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The docLAHOMA Film Festival occurs twice a year, every January and July in Oklahoma City's historic Film Row District. By emphasizing the art and craft of the documentary, docLAHOMA places a premium on story and character.
For filmmakers, whether your film is expository, participatory, exploratory, experimental, observational, or poetic, we insist upon a a kind of cinema that makes us FEEL as well as LEARN.
For our attendees, we feature movies that ENGAGE as well as CHALLENGE. We feel that documentaries invite viewers through a small window into the world--the things you've never considered, heard of, or realized. In this way, documentaries are magical because they broaden and refine our perspectives.
In other words, we take this seriously--even the lighthearted, funny films. Therefore, our festival's programming features only the best in documentary cinema.
docLAHOMA will always demand docs be, both, ENTERTAINING well as INFORMATIVE.
So, if you're a filmmaker, please channel your best Vertov, Flaherty, Capra, Grierson, Wiseman, Maysles, Amalie Rothschild, Ken Burns, Frederick Wiseman, Ross McElwee, Errol Morris, Michael Moore, Andrew Jarecki, Eugene Jarecki, Agnes Varda, Steve James, Werner Herzog, Barbara Kopple, DA Pennebaker, Morgan Spurlock, Laura Poitras and the like. If you're a documentarian, we want to see what you've been documenting.
And, if you're a festival goer, then welcome. We're excited about the things we have in store for you.
For much of the 20th Century, Paramount Pictures, MGM, Warner Bros, and various other studios operated film production facilities on Oklahoma's Film Exchange, also known as Film Row (http://filmrowokc.com/). Now, this district houses an array of photography studios, art galleries, restaurants, coffee shops, concert venues, a radio station, and even the Oklahoma Film and Music Office.
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