The first-ever Norman Film Festival took place during September across six venues downtown, including the storied Sooner Theatre. Ben Lindesmith and Chase Spivey, veterans of Norman Music Festival’s film crews for several years, were primary organizers of the event.
In addition to movie screenings, there were acting and film-production workshops along with music video showcases. Outdoor live music performances were staged, and food trucks set up on East Main Street.
The Norman Film Festival board of directors deemed the 2017 event a success, and plans are underway for a larger festival next year.