deadCenter Film is celebrating its 20th anniversary by honoring four individuals with the 2020 Vision Award. The ceremony will take place during deadCenter’s Glitter Ball Winter Formal on January 31 at Factory Obscura in downtown Oklahoma City.

The 2020 Vision Award honors individuals whose vision and hard work have created opportunities for filmmakers from Oklahoma, and beyond, to share their work, improve their craft, develop connections and partnerships, and elevate the storytelling coming out of our state.

Honorees include Sharon Ray, founder and director of the Bare Bones Film and Music Festival in Muskogee, Oklahoma’s longest running film festival; Abby Kurin, Director of the Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Arts & Culture, Oklahoma’s first municipal office to officially promote the film industry; and Jayson and Justan Floyd, the filmmaking brothers who founded the deadCenter Film Festival in 2001.

“All four of these outstanding individuals have had a massive impact on the growth of the film industry in Oklahoma,” said Lance McDaniel, Executive Director of deadCenter Film. “Honoring their vision is the perfect way for deadCenter to kick-off our 20th year.”

deadCenter Film is a nonprofit organization that provides film education programming to 3,000 high school and technology center students each fall, offers quarterly continuing education seminars for working film professionals, and hosts Oklahoma’s largest film festival, bringing 35,000 people to downtown Oklahoma City each June. The next festival is June 11-14, 2020. For more information, visit

Photos of the 2020 Vision Award Winners can be found here


About deadCenter Film 

deadCenter Film is an Oklahoma City-based nonprofit that leads free film classes to 3,000 students each fall, offers continuing education classes for working film professionals each quarter, and hosts Oklahoma’s largest film festival each June, attracting 35,000 to downtown Oklahoma City. Next year’s festival is June 11-14, 2020. For more information, please visit