The second annual Okmulgee Main Street 48 Hour Film Festival will be held in conjunction with the “Harvest Spoon Chili Festival” on Saturday, October 21, 2017 in beautiful downtown Okmulgee Oklahoma. You can check out festivities for the Chili Festival by clicking here: Harvest Spoon Chili Festival
In 2015 Okmulgee Main Street organized the first ever Okmulgee 48-Hour Film Festival. This event is held annually in conjunction with the Okmulgee Chili Festival. It has been funded for the past 3 years by monies allocated by the Okmulgee Tourism Committee.
Independent filmmakers will begin their 48-hour filming process on Friday evening, October 13th with a Kick-off party where the film “elements” will be revealed. The elements are specific items that must be incorporated into the short films during production to make them eligible in the competition; some of which include a specific character, prop, and line of dialog. Entrants have 48 hours to script write, film, edit and produce their short film. Judges will have the following week to choose 1st and 2nd place.
All films will be screened on Saturday, October 21st at the historic Orpheum Theatre in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. Following the announcement of the Okmulgee Harvest Spoon Chili Festival winners on the downtown square, the 48-Hour Film Festival will begin at 4:00 at the historic Orpheum Theatre in downtown Okmulgee. 1st & 2nd place winners will be announced at the end of the screening. Prizes and trophies will be awarded at the event. The "Audience Choice” votes will be tallied and the winner will be announced at an after party for the filmmakers.