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Twister Alley International is a unique film festival run by filmmakers...for filmmakers. After screening at hundreds of film festivals, seeing the good and the bad, Twister Alley Festival Directors Josh Hope & TJ Treece are proud to bring their favorite indie films from across the globe back home to NW Oklahoma by designing a film festival that provides the perfect setting for both filmmakers and movie fans alike. With complimentary food, airport shuttle for screening filmmakers, a jury loaded with working filmmakers and actors and all film screenings on the big screen at the beautiful and historic Woodward Theater, Twister Alley sets itself apart from the mass of tired film festivals by putting the filmmaker first.

"We were taken care of from the second we got off the plane until the second we got back on. It made the experience all that better because we didn't have to worry about anything other than representing our films and having an awesome time." Chris Holder...Actor...The Life and Death of an Unhappily Married Man

"I've been to several festivals myself, and I can tell you, this was by far the best film festival I have ever attended. PERIOD." David Bryant Perkins...screenplay finalist

"Twister Alley was hands down the best festival I've been to (not exaggerating!) I've never been treated so well for merely having a little short film showing in a sea of films." Anthony Stratton...Actor...Nesting Grounds

"Going to Woodward was one of the best film fest experiences I've ever had. The town was very cordial and it's only going to get bigger and better from here." Tom Radovich...Producer...Nobody

"It was awesome and perfect. " Elyse Cantor...Actor...The Life and Death of an Unhappily Married Man

Kids Flix (films for the whole family)
Twisted Toons (Animated films for grown folks)
Midnight Films (Weird, Dark and/or Twisted)
Music Video
Screenplay Contest (short, feature, webseries and TV Pilot screenplays of all genres accepted)

Golden Twister Jury Award for Best of Fest (Feature & Short)
Crystal Twister Audience Award
Best Comedy Film (Feature & Short)
Best Drama Film (Feature & Short)
Best Student Film (Short-College, High School, Jr. High & Elementary divisions)
Best Midnight Film (Weird, Dark and/or Twisted...Feature & Short)
Best Animated Film (Feature & Short)
Best Documentary (Feature & Short)
Best Foreign Film (Feature & Short)
Best Family Film
Best Oklahoma Film
Best Music Video
Next Gen (Given to filmmakers with promising future)
Best Actor/Actress (Feature & Short)
Best Ensemble (Feature & Short)
Best Contest Screenplay (Feature & Short)
Best Director
Best Movie Poster


Films of all lengths (short & feature) and all genres (family, animated, comedy, drama, sci-fi, action, horror, documentary, foreign, music video) are welcome to submit.

Screenplays (short, feature, webseries, TV pilot) of all genres are welcome to submit. Screenplays must be unproduced as of the date of the film festival. (May 2, 2019)

Screener films should be submitted on digital file (Mov, Mp4).

Films in language other than English must include English subtitles.

Although an Oklahoma premiere of your film is not required, it is preferred.

No feedback on submissions can be given.

Overall Rating
  • John Psathas

    Twister Alley is phenomenal- a collection of great filmmakers from all over the world surrounded by a welcoming Oklahoma community that truly loves film. Twister was one of our earliest stops with our film and I can say without hesitation, it was one of the best choices we made. Josh and his team were amazing and Woodward was incredibly charming. I'll definitely be submitting again.

    September 2018
  • Great Festival!

    It was a really pleasure to be part of this festival. Thanks a lot to the director of the festival Josh Hope, for his great attention and kindness.

    Even though I wasn´t able to attend to the festival, I´m very happy to be part of the festival with my short film SOMETHING IN THE DARKNESS. For me as a spanish filmmaker ist´s a great opportunity to show my work outside my country, thanks!

    I hope to have the opportunity again to be in the festival in the future.

    All my best wishes and greetings from Spain!
    Fran Casanova

    August 2018
  • Boise Esquerra

    Superb Film Festival. Won best College Drama for my short. I can certainly tell you that communication is just fantastic. Josh goes out of his way to see that every filmmaker and guest is treated with the respect they deserve. Everything is timely and the festival goes out of there way to make everyone feel accommodated. This festival is only getting so much better each year and is a definite up and coming platform for any filmmaker. Go Twister Alley!

    July 2018
  • Billy Ward

    This film festival is fantastic! Josh was super nice and accommodating even though I was not able to attend. Twister Alley even sent me an awesome award in the mail immediately following the festival. I would like to say thank you so much for welcoming me from afar and this was my favorite festival so far even though I wasn't there in person.

    May 2018
  • Rachael Magill

    Josh and the whole team at Twister Alley were AMAZING! We brought our quirky-short film Incredibly Smart, Sexy, Bombshell Co-ed Named Debra and actually walked away with an amazing award! We were so grateful for the beautiful venue, the networking, and most of all the amazing films that Twister Alley had! This festival is definitely worth the submission fee and travel!!!

    May 2018