"Simply put, among America's very best small film festivals." - Filmmaker Magazine

In its 7th year, the Oak Cliff Film Festival has established itself as a significant city-wide event, featuring the best of Oak Cliff’s theater and art venues, restaurants, bars, and small businesses. OCFF was founded in 2011 as a regional film festival in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas, Texas. The festival has received national acclaim from prominent sources including The New York Times, Filmmaker Magazine, and Moviemaker Magazine. The Oak Cliff Film Festival showcases brave and independent filmmaking of all stripes in an atmosphere that encourages and fosters filmmaking in Dallas and beyond.

The 2018 festival will take place in the heart of the Jefferson Boulevard and Bishop Arts Districts. OCFF celebrates the eclectic flair and tastes of its birthplace with an equally diverse lineup of films and events, curated annually with a thematic bent.

“You’d be hard pressed to find a better programmed film festival of its size in the country.” - D Magazine

"Whether culling from the national festival circuit or bringing in unheralded gems to make their debut, the Oak Cliff Film Festival team consistently curates a lineup featuring some of the most genuinely interesting films one is likely to see in town in a given year." - Central Track

Jury Prize Narrative Feature

Jury Prize Documentary Feature

Jury Prize Narrative Short

Jury Prize Documentary Short

Jury Prize Student Short

Oak Cliff Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. Oak Cliff Film Festival is hereby granted the right to show shorts films up to two screenings after the event dates as part of short film year round series.

The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for public screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Oak Cliff Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Morrisa Maltz

    Oak Cliff Film Festival was one of the best film festivals I've been to. It was amazingly organized, many incentives for filmmakers, events was great, and each screening was fantastic. They not only spent time on the event planning but on the actual screenings themselves. Each film was well marketed and the venues were great for every film. One of our best screenings for sure. I would HIGHLY recommend applying to Oak Cliff. You want this type of experience at a film festival as well as this type of care for your film!

    July 2018
  • Jillian Corsie

    Oak Cliff is AMAZING! They really care about their filmmakers and made us feel welcome. They found a place for us to stay, organized our airport pick up and drop off, and provided free rides around town. Their filmmaker lounge was awesome and included an open bar! How many festivals do that? We met tons of great filmmakers and had the best time in the town. We will absolutely be submitting here with every film!

    June 2018
  • Awesome time! Oak Cliff is a tucked away part of Dallas that has a great creative core centered around the historic Texas Theatre. Saw some really cool films, met some awesome people, and had a great time!

    June 2018
  • Artemis Anastasiadou

    Oak Cliff is a fantastic festival! The programmers and staff are welcoming and approachable, the line up is highly artistic, and the parties are so much fun! Great opportunity to meet Dallas based filmmakers and actors.

    June 2017
  • Carlos Lopez

    Had a great experience premiering our short "Ghosting The Party" here! Programmers, staff and volunteers were all amazing! Saw great stuff and meet some fantastic filmmakers. Hope to screen here again! Nashville is a dream and I could not recommend Fran's on the East Side more as far as after party spots. It is a magical place and I miss that place most of all.

    June 2017