deadCENTER will host two FREE Kids Fest this year at US Grant High School and the Downtown Library.

Musician Spaghetti Eddie, High School filmmaker Alexander Knight and Comedic actress Stephanie Pena will host short films and music videos made especially for kids from 3 years old on up.

The Kids fest will take place from 10:00am – 12:00pm at the Downtown Library and 1:00pm – 3:00pm at US Grant High School.

Saturday, June 9

Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library
10:00am – 12:00pm
300 Park Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

US Grant High School
1:00pm – 3:00pm
5016 S Pennsylvania Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73119

Come stay at our host hotel- The Skirvin Hilton

Coming into town for the festival and need a place to stay? Be in the dead center of the action at the beautiful and historic Skirvin Hilton. The Skirvin is offering discounted rooms during the festival, but you must make your reservations before May 23rd to get in on the action. Use the site below or call 405-702-8512 to reserve your rooms today.

deadCENTER is heading to the Norman Music Festival

Heading to Norman Music Festival this weekend? Come by the Sooner Theatre this Friday night, April 27th, and enjoy some rockin’ Oklahoma docs presented by deadCENTER and the Oklahoma Film and Music Office

7:00PM- Black Canyon’s Crossroad for the Restless (Directed by Nathan Poppe)

8:00PM- Flaming Films: Rock-a-licious short films from the Legendary Flaming Lips (Directed by George Salisbury)

9:00PM- Sh*tty/Awesome’s-The Sh*ttest Movie Ever Made (Directed by Nathan Poppe)

Filmmakers and some band members will be available for a Q&A following each film.

For more info- Check out

Thank you, Sarah.

The deadCENTER family is shocked and heartbroken at the loss of longtime volunteer and friend, Sarah Soles.  Sarah passed away Monday night with her mother by her side.  A tentative memorial service is set for this Saturday, December 17th.

With warmth, enthusiasm and a contagious smile, Sarah embodied the spirit and energy of our growing city.  She loved Oklahoma City and made it a commitment to show others what a vibrant community we live in. We are forever grateful for Sarah’s passion for and dedication to our festival.
Because of Sarah’s lifelong passion for orchestral music, her family has requested people send donations to the OKC Philharmonic in lieu of flowers,

Karen R. Delaney to chair deadCENTER Film Festival Board

The deadCENTER Film Festival is proud to announce that Karen R. Delaney has been selected to lead the 2012 deadCENTER Film Festival Board of Directors. Delaney is an active community volunteer, currently serving as Vice Chair for the board of Youth Services for Oklahoma County and previously serving as Vice Chair of the 2011 deadCENTER board under Chairman Anthony McDermid.

“Karen Delaney is a thoughtful leader and a tireless advocate for the deadCENTER Film Festival,” according to Executive Director Lance McDaniel. “She understands the value of independent film within the culture of Oklahoma. And, she leverages her vast experience with other non-profits to help us focus our message to attract both strategic partners and corporate sponsors. We are thrilled to have Karen leading deadCENTER as our Board Chair.”

Delaney will be joined on the Executive Committee by Whitney Moss as Vice Chair, David Portman as Treasurer, Barbara Cable as Secretary and Anthony McDermid as Past President. Also serving on the 2012 deadCENTER board of directors are Sherry Blanton, Melanie Burns, Denise Castelli, Art Cotton, Shannon Fudge, Chris Hargrove, Ciane Hogan, Brent Johnson, Dwayne Jones, Xavier Niera, Kevin Perry, Sara See, and Jeff Trachtenberg.

deadCENTER to present short films at Art Moves

deadCENTER is pleased to present short films for Art Moves- a new program created by the Oklahoma City Arts Council- on Monday, December 12th from NOON to 1:00pm at the Downtown Library Auditorium. 
Art Moves provides daily lunchtime arts events to those living and working in Downtown OKC.  deadCENTER will showcase a variety of your favorite short films from the past few years.  And, don’t forget to bring your lunch!
For more information about Art Moves, visit

Wanted: Spring Interns

The Spring Intern will work with the Festival Director and Executive Director to coordinate and support every aspect of planning the film festival in June. While an interest in film is a plus, this position is a BUSINESS position, requiring great organizational and multi-tasking skills. If you are interested in managing a non-profit or running your own business, this is a great internship opportunity.  

TERM: Spring Semester, 2012, Mid-January through late May

CREDIT: the internship is unpaid, but can be done for college credit hours through the college or university

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, December 2, 2011


  • Support Festival Director with logistics of planning festival
  • Create press releases and manage media campaigns
  • Support Programmer and Program Coordinator
  • Act as liaison between festival and local universities
  • Organize and distribute posters across the metro area
  • Promoting deadCENTER on social media
  • Delivering passes and bags to sponsors and pass holders
  • Other related duties and activities, to be determined in collaboration with the Festival Executive Director


  • Fluent in Microsoft Word, Excel, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube
  • Knowledge and interest in filmmaking, film formats
  • Must have a car and valid driver’s license
  • Attention to detail and the ability to multi-task under deadline
  • Ability to work both as a group and independently
  • Excellent written and verbal skills

 HOW TO APPLY: Please send resume with GPA included to by Friday, December 2, 2011


deadCENTER,  The Oklahoma City Museum of Art, and AIDS Walk OKC are joining together to co-present the documentary film WE WERE HERE -Wednesday, November 30, 7:30pm at the OKCMOA Noble Theatre.

We Were Here documents the coming of what was called the “Gay Plague” in the early 1980s. It illuminates the profound personal and community issues raised by the AIDS epidemic as well as the broad political and social upheavals it unleashed.  It offers a cathartic validation for the generation that suffered through, and responded to, the onset of AIDS. It opens a window of understanding to those who have only the vaguest notions of what transpired in those years. It provides insight into what society could, and should, offer its citizens in the way of medical care, social services, and community support. It speaks to our capacity as individuals to rise to the occasion, and to the incredible power of a community coming together with love, compassion, and determination.

For ticket information, visit

deadCENTER Seeks Part-time Position

deadCENTER Film Festival
Program Coordinator Position


TERM: January 2012- June 30, 2012- Some in office work, the rest to be performed at home

PAY: $500-$800 monthly depending on experience (part time, temporary, no benefits)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, December 2, 2011


The Festival Program Coordinator will work with the Program Director and the Festival Director to manage various programming and administrative duties for the 12th Annual Festival, June 6-10, 2012.


  • Maintain Withoutabox database of submitted entries
  • Prepare submissions weekly for programmers
  • Coordinate inflow of press and promotional materials of invited filmmakers
  • Coordinate with Festival Director and Programming Director on all components of Festival calendar, printed program, and website including managing content (copy and artwork), editing & proofing
  • Work with filmmakers and committees on scheduling filmmaker attendance
  • Coordinate screenings with judges for awards
  • Along with Festival Director, create and update as needed the festival week production flowchart with screening times, hosting assignments, volunteer and personnel assignments, equipment delivery/pick-up, etc.
  • Complete post-Festival activities: return films and rentals, filmmaker evaluations, create 2012 archive
  • Other related duties and activities, to be determined in collaboration with the Festival Executive Director 



  • Fluent in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Knowledge and interest in filmmaking, film formats
  • Attention to detail and the ability to multi-task under deadline
  • Ability to work both as a group and independently
  • Excellent written and verbal skills


HOW TO APPLY: Please send resume to by Friday, December 2, 2011

deadCENTER + Iguana Mexican Grill = Dinner and a Movie Date Night

deadCENTER Film Festival and Iguana Mexican Grill are teaming up for “Dinner and a Movie” on Saturday, October 15th. 

First, stop by Iguana Mexican Grill at 9 NW 9th Street and try one of their $10 dinner specials made especially for the evening. 

Next, head across the street to the Cardinal Engineering rooftop at 1015 N. Broadway Avenue and for only $5 enjoy an outdoor rooftop screening of the zombie musical, “The Dead Inside” at 8pm.  Iguana will be on the roof serving $3 Stella Artois and margaritas during the movie.   

Seats are limited so bringing lawn chairs is encouraged. 

Tickets for the film can be purchased at the rooftop the night of the screening beginning at 6:00pm.


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