Oak Cliff Film Festival Announces 4th Edition Dates and Call For Submissions.
DALLAS, TX (Dec. 10, 2014) — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Oak Cliff Film Festival proudly announces the official dates of its 4th edition, taking place June 11-14, 2015, at the Texas Theatre, Kessler Theater, Bishop Arts Theatre Center, and numerous other venues around Jefferson Boulevard and the Bishop Arts District. Submissions are now open through Film Freeway and the committee will be accepting films through April 24th. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.
This year’s theme is inspired by the No-Wave scene of late ‘70s New York that produced dozens of influential filmmakers, musicians and artists. The movement celebrated experimental, often guerilla-style production emphasizing texture and mood over glossy finished products.
Explains Creative Director Jason Reimer, “It’s a theme we all feel a certain kinship to. All of us at Texas Theatre and OCFF are involved in DIY film production so this year’s aesthetic seemed like home turf.”
The Oak Cliff Film Festival is also proud to announce a partnership with the Dallas Producers Association on a new cash prize grant for Texas filmmakers. Submissions for the film production grant will open in Jan 2015.
Background on The Oak Cliff Foundation, Fiscal Sponsor of Oak Cliff Film Festival:
In 2001 The Oak Cliff Foundation purchased the Texas Theatre and began looking for a new permanent tenant. Several areas of the building were renovated and upgraded by the OCF. The Texas Theatre was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2003. In 2010, The Oak Cliff Foundation leased the theater to Aviation Cinemas, Inc. Aviation Cinemas was quick to jump-start operations and continued renovations. The theatre has garnered awards for Best Movie Theater in Dallas by The Dallas Observer and D Magazine and as Best Music Venue D Magazine. The Oak Cliff Film Festival was named The Best New Festival in Dallas in by the Observer in 2012 and “One of the Top 25 festivals worth the Entry Fee” by MovieMaker Magazine in 2013.
"One of the top 25 Film Festivals worth the entry fee" - MovieMaker Magazine 2013