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 to 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 learn by doing. We share resources, skills and knowledge to support eachother's creative endeavours. By pooling our physical 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.
Our YouTube Channel is still a WIP, but here are some of our video productions to this day: