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Deadcenter Film Festival, Opening Night Party, Oklahoma City Museum of Art rooftop, Oklahoma City, June 9 2016. - ERICK PERRY
  • Erick Perry
  • Deadcenter Film Festival, Opening Night Party, Oklahoma City Museum of Art rooftop, Oklahoma City, June 9 2016.

This year’s deadCenter Film Festival drew an estimated 30,000 movie professionals and fans to screenings, panels, parties and events at venues across downtown Oklahoma City.

More than 100 independent feature-length and short films were shown June 8-12, and awards were presented June 11.

Winners were chosen by an independent panel of industry professionals, including directors, writers, actors and producers, organizers said. Here are this year’s winners, along with a selection of Oklahoma Gazette photos from the event. See more at okgazette.com.

2016 deadCenter Film Festival award winners

Narrative feature: Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Documentary feature: Tower

Narrative short: Stutterer

Documentary short: The Champion

Oklahoma feature: Electric Nostalgia

Oklahoma short: Even in Death

Student film: The Duke: Based on a Memoir “I’m the Duke” by JP Duke

Special Jury Award winners

Documentary: Life, Animated

Special Jury narrative: The Land

Special Jury short: Phil’s Camino

Kristofer McNeeley and Tava Maloy Sofsky talk to attendees a the Making Movies in Oklahoma Panel which was held at the Clark Building in Oklahoma City, Friday, June 10, 2016. - EMMY VERDIN
  • Emmy Verdin
  • Kristofer McNeeley and Tava Maloy Sofsky talk to attendees a the Making Movies in Oklahoma Panel which was held at the Clark Building in Oklahoma City, Friday, June 10, 2016.

Making Movies in Oklahoma Panel was held at the Clark Building as was led by OF+MO Director Tava Sofsky in Oklahoma City, Friday, June 10, 2016. - EMMY VERDIN
  • Emmy Verdin
  • Making Movies in Oklahoma Panel was held at the Clark Building as was led by OF+MO Director Tava Sofsky in Oklahoma City, Friday, June 10, 2016.

Deadcenter Film Festival, Opening Night Party, Oklahoma City Museum of Art rooftop, Oklahoma City, June 9, 2016. - ERICK PERRY
  • Erick Perry
  • Deadcenter Film Festival, Opening Night Party, Oklahoma City Museum of Art rooftop, Oklahoma City, June 9, 2016.

People watch ET on the lawn of the Myriad Botanical Gardens in Oklahoma City, Friday, June 10, 2016. - EMMY VERDIN
  • Emmy Verdin
  • People watch ET on the lawn of the Myriad Botanical Gardens in Oklahoma City, Friday, June 10, 2016.

People sit on the lawn of the Myriad Botanical Gardens for a showing of ET in Oklahoma City, Friday, June 10, 2016. - EMMY VERDIN
  • Emmy Verdin
  • People sit on the lawn of the Myriad Botanical Gardens for a showing of ET in Oklahoma City, Friday, June 10, 2016.

Dead Center Film Festival attendees wait in line  at Harkins theatre in Oklahoma City, Saturday, June 11, 2016. - EMMY VERDIN
  • Emmy Verdin
  • Dead Center Film Festival attendees wait in line at Harkins theatre in Oklahoma City, Saturday, June 11, 2016.

Filmmaker, Lance McDaniel, stands at entrance of theatre showing his film "O, Brother!" in Oklahoma City, Sunday, June 12, 2016. - EMMY VERDIN
  • Emmy Verdin
  • Filmmaker, Lance McDaniel, stands at entrance of theatre showing his film "O, Brother!" in Oklahoma City, Sunday, June 12, 2016.

Actor, Wilson Navas,  poses for a photo at the Dead Center Film Festival in Harkins Theatre in Oklahoma City, Sunday, June 12, 2016.  Navas played the role of drug dealer  'Jorge' in the film "O, Brother!". - EMMY VERDIN
  • Emmy Verdin
  • Actor, Wilson Navas, poses for a photo at the Dead Center Film Festival in Harkins Theatre in Oklahoma City, Sunday, June 12, 2016. Navas played the role of drug dealer 'Jorge' in the film "O, Brother!".

Larry Hopper reads the Dead Center Film Schedule at the Museum of Art Theatre in Oklahoma City, Saturday, June 11, 2016.  Hopper was in attendance for a showing of "Tower". - EMMY VERDIN
  • Emmy Verdin
  • Larry Hopper reads the Dead Center Film Schedule at the Museum of Art Theatre in Oklahoma City, Saturday, June 11, 2016. Hopper was in attendance for a showing of "Tower".

Audience members listen to an introduction of Comedy Shorts at the Dead Center Film in Oklahoma City, Saturday, June 11, 2016. - EMMY VERDIN
  • Emmy Verdin
  • Audience members listen to an introduction of Comedy Shorts at the Dead Center Film in Oklahoma City, Saturday, June 11, 2016.

People stand in line for Comedy Shorts feature at Harkins Theatre in Oklahoma City, Saturday, June 11, 2016. - EMMY VERDIIN
  • Emmy Verdiin
  • People stand in line for Comedy Shorts feature at Harkins Theatre in Oklahoma City, Saturday, June 11, 2016.

Print headline: Moving pictures, deadCenter Film Festival wraps up its 16th year.   

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