Upcoming Film Festivals:


Sun and Sand Film Festival: The Mississippi Film and Music Festival (Gulf Coast): May 26 - June 4, 2017


Festival South Film Expo: June 4 - June 9, 2017


Special Event & Screenings


The ROOTS of Sunflower County Exhibition OPENING RECEPTION | Reclaiming Our Origins through Stories 
Collected by 19 African American teenagers from across Sunflower County who are working towards improving outcomes for young men and boys of color, this exhibit sheds light on the experiences of young people growing up in the Mississippi Delta.

Meet the young men of R.O.O.T.S. and view a short documentary of their journey during a special reception that precedes the exhibit on May 4, 2017 at 6:00pm at the Smith Robertson Museum.


Mercantile Mississippi | MAY 5-6 | Jackson Convention Complex | SPECIAL APPEARANCES BY ERIN & BEN NAPIER
Mississippi's own Erin and Ben Napier of HGTV's new show "Home Town" will tell the story of their exciting new journey, and answer questions about their renovation style.


Fighting Belle Red Carpet Theatrical Event| May 6 | 10a | Beacon Theatres | Waveland, MS


Oxford Film Festival host FREE screening of The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin on Sunday, May 7 | 2pm at The Powerhouse | 413 S. 14th Street, Oxford, MS


Westside Theatre Foundation presents | Stop Making Sense | May 13 | 7P | The Strand Theatre | Vicksburg, MS


Dinner and a Movie: A Food Truck Festival (Vol. 4)
Thursday, May 18, 2017 | 5 - 10 PM | The Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art *Part of the Museum's monthly Third Thursday programming.


Finding Cleveland PREMIERES on Mississippi Public Broadcasting MAY 18th at 8:45 PM CST!

Documentary Short about a man left behind in China as a baby. The search for the father he never knew leads him to the small town of Cleveland, MS.


Oxford Film Festival will be screening: Down in the Delta (1998) followed by a Panel: African American Women in Mississippi and Family Legacy | Co-Hosted with Sarah Isom Center

Time: 7 - 9 pm

Location: Locals

Tickets: Free, Donations Accepted


[SAVE THE DATE] June 1 - Best of Oxford Film Festival in Jackson at Hal & Mals, 7 pm - 9 pm in partnership with Crossroads Film Society


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Hey, young filmmakers – be sure to save your spot at this year’s Canton Young Filmmakers Workshop June 12 – 24! Space is limited, so hurry!

Sign up your child for a Canton Young Filmmakers Workshop!

•Week of June 13-16, 2016 for Ages: 8-12 (Cost: $160)
•Week of June 19-24, 2016 for Ages: 13-18 (Cost: $180)

For more information, please contact the Canton Convention and Visitors Bureau or the Mississippi Film Office at 601-859-1307 or 800-844-3376
















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501 North West Street, 5th Floor
Jackson, MS 39201
P.O. Box 849
Jackson, MS 39205
T: 601-359-3297
F: 601-359-5048
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