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deadCENTER Film Festival

International Film Festival.

About

The name “deadCENTER” refers to the geographic location of the festival – in Oklahoma City – the “dead center” of the United States. Named as one of the "20 Coolest Film Festivals" by MovieMaker Magazine and "Top Regional Festival" in Chris Gore's 'The Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide'. deadCENTER screens over 100 films, hosts mind-blowing special events, provides a window into independent film with our professional panel series- featuring luminaries such as Elvis Mitchell, Lloyd Kaufman, and , two time Oscar winner Albert S. Ruddy - and screenplay competition for screenplays 15 pages or less.

Awards

  • Best Narrative Feature 
  • Best Documentary Feature 
  • Best Live Action Short 
  • Best Short Documentary 
  • Best Student Film 
  • Best Animation 
  • Best Music Video 
  • Special Jury Narrative Feature 
  • Special Jury Documentary 
  • Special Jury Short 

Rules

  • Films that have been previously screened publicly in theatres in the US, aired on US television, or are available online for viewing in their entirety (as part of a distribution plan) prior to or during the festival are NOT eligible to screen.
  • Any film entered into the Oklahoma Film Category may not screen publicly in the OKC metro area prior to June 11, 2018. 
  • Rough cuts are accepted for entry.
  • Students MUST provide proof of student status (copy of student ID) at the time of production.
  • Submit via Filmfreeway.

Selection Media Type: Secure Online Screener, DVD NTSC

Screening Format: DCP

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

City premiere required.

Jury and Organizers

  • Kevin Ely (Program Director)
  • Kim Haywood (Festival Director)
  • Lance McDaniel (Executive Director)
  • Sara McCombd (Shorts Programer)

Documents

Place

United States
Oklahoma City

Official website

deadcenterfilm.org

Contacts

Address:

726 W. Sheridan
Suite 170
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
United States

Phone: 405 246 9233
Email: info@deadcenterfilm.org

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    August 01, 2018
  • Earlybird Deadline
    October 31, 2018
  • Regular Deadline
    December 31, 2018
  • Late Deadline
    February 19, 2019
  • Notifications
    May 01, 2019
  • Event dates
    6 — 9 June 2019
Categories & Fees

Short or feature length animations.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $25
  • Regular Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $45

High School Films must be completed by a student currently enrolled in and attending a U.S. high school or international school lower than the collegiate or university level. A copy of a valid student I.D. is required with submission. Entries unable to provide proof of high school status will not be considered.

  • Earlybird Deadline — free
  • Regular Deadline — free
  • Late Deadline — free

For narrative shorts and features, music videos, and animations - a film must be filmed or created in the State of Oklahoma. For documentary shorts and features - the director or producer must be a current resident of Oklahoma. Any film entered into the Oklahoma Film Category must not screen publicly in the OKC metro area prior to the festival. Cast and crew screenings are fine as long as they are not open to the public.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $25
  • Regular Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $45

Non-narrative films under 50 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $25
  • Regular Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $45

This category is for feature length non-narrative films over 50 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Regular Deadline — $50
  • Late Deadline — $65

Any film by a student (graduate and under-graduate) completed during their time enrolled in a secondary institution. This includes international colleges and universities. Must provide copy of active student I.D. with submission.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $20
  • Regular Deadline — $20
  • Late Deadline — $30

Non-documentary films under 50 minutes. This includes music videos.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $25
  • Regular Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $45

This category is for feature length narrative films over 50 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Regular Deadline — $50
  • Late Deadline — $65

Films entered into this category must demonstrate VRs ability as a mechanism to forward visual storytelling.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $25
  • Regular Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $45
  • Earlybird Deadline — $25
  • Regular Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $45

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