The Oasis Film Festival was born out of a dream to showcase the best filmmakers in Northeast Arkansas, with a special emphasis on the students of film.
Our goal is to make sure that everyone has an opportunity to share their stories with a wider audience.
While our main focus is to celebrate films created in and around the NEA region, we welcome filmmakers from all over Arkansas, and the world, to help us showcase the talent that exists everywhere outside of the Hollywood system.
EXPRESS YOURSELF Film Competition
These are films produced by students in grades 5-12 celebrating artistic and creative expression. (3-5 min)
General Film Submission Categories
Documentary (any length)
Feature Length Film (any length)
Short film (4-40 minutes)
Micro-short (1-3 minutes)
Experimental (any length)
Films can be submitted through January 26, 2024!
Late Submissions will be collected until February 16th, 2024 for an additional fee.
Meet the Team
We are dedicated to highlighting our talented film community, right here in NEA!
“We want to get people here and show films that were made in Arkansas. We can push the narrative that you can tell your story anywhere.”
The Foundation of Arts
“I would love to see projects entered into the film festival that really dove into what inspired them and how they did it.”
“I like popcorn.”
Dr. Mike Bowman
Professor of Creative Media Production
“The Oasis Film and Digital Media Fest is a great showcase for filmmakers to share their stories and creativity. In addition to seeing great films, those interested in knowing more about what goes on behind the scenes and in front of the camera can attend workshops and learn from those in the film industry.”
Dr. Kirstyn Salehi
"I love seeing what artists create and learning about their process!"
Dr. Gary Jones
“I started shooting film when I helped sign on KAIT-TV in 1963, so I’ve been waiting a long time for Northeast Arkansas to have its very own first-class Film Festival. Congratulations to The Foundation of Arts.”
January 26, 2024
Categories & Fees
There are two categories you are able to enter, General and Express Yourself. To submit your film, please click the link, here.
Entry fees for both categories are $25 each.
All genres of film may be submitted to the OASIS GENERAL FILM CATEGORY including narrative, experimental, documentary, animation, etc.
SEE CATEGORIES ABOVE FOR FILMS LENGTHS.
FILMS MUST BE FULLY COMPLETED PRIOR TO THE DATE THE PROJECT IS SUBMITTED.
FILMS MUST BE SUBMITTED THROUGH FilmFreeway.
QUALITY STANDARDS MUST BE MET. BELOW 720P RESOLUTION, POOR AUDIO QUALITY, ETC WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
For Complete Rules & Terms