OKLAHOMA CITY (Aug. 25, 2014) â€“ The 15th annual deadCenter Film Festival will take place Wednesday, June 10 through Sunday, June 14, 2015 in downtown Oklahoma City. Filmmakers may submit their films for review beginning on Monday, Aug. 25.
Films will be selected in the following categories: narrative feature, documentary feature, narrative short, documentary short, animations, student film and Oklahoma film.
New this year, submissions can be made online through submissions platform Submittable at www.deadcenterfilm.org. The early bird deadline is Nov. 30 and entry fees vary based on the type of submission: $40 for narrative and documentary features, $25 for narrative and documentary shorts, animations and Oklahoma films, and $20 for college films. High school films are free to submit.
From hilarious comedies and insightful documentaries to scary horror films and intense dramas, deadCenter selects a broad slate of films that cater to all tastes. More than 1000 films were submitted in 2014 from Oklahoma and around the world, and 90 were selected for an official screening. The festival added a distribution forum in 2012 to help filmmakers connect with sales agents and distributors.
â€œFor 14 years, deadCenter has featured over 1,400 quality independent films providing a nationally recognized platform for filmmakers to share their work,â€ Director of Programming/Festival Director Kim Haywood said. â€œThe level of competition has escalated considerably over the last few years, attracting talent like James Marsden, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman, Famke Janssen, Wes Studi, Daisy Von Scherler Mayer and Oscar winners Gray Frederickson, Matthew W. Mungle, and Albert S. Ruddy to Oklahoma City. We canâ€™t wait to see what surprises 2015 will hold.â€
A record-breaking 25,000 people attended the screenings in 2014, generating an economic impact of more than $1.25 million for Oklahoma City.
deadCenter Film Festival, named for its central geographic location (in Oklahoma City, the center of the U.S.), is Oklahomaâ€™s largest film festival and one of the â€œTop 20 Coolest Film Festivals in the Worldâ€ and among the â€œTop 50 Festivals Worth the Entry Feeâ€ according to MovieMaker magazine.
Trusted by more than 7000 organizations, Submittable makes film submissions simple by enabling festival programmers to easily accept, review, and curate film content. As they near their six millionth submission, Submittable is quickly becoming the preferred submissions platform for top tier film festivals.
DCFF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, providing year round events to support its mission to promote, encourage and celebrate the independent film arts. For more information, please visit www.deadcenterfilm.org.