The Norman Film Foundation (est. 2016) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose goals are to create more education and exhibition opportunities for local filmmakers of all ages, as well as to bring quality independent films from around the world to our local community, so that the art of filmmaking can be experienced, shared and pursued.
The Norman Film Fest is our organization's annual main event that brings the best of international, regional, and local films to downtown Norman, as well as industry panel discussions, tech demos, and hands-on workshops.
We are extremely thankful for the team of local educators, filmmaking professionals, and business owners who continue to make this festival a reality every year!
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
BEER IS GOOD BREWING
5:30pm - Adults Only Short Films (Back in 5 Minutes, Lunchtime is Over, Two Down, Glossolalia, The Bee, Ad Man, Fern, Milton, Shaman)
8:00pm - Steam Room Stories: The Movie
10:00pm - Drag Show
LAZY CIRCLES BREWING
6:00pm - Opening Night Party & Film Trivia (Drawings every hour to win prizes, plus live music from Joshua Polaschek and hang out with local filmmakers and film lovers! PS - VIP pass holders get $1 off pints!)
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
12:30pm - The Biggest Little Farm
2:00pm - A Dog’s Journey
4:00pm - Family Shorts (Balance, The Drone, Pioneer Library Movie Maker’s Club Shorts)
4:30pm - Okko’s Inn
6:00pm - Oklahoma Clean Shorts (Albright, The Stand-In)
6:30pm - Lord Finn
8:00pm - Oklahoma Dirty Shorts (Laundry Day, Guessing Game, Getaway, Street Fighter Showdown)
8:45pm - Arrows of Outrageous Fortune
5:30pm - A Poem is a Naked Person (Leon Russell documentary)
7:00pm - Studio House Project
7:10pm - Music Video Showcase (doubleVee, Will Wood, Kure)
7:30pm - Strange Negotiations (David Bazan documentary)
5:30pm - Flesh City
7:00pm - New Media, Video & Animation Shorts
9:30pm - After Party with DJ Kash Mustafa
3:00pm - Cultural Storytelling and Creation Through Film - Panel discussion with Kyle Bergersen, Man-Fung Yip, Sunrise Tippieconnie, & Victoria Sturtevant (Hosted by Andrew Horton from OU Film & Media Studies)
4:00pm - Acting & Casting Workshop (Hosted by Magna Talent Agency)
5:00pm - Networking, Crewing, and Workforce Development - Panel discussion with Chris Bourland, Dylan Brodie, Geoff Koch, & Phillip Byrd (Hosted by Trevor Rogers of NGP Film)
THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING SPONSORS FOR THEIR generous SUPPORT OF THE NORMAN FILM FESTIVAL!
We would also like to thank our individual supporters who are helping to grow this event!
Andrew Coulter • Andrew Frost • Chris Hennes • Dylan Johnson • Rhett Michael Jones • Mary Katherine Long • Kim Percival • Amanda Roberts • David Slemmons • Chase & Emily Spivey • Alice Welsh • Zanzibar! Multimedia
While all festival screenings are free to the public, we do have VIP passes available for $75 if you’d like to take your experience to the next level. VIP pass holders get:
• Access to our Filmmaker’s Lounge at Fusion Fitness where you can sample free snacks and beverages from local sponsors, including 405 Brewing, Bison Witches, Chuy’s, Crimson & Whipped Cream, The Earth Cafe & Deli, Louie’s, The Spirit Shop, The Winston, and Yellow Dog Coffee!
• Reserved seating at the Sooner Theatre venue.
• Discounts at select festival venues. 25% off apparel & glassware at Beer Is Good Brewing! $1 off pints at Lazy Circles!
• Goodie bag full of sponsor swag.
• Festival T-Shirt.
• Warm feelings in their soul for supporting local arts!