Photo courtesy deadCenter Film Festival

Join the best and brightest filmmakers from around the world June 7-10 at the deadCenter Film Festival in Oklahoma City. During the event’s 18th anniversary, scores of films are on view from both local and global filmmakers. Categories include animated films, documentary shorts and features, narrative features, comedies and horror films.

DeadCenter is also a nonprofit that works year-round to encourage local, independent filmmakers. One of its largest projects is deadCenter University, a free program for high schoolers that offers a comprehensive education in film, including hands-on experience with virtual reality, computer-generated imagery and stop-motion animation. Students also work with local directors and producers to learn about cinematography, acting, auditioning and producing. They get a crash course in what it takes to make it in the industry, in front of or behind the camera.

The opening night reception kicks off at 5 p.m. at the OKC Museum of Art. Screenings run until 8:15 p.m. Sunday at various downtown locations. For a full list of films and venues, visit

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