As the nation works together to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cherokee Nation Film Office, alongside sponsors, including the Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO) and the Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Arts & Culture (TFMAC), are offering Oklahomans a break from all the stress with a chance to make your own movies via the OklaHomies Short Film Contest.
Now open and accepting submissions, the OklaHomies Short Film Contest is an opportunity to exercise your creativity from the safety and comforts of your own home. All OklaHomies participants must live in the state of Oklahoma and all films must be recorded in the state as well. Entries may be submitted in two categories: the “Short Short” category with films 60 seconds or less; or the “Shorts” category with films one to five minutes in length. Participants may creatively venture into comedy, horror, drama – all genres are welcome – and all entries must be filmed on a smartphone device. Winners will receive Visa gift cards valued up to $300, a trophy and OklaHomie bragging rights for life.
First-time filmmakers or novices need not worry and are highly encouraged to participate as this contest is the perfect way to get involved, have fun and learn some new skills in the process. The Cherokee Nation Film Office will be providing movie-making app tutorials and ways to get started on their social media platforms.
- Films are due Wednesday, April 8, by 10 p.m. CST
- Online voting for Fan Favorites ends April 12, at 10 p.m. CST
- Winners will be announced online and on social media Monday, April 13 at 4 p.m. CST
Additional contest details and more information can be found at cherokee.film/oklahomieslink.