Tonkawa Film Festival

The Tonkawa Film Commission and the citizens of Tonkawa are excited to welcome filmmakers from around the world to screen their films at the beautiful 200 seat theater in Wilkin Hall located on the Northern Oklahoma College campus. OKLAHOMA FILMMAKERS: If you are a resident of Oklahoma, email a copy of your license showing Oklahoma residency to and we’ll send you a code for $5 OFF your entry fee. Earlybird deadline: August 20, 2023… Continue Reading Tonkawa Film Festival

Simply Indie Film Fest

With three years behind them, Simply Indie Film Fest brings more independent films, screenplays, music videos and photography to Edmond, Oklahoma, February 22-24, 2024! This year the festival is accepting short films (30 mins or less) and short and feature screenplays, as well as photography in the category of FILM. They have also added drone and TikTok categories. Final deadline is November 30, 2023, with monthly deadlines until then. For details and to apply, visit… Continue Reading Simply Indie Film Fest

Circle Cinema Film Festival

The Circle Cinema Film Festival returns this July with a special celebration for Circle Cinema’s 95th birthday! The event will host five days of the best new independent art, music and film from Oklahoma alongside memories from Circle Cinema’s history. Submissions now open for made-in-Oklahoma films! Deadline: May 24, 2023 For details and to submit your Oklahoma film, visit

Red Brick Road Film Festival

The Red Brick Road Film Festival is back to take over the beautiful brick roads of downtown Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, October 13-15, 2023. Some claim Pauls Valley has more red brick streets than any other town in the United States. The festival will host screenings at the Royal Theater with the extremely popular red carpet wine walk, special events, meet/greets, Q&A’s and more at the Arts Council Building. There will also be special presentations at… Continue Reading Red Brick Road Film Festival

Rural Arts Opportunity Grants – Oklahoma Arts Council

To ensure all Oklahomans have access to the arts, Rural Arts Opportunity Grants are available to organizations in select rural counties. The grant program represents a strategic investment by the Oklahoma Arts Council to advance state goals related to economic development, education, and quality of life. Grants are available to support capacity building and professional development activities, and learning-based or audience-based arts programs. The program was developed through allocated funds from the Oklahoma State Legislature… Continue Reading Rural Arts Opportunity Grants – Oklahoma Arts Council

Roy W. Dean Grant

Founded in 1993 by From the Heart Productions, the Roy W. Dean Grant is awarded to filmmakers with unique films that contribute to society.  It is open to indie filmmakers and students with documentaries, features, short films and web series budgeted under $500K. Every filmmaker that applies receives a free consultation on their project. The $3,500 cash prize is supplemented by donations such as a hard drive from G-technology, $1,295.00 scholarship to Writers Boot Camp,… Continue Reading Roy W. Dean Grant