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Prairie Surf Media and Oklahoma City University Present Art Department Workshop Series

Prairie Surf Media (PSM) and Oklahoma City University (OKCU) are proud to present the PSM & OKCU Art Department Workshop Series June 19-23, 2021, in Oklahoma City. Aimed at growing Oklahoma’s film workforce, participants are invited to join PSM and esteemed faculty from OKCU’s School of Theatre and Film Department for a series of training workshops designed to educate those who are interested in employment opportunities in Oklahoma’s film and television industry, specifically in the… Continue Reading Prairie Surf Media and Oklahoma City University Present Art Department Workshop Series

deadCenter Film Festival 2021

Oklahoma Film + Music Office “Zooms In” on State’s Film Industry at 21st Annual deadCenter Film Festival

The Oklahoma Film and Music Office (OF+MO) is proud to be a returning partner of the 21st annual deadCenter Film Festival. The festival, which will be presented as a hybrid event this year, will host many screenings and events virtually as well as a limited selection of in-person events throughout Oklahoma City June 10-21, 2021. The largest event of its kind in Oklahoma, deadCenter promotes, encourages and celebrates independent films with both the organization’s annual… Continue Reading Oklahoma Film + Music Office “Zooms In” on State’s Film Industry at 21st Annual deadCenter Film Festival

Greenwood Film Festival 2021

Inaugural Greenwood Film Festival Launches in Tulsa

The Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO) is proud to be a partner of the inaugural Greenwood Film Festival (GFF) to be held in Tulsa June 12-14, 2021. One of many events commemorating the centennial anniversary of the Tulsa race massacre, GFF seeks to honor the past while also working to build a strong and vibrant future for the art, culture and film community in the city’s Greenwood District. This year’s festival selections will showcase… Continue Reading Inaugural Greenwood Film Festival Launches in Tulsa

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Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt Signs ‘Filmed in Oklahoma Act of 2021’ Increasing State’s Film and TV Incentives

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed new legislation on May 24, 2021, designed to attract higher impact film and television productions to the state. SB 608 establishes the ‘Filmed in Oklahoma Act of 2021’ further increasing the state’s film incentive cap and eligibility threshold to host major motion pictures and television series with additional mechanisms in place to further grow local workforce and infrastructure as well as stimulate economic impact in Oklahoma’s rural communities. “It is… Continue Reading Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt Signs ‘Filmed in Oklahoma Act of 2021’ Increasing State’s Film and TV Incentives

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City of El Reno Becomes First Community to Achieve Oklahoma Film Friendly Community Certification; Establishes TV & Film Commission

The City of El Reno has seen a steady increase in film and television production in recent years. Since 2019, the community has welcomed a number of feature films, including “Thirteen Minutes”, “Stillwater”, “Sorority Sister Killer”, “Impropriety”, “Cheer For Your Life”, “How I Met Your Murderer” and most recently the Lionsgate films “The Unbreakable Boy” and “American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story”. Recognizing the value and economic impact of the film and television industry, the… Continue Reading City of El Reno Becomes First Community to Achieve Oklahoma Film Friendly Community Certification; Establishes TV & Film Commission

Tonkawa Film Festival 2021

Tonkawa Chamber of Commerce Hosts Second Annual Tonkawa Film Festival

The Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO) is proud to be a sponsor of the second annual Tonkawa Film Festival, which will be held in-person May 21-22, 2021. Committed to promoting the art of filmmaking in the heart of Oklahoma, the film festival is hosted by the Tonkawa Chamber of Commerce, and screenings will be held at Wilkin Hill on the beautiful Northern Oklahoma College campus. The Tonkawa Film Festival will include 38 genre-spanning short… Continue Reading Tonkawa Chamber of Commerce Hosts Second Annual Tonkawa Film Festival

Gypsy Cafe 2021

Bob Childers’ Gypsy Café “Live from the Farm” Celebrates Tenth Year

Bob Childers’ Gypsy Café, Oklahoma’s largest homegrown songwriter festival that has taken place in Stillwater, Oklahoma, for the past nine years, will be “Live from the Farm” in its tenth year, a show that was filmed live at the birthplace of Red Dirt Music, The Farm in Stillwater, and will premiere on digital streaming platforms for free through O’Colly TV on May 12 at 7:00 p.m. The event benefits Oklahoma artists in need through the… Continue Reading Bob Childers’ Gypsy Café “Live from the Farm” Celebrates Tenth Year

Clean Shorts Film Festival 2021

Clean Shorts Film Festival Stays Virtual for 2021

The Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO) is proud to be a returning sponsor of the Clean Shorts Film Festival, which will be held virtually through the event’s website May 6-8, 2021. The Clean Shorts Film Festival was established in 2015 by the digital media students of Choctaw’s Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center (EOCTC) and showcases short films across all genres that are fresh, creative and appropriate for all audiences. This year’s Clean Shorts Film… Continue Reading Clean Shorts Film Festival Stays Virtual for 2021

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Oklahoma Film + Music Office Joins the Oklahoma Department of Commerce

On Tuesday, Governor Kevin Stitt signed SB949, which moves the Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO) to the Oklahoma Department of Commerce (Commerce). OF+MO was previously part of the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreational Department. The bill takes effect on July 1, 2021. “We are excited to welcome the team from Oklahoma Film & Music to Commerce,” said Scott Mueller, Oklahoma Secretary of Commerce and Workforce Development. “Film & Music is seeing incredible success and already… Continue Reading Oklahoma Film + Music Office Joins the Oklahoma Department of Commerce

The Making of “Minari” in Oklahoma: Spotlighting Oklahoma’s Film Industry Professionals, Partners + Communities

The spotlight continues to shine on Oklahoma’s film and television industry after the 93rd Annual Academy Awards, which were held earlier this week. Nominated for six Academy Awards total, the Oklahoma-made movie “Minari” celebrated a win for actress Yuh-Jung Youn. The first Korean actress ever nominated for an Oscar, Youn was recognized for her scene-stealing performance earning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and noted the film’s production in Tulsa during her acceptance speech.… Continue Reading The Making of “Minari” in Oklahoma: Spotlighting Oklahoma’s Film Industry Professionals, Partners + Communities

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