What is Trail Dance?
The TRAIL DANCE FILM FESTIVAL introduces up-and-coming filmmakers from around the globe to Oklahoma’s emergent film industry, and provides a welcoming forum to showcase films...all amidst a beautiful Western landscape. The Trail Dance Film Festival’s goal is to encourage originality and creativity in film, and promote the film industry in Oklahoma.
This two-day festival includes 90 independently produced films. These films are funded, written, shot, and starring high-school and college students, film enthusiasts, and seasoned professionals. Trail Dance concludes with a grand awards gala where custom-sculpted Golden Drover Awards are presented to winning filmmakers.
Trail Dance Accolades
2007 Official Oklahoma Centennial Event
2007 Outstanding New Event - Governors Conference on Tourism
2008 Top 25 Film Festivals worth the Fee - MovieMaker Magazine
2009 Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals - MovieMaker Magazine
2010 Merit Award Best Website - Governors Conference on Tourism
2011 Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals - MovieMaker Magazine
Where do I get Tickets/Passes?
Tickets and Passes are available at both Trail Dance venues - the Simmons Center at 800 Chisholm Trail Parkway and the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center at 1000 Chisholm Trail Parkway - Passes are also available online at www.traildancefilmfestival.com.
How much are Tickets/Passes?
There are several options for visitors to the Trail Dance Film Festival - from a single afternoon or evening pass to a full day or even full event pass:
«Block Pass (1 Film/2Hrs.) $7
«Friday Pass (Films/Events) $20
«Saturday Pass (Films/Events) $25
«Weekend Pass (Films/Events) $40 <-- OUR BEST VALUE!
What if I have questions during the festival?
Any festival staffer or one of our volunteers will be happy to help you - just look for Trail Dance Name Badges. There are also Information centers where you can ask questions, pick up items/schedules, and purchase souvenirs located at each venue.
Are your Show Times exact?
Trail Dance Technical Staff make every effort for a film to start at its scheduled time.... that being said, sometimes Filmmaker Q&As run long and films may start early or late. It is a good practice to arrive a bit early for the film you want to see.
What makes Trail Dance screenings different?
Film festivals are a stepping stone for filmmakers on their way to stardom and an outlet for people with a specific passion - this means that the Director, Producer, Cast, and Crew are often on hand to offer information and answer questions. The films are also from every corner of the globe and offer many perspectives and views. Many of the films screening are Oklahoma, International, or even World Premiers - so you could be among the first to see a film before it ever hits theaters or store shelves.
Are your films rated?
Most of the films at Trail Dance have not yet been rated by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and therefore have not received an ‘Official’ rating; however, we have created a ratings system based on MPAA standards giving consideration to the local viewing audience. Festival goers should excercise discretion when attending a film.