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‘It’s Time,’ which tells the story of Ole Miss football player Chucky Mullins, premieres at the Oxford Film Festival, which begins March 18 and features screenings of 222 films and more than 100 events over five days. Photo courtesy Oxford Film Festival

‘It’s Time’ for the Oxford Film Festival

17th annual event brings more than 200 movies to community over five days MARCH 11, 2020 BY HANNAH HUMPHREYS The 2020 Oxford Film Festival, which begins March 18, will host the world premiere of “It’s Time,” the story of Ole Miss football player Chucky Mullins, and screenings of 222 films and more than 100 other […]

Film Professor Makes International Debut

Sarah Hennigan heads to New Zealand for screening at Maoriland Film Festival MARCH 20, 2019 BY KATHERINE STEWART One of the most recent additions to the University of Mississippi’s Department of Theatre and Film faculty is already making great strides – across an ocean and into another hemisphere. Sarah Hennigan, assistant professor of film production, […]

Dr. James “Jim” Edward Shollenberger

The Life Legacy of James “Jim” Edward Shollenberger

Dr. James “Jim” Edward Shollenberger, 72, died Saturday, January 30, 2016 at Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi in Oxford. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Born in Louisville, KY to the late James Alvin and Dorris Briel Shollenberger, Dr. Shollenberger served as […]

Senior Wins Top Poetry Prize at Southern Literary Festival

Jacqulyn Ladnier penned winning entry during poetry workshop.

Elizabeth Romary, a sophomore international studies major from Greenville, North Carolina, met actor Ethan Hawke at St. Bart’s Cathedral in New York, where Hawke’s documentary ‘Seymour: An Introduction’ was screened. Romary, who was in the city with her Honors College class, attended the event on her own time.

Class Analyzes New York In Film

Class meets with cinema professionals, explores New York movie sites.


UM Cinema Festival to Showcase Short Films This Weekend

March 27, 2015 | by Tyler Kelly, courtesy of The Daily Mississippian Short films from different categories will be showcased at the University of Mississippi Cinema Festival at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Overby Center Auditorium. The categories include narrative, documentary, experimental and dance, and the event is expected to run for approximately an hour […]

The Daily Mississippian: Filmmaking in Mississippi

by Clara Turnage  |  March 3, 2015 Dason Pettit recently wrapped his first film, “Extrication.” Pettit, an art history major and cinema minor at the university, grew up in Clarksdale, Mississippi, and remembers when there weren’t such avenues for independent filmmakers here. “Always, growing up, I wanted to make a movie. Times were so different […]

Maggie Renzi

Artist Talk: Women in the Film Industry with Maggie Renzi

February 19th at 6:30PM in 209 Bryant Hall with a reception to follow in the Farrington Gallery.

Cinema Festival poster

UM Cinema Festival

The film screenings are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7PM as well as Saturday at 2PM. Tickets are available at the UM Box Office.

Joe York

Taking ‘Pride & Joy’ on the Road

Joe York received a South Arts grant for a regional tour of his feature-length documentary film about Southern food.