Inaugural Tulsa movie festival set
The inaugural Tulsa International Film Festival (Tulsa IFF) will take place Sept. 22-25 across downtown Tulsa.
Spanning four days at multiple venues, the event will feature special guests including Oklahoma native actor Wes Studi (â€œDances with Wolves,â€ â€œAvatarâ€), two-time Academy Award-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler (â€œOne Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,â€ â€œThe Thomas Crown Affairâ€) and actor Tate Steinsiek (â€œFace Offâ€ TV series), among others.
Tulsa IFF will present workshops led by industry professionals and renowned university professors. During the festival, more than 130 short and feature-length films in multiple genres will screen.
On Sept. 22, Tulsa IFF will host a block party, which is free to the public. This event will feature live music by local performers Fiawna Forte and OK Sweetheart, and an outdoor screening of short films.
During the opening block party, filmmakers and VIP pass holders will be invited to a gala on the balcony at the Center for Creativity. After hors d’oeuvres and drinks complements of Marshall’s Brewery, VIPs will move to a private indoor screening of â€œBringing King to China.â€ The cinematographer of the documentary, Haskell Wexler, will be in attendance to talk about the film and his experiences.