deadCENTER Film Festival
The deadCENTER Film Festival, hailed as one of the Top 20 Coolest Film Festivals in the World by MovieMaker Magazine, is an annual independent film showcase that highlights over 1,000 indie films from around the world. The name "deadCENTER" refers to Oklahoma City, the "dead center" of the United States, and the "dead center" of the downtown Oklahoma City metro area, where the festival is held. Come celebrate the art of independent film with screenings, panels, workshops and numerous parties planned over five full days in downtown Oklahoma City.
Created in 2001, the deadCENTER Film Festival taps into the thriving global film community by providing a competitive platform for independent filmmakers, as well as a dynamic educational forum. Having grown from a one venue, one weekend festival, deadCENTER is now nationally-recognized and has landed on the pages of the New York Times, Variety, The Boston Globe and many other major publications. Through competition, special events and focused programming, deadCENTER inspires growth in the local Oklahoma film industry and energizes visiting film professionals.
Come to the deadCENTER Film Festival for more than 1,400 independent films from filmmakers across the globe. Films are screened in a total of seven downtown Oklahoma City locations. Don't miss the professional panel series, appearances by big name visitors and the annual screenwriting competition. There will also be free screenings on the Myriad Gardens Lawn Friday and Saturday nights along with a free kidsFEST Saturday morning.