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24-Apr-2014 2:35pm PDT  

 

deadCENTER Film Festival

14 Annual June 11, 2014 to June 15, 2014

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PO Box 1725
Oklahoma City OK 73101
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Phone: 405.246.9233
Fax: 405.843.4687
info@deadcenterfilm.org
http://www.deadcenterfilm.org

SPECIAL SUBMISSIONS ONLY • Final deadlines have passed. If you have a deadline waiver or special instructions from the event, select a Category of Entry to continue.

Narrative Feature
This category is for feature length narrative films over 60 minutes.
Narrative Short
Non-Documentary films under 60 minutes. This includes music videos.
Documentary Feature
Non-Narrative film over 60 minutes.
Student - College
Any film by a student (Graduate and under-graduate) completed during their time enrolled in a secondary institution. Must provide copy of student I.D. with submission.
Student - High School
High School Films must be completed by a student currently enrolled in and attending a high school. A copy of a valid student I.D. is required with submission.
Oklahoma Film
For narrative shorts and features, music videos and animations, a film must be filmed in the State of Oklahoma.

For documentary shorts and features, the director or producer must be current resident of Oklahoma.

For films submitted in this category deadCENTER must be Oklahoma CIty Metro area premiere.
Screenwriting-short
Short narrative screenplays not to exceed 15 pages in length. All entries must NOT include a cover page. All submission should be blind submissions.
Documentary Short
Non- Narrative film under 60 minutes.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The mission of the deadCENTER Film Festival is to promote, encourage, and celebrate the independent film arts.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The deadCENTER Film Festival is in its 14th year of bringing quality independent films to Oklahoma and providing a nationally recognized platform for filmmakers to share their work. Previous year’s festivals included James Marsden, Megan Mullally, Chris Kattan, Nick Offerman, Famke Janssen, Wes Studi, artist Wayne White and Sundance Best Documentary Director Winner Lauren Greenfield. Next year’s festival takes place June 11-15, 2014 in downtown Oklahoma City

The name “deadCENTER” refers to the geographic location of the festival – in Oklahoma City – the “dead center” of the United States. Named as one of the "20 Coolest Film Festivals" and “Top 50 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” by MovieMaker Magazine and "Top Regional Festival" in Chris Gore's 'The Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide', deadCENTER screens over 100 films, hosts mind-blowing special events, provides a window into independent film with our professional panel series- featuring luminaries such as Elvis Mitchell, Lloyd Kaufman, and, two time Oscar winner Albert S. Ruddy. Additionally, deadCENTER hosts a screenplay competition for screenplays 15 pages or less.

deadCENTER is run by working filmmakers. We know how difficult and overwhelming the distribution process can be. Since its inception in 2012, our Distribution Forum has served to ease that process. deadCENTER invites sales agents and distributors from across the country to meet with every accepted dCFF filmmaker attending the festival. Whether you have a feature with tons of celebrities or a short film you made in high school, this is your chance to bend the ear of a distribution professional and find out how it all works.

The festival's energy attracts filmmakers and film enthusiasts from across the world. With enhanced national visibility and our knack for making every attendee a VIP, deadCENTER makes its mark in the deadCENTER of country.

ORGANIZERS
Alyx Picard (Festival Coordinator) ; Kevin Ely (Features Programmer) ; Kim Haywood (Director of Programming) ; Lance McDaniel (Executive Director) ; Sara McCombs (Shorts Programmer)

GENERAL 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


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless deadCENTER Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered. 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