Mickey Reece’s Alien is a part comedy/drama/fantasy feature film that delves into divine existentialism and conveys a unique reimagining of the later years of Elvis and Priscilla Presley’s tumultuous marriage.
DeadCenter (deadCENTER) Film Festival
NAME OF FESTIVAL: DeadCenter (deadCENTER) Film Festival
WHERE: Oklahoma City, OK, USA
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The deadCenter Film Festival was founded in 2001 by Justan and Jayson Floyd, with a one-night screening of short films from Oklahoma filmmakers at City Arts (now Oklahoma Contemporary) on the State Fairgrounds. Because the event was taking place in the middle of the country, the state, and the calendar year, they settled on “deadCenter” and we’ve been fans ever since!
While we’re notoriously Oklahoma’s largest and most celebrated film festival, we’re also home to award-winning education initiatives and the future of storytelling through technology. We started in downtown OKC as a two-day film festival back in 2001, and 21 years later we’ve grown into a year-round nonprofit with statewide, national, and international engagement.
deadCENTER Film Festival Announces 2016 Dates, Opens Call For Entries
The 16th deadCENTER Film Festival will take place Wednesday, June 8 through Sunday, June 12, 2016 in downtown Oklahoma City. Filmmakers may submit their films for review beginning on Monday, Aug. 10. Films will be selected in the following categories: narrative feature, documentary feature, narrative short, documentary short, student film and Oklahoma film. Submissions can be made online through submissions platform, FilmFreeway. The early bird deadline is Oct. 31 and entry fees vary based on […]
BEING EVEL, WELCOME TO HAPPINESS Win Top Awards at 15th deadCENTER Film Festival
A documentary about the complicated legacy of Evel Knievel and a metaphysical drama about a children’s book author won top honors at the 15th deadCENTER Film Festival, held June 10-14 in downtown Oklahoma City. “Being Evel,” (pictured above) by Academy Award-winning director Daniel Junge was selected as Best Documentary Feature, and Best Narrative Feature was awarded to Director Oliver Thompson’s “Welcome to Happiness.” A generation of Americans grew up worshipping self-styled hero Evel Knievel – […]
2015 deadCENTER Film Festival to Open With ‘Best of Enemies’ and ‘Rolling Papers’
For the first time in its 15-year history, 2015 deadCENTER Film Festival will roll-out two official Opening Night films: “Best of Enemies,” at 6 p.m. and “Rolling Papers” at 8:30 p.m.at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Dr. The 15th Annual deadCENTER Film Festival will take place from Wednesday, June 11 through Sunday, June 14 at five locations in downtown Oklahoma City. “Best of Enemies” is a feature documentary directed by Robert Gordon and […]
Oklahoma Film HOLLIS to Premiere at deadCENTER Film Festival
Filmed in rural Oklahoma, the feature film HOLLIS will premiere at Oklahoma City’s deadCENTER Film Festival taking place June 10 through 14, 2015 On Thursday, June 11, “Hollis” will be playing at Harkins Theater (150 East Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104) at 7 p.m., with an encore showing Saturday, June 13 at noon. Individual tickets will go on sale 20 minutes before the showing. The film follows a young man, Darryl, who is forced to make the […]
100 Films Selected For 2015 deadCENTER Film Festival
Approximately 100 films have been selected for official screenings at the 15th Annual deadCENTER Film Festival to take place Wednesday, June 10 through Sunday, June 14 at five locations in downtown Oklahoma City. More than 1,000 films were submitted for the 2015 deadCENTER Film Festival, including comedies, dramas, documentaries and short films from Oklahoma and around the world. Click here to view the schedule “With well over 1,000 submissions, this was our most competitive year ever,” […]
deadCENTER Film Festival announces 2015 dates, opens call for entries
The 15th annual deadCENTER Film Festival will take place Wednesday, June 10 through Sunday, June 14, 2015 in downtown Oklahoma City. Filmmakers may submit their films for review now. Films will be selected in the following categories: narrative feature, documentary feature, narrative short, documentary short, animations, student film and Oklahoma film.
‘Hellion’ and ‘Alive Inside’ take top honors at 14th annual deadCENTER Film Festival
A portrait of a family on the brink of dissolution set against the haunting backdrop of the refineries of Southeast Texas, and a heartwarming story about the healing power of music, have won top honors at the 14th annual deadCENTER Film Festival, held June 11-15 in downtown Oklahoma City.
“Hellion,” directed by Kat Candler, was selected as the Grand Jury Narrative Feature category winner, and Michael Rossato-Bennett’s “Alive Inside” won top honors in the Grand Jury Documentary Feature category.
Other award-winners included:
deadCENTER Film Festival to open with Winterbottom’s improv comedy “The Trip to Italy”
The official opening night film for the 14th annual deadCENTER Film Festival will be the improv comedy “The Trip to Italy,” screening at 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 12 at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. The 14th annual deadCENTER Film Festival will take place Wednesday, June 11 through Sunday, June 15 at five locations in downtown Oklahoma City.
deadCENTER Film Festival Announces 2014 Dates
The 14th annual deadCENTER Film Festival, named for its central geographic location (in Oklahoma City, the center of the U.S.), announced 2014 dates – the festival will take place Wednesday, June 11 through Sunday, June 15, 2014 in downtown Oklahoma City. Filmmakers may submit their films for review beginning on Monday, Aug. 19.
“THE SPECTACULAR NOW” and “OUT OF PRINT” Win Top Awards at 2013 deadCENTER Film Festival
“THE SPECTACULAR NOW,” directed by James Ponsoldt, won the Grand Jury Feature category, and Vivienne Roumani’s “OUT OF PRINT” won top honors in the Grand Jury Documentary category at the 2013 deadCENTER Film Festival. THE SPECTACULAR NOW is a “sharply witty coming-of-age story” of youth confronting the funny, thrilling and perilous business of modern love and adulthood. OUT OF PRINT is “a thoughtful look into the impact of the digital revolution” with testimonials from authors, entrepreneurs, and educators alike highlighting how the digital revolution is changing every aspect of the printed word – and how it’s changing us.
Winners also included:
Hollywood producer Hunt Lowry to Receive 2013 Oklahoma Film ICON Award at deadCenter Film Festival
Hollywood producer and Oklahoma City native Hunt Lowry will receive the 2013 Oklahoma Film ICON Award at at 2013 deadCENTER Film Festival in Oklahoma. This year’s festival is June 5 to 9, and features a lineup of 115 comedies, dramas, hard-hitting documentaries and short films from Oklahoma and around the world