BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (Sept. 29, 2014) â€“ The deadCenter Film Festival will visit Bartlesville, Oklahoma next week for a one-day festival from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at Theater Bartlesville, 312 S. Dewey Ave.
The festival will include a community workshop and two screenings. All activities are free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to register at www.theaterbartlesville.com.
DCFF is Oklahomaâ€™s largest film festival, recognized as one of the â€œTop 20 Coolest Film Festivals in the Worldâ€ according to MovieMaker magazine.
â€œThe deadCenter Film Festival is in its 15th year of bringing quality independent films from around the world to Oklahoma and providing Oklahoma filmmakers with a nationally recognized platform to share their work,â€ said Lance McDaniel, executive director for deadCenter Film Festival. â€œBartlesville has been host to several significant film productions over the past few years, and weâ€™re thrilled to have the opportunity to highlight some of deadCenterâ€™s best films there.â€
The workshop will walk attendees through the filmmaking process, using the Chris Kattan-starring â€œCrazy Enoughâ€ as a case study. It will be taught by McDaniel and Kim Haywood, deadCENTER Director of Programming. The workshop will run from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The first of two screenings, â€œLight from the Darkroom,â€ will begin at 6:00 pm. The film, directed by Lance McDaniel, follows two best friends whose faith is tested when their friends disappear during a religious pilgrimage. â€œLight from the Darkroomâ€ features local Rosie Swindell as SeÃ±ora Delgado.
The second screening is â€œBeauty is Embarrassing,â€ by Moore, Oklahoma filmmaker Neil Berkeley, will start at 8:00 p.m. Winner of Best Documentary in 2012 and a PBS Independent Lens selection, this funny, irreverent and inspiring documentary chronicles one of America's most important artists, Wayne White as he makes every day a chance to create.
About deadCenter Film Festival
The deadCenter Film Festival is named for its geographic location, in the center of the U.S. and in the downtown center of Oklahoma City in central Oklahoma. 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.
Submissions are now being accepted for the 2015 deadCenter Film Festival. The early bird deadline is Nov. 30. For more information visit www.deadcenterfilm.org.