About the Oak Cliff
Film Festival

“Simply put, among America’s very best small film festivals.”

In its 11th year, the Oak Cliff Film Festival has established itself as a significant city-wide event, featuring the best of Oak Cliff’s theatre and art venues, restaurants, bars, and small businesses. OCFF showcases brave and independent filmmaking of all stripes in an atmosphere that encourages and fosters filmmaking in Dallas and beyond.

The Oak Cliff Film Festival was established in 2011 as a regional film festival in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas, Texas. The festival is a program of the Oak Cliff Film Society.

The Oak Cliff Film Society is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to discovering independent and archival films and sharing them with new audiences via screenings and educational programs. OCFS is committed to cultivating the film community in and promoting the Dallas neighborhood of Oak Cliff by inspiring filmmakers, audiences and artists. The Oak Cliff Film Society strives to utilize historic theaters and venues whenever possible for its annual Oak Cliff Film Festival Program.

TEAMS

Board of Directors

BARAK EPSTEIN

CO-FOUNDER; BOARD PRESIDENT

Erick Cupido

Board Member

Delia Jasso

Board Member

DAVID LOWERY

BOARD MEMBER

GABE MARTINEZ

BOARD MEMBER

Staff

BARAK EPSTEIN

FESTIVAL DIRECTOR & CO-FOUNDER

ASHTON CAMPBELL

FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

EMILY EDWARDS

FESTIVAL COORDINATOR

IAN LOOMER

Hospitality Coordinator

BREY BROWNE

ASSOCIATE FESTIVAL PRODUCER

VIANCA VEGA

Programmer & Programming Coordinator

ERIC HATCH

programming consultant

Mark Anastasio

Features Programmer

Lan Freedman

Shorts Programmer

MIKE MORRIS

Cinema 16 Programmer

Katelyn Donovan

Submissions Coordinator

CODY FRANKLIN

TECHNICAL COORDINATOR

JASON HESS

PRINT TRAFFIC COORDINATOR

CAROLYN BAILEY

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

CHRISTOPHER GARDNER

PUBLIC RELATIONS + TRANSPO CAPTAIN

Zahra Ghoncheh

BOX OFFICE MANAGER

Lizbeth Cazares

Assistant Box Office Manager

CHARLIE SALINAS

LEAD DRIVER

JURORS

Gina Cuomo

Independent Film Ops Consultant

Craig Miller

Local Radio Host

Bradford Thomason

Doc. Filmmaker, OCFF Alumni

Linda Eaddy

Denton Black Film Festival

Amber Ekleberry

Dallas International Film Festival

Leigh Steglitz

Doc. Filmmaker

Rebekah Louisa Smith

Film Fest Doctor

Neal Creque Williams

Filmmaker

Kelly Williams

Filmmaker, OCFF Alumni

Merced Elizondo

Filmmaker

Claire DeJarnett

Thin Line Film Fest

Ardis Campbell

AMP Creative

Randall Kramen

Melissa ISD Film Teacher

Marielena Resendiz

UNT Media Arts

Bart Weiss

VideoFest

CREATIVE TEAM

Teddy Waggy

Costume Designer

Dave Weaver

Website

Christopher Owens

Strategy

Sean Donovan

Management

James Duerr

animator

Fiona Cohen

animator

Luis Cuenca

Animator

Eriq Hardiman-Rhone

Editor

Chris Collins

Editor

Mallorie Rodak

Talent

Sasha Bowman

Talent

Colton White

Talent

Andrew Tellez

Production Assistant

Texi Malolepszy

Production Assistant

Lewis Parry

Production Assistant

Kris McKinney

Stylist

Kevin Yurosavich

Director of Photography

Brett Waguespack

Director of Photography

Tess Pham

lead designer

Nick Denman

Creative Director

Benji Joung

Creative Director

2023 OAK CLIFF FILM SOCIETY
DONATION

The Oak Cliff Film Festival is the main program of the Oak Cliff Film Festival Society; a non-profit 501(c)3 tax-exempt corporation.
EIN # 83-3104354

Mission Statement:
Oak Cliff Film Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to discovering independent and archival films and sharing them with new audiences via screenings and educational programs. OCFS is committed to cultivating the film community in and promoting the Dallas neighborhood of Oak Cliff by inspiring and educating filmmakers, audiences and artists. The Oak Cliff Film Society strives to utilize historic theaters and venues whenever possible for its annual Oak Cliff Film Festival Program.