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‘Top 20 coolest film festivals in the world’ coming to Edmond

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EDMOND, Okla. – Edmond filmmakers will take center stage when a popular festival comes to town.

For a one-night festival from 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at Kickingbird Cinema, 1225 E. Danforth Rd, deadCENTER Film Festival will roll into town.

DCFF is Oklahoma’s largest film festival, recognized as one of the “Top 20 Coolest Film Festivals in the World” according to MovieMaker Magazine.

“Over the past 15 years, deadCENTER has seen independent Oklahoma filmmaking rise to the next level, and we’re proud to share their work in an environment that encourages a dialogue between filmmaker and audience,” said Lance McDaniel, executive director for deadCENTER Film Festival. “Edmond is the perfect place to showcase these locally-made films that are pushing the envelope both technically and narratively, and are now gaining international exposure.”

There will be three screenings, all featuring filmmakers with an Edmond connection.

Edmond resident Kyle Roberts kicks the night off at 6 p.m. with his film, “The Posthuman Project.” The family-friendly, teen superhero movie won ‘Best Oklahoma Film’ at the 2014 deadCENTER Film Festival, was an official selection at Comic-Con International: San Diego in July, and will screen Oct. 24 at Orlando Film Festival and Oct. 31 at Stan Lee’s Comikaze in Los Angeles.

At 8 p.m., there will be a shorts program featuring films by Edmond filmmaker Bunee Tomlinson and Edmond native Brent Ryan Green, founder of Los Angeles-based Toy Gun Films.

Army of Frankensteins,” a Civil War era sci-fi/horror flick directed by Edmond-based director Ryan Bellgardt, closes out the night at 10 p.m.

Admission is available at the door and good for all screenings: $9.25 for adults, $7.25 for senior citizens, $7.50 for students 12 years and older, and $7 for children under 12.