UK Drama

Best Films, Best Screenplays, Best Directors, to name but a few! This block has an amazing number of award nominations, we are very proud of this line up. Fans of Drama are in for a treat, if you haven’t already get your online festival tickets here! Let’s take a look at the ten wonderful films … More UK Drama


Do you like films which are darker? If so – our ‘Nightmares’ block has you covered with a mixture of gothic sensibilities, dark or sinister feelings, revenge, isolation, loss, creepy dolls and the supernatural. And some are just completely barking mad! Enjoy if you dare… Get your festival tickets to see over 135 great short … More Nightmares


It now seems rather strange that we didn’t feature a single documentary in our 2020 festival! Realising the error of our ways, we wanted to encourage documentaries for our 2020 festival (to great applause when we announced it). There are 15 fantastic films playing in this block which focus on a wide variety of subjects … More Documentaries

Other Worlds: Science Fiction and Fantasy

Get your festival tickets to see over 135 great short films online here (from May 8-July 23). We’ve been getting some fantastic feedback from our audience regarding this block. ‘Other worlds’ is a Collection of Sci-Fi, Fantasy and alternate realities. Let’s take a look at the films playing: Triskelion (UK, Dir. Stuart T. Birchall) ‘Triskelion’ … More Other Worlds: Science Fiction and Fantasy


The road to finding love is rarely smooth. Will they? Won’t they? Following on from our Local Docs block this week, here is some information regarding our second block ‘Romance?’ (tickets available here). Hidden (UK, Dir. Jess O’Brien) Solomon reads aloud a poem with a beauty that surprises his classmates except one, Katie. The poem … More Romance?

OXISFF 2020 Now Online

Today we launch our Online edition of our festival which will showcase 135 short films over the next 11 weeks (8 May-23 July). Watch the trailer here: Each week we will share links to new films, films can be watched as a block or individually – allowing you to watch as much or as little … More OXISFF 2020 Now Online

Oxford International Short Film Festival to go Online

Hello again! Firstly we hope you and all of your loved ones are keeping safe and healthy. It probably comes as little surprise we will be running the festival online this year. This takes us a considerable distance away from our original intentions, but we are currently in lock-down and could all use some welcome … More Oxford International Short Film Festival to go Online

The French Connection

Some of the team’s favourite entries this year are from our friends across the way! We have French entries popping up in many other blocks from international dramas to thrillers. Indeed we received so many fantastic entries we decided to create a block especially for some of them. Ranging from freaky to family friendly – … More The French Connection