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2023 Circle Cinema Film Festival

Celebrating Circle Cinema's 95th Birthday
Saturday July 15 - Wednesday July 19

The Circle Cinema Film Festival returns this July with a special celebration for Circle Cinema's 95th birthday! Join us for five days of the best new independent art, music, and film from Oklahoma alongside memories from Circle Cinema’s history.

Submissions now open for made-in-Oklahoma films!
Calling all filmmakers, see your movie on the big screen at the Festival!
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Click here to submit your short or feature-length film today for free!

We're looking for the best new made-in-Oklahoma films for the Festival, and submissions are now open in all categories:

Made-in-Oklahoma Shorts

Student Shorts

Narrative Features

Documentary Features

Submissions are open through Wednesday May 24, and selected filmmakers will be notified by Thursday June 15. 

Click here for a full list of submission guidelines on Film Freeway and to submit your film now

All works need to have been finished after January 1, 2021. By submitting your work you certify that you hold necessary rights for the presentation at CCFF. Films must have been made primarily in Oklahoma or by an Oklahoma filmmaker to be eligible. Short films may be up to 45 minutes in length. Student films must be original, student created works or the first film made after finishing film school. Submission is free and there is no limit to the amount of films a filmmaker, producer, or film student may submit. Once submitted for participation, a film cannot be withdrawn. The Festival does not pay screening fees as it is a non-profit festival.

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