It was supposed to be the biggest year yet for Oklahoma City’s deadCenter Film Festival, touting a 20-year anniversary and drawing in tens of thousands of people every June. With COVID-19, shelter-in-place and social distancing guidelines, many film enthusiasts worried the state’s biggest film fest would be canceled and the 20th anniversary wouldn’t be celebrated.

It turns out, this year’s event won’t just have more films than ever, but what is usually a four-day festival is now extended to 10 days, making this truly the biggest and longest film festival yet.

deadCenter Film Festival 2020 is taking the experience from the theater to wherever you are, virtually. Films, Q&As and more will now be online and held June 11-21 with 140 films total, including 120 shorts, 20 features and 20 classes.

The Cherokee Nation Film Office is proud to be part of deadCenter 2020. CNFO is the title sponsor of this year’s distribution forum, connecting filmmakers with the people who can take film projects to a viewing audience. CNFO is also proud to host the Cherokee Nation Film Office Series with informational panels ranging from women in content creation to documentaries to music.

Tickets to deadCenter 2020 are still available and are offered in a wide range of tiers. Some films will be offered free to the public. For those films not offered for free, individual film tickets are available and all-access passes are discounted to a half-price cost of $100. 

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Also, expect more details to be released before this year’s event.