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The 2017 Oxford Film Festival: Q&A with Melanie Addington

Interview with Melanie Addington, Executive Director of the Festival, 38 What do you think has made the Oxford Film Festival so successful? We are very hospitable. When we started, there was no YouTube, and no Netflix, no way to watch independent film except for coming to our festival. That always made us sort of popular locally. We started travelling to other festivals and really marketing, and hearing from filmmakers that we treat them better than other festivals do. We make sure there are lots of parties, we really take care of them. We pay for a hotel room, we...

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