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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)
Screenplay Contest (short & feature screenplays of all genres accepted)
Awards & Prizes
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 Supporting Actor/Actress
Best Contest Screenplay (Feature & Short)
Best Festival Screenplay (Feature & Short)
Best Movie Poster
Rules & Terms
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 (both short & feature) of all genres are welcome to submit. Screenplays must be unproduced as of the date of the film festival. (April 27, 2017)
Screener films should be submitted on digital file (Mov, Mp4) and a backup DVD or Blu-Ray, US Region 1 is required.
Films in language other than English must include English subtitles.
No feedback on submissions can be given.
As filmmakers ourselves we have never received a rejection letter that made us feel better, so we won't stick the knife in any deeper by sending one.