Women Directing Mentorship

SeriesFest and Shondaland are honored to partner on the fifth cycle of the Women Directing Mentorship, a competition designed to discover aspiring female directors with a unique voice and provide a launchpad for their careers. Founded in 2019, The Women Directing Mentorship is anchored by the prestigious opportunity to shadow a director on an episode of a Shondaland original series. Regular deadline: October 18, 2023 Final deadline: December 19, 2023 For details and to apply,… Continue Reading Women Directing Mentorship


Each year the SeriesFest community of emerging talent, established artists, and industry professionals gather to celebrate the innovative work of independent content creators. SeriesFest: Season 10 submissions are open NOW! SeriesFest, a non-profit organization, champions and empowers artists at the forefront of episodic storytelling by providing year-round opportunities for creators and industry experts to connect, collaborate and share stories that inspire and impact global audiences. SeriesFest proudly presents year-round opportunities for creators to connect, collaborate,… Continue Reading SeriesFest

Wide Open Experimental Film Festival

Wide Open Experimental Film Festival (WOEFF) is a festival organized by the Film Department at Oklahoma City University. Inspired by Oklahoma’s wide-open landscape, WOEFF showcases experimental films that will open peoples’ eyes to the alternative forms, structures and styles of film. Regular deadline: October 15, 2023 Late deadline: November 5, 2023 For details and to apply, visit filmfreeway.com/WideOpenExperimentalFilmFestival.

SXSW Film & TV Festival

SXSW brings together international Film & TV students, industry leaders, and fans to Austin, TX each year. Join SXSW March 8-16 for one of the most anticipated festivals of the year. For nine days in March, creatives of all stripes gather for the acclaimed SXSW Film & TV Festival program. Running concurrently with the SXSW Conference, Music, and Comedy Festivals, attendees can take advantage of the opportunity to connect with a wide array of industry experts, making… Continue Reading SXSW Film & TV Festival

deadCenter Film Festival

In its 24th year, the deadCENTER film festival is Oklahoma’s largest and most celebrated film festival. The festival has been named one of the “20 Coolest Film Festivals” and “Top 50 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” by MovieMaker Magazine. In 2020, deadCENTER was celebrated by Smithsonian Magazine as “One of Eight Festivals Worth Attending (Virtually).” Designated as an Academy Award®-Qualifying Festival for animated and live action shorts, the deadCenter Film Festival boasts an impressive slate… Continue Reading deadCenter Film Festival

Borders | No Borders

Houston Cinema Arts Society’s regional short film competition, Borders | No Borders, is accepting submissions! The program is open to short film fiction and documentary films with ties to Texas, Mexico, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas and Louisiana. Finalists are selected to screen at the 2023 Houston Cinema Arts Festival in November, with two films in each category awarded cash prizes totaling $3,000 from a panel of three jurors each that reflect the region. Submission Deadline:… Continue Reading Borders | No Borders

48 Hour Film Project

The 48 Hour Film Project is a weekend of short film making in teams—from beginners to pro’s! Do you and your friends have what it takes to make a film on the fly? Dates for the Oklahoma City competition are October 13-15, 2023. It all begins with the Friday night Kickoff event when you and teams in your city draw genres out of a hat and receive the required elements for your film. Then it… Continue Reading 48 Hour Film Project

Tonkawa Film Festival

The Tonkawa Film Commission and the citizens of Tonkawa are excited to welcome filmmakers from around the world to screen their films at the beautiful 200 seat theater in Wilkin Hall located on the Northern Oklahoma College campus. OKLAHOMA FILMMAKERS: If you are a resident of Oklahoma, email a copy of your license showing Oklahoma residency to contact@tonkawafilmfestival.com and we’ll send you a code for $5 OFF your entry fee. Earlybird deadline: August 20, 2023… Continue Reading Tonkawa Film Festival

Rural Arts Opportunity Grants – Oklahoma Arts Council

To ensure all Oklahomans have access to the arts, Rural Arts Opportunity Grants are available to organizations in select rural counties. The grant program represents a strategic investment by the Oklahoma Arts Council to advance state goals related to economic development, education, and quality of life. Grants are available to support capacity building and professional development activities, and learning-based or audience-based arts programs. The program was developed through allocated funds from the Oklahoma State Legislature… Continue Reading Rural Arts Opportunity Grants – Oklahoma Arts Council

Roy W. Dean Grant

Founded in 1993 by From the Heart Productions, the Roy W. Dean Grant is awarded to filmmakers with unique films that contribute to society.  It is open to indie filmmakers and students with documentaries, features, short films and web series budgeted under $500K. Every filmmaker that applies receives a free consultation on their project. The $3,500 cash prize is supplemented by donations such as a hard drive from G-technology, $1,295.00 scholarship to Writers Boot Camp,… Continue Reading Roy W. Dean Grant