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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2016 OFF FILMMAKERS AND SCREENWRITERS!

Screenplay Awards:

Best Nebraska Screenplay – “Sanctuary” by Scott Pittock
Best Short Screenplay – “In Quest of the Bluebird” by Robert Mann & Connie Zerden
Best Feature Screenplay – “Sanctuary” by Scott Pittock

Films:

Jury Prizes:

Best Animated Short Film: – “Fulfilament” by Rhiannon Evans
Animated Short Film Honorable Mention: – “We Can’t Live Without Cosmos” by Konstantin Bronzit
Best Nebraska Short Film – “Second Words” by Jake Hull
Best Nebraska Short Film Honorable Mention – “The Adventures of Vanman and Truckboy” by Sam Senser
Best Short Film – “Iris” by Richard Karpala
Short Film Honorable Mention – “Move Me” by Gabe Crate
Best Documentary – “Llama Nation” by Tanner Shinnick
Documentary Honorable Mention – “Man vs Snake: The Long & Twisted Tale of Nibbler” by Andrew Seklir & Tim Kinzy
Best Feature Film – “Trivia Night” by Robert Gregson
Feature Film Honorable Mention – “West of Redemption” by Cornelia Moore
Death Grip Electric Award for Killer Cinematography presented to a Nebraska Short – Joel Froome for “Second Words”

Audience Choice Awards:

Audience Choice Short Film – “The Bespoke Tailoring of Mister Bellamy” by Alexander Jeffrey
Audience Choice Documentary – “The Million Dollar Duck” by Brian Golden Davis
Audience Choice Feature Film – “Coming Through the Rye” by James Sadwith

One of Movie Maker Magazine’s “50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” the 11th Annual Omaha Film Festival will be March 8-13, 2016 in Omaha, NE.

Over $32,000 in prizes were awarded to filmmakers and screenwriters at the 2016 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 “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 10 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.