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.

***Submissions Are Now Closed For 2019***

How to Submit

Oak Cliff Film Festival proudly accepts entries via, the world’s best online submission platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, unlimited video storage, digital press kits, and more. Click to submit with FilmFreeway.


“I can say I had the most fun at Oak Cliff, met great people, and felt totally taken care of in a way that was a very different experience than any other festival I attended all year (I think I went to about a dozen). Great people, great events, free beer, and awesome movies. They really fostered a filmmaker retreat environment.”

– Jerry White Jr., 20 Years of Madness (OCFF 2015 Alum)


Rules & Terms

Oak Cliff Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. Oak Cliff Film Festival is hereby granted the right to show shorts films up to two screenings after the event dates as part of short film year round series.

The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for public screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Oak Cliff Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

Awards & Prizes

Jury Prize Narrative Feature

Jury Prize Documentary Feature

Jury Prize Narrative Short

Jury Prize Documentary Short

Jury Prize Student Short