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Submissions open today for OKC's deadCenter Film Festival 2021

The deadCenter Film Festival screens "Okie Shorts" at the Love's Travel Stops Stage and Great Lawn in Scissortail Park Saturday, June 13, 2020. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman Archives]
The deadCenter Film Festival screens "Okie Shorts" at the Love's Travel Stops Stage and Great Lawn in Scissortail Park Saturday, June 13, 2020. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman Archives]

The submission process for the 21st annual deadCenter Film Festival opens for filmmakers starting today. 

A summertime staple, deadCenter Film Festival 2021 is scheduled to take place Thursday, June 10, through Sunday, June 13, 2021, in downtown Oklahoma City.

Submissions can be made through Film Freeway at filmfreeway.com/deadcenter. The early-bird deadline is Nov. 15, with entry fees varying based on submission type: $40 for narrative and documentary features, $25 for live-action and documentary shorts, animations, episodics and Oklahoma films, and $10 for music videos, according to a news release. 

Discounts are offered for college films. High school films are $5 to submit.

Films will be selected in the following categories: narrative feature, documentary feature, live action short, documentary short, episodics, animation, virtual cinema, music video, high school, and Oklahoma film.

As previously reported, more than 1,600 films were submitted from Oklahoma and around the world for deadCenter 2020, and 140 were selected for official screenings. 

Also as previously reported, the 20th anniversary of deadCenter Film Festival was presented almost entirely online due to the coronavirus pandemic. The OKC festival safely reached audiences in 42 states and 26 countries. It was a record-breaking year for Oklahoma's biggest film festival, resulting in the debut of more than 100 hours of original deadCenter content through panels, seminars, and classes and more than a year’s worth of films streamed by attendees. 

The deadCenter Film Festival, named for its central geographic location in Oklahoma City, has been honored as one of the “Top 20 Coolest Film Festivals in the World” and among the “Top 50 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” according to MovieMaker magazine. 

The nonprofit organization deadCenter Film provides year-round events to support its mission to promote, celebrate and encourage creativity through independent film. For more information, visit www.deadcenterfilm.org.

-BAM

Related Photos
The deadCenter Film Festival screens "Okie Shorts" at the Love's Travel Stops Stage and Great Lawn in Scissortail Park Saturday, June 13, 2020. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman Archives]

The deadCenter Film Festival screens "Okie Shorts" at the Love's Travel Stops Stage and Great Lawn in Scissortail Park Saturday, June 13, 2020. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman Archives]

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