The OkDFF is a unique film festival based in Tulsa, OK, that features choreography for the camera, dance documentaries, and experimental short-films that emphasize movement.

Since 2007, the OkDFF has screened a wide variety of historic and acclaimed dance films by artists from around the world. The purpose of the festival is to celebrate dance in the medium of film and video – favoring those works which demonstrate both artistic and technical excellence. We seek fresh, innovative films and our programming reflects a global breadth of imagination.

We have partnered with arts organizations, including the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, to expand our touring program - developing opportunities to share work, to network, to educate and cultivate new audiences. Please celebrate the diversity and innovation of dance on film. Submit your work today!

Films selected for our "Best-of-the-Fest" roster are awarded cash prizes and the option to screen at additional venues.

We curate 3 separate categories of films:

1) Dynamic short films (under 15 min.) that use movement as a medium for story-telling or visual spectacle. 

2) Longer documentary features that expose the process, history, and social impact of dance.

3) Digital media and animation works that explore rhythm and motion, and are appropriate for installation in a gallery setting.

OkDFF prefers digital submissions in a high-quality mov or mp4 file. You can transfer files easily via Vimeo, Dropbox or WeTransfer.

You must complete and return an entry form with each film.
Forms are available on our website:

Submission deadline is November 10, 2018.

Overall Rating
  • Richard James Allen

    We at The Physical TV Company in Sydney are always thrilled to be part of the Oklahoma Dance Film Festival, a beautifully curated event. Thank you for sharing our film DIGITAL AFTERLIVES at your last festival.

    March 2019
  • I didnt have the chance to attend but very pleased with the social media publicity efforts

    March 2019