Optik Allusions

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OptikAllusions is a radical film collective dedicated to social change, based in Oakland, California.

OptikAllusions aims to utilize the overarching medium of the moving image and create films that provoke and challenge the dominant culture. We empower ourselves to make images and express our alternative views of the world, regardless of prior experience. We support eachother's creative endeavours by sharing skills and knowledge. We learn by doing. By pooling our pysical and mental resources, we make films in a spirit of collaboration, inclusivity and solidarity, supply a lending library of film equipment for creative projects, organize free, at cost or donation based workshops, and host film screenings.

To contact us, write to:


or join our mailing list:


To become involved, come to our meetings on Tuesdays, 7pm at the Omni Commons!

Sometimes the meetings turn into creative workshops!

To follow what has been going on, read our meeting notes.

To see what we make, checkout our YouTube Channel (wip)