Welcome to The 8th Annual Omaha Film Festival will be March 6-10th.
One of Movie Maker Magazine's "Top 25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee," The 8th Annual Omaha Film Festival will be March 6-10, 2013 in Omaha, NE.
Our film categories include: Feature Films, Documentaries, Short Films, Animated Shorts, Nebraska Short Films, and OFF the EDGE "dark, experimental, or horror films" Screenplays: Feature Length and Short Length
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The Seventh Annual Omaha Film Festival was on March 7-11, 2012.
Over $20,000 in prizes were awarded to the winners of the 2012 OFF! Thanks to our incredible sponsors Sony, Jungle Software, Movie Magic Screenwriting, Oakley, Omaha Steaks, Lew Hunter, GlideCam, Soaring Wings, and Death Grip Electric!
About the OFF
The Omaha Film Festival celebrates the artistic, educational, and historical importance of motion pictures. It gives independent film artists a platform for sharing their work and creating a dialogue with the community. It introduces audiences to innovative new films and past masterworks of cinema. It promotes the discussion and study of filmmaking. It seeks to foster and present stories that stand out, that are told in the most creative ways; stories that are daring, courageous, risk-taking, and filled with discovery and wonder.
ESTABLISHED IN 2005, the Omaha Film Festival (OFF) began as a way for the Omaha community to experience the artistry of independent filmmaking through the exhibition of new films by aspiring artists that are otherwise unavailable for viewing in the area. The Festival showcases over 90 films during its annual event, selected from an average of over 500 annual entries that come in from around the world, offering a wide variety of independent cinema choices that includes regional and world premier films as well as advanced screenings of films that have already attracted wider distribution. Narrative features, documentaries, short films, and animated shorts are screened during the week-long Festival, with a special section for Nebraska-made films as well. The selected filmmakers are invited to attend the festival and are given the opportunity to discuss their films with the audience after each screening.
Voted by MovieMaker magazine as one of the “Top 25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee,” the Omaha Film Festival exists to celebrate the artistic, educational, and historical importance of motion pictures. It gives independent film artists a platform for sharing their work and creating a dialogue with the community. It introduces audiences to innovative new films and past masterworks of cinema. It promotes the discussion and study of filmmaking through the annual Filmmaker’s Conference. It seeks to foster and present stories that stand out, that are told in the most creative ways; stories that are daring, courageous, risk-taking, and filled with discovery and wonder. Premieres and award winning films that have shown at the festival include Half Nelson, War/Dance, Sunshine Cleaning, and Renee. Past guests have included Famke Janssen, Chad Michael Murray, Jaime King, Chris Klein, Mauro Fiore, Mike Hill, Shane Black, Tom Elkins, and Ted Griffin.
Over the last 8 years, the OFF has made great strides towards becoming one of the most accomplished teaching festivals in the Central United States, offering opportunities for filmmakers, students, and those who value the artistry of film to learn more about the craft of filmmaking through panels, lectures, and workshops taught by seasoned professionals at our annual Filmmakers Conference.
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One of Movie Maker Magazine's "Top 25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee," The 8th Annual Omaha Film Festival will be March 6-10, 2013 and will be held in Omaha, NE.
Over $20,000 in prizes were awarded to filmmakers and screenwriters at the 2012 Omaha Film Festival. We look forward to seeing your feature films, documentaries, short films, and reading your feature and short length screenplays!
If you prefer to mail in a form:
Film entry form
Screenplay entry form
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Omaha Film Festival Staff
Festival Director: Jeremy Decker
Executive Director: Jason Levering
Program Director: Marc Longbrake
Volunteer Coordinator: Julie Matthews
Graphic Designer: Jason Fischer
Festival Booth Manager: Krissy Hamm/Bill Emsick
Festival Door Manager: Rod Cope
Projectionist Manager: Ian Waters
Short Film Projectionist Manager: Johnathan Lanz
Writer’s Theatre Director: Aaron Zavitz - OFFWriters@gmail.com