deadCenter Film Festival
Celebrating 20 years in 2020, the deadCenter Film Festival is Oklahoma's largest film festival and one of the "Top 20 Coolest Film Festivals in the World" and "Top 50 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee" according to MovieMaker Magazine. What's up with the name, you ask? "deadCenter" refers to the geographic location of the festival – in OKC – the "dead center" of the United States.
Why should you attend? It's a great chance to see exciting new short films, insightful documentaries, hilarious comedies, scary monster movies and the best independent films from around the world and all over Oklahoma. Plus, you might just see a movie star or two.
Its mission is to promote, encourage and celebrate the independent film arts. deadCenter accomplishes this mission with a renowned festival each June, a year round education program and screenings throughout the year in partnerships with museums and various arts organizations.
And, because the festival is run by working filmmakers, deadCenter is designed to cater to the needs and wants of all types of filmmakers, from first time student short directors to established veterans like Spike Jonze, who opened the festival in 2010, or Nick Cassavetes, who served as judge for the 2011 festival.
2020 deadCenter Film Festival Information
Date: June 11-21, 2020 (newly extended 10-day schedule)
Location: Downtown Oklahoma City; film screening locations include Harkins Theater, Oklahoma City Museum of Art and the Myriad Gardens Great Lawn
Admission: An All Access Pass is $100 and includes priority entry to every film and special event, including the Opening Night Party; individual tickets for each screening may be available prior to showtime