Southwest Oklahoma Film Festivals


Comanche Nation College Logo Comanche Nation College Invitational Film Festival

1608 SW 9th Street

Lawton, OK

Established in 2004, this festival invites many of today's top American Indian filmmakers to show their latest work. Held in early fall, the public is welcomed to attend the festival. Call 580-591-0203 for dates and information or visit the college's website or the Comanche Nation's website,

PAST FILMMAKERS (*Award-Winning/Honors)

Dan Big Bee Jr. and Lily Shangreaux, Big Productions* .

Hokte Productions*, Annette Arkeketa

Terri Poahway, Matt Jenkins Production*

Tvli Jacobs*

Darrell Kosechequetah

Mike Kosechequetah*

Uda Nauni, The Native Zone Productions

Rod Pocowatchit, Sundance Fellow

Sunrise Tippeconnie*

Deron Twohatchet *

Levi West* Emmy

Jan Woomavoyah *

Nathan Young *

Ava Hamilton*

Marc Hausman

Katela Black Elk

Sterling Harjo*


Trail Dance Film Festival

Duncan, OK


Trail Dance takes place annually in January in the city of Duncan, only a 30 minute drive from Lawton, at the Jack A. Maurer Convention Center and the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center.

Founded by the Southwest Association of Film, Trail Dance provides an opportunity for filmmakers to present material in a competitive, yet supportive environment, regardless of experience in the film industry.

Trail Dance festivities also include vendors, live entertainment and seminars featuring film professionals. The festival will conclude with a grand awards ceremony and reception.

The mission of Trail Dance Film Festival is to encourage originality and creativity, as well as to promote the film industry in Oklahoma. Proceeds from this festival will benefit Oklahoma students through a media-arts scholarship.

Please visit TRAIL DANCE for more information or call 1-580-467-8519. For Duncan Tourism call 1- 800-782-7167 .