Oklahoma City's deadCenter Film Festival is celebrating its 16th anniversary June 8-12. Named one of the "20 Coolest Film festivals in the World" by MovieMaker magazine, deadCenter hosts five full nights of fantastic parties and screens more than 100 movies from around the world to 30,000 film fans in theaters across downtown Oklahoma City.
More than 1,200 films applied this year and 106 were chosen, including 22 feature films and 84 short films. Twenty-four of the films chosen were made in Oklahoma, including four narrative features. Other standouts include Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise and A Song for You: The Austin City Limits Story with live performances by Willie Nelson, Ray Charles, Bonnie Raitt, Beck, and Radiohead.
This year, deadCenter is partnering with ACM@UCO in Bricktown to provide a full day of film seminars and classes that are free and open to the public. Classes are led by filmmakers and industry experts and include the following: selling scripts and ideas, editing, casting, acting, cinematography, directing and producing.
To learn more about the festival and to buy tickets, visit www.deadcenterfilm.org.