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deadCenter University

deadCenter University

Registration Now Closed

Planning is underway to bring you an exciting 2023 experience. The two-day intensive high school film program will involve *in-person sessions. No cost to attend. Registered students (plus one guest) will also be able to attend the deadCenter Film Festival which offers in-person and virtual films June 8-11.

Registration Closed

Thursday, June 8,
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Friday, June 9,
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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What is deadCenter University?

It is free program offered to 80 high school students each June during the deadCenter Film Festival. The students will learn the basic principles of filmmaking demonstrated through interactive sessions while meeting industry professionals, networking with other and enjoy a week of great films and panels.

What to Expect & What You'll Learn


Hear from award-winning filmmakers and learn more about their craft


Gain key insights from local film professionals


Participate in hands-on filmmaking sessions with industry professionals


Learn about filmmaking from influential filmmaker panel discussions


Receive an "All Access" film festival pass to watch remarkable independent films and attend exclusive filmmaker events

Who Can Apply

High school students grades 9-12 (minimum age 15).
(Including high school seniors who graduated same year.)