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The CALL FOR ENTRIES for the Thirteenth Annual Omaha Film Festival is over!

Filmmakers and Screenwriters – look for emails starting in early February. Festival fans, put February 9, 2018 on your calendar for our annual Announcement Party and be the first to hear about our 2018 film schedule!

Important dates to remember!

02.09.18 Announcement Party Facebook Event Page
03.04.18 OFF’scars
03.06.18 – 03.11.18 OFF THIRTEEN


Congratulations to the semi-finalists for the 2018 Omaha Film Festival!
Finalists will be announced in early February.

Feature Length Scripts:

4th Of July by Erin Cardiff
Alice in War by Steven Bogart
American Mule by Ian James Ortiz
Connect by John Pisano-Thomsen
Growing Paranoia by Ryan M. Andrews
Honey Boy by Otis Lort & Shia Labeouf
Infamy by Samuel Laskey
The Kingdom’s Spell by Ben Adams
The Road to Matanzas by Christopher Helton
Sam’s War by Stephen C. Settle
Secrets by Lori Kay Allred
The Witness by Nic Lewis

Short Scripts (under 30 pages):

A War on Terror by Peter Haig
Baby in the Basement by David-Matthew Barnes
Boring People Die Alone by Darcy Lueking
Dirty Winds by Andrew Huggins
Empathic by John Burdeaux
Fortytwo B by Paraskevas (Paris) Grigorakis
Honor by Ed Vela
June Block Hero by Seth Kozak
Mad Rush by Christine Burright
Memories for Sale by Doug Sasse
Monkeys by Matthew Strasburger
Saline County, Illinois by Jeffrey Howe
Stasis by Alex Giannoulis
Stutter Buddy by Jeff Hoferer
Sweet Sixteen by Joyce Sherrí

Teleplays:

Aftermath by Rebecca Heim
Buffalo Nation by Alexander Major
Éire’s Song by Kristen Nedopak
End of Life by Sean Collins-Smith
Hell Hound – “The Legend of Robert Johnson” by Giancarlo Fusi
The Red Dogs by Mark Sims
Stranger Things: f7/f2 by Ana Ziegler Loes
Supergirl: Eclipsed by Yanjuan Song


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One of Movie Maker Magazine’s “50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” the 13th Annual Omaha Film Festival will be March 6-11, 2018 at the Village Pointe Cinema in Omaha, NE.

Over $32,000 in prizes were awarded to filmmakers and screenwriters at the 2017 Omaha Film Festival. We look forward to seeing your feature films, documentaries, short films, and reading your feature and short length screenplays!

Film categories:
Narrative Feature, Documentary, Short Film, Animated Short, Nebraska Short, and Nebraska Spotlight.

Screenplay categories:
Feature Screenplay & Short Screenplay (under 30 pages)


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About the Festival:

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 “50 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 12 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.