deadCenter Film Festival

In its 23rd year, the deadCENTER film festival is Oklahoma’s largest and most celebrated film festival. The fest has been named one of the “20 Coolest Film Festivals” and “Top 50 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” by MovieMaker Magazine. In 2020, deadCENTER was celebrated by Smithsonian Magazine as “One of Eight Festivals Worth Attending (Virtually).”

Designated as an Academy Award®-Qualifying Festival for animated and live action shorts, the deadCenter Film Festival boasts an impressive slate of over 150 films during the 4-day event in June. Founded by independent filmmakers, the festival focuses on providing engaging experiences for filmmakers, distributors, industry professionals, and film audiences.

Earlybird deadline: October 1, 2022
Regular deadline: January 2, 2023
Final deadline: February 15, 2023

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