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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 3, 2018)

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
  • Twister Alley was a terrific festival experience and Josh Hope is a guy who really loves what he does. He gives the fest and especially us, the filmmakers and writers that personal attention to detail. I was blown away to find out that he reads ALL the screenplay submissions himself. I felt very honored to have been selected to be in the 2017 line-up. See ya in 2018.

    September 2017
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    Anthony Williams

    This is a film festival by film makers for film makers. They do so much for those that attend and if you are unable to make, there's so much going on that still allows you to be involved.

    Their passion for film is remarkable and it's one of the best fests I've been accepted in. Their generosity and hospitality is greatly appreciated.

    July 2017
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    Ryan Green

    Charming community. Really nice people treated me and my crew like old friends. Was a fun time.

    May 2017
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    Jon Weinberg

    It's no wonder that Twister Ally was on this year's MovieMaker 50 Festivals Worth The Entry Fee. Great communication, great programming, a great theatre and a fantastic team!
    A big thank you to Josh, TJ and the entire Twister Alley team!

    May 2017
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    Ron Podell

    I loved Twister Alley! Josh Hope was a very hospitable festival director and I had no idea there was such a fervent filmmaking scene in Oklahoma. Woodward was a charming town and the historic theater was a great place to watch films, network and have a drink. I saw some old friends, but met many new filmmakers as well. I would highly recommend this festival.

    May 2017