Official Selection 2017 Announcement!

Timothy Spall's Stanley a Man of Variety to open the 2017 Oxford International Film Festival.

Timothy Spall's Stanley a Man of Variety to open the 2017 Oxford International Film Festival.

On Friday 5th May the Oxford International Film Festival in partnership with Picturehouse will celebrate its second edition with an opening night of ‘Comedy with a Twist’ as Timothy Spall’s psychological one man show homage to comedy greats STANLEY A MAN OF VARIETY leads the way, along with Paul Hendy’s multi award winning THE LAST LAUGH, which tells a romantic tale of Tommy Cooper, Eric Morecombe and Bob Monkhouse sharing their final dressing room together, and the laugh out loud animation THE WRONG END OF THE STICK.

The boutique festival will then kick on over Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th, with premieres galore which include a ‘Music on Screen’ themed documentary programme, featuring ONE NOTE AT A TIME, ALFIE BOE- ON THE WHEELS OF A DREAM, and A SYMPHONY OF HOPE, and a ‘Familiar Faces’ indie selection that showcases such stars as Oscar Isaac, Ben Whishaw, Stephen Dorf, Patrick Baladi, Donald Sumpter, Sarah Parish, Rob James Collier and Bradley Walsh.

The weekend will then be further bolstered with award winning features such as CREEDMORIA starring Stef Dawson, WHY SEIGFRIED HAD TO DIE, WE’RE STILL TOGETHER and ‘Raindance’ nominee FOR GRACE closing the festival on Sunday evening. 

OXIFF is a sister festival to the highly successful Manchester Film Festival, and OXIFF and MANIFF’s operations director Neil Jeram-Croft said - “OXIFF has been designed to be an intimate and eloquent filmmaker festival where film enthusiasts can get first hand insights from directors, writers, actors and producers from the premiering films, a style which blends well with the beautiful city of Oxford”.

Full line up below

Tickets and festival passes are available from Phoenix Picturehouse and full details of all the films can be found at and