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OKLAHOMA CITY – One of the “top 20 coolest Film Festivals in the World” is making its way back to the metro.

A growing number of films selected in the first round for official screening this year were created by Oklahoma filmmakers, indicating efforts to build the local industry are starting to pay off.

The 14th annual deadCENTER Film Festival will take place Wednesday, June 11 through Sunday, June 15 at five locations in downtown Oklahoma City.

Approximately 90 independent films, including comedies, dramas, documentaries and short films will receive an official screening at the festival.  Eighty-five films were announced in the first round of selections, including 27 by Oklahoma filmmakers.  The remaining selections will be announced in the coming weeks as they are confirmed.

DCFF is Oklahoma’s largest film festival, recognized as one of the “Top 20 Coolest Film Festivals in the World” according to MovieMaker magazine.  More than 15,000 people attended deadCENTER Film Festival screenings in 2013, generating an economic impact of approximately $1.14 million for Oklahoma City.

All Access passes are available online for $125 ($75 for students), and gains the holder priority admission to every film, party, panel and special event.  Individual tickets may be purchased for $10 at the door prior to each screening.  Admission priority is given to pass holders.