About us - Greenwood Film Festival

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Our Story

The idea for the festival started...

Greenwood Film Festival

…. when Dennis Delemar lived in Tulsa from 2014-2017. He began part of his film career in Tulsa and saw no platform for Black filmmakers to tell their stories unapologetically. Subsequently, the Greenwood Film Festival launched on June 12, 2021, during the 100-year centennial of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. Greenwood Film Festival has since brought a dynamic experience that merges film and civic discourse to Tulsa.

Based in the home of Black Wall Street, in Tulsa Oklahoma, the festival mission is to equip the next generation of storytellers, while addressing the spiritual root that was the catalyst for the 1921 Tulsa massacre. In addition, we screen films and lead discussions that tackle issues within society in a relatable manner that inspires people to search for the Truth.

Greenwood Film Festival focuses on uplifting the individuals in the community to be who they were created to be. We invite audiences to experience riveting films that will elevate, challenge, and empower them toward healing, love, and freedom.

Meet The Founders

Behind GFF

Dennis Delemar

Dennis Y. Delemar

Executive Director

Danielle Sells

Program Director