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May 27, 2022

22nd Annual deadCenter Film Festival

Oklahoma’s largest and most celebrated film festival.

deadCenter is an exciting time to see the latest short films, insightful documentaries, hilarious comedies, hair-raising thrillers and the best independent films from all over Oklahoma and around the world. The 4-day festival returns for its 22nd year June 9-12.

deadCenter is ideal for the film connoisseur, the occasional movie watcher and everyone in between, in the dead center of the heartland! deadCenter’s programs are designed to entertain, educate and evolve your perspective.

22nd Annual deadCenter Film Festival

 

Create your own festival experience

New options for passes give you the ability to customize your festival experience. This year, passes are tiered to offer even more flexibility and affordability as you plan which screenings and parties you want to attend. Choose from bundles with express admission, access to the virtual library, just the shorts and more. However you choose to attend, your pass will allow you to experience traditional deadCenter events and discover new ones.

Screenings, Networking & Parties

In addition to screenings at some of OKC’s incredible locations, including Scissortail Park, Film Row, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Harkins Bricktown, First Americans Museum and the Wheeler District, deadCenter will host a variety of parties and events that are open to the public.

22nd Annual deadCenter Film Festival

 

Public Events on the Schedule

Thursday, June 9
Cookies at Cookie’s 11 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
  • Wrap up your first night of the festival with karaoke, drinks and cookies from Tiff’s Treats!
Friday, June 10
dC Breakfast Club at Neon Coffee 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Stop by Neon Coffee in the Plaza District for specialty coffee and donuts. Be sure to bring your pass to access the secret dC special!
dC Breakfast Club at REV Mex 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Meet at REV Mex for incredible Mexican food and margaritas. Bring your pass to enjoy the dC special menu!
Friday Night Frolic 5 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Join dC goers at Social Capital, overlooking Scissortail Park, for a chance to connect, discuss and enjoy a local craft beer. The event is open to the public with special perks for pass holders.
Friday Night Family Frolic 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
  • During Scissortail Park’s Night Market, OKC Thunder Films will debut their latest short film, Seeds of Greenwood, which explores how the soil of the historic Greenwood District is being nurtured a century after the Tulsa Race Massacre. Seeds of Greenwood follows the development of Thunder Fellows, an after-school program located in Greenwood that provides Black high school students with opportunities in sports, entertainment and tech through a curriculum based on data and analytics. Bring your pass to the Big Biang Theory food truck, and the first 50 pass holders will receive a free bowl!
PJ Party at 21c Museum/Hotel 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Something magical starts at 10! Magic Mike starts at 11 with Tiff’s Treats and Cookies available. This event is open to the public.
Saturday, June 11
dC Breakfast Club at Neon Coffee 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Stop by Neon Coffee in the Plaza District for specialty coffee and donuts. Be sure to bring your pass to access the secret dC special!
PrideCenter Breakfast 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Head to Spiked Coffee for coffee drinks, spiked coffee and treats.
dC Breakfast Club at REV Mex 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Meet at REV Mex for incredible Mexican food and margaritas. Bring your pass to enjoy the dC special menu!
PrideCenter Happy Hour at Mary Eddy’s 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Enjoy your break between films at the newly renovated Mary Eddy’s inside of 21c Museum/Hotel!
Oklahoma Film Party at The Big Friendly 5 to 8 p.m.
  • deadCenter celebrates Oklahoma Film with the Oklahoma Film + Music Office at Big Friendly! Stop by to have a beer, meet filmmakers and enjoy the scenery before two outdoor screenings starting at 6 p.m. in the Wheeler District.
Sunday, June 12
Sunday Brunch at 21c Museum/Hotel 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Present your drink card for a free mimosa at Mary Eddy’s before you enjoy the last day of dCFF22!
Closing Night Party 6 to 11 p.m.
  • Enjoy a relaxing Sunday night of music, drinks and great food at Kindred Spirits. Use your drink card for dC signature drinks.

22nd Annual deadCenter Film Festival

 

deadCenter History

In 2001, deadCenter began as a one-night screening of short films made by Oklahoma filmmakers at what is now known as Oklahoma Contemporary. Intentionally named, the event took place in the middle of the country, the state and even the calendar year, eventually becoming the deadCenter Film Festival.

Since its inaugural screening in 2001, deadCenter has grown into a year-round nonprofit with statewide, national and international engagement. It continues to bring film buffs to OKC each year and generate a large economic and social impact with free education programs for students each fall.

dCFF22 Returns June 9-12!

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