Projectors Ready to Roll at Oak Cliff Film Festival



The 5th Annual Oak Cliff Film Festival will be held June 16-19 in theaters along Jefferson Boulevard and throughout the Bishop Arts District.

Established in 2012, the OCFF introduced new technologies and perspectives to filmmakers. This indie film festival helps up-and-coming filmmakers and audiences grow and build within the community, event organizers said. The Texas Theatre on Jefferson Boulevard will serve as the festival’s headquarters.


This year’s festival includes three Dallas filmmakers who won grants at last year’s festival to fund their projects. Their final projects will be showcased Saturday.

“Bishop Arts is an up-and-coming area, it is very unique and singular,” festival coordinator Amanda Presmyk said. “Oak Cliff has a different feel, and we are very involved with the neighborhood. Everything is close, so it’s like just hanging out and watching movies.”


Although there are many screenings of films being shown at the Oak Cliff Film Festival, here are a few innovative ones.

The Dwarvenaut

About Brooklyn-based artist, entrepreneur and business owner Stefan Pokorny, who has what might be called a slight obsession with Dungeons and Dragons. Through Kickstarter, Pokorny tries to make his work come to life, and this film follows his journey.

Seed & Spark Panel

This free panel focuses on crowdfunding and innovative details to help indie filmmakers with campaigns. Panelists will be discussing the small things that create success rather than failure.

Contemporary Color

A concert documentary that follows Talking Heads founder David Byrne as he conducts synchronized dance routines with rifles, flags and sabers while recruiting famous faces, including singer Nelly Furtado, along the way. Byrne and his troupe collaborate with 10 color guard teams from around the nation to create a unique event.

The Arbalest

Foster Kalt is a toy inventor from the 1970’s who creates a Rubik’s Cube-like invention based based on someone else’s idea. He’s obsessed with woman whom he follows her around.

Sex and Broadcasting

This documentary is about a man who wants to keep a New Jersey radio station, WFMU, on the air during a recession. Through this recession, the threat of commercial media and the rebellious group of outsiders gives them challenges.

For a full schedule of events and movies, check it out here.

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