OxFilm recently helped with a production that wanted to film locally this May. Read more at the two attachments:
OxFilm, a new organization under the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council 501c3 umbrella, is proud to announce a recent gift of $40,000 to establish the filmmaker’s equipment loan program. The gift will allow OxFilm to purchase film equipment and establish a program that will loan equipment to promote film making in Lafayette County. The film equipment will be purchased in April and available to rent in May.
This gift is key to building and attracting film production as part of the economic impact that the Arts have on the region. Currently, film productions have to bring equipment with them or rent equipment from out of state to support film production in the region. This will increase the regions ability to attract films and provide tools to local filmmakers. Local filmmakers, who are members of OxFilm, will receive discounted rental rates on the equipment or will be able to apply for a grant to use the equipment. Proceeds from the equipment rental will fund future equipment purchases.
This gift follows the campaign to launch the OxFilm which raised nearly $7,500 from generous local donors and memberships in the organization. The $40,000 donation was courtesy of Steve Bozeman, Jr. who said he hopes that the donation encourages others to support the program. Bozeman will be named as a founding sponsor of OxFilm. Other founding sponsors are Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, Oxford Bank Association, Oxford Convention and Visitors Bureau with friends of OxFilm Amelia Presents, Hampton Inns and Vox.
What is OxFilm?
OxFilm is a community-wide effort to enhance film as a cultural, artistic and economic driver for the Lafayette County-Oxford and University population. OxFilm seeks to promote education and provide tools to support local filmmakers while encouraging films to be made in our community. OxFilm also seeks to enhance existing film screenings with an ongoing series celebrating a range of film experiences.
Where: All events take place at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center at 413 South 14th Street in Oxford, Miss. unless otherwise indicated.
How: Through your generous support the community can enjoy screenings of special films, participate in workshops and panels and filmmakers can rent affordable filmmaking equipment and have access to top end post production facilities.
When: See our calendar of events!
Questions? Email us!
firstname.lastname@example.org; 413 South 14th St, Oxford, MS | 662-236-6429