The Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO) is gearing up to participate in a number of film and music festivals throughout the month of April in Oklahoma.
To start off, this week OF+MO will be featured on two panels highlighting the state’s film industry and the office’s incentive program and support services. OF+MO Director Tava Maloy Sofsky will sit on the “Professional Seminar Roundtable” at the 4th Annual Native Crossroads Film Festival and Symposium on Friday, April 8, from 12:15 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. in Norman while Film and Locations Coordinator Yousef Kazemi will discuss the office’s support of short films at the BisonBison Film Festival on Saturday, April 9, from 1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. in Ponca City.
The Native Crossroads Film Festival and Symposium focuses on international Indigenous media and puts academics, media creators and community and tribal organization representatives into dialogue to advance the discussions in all these fields. Each year’s event explores particular themes of pressing importance to Native people, globally and locally. The BisonBison Film Festival recognizes, promotes and showcases the work of emerging filmmakers enrolled in colleges, universities and trade schools in mid-America.
OF+MO is also a proud sponsor of the ACM Metro Music Fest and the Gazette Music Awards. The Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma (ACM@UCO) will host the 7th annual Metro Music Fest in the Bricktown district of Oklahoma City on Friday, April 8. This festival will feature a lineup of Oklahoma musicians including Josh Sallee, Travis Linville, Helen Kelter Skelter, headliner Parker Millsap, over 60 ACM@UCO student bands and more. The Oklahoma Gazette will hand out awards for the Gazette Music Awards at 8:00 p.m. on the PLOW stage during the Metro Music Fest. Look for the announcement of winners and runners-up in their April 6 issue.
Stay tuned to see where OF+MO will be later this month.
For more information about the Native Crossroads Film Festival, please visit nativecrossroads.org.
For more information about the BisonBison Film Festival, please visit bisonbisonfilmfestival.org.
For more information about the Metro Music Fest, please visit their Facebook Event.
About the Oklahoma Film + Music Office:
Created in 1979, The Oklahoma Film + Music Office strives to share all that Oklahoma has to offer by welcoming filmmakers and music professionals to the state and by creating a network of support to develop Oklahoma’s film and music industries. For more information about the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program or the Oklahoma Film + Music Office please visit www.okfilmmusic.org.