Thursday, October 15 – Sunday, October 18
Tulsa American Film Festival serves the Tulsa community through the world of film and creates opportunities for industry professionals by offering programs of American-made feature and short films of all genres, with a particular focus on American filmmakers, local Oklahoma films, Native American produced films and student films, and including industry driven panels and discussions.
Tulsa American Film Festival
The program and events scheduled for the inaugural Tulsa American Film Festival. More information on films available at tulsaamericanfilmfest.com.
6 p.m.: “Lightning in the Hand” (16-minute short film) followed by “Lone Man’s Land,”feature documentary made by local filmmaker Sheilah Bright, about Oklahoma cattle ranchers in the panhandle town of Kenton, where the “cowboy way of life is under attack” from cattle corporations.
7:45 p.m.: “Unbranded,” a feature documentary about four college friends who realize a dream to drive mustangs from Mexico to Canada.
5 p.m.: Tulsa Film Mixer and Panel Series— Filmmaking as Entrepreneurship, free admission.
6 p.m.: “Calls to Okies: The Park Grubbs Story,” 18-minute short film about 1980s prank-calling Bartlesville teens, followed by“Metcalf South Memories,” a feature documentary look at indoor mall culture through the memories of a now-closed suburban Kansas City mall.
6:05 p.m.: University of Tulsa student film showcase, 88 minutes of the students’ best works.
8 p.m.: Short film program, 98 minutes of the best submissions to the festival.
8:05 p.m.: “Crouching Lion, Hidden Treasure,” 6-minute short film and Oklahoma production, followed by “June, Adrift,” an indie comedic drama about three Millenial women looking to change their lives, and featuring Cassie Ramoska, an actress from Claremore and Oklahoma State University.
2 p.m.: TAFFest Panel: Documentary Filmmaking in Tulsa, free admission.
3 p.m.: “Course of Food,” 17-minute documentary short and Oklahoma production, followed by “By Blood,” a documentary feature chronicling American Indians of African descent as they fight to regain their tribal citizenship.
6 p.m. Short film program, 104 minutes of the best submissions to the festival.
8 p.m. “Actresses,” a 12-minute short film, followed by “Fools,” a feature-length offbeat romance.
7 p.m.: 2015 TAFFest Awards