For the third consecutive year, the Oak Cliff Film Festival, in proud partnership with TRG and For Oak Cliff, will conduct a filmmaking workshop for local high school students. 

It teaches students the fundamentals of filmmaking and provides hands-on equipment training from some of OCFF’s most esteemed friends and alumni. In 2023, we expanded the workshop, and students completed two short films that were screened during the festival’s Student Shorts Block.

This year’s workshop will take place over three Saturdays – March 2, April 6, and June 8 – and students will present their films at the final session. Led by Eric Jewell, film department chair at MediaTech Institute, the workshop will cover all the fundamentals of filmmaking, from writing and producing to directing and post-production.


Sat, Mar 2
Sat, Apr 6
Sat, Jun 8
10 a.m.-3 p.m.


For Oak Cliff
907 E. Ledbetter Drive
Dallas, Texas 75216



Merced Elizondo


Korey Miller

1820 Productions

Channing Godfrey

Peoples Filmmaker

Neil Creque


SAT, 2 Mar
  • Introductions and workshop details
  • Oak Cliff Film Festival background
  • Filmmaking 101 with writer/director Merced Elizondo
  • Q&A with filmmakers Channing and Neil
  • How to take your scene from script to screen
SAT, 6 Apr
  • Industry discussion with Korey of 1820 Productions
  • Production Equipment 101
  • Camera and videography basics
  • Building your crew and pre-production
  • Knowing your role and production etiquette
  • Tips and tricks for producing a short film
  • Crew call ! Assigning crews and beginning
  • pre-production on your short film
SAT, 8 Jun
  • Short film premieres
    The filmmaking experience and tales
    from the set

2024 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.