Tonkawa, OK to Host First Annual Film Festival

This press release comes to us from festival founder and friend of the show, James Oxford.

Filmmakers from across the U.S. including Los Angeles, New York
and Texas will be traveling to the small town of Tonkawa to screen their films March 6 – 7, 2020 at Wilkin Hall on the Northern Oklahoma College campus.

The Tonkawa Chamber of Commerce is hosting the town’s first annual Tonkawa Film Festival that will screen short films in 5 blocks on March 6th and 7th. Each block will be followed with a Q&A with visiting filmmakers. An awards banquet will finish out the festival where awards will
be given in 6 categories (Drama, Comedy, Animation, Documentary, Student and Horror) as well as a Best of Fest award which includes a $500 cash prize.

Other activities will include a special reception at Tonkawa’s new Art Center at noon on Friday, March 6th and Saturday, March 7th will kick-off with a lunch open to the public which helps raise funds to support the festival sponsored by the Masonic Lodge, followed by a one of kind film
festival parade through downtown Tonkawa. The Tonkawa Film Festival is also excited to be hosting a special screening Friday night at 8:30pm of ‘Walking Out’ starring Matt Bomer, Bill Pullman, Josh Wiggins and Lily Gladstone including a Q&A with the writer/director Alex Smith.
Visiting filmmakers will be treated to a welcome dinner at TS Fork sponsored by the First National Bank of Tonkawa, a Location Scouting tour as well as closing night party before they return home.

Tickets for the event can be purchased online or in-person at the Tonkawa Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are $10/day or $15 for both days. Sponsorships are also still available, and can be purchased through the website or in person at the Chamber office at 102 E. Gran
Avenue, Tonkawa, OK.

For more information about the festival as well as the films being screened, please visit www.tonkawafilmfestival.com Tonkawa Film Festival is committed to promoting the art of filmmaking in the heart of
Oklahoma.

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