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.
First place in each category.
Selection Media Type: Secure Online Screener, DVD NTSC
Screening Format: DCP
Audio language: original
Subtitles language: English
City premiere required.
Jury and Organizers
726 W. Sheridan
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Phone: 405 246 9233
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Short or feature length animations.
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.
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.
Non-narrative films under 50 minutes.
This category is for feature length non-narrative films over 50 minutes.
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.
Non-documentary films under 50 minutes. This includes music videos.
This category is for feature length narrative films over 50 minutes.
Films entered into this category must demonstrate VRs ability as a mechanism to forward visual storytelling.