebrating the art of independent cinema. The Oxford Film Festival entertains and educates its participants, providing residents and visitors with the opportunity to watch independent films as well as to meet the filmmakers and learn from industry professionals. The variety of films and panels attracts filmgoers of all ages and backgrounds. The entire festival schedule will be available in January at


The festival for 2012 is set for Feb. 9-12.


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  1. February 18, 2011 10:03 am

    Great stuff, I’m looking forward to seeing some of these.

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