ABOUT THE OAK CLIFF FILM FESTIVAL
“Recognized as the new heart of North Texas film culture…a burst of indie street credibility.” – The New York Times
Led by the Aviation Cinemas team, who took over operations at the Texas Theatre in December of 2010, and backed by the 501(c)3 Oak Cliff Foundation, the Oak Cliff Film Festival seeks to showcase the best of independent and brave filmmaking of all stripes from Texas-based filmmakers, as well as the rest of the country and the world. The festival will take place in the heart of the Jefferson Blvd and the Bishop Arts District. Each year the festival takes on a theme that guides some of the programming and feel of the four day event.
The theme for this year’s festival takes its inspiration from the No-Wave movement of the late 70’s that took root in New York City before spreading throughout the world. The do-it-yourself mentality embodied by artists of that generation parallels contemporary film making by rejecting tradition and challenging the accepted rules for storytelling.