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Omaha Film Festival

Omaha Film Festival

Contact

2626 Harney Street
Omaha, NE 68131

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Jeremy Decker, Festival Director

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 3    
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Objective

In 2019, the Omaha Film Festival was recognized as one of the 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee by MovieMaker Magazine.

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 promotes the discussion and study of filmmaking.

We do have a screenplay competition. During the festival we have a Writer's Theatre in which local actors will publicly read a few pages from the screenplay finalists.

Over the last 15 years, the OFF has made great strides toward 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. Show More

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early July 8, 2019 $30 features;$25 shorts 44
Regular September 9, 2019 $40 features;$35 shorts 107
Late November 11, 2019 $50 features;$45 shorts 170

Full entry information can be found at: https://filmfreeway.com/OmahaFilmFestival

Notification: Filmmakers will be notified of festival acceptance by approximately February 6, 2020. Award Ceremony will be on March 8, 2020.

Rules

  • To be eligible the film cannot have a public screening in Nebraska prior to the film festival (with the exception of collegiate screenings and touring Academy screenings).
  • Your film cannot be view-able in its entirety online on sites like YouTube, Vimeo, or Facebook before the festival screening to be accepted into OFF. Trailers or clips from the film are acceptable.
  • Nebraska Short Films: To be eligible for this category you must be a resident of Nebraska or the film has to have been shot primarily in Nebraska.
  • Acceptable formats for submission: DVD or password protected online screener.
  • All films that are not in English must have English language subtitles.
  • Each entry must be a separate submission which includes form and payment for each submission.
  • Entry Fees must be payable to "Omaha Film Festival" by check or money order. Fees from outside the US must be payable in US funds. No cash is allowed.
  • Only submissions with completed entry forms and entry fee will be accepted.
  • Exhibition DCP's must be sent to the Omaha Film Festival prepaid, and return requests must include prepaid packaging. All festival screenings will be from a DCP.
  • All Short Films must be no longer than 25 minutes in length.
  • Enclosed with an entry for the Student Short fee must be a copy of a current student ID.
  • Releases for music and talent must be obtained by the filmmaker. The Omaha Film Festival is not liable for copyright infringement or unauthorized use.
  • If your film has been selected to be screened at the festival we will request you send a press kit to include: stills, posters, postcards, a digital file of the trailer, and other publicity materials to maximize exposure for your film. These materials will not be returned.
  • The Omaha Film Festival does not assume any liability for damage to films, videos, or publicity materials.
  • Film must have been completed after November 1, 2018.
  • Filmmakers will be notified of festival acceptance by approximately February 6, 2020.
Screenplay/Teleplays:
  • 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 March 3, 2020 are not eligible for competition.
  • Applicants must notify OFF of any changes in status following submission.
  • Scripts that have reached the semifinalist level or above in previous years within the OFF Screenplay Competition are not eligible for resubmission.
  • Teleplay submissions are acceptable for new/original works as well as spec scripts for programs currently airing during this year’s call for entries period.
  • Short screenplay length is fewer than 30 pages.
  • Feature screenplay length is between 31 and 130 pages.

Awards

TBD for 2020. It is typically software and other filmmaking equipment from our sponsors. Last year over $30,000 in prizes were given to winning filmmakers and screenwriters.

Omaha Film Festival

Contact

2626 Harney Street
Omaha, NE 68131

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Jeremy Decker, Festival Director

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 3    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Omaha Film Festival

Contact

2626 Harney Street
Omaha, NE 68131

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Jeremy Decker, Festival Director

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 3    
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: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Jeremy Decker, Festival Director

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 3    
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.

Updated: 08/13/2008
Contest Winner? Let's talk. If you've finished first, second, or third in the Omaha Film Festival, MovieBytes would like to interview you.