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Omaha Film Festival

Omaha Film Festival

Contact

2626 Harney Street
Omaha, NE 68131

Web: www.omahafilmfestival.org
Email: Click here

Contact: Marc Longbrake, Program Director

Report Card

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 2    
Have you entered?
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Objective

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.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Contact contest for this year's deadline.

Rules

  • Each entry must be a separate submission which includes form and payment for each submission.
  • Contact info must be included on title page.
  • Screenplay submissions must not have been produced or optioned. Screenplays that are currently optioned or have negotiations and/or are sold before the Omaha Film Festival ends are not eligible for competition.
  • Short screenplay length is fewer than 30 pages.
  • Feature screenplay length is between 31 and 130 pages.
  • Entry Fees must be payable to “Omaha Film Festival” by check or money order.
  • Fees from outside of the US must be payable in US funds. No cash is allowed.
  • Only entries with completed entry forms and entry fee will be accepted.
  • If you have listed a valid e-mail address, we will verify that we have received your entry.
  • The Omaha Film Festival does not assume any liability for damage to scripts or publicity materials.
  • Screenwriters will be notified of festival acceptance by approximately February 5, 2014.

Awards

Last year the Omaha Film Festival gave out over $28,000 in prizes to winning films and screenplays. Top prize in the screenplay category includes a scholarship to Lew Hunter's Indian Summer Screenwriting Colony.

All of the screenplay finalists have the opportunity to have their script included in the Writer's Theatre which is a part of the Filmmakers Conference during the festival. Live readings of each of the scripts are performed by local actors to bring a "live" experience to the printed page. All of the short scripts finalists are performed in their entirety. The first ten pages of the feature script finalists are performed.

Omaha Film Festival

Contact

2626 Harney Street
Omaha, NE 68131

Web: www.omahafilmfestival.org
Email: Click here

Contact: Marc Longbrake, Program Director

Report Card

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 2    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Omaha Film Festival

Contact

2626 Harney Street
Omaha, NE 68131

Web: www.omahafilmfestival.org
Email: Click here

Contact: Marc Longbrake, Program Director

Report Card

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 2    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

Omaha Film Festival Announces Contest Winners

The Omaha Film Festival has announced their 2008 Screenplay Competition Award winners.

Updated: 08/13/2008

Omaha Film Festival

Contact

2626 Harney Street
Omaha, NE 68131

Web: www.omahafilmfestival.org
Email: Click here

Contact: Marc Longbrake, Program Director

Report Card

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 2    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter Nino Del Pesco

An interview with screenwriter Nino Del Pesco regarding the Omaha Writing Competition.

Q: What's the title of the script you entered in this contest, and what's it about?

A: The screenplay is titled THE THIRD REALM and deals with a series of murders in WWII era Berlin and what happens when the Nazis take a former Jewish KRIPO detective, Emil Weiss, now in Auschwitz, and use him to help solve the case. What the inspector who oversees Weiss doesn't know is that someone else has ulterior motives for wanting Weiss in Berlin.

Q: What made you enter this particular contest? Have you entered any other contests with this script? If so, how did you do?

A: Nothing in particular, I was just entering as many contests I could afford. I have entered many contests and the script has constantly placed in the top tier. It also won the 2008 DEADcenter screenplay competition.

Q: Were you satisfied with the adminstration of the contest? Did they meet their deadlines? Did you receive all the awards that were promised?

A: Yes. The contest was run very well to the best of my knowledge and, as far as I know, all deadlines were met. I got all the awards except the T-Shirt, which is no big deal... I have plenty already.

Q: Were you given any feedback on your script? If so, did you find the feedback helpful?

A: No, other than they liked the script a lot. Feedback was not one of the perks mentioned in the description of the contest.

Q: Has your success in this contest helped you market your script? Were you contacted by any agents, managers or producers?

A: This contest did not generate any heat for the script, but it did allow me to list it as an award winning screenplay, and was my first Win in a competition. Just being able to say that your script has placed first in a competition sets it apart.

Q: What's your background? Have you written any other screenplays or television scripts?

A: THE THIRD REALM is my freshman effort at screenwriting. I did co-write a comedy called THAT'S LIFE with the very prolific Paul Glen Neuman, who was the principal scribe on the project. I have also written a number of 10 page one-act plays as a contributing writer for the Ruskin Group Theatre's, L.A. Cafe Play series.

Q: Do you live in Los Angeles? If not, do you have any plans to move there?

A: I lived in Los Angeles for years, but moved to Oxnard, CA in 2001. Currently my wife and I relocated to St. Paul, MN after her acceptance to the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota. We will be moving back to Southern California when she's done with her studies.

Q: What's next? Are you working on a new script?

A: I'm working on two different screenplays, along with getting loglines and synopses of other ideas ready to take to the next level. THE THIRD REALM has been optioned and I'm currently working with a producer to tighten it up before it goes out.

Posted Wednesday, August 13, 2008