deadCENTER Film Festival

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Thank you for your interest in the 15th Annual deadCENTER Film Festival. Submissions are now closed.

ABOUT: Named as one of the "20 Coolest Film Festivals" and “Top 50 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” (Twice!) by MovieMaker Magazine and "Top Regional Festival" in Chris Gore's 'The Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide', deadCENTER screens over 100 films, hosts mind-blowing special events, provides a window into independent film with our professional panel series- featuring luminaries such as Elvis Mitchell, Lloyd Kaufman, two time Oscar winner Albert S. Ruddy.   

WHY deadCENTER?: deadCENTER is run by working filmmakers. We know how difficult and overwhelming the distribution process can be. Since its inception in 2012, our Distribution Forum has served to ease that process. deadCENTER invites sales agents and distributors from across the country to meet with every accepted dCFF filmmaker attending the festival. Whether you have a feature with tons of celebrities or a short film you made in high school, this is your chance to bend the ear of a distribution professional and find out how it all works.

The festival's energy attracts filmmakers and film enthusiasts from across the world.  With enhanced national visibility and our knack for making every attendee a VIP, deadCENTER makes its mark in the deadCENTER of country.