News Release: 3/25/2019

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March 25, 2019

Dinner with a Filmmaker Fundraisers this April

Oxford Film Festival will host two fundraisers, “Dinner with a Filmmaker” in April. The dinner will include a chat with Hoka winning filmmaker from this year’s Annual Oxford Film Festival with a meal that a percentage of the proceeds will go towards the non-profit festival.

First up at Newk’s Eatery at 1309 University Avenue on Tuesday, April 9 from 4:30 to 830 p.m. Dinner with A Filmmaker, features writer, director and producer John Reyer Afamasaga, who immigrated from New Zealand in 2016. Afamasaga owns Three Time Dot Org, a film production company based out of Oxford, Mississippi.

Three Dot Org is most commonly known for their Hoka winner Best Mississippi Feature, Door Ajar (2019) as well as The Yard (2018) which was nominated for the John E. O’Connor Film Award of the American Historical Association in 2018.

“I am eternally grateful to the people of the South for letting me tell their stories,” says filmmaker John Reyer Afamasaga.

Dinner with A Filmmaker is a fundraiser for Oxford Film Festival, giving you the opportunity to speak and enjoy a meal with the filmmaker. When you purchase your meal at Newk’s mention Oxford Film Festival and follow the Newk’s Eatery instructions to receive 15% of your meal’s price donated back to Oxford Film Festival. The fundraiser is only on April 9 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.  


Next up on April 30 is “Dinner with A Filmmaker” at McAlister’s from 5-8 pm with Hoka winner John Rash. Rash was the director of Best Music Documentary, Negro Terror.

John Rash is a photographer, filmmaker and installation artist originally form North Carolina who earned his M.F.A. from Duke University in Experimental and Documentary Art. He has worked as a photo and video educator for more than 15 years in both the United States and China and creates work that explores cultural outsiders, social issues, and environmentalism. John’s award winning films have been included in many international film festivals including Full Frame, Brooklyn Film Festival, Chicago Underground Film Festival, Indie Memphis, Indie Grits, Green Film Festival in Seoul, and the Shanghai International Film Festival. John currently works at the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi as Instructional Assistant Professor and Producer / Director for the Southern Documentary Project.

When you attend McAlisters, ask the cashier to keep your receipt for Oxford Film Festival for 20% donation to us.

If unable to eat, stop by and drop a donation with the filmmakers to the festival at any time!

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. Dinner with the Filmmakers, will take place on Tuesday, April 9th at 4:30pm-8:30pm at Newk’s Eatery on University Ave, inviting anyone interested in dinning and gaining insight with a motion picture innovator. For more information please visit Oxford Film Festival GroupRaise Sponsor page at https://www.groupraise.com/events/90739 or www.oxfordfilmfest.com.

Contact: Melanie Addington, info@oxfordfilmfest.com; 662-801-6007

Melanie Addington, Executive Director
(662) 801-6007