"Simply put, among America's very best small film festivals." - Filmmaker Magazine
In its 7th year, the Oak Cliff Film Festival has established itself as a significant city-wide event, featuring the best of Oak Cliff’s theater and art venues, restaurants, bars, and small businesses. OCFF was founded in 2011 as a regional film festival in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas, Texas. The festival has received national acclaim from prominent sources including The New York Times, Filmmaker Magazine, and Moviemaker Magazine. The Oak Cliff Film Festival showcases brave and independent filmmaking of all stripes in an atmosphere that encourages and fosters filmmaking in Dallas and beyond.
The 2018 festival will take place in the heart of the Jefferson Boulevard and Bishop Arts Districts. OCFF celebrates the eclectic flair and tastes of its birthplace with an equally diverse lineup of films and events, curated annually with a thematic bent.
“You’d be hard pressed to find a better programmed film festival of its size in the country.” - D Magazine
"Whether culling from the national festival circuit or bringing in unheralded gems to make their debut, the Oak Cliff Film Festival team consistently curates a lineup featuring some of the most genuinely interesting films one is likely to see in town in a given year." - Central Track
Awards & Prizes
Jury Prize Narrative Feature
Jury Prize Documentary Feature
Jury Prize Narrative Short
Jury Prize Documentary Short
Jury Prize Student Short
Rules & Terms
Oak Cliff Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. Oak Cliff Film Festival is hereby granted the right to show shorts films up to two screenings after the event dates as part of short film year round series.
The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for public screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.
The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Oak Cliff Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.