16th Annual

deadCENTER Film Festival

June 08, 2016 to June 12, 2016


Documentary Short


Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
November 30, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
Regular Deadline
December 31, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *
Late Deadline
January 30, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
WAB Extended Deadline
February 24, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.

Category Details

May 1, 2014

Shorts: From 1 minutes to 60 minutes

Projects completed after March 1, 2013

Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

No premiere requirement

Projects may have distribution

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

  Secure Online Screener
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Media Files
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> One-Sheet Art - Posters

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

1st Place
Handmade award by a local artist.
Value of Goods/Services: 500 U.S. Dollar

Category Rules

General Rules

1. Films that have been previously screened publicly in theatres in the US, aired on US television, or are available online for viewing in their entirety (as part of a distribution plan) prior to or during the festival June 11-15, 2014 are NOT eligible to screen. THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE SCREENINGS AT FILM FESTIVALS PRIOR TO deadCENTER.

2. Films must be available for the festival exhibition on DCP, BluRay, hard drives or media files with an optical soundtrack, titles included.

3. Films produced in languages other than English must have English sub-titles.

4. Each film entry must include:
• entry fee
• 3-Line, medium and long synopses
• director's bio
• electronic promotional photo
• Withoutabox online screener OR Vimeo link with password
• 1 DVD (NTSC only) for screening committee and programmers

5. The deadCENTER Film Festival will take all possible care in the handling of entries. The Festival cannot be responsible for damage or loss to films or DVDs while in our possession or in transit.

6. Your entry authorizes deadCENTER Film Festival to use clips of your film for marketing and promotional purposes on television, online, in advertising, news and/or other media. Short films may be included on a compilation DVD screened as part of our statewide education and promotion program around Oklahoma.

7. If your film is accepted to screen at the festival, you will be asked to immediately forward: Color promotional stills, poster, and/or one-sheets and electronic press kits.

8. Entry confirms and warrants required legal authority to submit the entry into the festival and to use ALL music, images, and content in the entry. This means that when you submit your film, you are guaranteeing that you have the permission to submit. And, by submitting, you guarantee that all of the music and image rights have been secured.

9. Students must include proof of student status (copy of student ID) at the time of production.

10. All checks may be made out to the deadCENTER Film Festival.

All submissions and requests for further information should be addressed to:

deadCENTER Film Festival
PO Box 1725
Oklahoma City OK 73101

For FedEx or UPS deliveries:

deadCENTER Film Festival
726 W Sheridan Ave
Suite 170
Oklahoma City, OK 73102