Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Legendary Filmmaker Lloyd Kaufman to Attend Ninth Annual deadCENTER Film Festival
Troma Film founder to appear in film, on panel, and as filmmaker at 2009 film fest.
Oklahoma City deadCENTER Film Festival confirmed today that legendary filmmaker Lloyd Kaufman will be in attendance on Friday, June 12, 2009.
Kaufman appears in the film “Official Rejection” and will contribute to the panel immediately following the film. deadCENTER will also screen the latest release from his company Troma Studios titled “Poultrygeist – Night of the Chicken Dead”.
The creator of The Toxic Avenger, Lloyd Kaufman has been making films for more than 40 years. He is president and co-founder of Troma Studios, the world’s longest-running independent film company. He is also founder of the TromaDance Film Festival.
“Lloyd Kaufman is a modern independent film icon. His participation in our movie, Official Rejection, and the panel following it, is extremely thrilling for us, because no discussion of the world of indies, including the difficulties of the film festival circuit, can be complete without it. He has seen the evolution of modern alternative cinema and is one of the only people in the world truly qualified to comment on its state. Plus he shows his naked rear end in our documentary...so there's that,” states Official Rejection director, Paul Osborne.
In honor of Kaufman’s appearance at the festival, deadCENTER is hosting a screening of the latest film from Troma Studios, Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead. Touted as cinema’s first chicken-zombie-horror-comedy, complete with musical numbers, Poultrygeist embeds a political message about corporate takeovers with traditional Tromatic “grindhouse” fun. < /span>
All-Access Passes are required to attend the panel. (All-Access Passes are 20% off through June 1, 2009). Individual tickets to screenings are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at all venues. All Access Pass-holders are granted first seating at all screenings. To learn more about the film screenings, times, venues, educational panels…or just to stay in the deadCENTER of indie film action, please visit us at: www.deadcenterfilm.org.
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May 12, 2009
Contact: Kim Haywood

Preview Party 2009

Friday, May 29th
Sponsored by the XO Lounge and X-Rated Vodka in the Hip Basement of the Colcord Hotel

$100 per couple grants you access to the event featuring, food, fun, film clips, and cocktails

$250 per couple grants you access to the event AND! two All-Access passes to the festival.

This is the only fundraiser deadCENTER hosts all year long. C'mon, if you divide $250 by 12 parties (Preview + the 11 at the fest), 3 Panels, 1 Screenplay reading, and 90 films, that works out to be... .
84cents per event, per person. You can afford that.

The All-Access Pass gets you GUARANTEED entry into all deadCENTER Screenings - that's over 90 films folks!

GUARANTEED entry into all deadCENTER Parties - coffee or cocktails, you're looking at 11 chances to drink and get a snack!

GUARANTEED entry into the Panel Series - and we've got some FIERCE faces coming into the 4-0-5 this year - you can't miss!

And an awesome goody bag, with a program, and a t-shirt, maybe some gum or breathmints or something AWESOME.

See you in the deadCENTER of the action!

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

2009 Call for Entries Now Open!

The 9th annual deadCENTER Film Festival is now accepting entries for the 2009 festival which will be held June 10-14 in downtown Oklahoma City. Named one of the top regional festivals in “The Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide,” the 9th annual festival will take place at eight locations over five days with more than 5,000 film enthusiasts from around the country expected to attend.

Entry deadlines for screenplays and films are as follows:

November 3, 2008- Early Bird deadline
December 3, 2008- Regular deadline
January 3, 2009- Late deadline
February 3, 2009- Extended deadline

December 3, 2008- Early Bird deadline
January 3, 2009- Regular deadline
February 3, 2009- Late deadline
March 3, 2009- Extended deadline

This year’s film selections will be taken from the categories of Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, Narrative Short, Documentary Short, Animation, Student, and Oklahoma Film. A $2,500 cash prize will be given to the winner of the Best Narrative Feature. All film and screenplay submissions must be submitted through withoutabox.com.

Registration fees for projects submitted by the Early Bird deadline are $40 for Narrative Features, Documentary Features and Screenplays; $30 for Narrative Shorts, Documentary Shorts and Animations; and $25 for Student films. Fees for projects submitted after this Early Bird deadline will increase $20 in each category. High school films will be accepted free of charge.