The 16th Annual deadCENTER Film Festival is Wednesday, June 8 through Sunday, June 12, 2016 and submissions are now open!

Films will be selected in the following categories: narrative feature, documentary feature, narrative short, documentary short, student film and Oklahoma film.

Submissions can be made online through FilmFreeway.

We offer an early bird deadline of October 31. Entry fees vary based on the type of submission: 

  • $40 - narrative and documentary features
  • $25 - narrative shorts, documentary shorts, and Oklahoma films
  • $20 - college films 
  • High school films are free to submit with valid student ID.

We select a broad slate of films that cater to all tastes, from off-the-wall comedies and Oscar-nominated documentaries to intense dramas and spooky scary horror films. Last year, we had over 1000 films submitted from Oklahoma filmmakers and all around the world, with 110 selected for official screening at the festival. 

We love our filmmakers, and have featured over 1,500 quality independent films over the past 15 years. Our efforts have attracted talent like Tim Blake Nelson, James Marsden, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman, Famke Janssen, Wes Studi, Bob Berney, Oscar winners Gray Frederickson, Matthew W. Mungle, and Albert S. Ruddy. We had a record-breaking 30,000 people attend our screenings last year! And, our distribution forum helps connect filmmakers with sales agents and distributors in one-on-one meetings. Heading into our sweet sixteen, deadCENTER continues to be a nationally recognized platform for filmmakers to share their work and one of the most fun festivals for filmmakers and audiences alike to attend.

deadCenter happens with the help of over 400 volunteers. We'd love for you to be part of the magic.

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