WOODWARD, Okla. (Oct. 28, 2014) â€“ The Woodward Arts & Theatre Council and Lakeside Cinema 6 are partnering with Oklahoma City-based deadCenter Film Festival to bring a two-day festival featuring Oklahoma-made movies and film industry education to Woodward on Monday, Nov. 10 and Tuesday, Nov. 11.
The two-day festival kicks-off on Monday night with â€˜How to Make a Movie,â€™ a free public seminar about the film business in Oklahoma and the process of making a feature film from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Woodward Arts Theatre & Josie Adams Cultural Centre, 818 Main St.
The seminar will be led by deadCenter Film Festival Executive Director Lance McDaniel, an Oklahoma filmmaker who has worked on 14 feature films, including Oscar winner â€œMillion Dollar Baby.â€
There will be two screenings on Tuesday night at Lakeside Cinema 6, 1415 34th St.
From 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. there will be a free program of short films (1 min. to 12 min. each) made in Oklahoma by professionals as well as high school and college students, followed by a screening of â€œLight from the Darkroomâ€ at 7 p.m.
â€œLight from the Darkroomâ€ is a religious thriller set in Panama and China â€“ but filmed on-location in Oklahoma with an all Oklahoma crew â€“ starring Lymari Nadal from â€œAmerican Gangster,â€ Steven Michael Quezada from â€œBreaking Bad,â€ and former Oklahoma State University football player Yue Pun Szeto.
The film was directed by Alva native Lance McDaniel and written by Kathleen Rooney from Tulsa, whose husband was a United States Ambassador to the Holy See under President George W. Bush.
To celebrate its 15th anniversary, deadCenter is travelling around the state of Oklahoma, doing free film classes in high schools and regional universities and screening films made in Oklahoma at night. The deadCenter team will be at Woodward High School all day on Tuesday, Nov. 11 as part of their visit.
For more information about the Woodward Film Festival, please visit www.deadcenterfilm.org/woodward.
The deadCenter Film Festival, named for its location in the center of the country, is Oklahomaâ€™s largest film festival and one of the â€œ20 Coolest Film Festivals in the Worldâ€ according to MovieMaker magazine. Learn more at www.deadcenterfilm.org.