Future of film festivals & bold new initiatives! A discussion with Melanie Addington from Oxford Film Festival in Mississippi

A discussion with Executive Director Melanie Addington from Oxford Film Festival in Oxford, Mississippi. We talk about how the film festival adjusted to Covid-19 shutdowns, bold new initiatives such as sharing revenue with filmmakers, launching a drive-in screening series, and the future of indie film and film festivals. A great discussion for anyone interested in filmmaking, film festivals, and the future of the art form.

Go here to learn about Oxford Film Festival, see their movies and panel discussions – https://www.oxfordfilmfest.com/

About Melanie Addington, from Oxford Film Festival website – “Melanie Addington – Executive Director Melanie Addington has worked with the Oxford Film Festival since 2006 in various capacities and became Executive Director in August 2015. She also directs, writes, and produces films and serves on the Mississippi Film Alliance as President. She co-founded OxFilm, the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council’s program to lend equipment to Oxford filmmakers.”

This is interview #10/final interview of season 1 of interviews with film people. See the rest of the interviews here – http://nycfantastic.com/blog/

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