8th Annual Oak Cliff Film Festival Returns In June

Oak Cliff Film Festival is excited to announce the Feature Program lineup for the 8th annual edition of the festival, taking place June 6-9, 2019 at the historic Texas Theatre, Bishop Arts Theatre Center, Kessler Theater, and numerous other venues around Dallas’ vibrant Oak Cliff neighborhood. Featuring the very best of Oak Cliff’s historic theater venues, the festival also highlights the area’s popular restaurants, bars, and small businesses, and seeks to showcase and cultivate the best of independent and brave filmmaking in Texas and beyond. This year’s schedule is comprised of 28 feature-length films, with 13 of the films having their Texas premiere at this year’s festival. The festival also includes 36 short films, opening and closing night parties, filmmaking workshops, live music events with sets from E.B. The Younger (featuring Eric Pulido of Midlake) and Jacob Metcalf, and much more! 

“We welcome movie goers and film fans to another Oak Cliff Film Festival! The diverse neighborhood of Oak Cliff is the perfect context for the varied programming the festival seeks to introduce to new audiences” - Barak Epstein and Jason Reimer, Oak Cliff Film Festival Co-Founders. 

Kicking off proceedings with this year's opening night film are directors and stars Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe (Upright Citizens Brigade) in attendance for the DFW premiere of GREENER GRASS, an absurdist satire of suburban American life. The screening will be followed by a DJ Set by maximalist electronic composer Dan Deacon. 

Additional festival highlights include: a 35mm screening of Ozu’s 1933 silent gangster pop drama DRAGNET GIRL with Live Score by deliberate ambient musicians Coupler; THE MOUNTAIN starring Jeff Goldblum as a famous lobotomist on a tour of rural mental hospitals; STRANGE NEGOTIATIONS, the music doc which finds Pedro The Lion frontman David Bazan on a journey during which he has become a reluctant prophet of sorts to young Americans struggling to reconcile their faith; plus A24’s THE FAREWELL, Danny Boyle’s YESTERDAY, and the new Sailor Bear Production LIGHT FROM LIGHT. 

For the 2019 festival, Oak Cliff Film Festival has once again partnered with with the Austin Film Society, Sailor Bear film collective, Tim Headington’s Ley Line Entertainment, and the Dallas Producers Association to provide up and coming North Texas filmmakers with grant funds specifically to make feature films and is proud to promote the North Texas Pioneer Film Grant of $35,000 as part of the 2019 AFS Grant. These funds are reserved for emerging filmmakers who reside in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, with an emphasis on underrepresented perspectives. 

The full schedule, including the Shorts Programs, is available online.