The 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World, 2019

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Oak Cliff Film Festival 

June 2020 / Dallas, Texas / oakclifffilmfestival.com

“Oak Cliff has quickly become the most fun fest in Texas,” proclaims a panelist. “Sorry, SXSW.” An analog fest in the best sense of the word, OCFF was created to spotlight the burgeoning Dallas moviemaking community and to promote Oak Cliff’s rich history by utilizing Dallas venues such as the Texas Theatre (where Lee Harvey Oswald was apprehended after assassinating JFK). That theater is the principal location for the OCFF, and it projects in 16mm and 35mm. The OCFF’s proprietors have greeted almost all out-of-town moviemakers and jury members with airfare and free lodging. Says one panelist: “OCFF is filmmaker-run, champions top-notch work in a relaxed atmosphere, and feels connected to both its neighborhood and the nationwide film community, attracting an audience that skews younger and hipper than the aver- age general-interest fest.” This year’s edition included a rare screening of Yasujirō Ozu’s 1933 silent film Dragnet Girl with live musical accompaniment.

(L to R) Festival staffers Rebecca Case, Ashton Campbell,  Jason Reimer, Lisa Normand, Parker May, Barak Epstein at Oak Cliff 2019’s Opening Welcome. Photograph by Danny Fulgencio

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1 Comment

  1. Maria Santagati

    August 1, 2019 at 5:28 am

    The Artis Center in Naples, Fl is really extraordinary. It’s the hub of performing arts, music, and film in Southwest Florida. It’s the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and Boston Symphony all in one – with art and entertainment for all ages. One of the things that impressed me most was the cultural campus for children, with programs for art and music in the form of summer camps, infusing art and music (and the importance of it) at a young age.

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