deadCENTER of Cool

deadCENTER of Cool

You know you’re doing something right when you’ve been listed among the 20 Coolest Film Festivals in the world… especially when there are over 6,000 film festivals! And that’s exactly where the deadCenter Film Festival wants to stay. 

Founded in 2001 as a one-night screening of short films by Oklahoma filmmakers, deadCENTER has grown into an international festival that has featured over 1,200 films from across the globe, shown at venues throughout beautiful downtown Oklahoma City. 

“We really enjoy working with deadCENTER each year and watching them get bigger and bigger,” said Allison Shumate, Events Coordinator for Downtown OKC, Inc., one of the sponsors of the festival. “We market and manage many events downtown,” she said. “This one is extra fun because they are so creative!”

deadCENTER Film Festival

Together, Downtown OKC and deadCENTER worked with ROBYN to develop this year’s swag bags, which are filled with all kinds of cool stuff and given to the “all access” badge holders, filmmakers and the press. 

The festival kicks off Wednesday night with the bluCENTER Bash fundraiser at the Chesapeake Boathouse (tickets are available through Monday!), followed by the FREE screening of  “Marley” (the definitive story of Bob Marley) at the Chesapeake Finishline Tower at the Oklahoma River at 8:30.


“This year, we’re featuring about a hundred films,” said Kim Haywood, COO of deadCENTER Film Festival, “and about 25% of those have some sort of tie to Oklahoma.” 

Passes to all the festival events can be purchased here or at the festival’s headquarters at the OKC Museum of Art. Plus, tickets to individual films can be purchased at the venues 30 minutes before showtime for only $10! The schedule is here

We’re excited to live in a city that is home to such a cool event and we’re proud of our many clients who help support the deadCENTER Film Festival, such as: Chesapeake Energythe Chickasaw NationOklahoma Film & Music Office, SandRidge EnergyAmerican Fidelity and Downtown OKC

We’ll see you at the movies this week. Pass it on!