Screen shot 2013-12-09 at 12.36.49 AMThe third Oak Cliff Film Festival is June 19-22, and organizers are drawing inspiration from the earliest days of film.

“The theme for 2014 reflects a return to the most basic illusion of film. The image,” says creative director Jason Reimer. “Strung together images are the magic trick of film.”

The image in the logo for the fest comes from the first motion picture by Eadweard Muybridge, “The Horse in Motion,” 1878.

This year’s festival also introduces a new award named for Muybridge, a motion picture pioneer. The Muybridge Filmmaking Award gives the winning filmmaker the starting funds for his or her next project.

Festival submissions are open until April 26.