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Tulsa American Film Festival
October 9 - October 13$10 – $75
The annual Tulsa American Film Festival (TAFF) will return to Tulsa’s Kendall Whittier neighborhood to celebrate its fifth year Oct. 9-13, 2019.
This year’s festival will feature new independent works with a special focus on Native American, Latino, and Oklahoma-based filmmakers, along with Oklahoma student filmmakers, a curated lineup of regionally relevant classics, educational panels featuring professionals from across the industry, and exclusive parties each evening in celebration of the films on display.
Highlights this year include an opening-night homage to Tulsa-born director Blake Edwards and Oklahoma-born actor James Garner with an outdoor screening of their classic Victor/Victoria; “Scoring Panel – Unveiling The Mystique Of A Film Score,” a discussion of music in film featuring University of Tulsa professor Dr. Joseph Rivers and Tulsa-born composer Paul Cristo; a wonderful selection of Oklahoma shorts, including local student films; and nightly parties including the “Ultimate Movie Trivia Night”-themed party, hosted at Heirloom Rustic Ales.
Kendall Whittier Main Street has facilitated the vibrant Kendall Whittier neighborhood as the festival’s primary hosting ground since the event’s inception and will continue to provide festival-goers with a unique experience this year.
As in past years, TAFF screenings will take place across several sites including Circle Cinema, Kendall Whittier, and the Woody Guthrie Center. New this year is the addition of an outdoor screening in partnership with 473 Bar.
While some screenings and parties will be made available for free to the public, most festival activities are ticketed events. All access passes, individual tickets, and package options range in price from $10 individual screenings to $75 VIP Passes. VIP Passes, which include guaranteed seating to all screenings and events as well as a festival gift bag, are limited.
All high school and college-aged students are invited to enjoy festival screenings for free by showing a school-issued ID at the door.
This year’s festival sponsors include the Oklahoma Film + Music Office, Mazzio’s, Acrobat Ant, The Hardesty Family Foundation, and FireThief Productions.
Ongoing festival partners include Circle Cinema, Woody Guthrie Center, and Kendall Whittier Main Street.