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* 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 Oxfo
Making indie films in Texas, winning festival awards, screening in NYC and LA, teaching film at Baylor, growing as an artist – a discussion with the excellent filmmaker Chris Hansen!
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* About Chris, from his website – “Chris Hansen is an award-winning writer and director, currently with four diverse feature films under his belt. His filmography includes Blur Circle, a powerful drama about a missing child, the poignant relationship drama Where We Started, the hilarious mockumentary The Proper Care & Feeding of an American Messiah, the touching road movie Endings, and the autobiographical short film Clean Freak. He is also Chair of the Department of Film & Digital Media at Baylor University, teaching Directing and Screenwriting, among other courses; and what little spare time he has is spent tending to his four daughters with the help of his beautiful wife.” Visit his website here - https://www.hansenfilms.com/ .