For Eleanor, a great night was sitting with a bunch of friends watching films. Folks of all sorts could come together, share the experience and find common ground in the experience.

In honor of Eleanor, we are again hosting the OK2BX Film Festival. OK2BX*Film is dedicated to her core belief that we can come together and find more about us that is alike – rather than the things that keep us apart.

We don’t ask you to pick a category – just share your work with us. Our judges will rank each film and pick the best of each category. A film will be selected that best exemplifies Eleanor’s Spirit of happiness and inclusion. Each OK2BX*Film winner will take home their very own ELLIE..


Come join the OK2BX Film Festival. It’s a great way to start bringing everyone together.

• ELLIE Trophy
• Studio tour / Day In the Life at WFAA Television
• $200 CASH Prize for winner in each category
o Best film – Animation
o Best Film – Inclusivity
o Best Film – Kindness
o Best Film – Smartphone
o Best Film – LBGTQIA+
o Most Extraordinary Film – Best of Show
o Spirit of Eleanor

1. OK2BX Film Festival is limited to high school students (age 18 and below).
2. Entries fees are $10 per submission ($12 each for late submissions).
3. Students and schools are permitted to submit multiple films.
4. All films must be submitted via FilmFreeway in a festival quality, high resolution format.
5. Maximum running time for each submission is 10 minutes. Any submission exceeding 10 minutes will not be accepted or reviewed.
6. All submissions will be reviewed. Depending upon quantity of submissions, there may be multiple rounds of reviews before final judging. Submissions selected for festival will be notified.
7. Students wanting their film judged in the Smartphone Block certify that the film was shot entirely on a smartphone (no camera). Editing and post-production software on computer is accepted.
8. Motion Capture films may be submitted to the Animation Block.
9. Films may be considered for more than one category of award.
10. All music, images, titles, footage and other copyrighted material used in your submission MUST be properly licensed. You must have permission and/or the proper rights to all content submitted.
11. Submission fees are final. Sorry, there can be no refunds.
12. By submitting your film, you give OK2BX Film Festival the right to display your film. We may also use portions of the film in our promotional material in the future. This includes having your film on our YouTube channel and other social media.
13. Taylor Swift may not submit a film under any circumstances

Overall Rating
  • Great event, and we're happy to have screened at such an amazing festival!

    May 2024
  • Tonya Holloway

    Second time entering my students this competition. Another successful year! The staff are wonderful and supportive.

    May 2024
  • Asher Anantham

    A great opportunity for young filmmakers

    April 2023
  • Great communication and amazing festival for young filmmakers.

    April 2023