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"Simply put, among America’s very best small film festivals."

In its 8th year, the Oak Cliff Film Festival has established itself as a significant city-wide event, featuring the best of Oak Cliff’s theatre and art venues, restaurants, bars, and small businesses. OCFF showcases brave and independent filmmaking of all stripes in an atmosphere that encourages and fosters filmmaking in Dallas and beyond.

The Oak Cliff Film Festival was established in 2011 as a regional film festival in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas, Texas. The festival has received national acclaim from prominent sources including The New York TimesFilmmaker Magazine, and Moviemaker Magazine. The festival is led by the Aviation Cinemas team, who took over operations at the Texas Theatre in December of 2010, and is backed by the 501 3(c) Oak Cliff Film Society.

 Be a part of the movement to bring brave, independent filmmaking to Dallas year after year.

One of the focuses of the Oak Cliff Film Festival is community. We want to involve and partner with businesses and organizations not only in the areas that surround our theatre venues in Oak Cliff and Dallas, but also those far and wide that share our ideals and interest in brave and independent filmmaking.

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Oak Cliff Film Festival - What They Are Saying

“Simply put, among America’s very best small film festivals.” – Filmmaker Magazine

“Best New Festival” – Dallas Observer, 2015

“One of the Top 25 Film Festivals worth the Entry Fee” – MovieMaker Magazine

“OCFF is building a reputation as boutique showcase featuring a few hand-picked new, potentially important independent films, with excursions into the eccentric, a finger on the community and its history, and choices that are a reflection of the founders’ background as filmmakers.”– D Magazine

“A way to catch a heck of a lot of culture in just a few days.” – Oak Cliff Advocate