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Tuesday, March 10
 

6:30pm CDT

Slow West - Opening Night Film
Action/Thriller/Western
United Kingdom/New Zealand  - 84 minutes
Writer/Director: John Maclean
Producer: Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Conor McCaughan, Rachel Gardner
Executive Producer: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Butler, Zygi Kamasa
Cast: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael Fassbender, Ben Mendelsohn, Caren Pistorius, Rory McCann

“Slow West” follows a 16-year-old boy on a journey across 19th Century frontier America in search of the woman he loves, while accompanied by mysterious traveler Silas.


Tuesday March 10, 2015 6:30pm - 7:54pm CDT
Village Pointe Theatre - #16 304 North 174th Street, Omaha, NE

8:00pm CDT

Funny Bone Opening Night Party
Free food provided by Hartland BBQ and drink specials/cash bar provided by Funny Bone! 

Free entry for folks with All Access, Sponsor, Filmmaker, Screenwriter, and Volunteer Passes!

$10 entry without a pass

Tuesday March 10, 2015 8:00pm - 11:00pm CDT
Funny Bone Comedy Club 17305 Davenport Street #201
 
Wednesday, March 11
 

5:30pm CDT

Short Film Block #1
Screening order:

Nobody's Darling by Zachary Taylor & Erica Silverman
Stop by Reinaldo Marcus Green
Pink Grapefruit by Michael Mohan  
Ellie by Allison Eckert  
11 Minutes by Tom Botchii Skowronski
Scaremonger by Sasa Numic
The Emissary by Rudy Dobrev

Short Film
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Nobody's Darling

USA - 12 minutes Director: Zachary Taylor, Erica Silverman Screenwriter: Steve Brooks Producer: Zachary Taylor, Erica Silverman, Tyler Riggs Cast: Tyler Riggs, Erica Silverman, Jesse Dayton www.imdb.com/title/tt4201656/ https://vimeo.com/118090297 Two souls cling to each other for... Read More →
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Ellie

USA - 20 minutes Director: Allison Eckert Producer: Marcos Davalos Cast: Charlotte White, Tanner Buchanan, Chelsea Switzer, Shaw Jones, Joel Ackerman http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3751346 https://www.facebook.com/elliethefilm https://twitter.com/elliethefilm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nv1dOxlkZDQ... Read More →
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The Emissary

USA - 15 minutes Writer/Director: Rudy Dobrev Producer: Rudy Dobrev, Andrea Harrison, Thomas Kaier, Doug Hall Executive Producer: Nancy Moonves, Leslie Klotz Cast: Margo Martindale, Rudy Dobrev, Diane Neal, Jennifer Blakeslee, Bruce Faulk http://zodiakvelocity.com/ www.imdb.com/title/tt4074050... Read More →
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Pink Grapefruit

USA - 9 minutes Director: Michael Mohan Producer: Adam Hendricks, John Lang Cast: Wendy McColm, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Nora Kirkpatrick, Matt Peters http://www.michaelmohan.com/projects/pink-grapefruit/ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4214922 https://vimeo.com/112858401 A young married... Read More →
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11 Minutes

USA - 7 minutes Writer/Director: Tom Botchii Skowronski Producer: Tom Botchii Skowronski, Martin Moody, Nick Leisure Cast: Rafael Siegel, Kevin Gill, Big Ugly & Elizabeth Ferreira www.imdb.com/title/tt3763416/ The last 11 minutes in the life of a workplace shooter. Told by the director's... Read More →
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Scaremonger

USA - 23 minutes Director: Sasa Numic Screenwriter: Sasa Numic, Cesar Turim Producer: Tara Dales Cast: Justin Ellings, Heather Tyler scaremongerfilm.com/ www.imdb.com/title/tt3158762/ https://www.facebook.com/scaremongerfilm Hearing news that her 10-year-old son is being bullied... Read More →
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Stop

USA - 9 minutes Writer/Director: Reinaldo Marcus Green Producer: Chiara Bernasconi Executive Producer: Rashaad Ernesto Green Cast: Keishawn Butler, J.W. Cortez, Brian Pollock, Joshua Rivera, Janelle Williamson http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4215062 https://www.facebook.com/stoptheshort... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2015 5:30pm - 7:05pm CDT
Village Pointe Theatre - #9 304 North 174th Street, Omaha, NE

6:15pm CDT

The Philosopher King
(Drama)
Sweden - 104 minutes
Writer/Director: Rouzbeh Noori
Producer: Rouzbeh Noori, Dan Van Geest, Robert Alm, Jonas Knutsson, Johan Matton
Cast: Seumas Sargeant, Will Howarth, Amelia Clay, Katie Streeter

“The Philosopher King” is a story of reconnection and reconciliation between two estranged brothers. Michael, the younger brother, is a serious and successful classical musician. Jacob, the older brother, is a drifter and a dreamer, who moves between places and artistic projects without ever seeing one through to completion. Together, they take a road trip through Sweden, Jacob's adopted country, in pursuit of another dream, and in the process have to face themselves and each other, and come to terms with their life choices.


Wednesday March 11, 2015 6:15pm - 7:59pm CDT
Village Pointe Theatre - #16 304 North 174th Street, Omaha, NE

6:30pm CDT

Shoulder The Lion
USA - 77 minutes
Director: Patryk Rebisz, Erinnisse Heuer - Rebisz

Three artists, three tragedies. The usual story told in a very unusual way. Words inspire each of Alice Wingwall's photographs = she also happens to be blind; after losing half the brain in a boxing match, Katie Dallam has to paint and sculpt to live = art is her only lifeline; advancing ringing in his ears destroys Graham Sharpe's passion for music - by the way, he also runs one of the most successful independent music festivals in Ireland...


Wednesday March 11, 2015 6:30pm - 7:47pm CDT
Village Pointe Theatre - #10 304 North 174th Street, Omaha, NE

8:15pm CDT

Short Film Block #2 - Nebraska Documentaries
Screening order:

Shakespeare with Noodles by David M. Weiss
Mother Kuskokwim by Tim Guthrie
The Doll Dilemma by Jacob Rosdail
We Come From the Same Place by Mike Machian
Keepers of the Past by Scott A. Rowe
Double Trouble by Sarah Tague
Of Poetry and Pigeons by Colleen Kenney
Project Ready by Jason Fischer
Work Their Best by Dana Altman

Short Film
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Work Their Best

USA - 10 minutes Writer/Director: Dana Altman Producer: David Scott http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4025562/ Work Their Best is a personal narrative about four hotel employees with special needs. They graduated from a program called Project SEARCH, a research-based, total immersion... Read More →
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The Doll Dilemma

USA - 10 minutes Writer/Director: Jacob Rosdail http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3186066/ Jo Maeder left a life and career in New York City to take care of her aging mother in rural North Carolina. Now, years after her mother has passed, Jo feels trapped by the enormous doll collection... Read More →
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Mother Kuskokwim

USA - 23 minutes Director: Tim Guthrie Screenwriter: Carol Zuegner Producer: John O'Keefe http://cubackpack.org http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4205656/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mother-Kuskokwim/377809675732736 http://vimeo.com/105459110 This is a film about southwestern Alaska... Read More →
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Shakespeare with Noodles

USA - 16 minutes Director: David M. Weiss Producer: David M. Weiss, Chuck Mittan Cast: Emily Aldrich, Chuck Mittan, Evan Amen, Phoebe Dunbar, Kolby Shafer, Kylie Clinebell, Ricki Frasier, Keaton Verhage, Faith Loudon, Austin Kelley, Alex Aldrich, Molly Mittan, Mason Hinrichs, Hayden... Read More →
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Keepers of the Past

USA - 13 minutes Director: Scott A. Rowe Cinematographer: David M. Weiss Most of us only experience history through books and film. There are, however, a select few who have dedicated themselves to bringing the past to life. They are historical reenactors, and here are their stor... Read More →
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Of Poetry and Pigeons

USA - 4 minutes Writer/Director: Colleen Kenney Cast: Don Welch, poet The poems of Kearney living legend Don Welch are distinguished by the meticulous care he puts into writing them, by their deep intelligence and by their deep roots in Nebraska. In 2013 Welch, a Nebraska native... Read More →
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We Come From the Same Place

USA - 3 minutes Writer/Director: Mike Machian Cast: Cey Adams One of the original street artists and former art director for Def Jam, Cey Adams now spends his time giving back to the youth. He spent part of 2014 in Omaha mentoring the youth and painting a mural in North Omaha.
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Project Ready

USA - 13 minutesDirector: Jason FischerWriter\Producer Surreal Media LabExecutive Producer Urban League of NebraskaCast: Dr. Margeurita Washinton, Thomas Warren, Khalil Antoine, Antigone Faulkner, Darrick Smith, LaTeya Broadway, Mora Dailey, Melvin Tyree, Michelle Troxclair, Tim Clark... Read More →
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Double Trouble

USA - 10 minutes Writer/Director: Sarah Tague Cast: Reva Dall & Neva Davis (as themselves) “Double Trouble” takes a peek into the lives of fun-loving twin sisters born in rural Nebraska in the 1930's.


Wednesday March 11, 2015 8:15pm - 9:55pm CDT
Village Pointe Theatre - #9 304 North 174th Street, Omaha, NE

8:30pm CDT

Aspie Seeks Love
USA - 73 minutes
Writer/Director: Julie Sokolow
Executive Producer: Danny Yourd
Cast: David Matthews

“Aspie seeks Love” follows a fearless outsider who has been searching for love longer than many of us have been alive.


Wednesday March 11, 2015 8:30pm - 9:42pm CDT
Village Pointe Theatre - #10 304 North 174th Street, Omaha, NE

8:40pm CDT

Bang Bang Baby
(Drama/Musical/Sci-Fi)
Canada - 90 minutes
Writer/Director: Jeffrey St. Jules
Producer: Daniel Bekerman
Cast: Jane Levy, Justin Chatwin, David Reale, Peter Stormare

A small town teenager in the 1960s believes her dreams of becoming a famous singer will come true when her rock star idol gets stranded in town. But a leak in a nearby chemical plant that is believed to be causing mass mutations threatens to turn her dream into a nightmare.


Wednesday March 11, 2015 8:40pm - 10:09pm CDT
Village Pointe Theatre - #16 304 North 174th Street, Omaha, NE

10:00pm CDT

Bravo! Party!
Details soon!

Wednesday March 11, 2015 10:00pm - 11:59pm CDT
Bravo! Cucina Italiana 17151 Davenport Street
 
Thursday, March 12
 

5:45pm CDT

Short Film Block #3
Screening order:

Goldfish by Elise de Blois
Advent by Mahalia Belo
The Answers by Michael Goode
No Love Lost by Shekhar Bassi
Contact by Alexander Jeffery
Return by Patrick Rea
Lovable by Zachary Taylor, Erica Silverman
Throwing Stones by Amber Rapp
Caravan by Keiran Watson-Bonnice
Carry On by Yatao Li

Short Film
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Advent

United Kingdom - 16 minutes Director: Mahalia Belo Screenwriter: James Jose Walker Producer: Amy Jackson Cast: Anna Friel, Teddy Fitzpatrick, Jack Hollington http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3661004/ An estranged mother abducts her two sons on Christmas Eve, but as she comes to terms... Read More →
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The Answers

USA - 8 minutes Writer/Director: Michael Goode Cast: Daniel Lissing, Rose McIver http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4009492/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oR8taBDQyfA Immediately after his death, the victim of a car crash gets answers to every question he's ever had about his life, including... Read More →
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Caravan

Australia - 6 minutes Writer/Director: Keiran Watson-Bonnice Cast: Theo Watson-Bonnice, Jonas Bonnice-Stevens, Dave McCaffery https://www.facebook.com/caravanfilm http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3986208 http://vimeo.com/101699250 Three-year-old Theo and his six-year-old cousin Jonas... Read More →
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Contact

USA - 11 minutes Director: Alexander Jeffery Writer: Alexander Jeffery, Rex Austin Barrow Producer: Rex Austin Barrow, Laura Barrow Cast: Alan Knoll, Bill Meyer http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4084658/ http://vimeo.com/107758647 Dr. Jake Clearwater, O.D. helps patients see the world... Read More →
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Goldfish

Canada - 17 minutes Writer/Director: Michael Konyves Cast: Marcel Sabourin, Ricky Mabe, Daniel Brochu, Paul Giamatti (as the Goldfish) A young man making a documentary stumbles into a place of magic he never imagined truly existed. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3777954/ https://www.facebook.com/thegoldfishmovie... Read More →
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No Love Lost

United Kingdom - 15 minutes Director: Shekhar Bassi Writer: Shekhar Bassi, Shalinder Bassi Producer: Shalinder Bassi, Shekhar Bassi, Gemma Lloyd, Helen Silver Cast: Scarlett Brookes, Joshua James, Meena Rayann https://www.facebook.com/No.Love.Lost.the.Film http://vimeo.com/94457055... Read More →
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Lovable

USA - 5 minutes Writer/Director: Zachary Taylor, Erica Silverman Executive Producer: Rita Silverman Cast: Zachary Taylor, Erica Silverman http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3647870/ Are they flaws if I'm in love with them?
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Carry On

China - 17 minutes Writer/Director: Yatao Li Cast: Miura Kenichi, Cheng Chang http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3520876 https://www.facebook.com/carryonshortfilm http://vimeo.com/93177542 During the brutal withdrawal of Japanese forces at the end of WWII, a Chinese father does whatever... Read More →
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Return

USA - 6 minutes Director: Patrick Rea Screenwriter: Lonita Cook Producer: Patrick Rea Executive Producer: Lonita Cook Cast: Jeffrey Staab http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4207006 An adrift ghost struggles against her own mistakes to escape the maze of redundancy before she is trapped... Read More →
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Throwing Stones

USA - 3 minutes Director: Amber Rapp, Anthony Ladesich Screenwriter: Kristi L. Simkins Producer: Anthony Ladesich Executive Producer: Amber Rapp Cast: Scott Cordes, Vanessa Rapp http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4040474/fullcredits/ Bonding over everyday frustrations Mark and Sarah prove... Read More →


Thursday March 12, 2015 5:45pm - 7:26pm CDT
Village Pointe Theatre - #9 304 North 174th Street, Omaha, NE

6:00pm CDT

Bereave
(Drama/Romance)
USA - 100 minutes
Director: Evangelos Giovanis, George Giovanis
Writer:  Evangelos Giovanis
Producer: Vago Productions
Cast: Malcolm McDowell, Jane Seymour, Keith Carradine, Vinessa Shaw, Mike Doyle, Mike Starr, Ethan Embry

Fatally ill, Garvey thinks he has figured out how to die alone. But when his beloved wife Evelyn goes missing on their 40th anniversary, he must live to save her.


Thursday March 12, 2015 6:00pm - 7:40pm CDT
Village Pointe Theatre - #16 304 North 174th Street, Omaha, NE

6:30pm CDT

They Look Like People
(Drama/Horror/Mystery)
USA - 81 minutes
Writer/Director: Perry Blackshear
Producer: Perry Blackshear, Kimberly Parker
Cast: MacLeod Andrews, Evan Dumouchel, Margaret Drake

Suspecting that those around him are actually malevolent shape-shifters, a troubled young man questions whether to protect his only friend from an impending war, or from himself.


Thursday March 12, 2015 6:30pm - 7:51pm CDT
Village Pointe Theatre - #10 304 North 174th Street, Omaha, NE

8:30pm CDT

There Will Be No Stay
USA - 79 minutes
Writer/Director: Patty Dillon
Cast: Terry Bracey, Craig Baxley, Allen Ault, Carroll Pickett, Bill Pelke

A journey of compassion and consequence through a process shrouded in secrecy. Executioners' lives intersect on a path to discovering freedom from their own personal prisons. These are the stories of the men behind the masks and their struggles to escape their own personal prisons.


Thursday March 12, 2015 8:30pm - 9:42pm CDT
Village Pointe Theatre - #16 304 North 174th Street, Omaha, NE

8:45pm CDT

Kill Me Three Times - Special Screening
(Action/Thriller)
USA/Australia - 90 minutes
Director: Kriv Stenders
Writer: James McFarland
Producers: Tania Chambers, Laurence Malkin, Share Stallings
Cast: Teresa Palmer, Simon Pegg, Sullivan Stapleton

While on a seemingly routine job, a jaded hit man (Simon Pegg) discovers that he's not the only one with his target in the crosshairs.


Thursday March 12, 2015 8:45pm - 10:15pm CDT
Village Pointe Theatre - #9 304 North 174th Street, Omaha, NE

8:55pm CDT

Body
(Drama/Thriller)
USA - 75 minutes
Writer/Director: Dan Berk, Robert Olsen
Producer: Dan Berk, Robert Olsen, Chadd Harbold, Bryan Gaynor, Michael Gray
Executive Producer: Zach Lasry
Cinematographer:  Matt Mitchell
Cast: Helen Rogers, Alexandra Turshen, Lauren Molina, Larry Fessenden, Dan Brennan, Kimberly Flynn, Adam Cornelius, Jack Brenner, Ian Robinson, Mike Keller

Home for the holidays and bored out their minds, close friends Holly, Cali and Mel decide to go out and have some fun. Cali suggests they visit her uncle's mansion - he's away for the holidays and they'll have free reign over the estate and all of the toys therein. After a few hours of drinking, dancing, and wandering about the labyrinthine home, the other two girls discover that Cali's been keeping something from them - her uncle doesn't own this mansion. It belongs to a family she once babysat for. The girls decide to leave immediately, but before they can, the groundskeeper barges in, demanding they show themselves. While attempting to run away, the girls clash with him at the top of the main staircase. A brief scuffle ends when Holly accidentally shoves him down the stairs - breaking his neck and killing him. The girls begin to unravel as they debate what to do. Do they turn themselves in? Flee the scene of the crime? Or tell a lie they'll have to live with for the rest of their lives?


Thursday March 12, 2015 8:55pm - 10:10pm CDT
Village Pointe Theatre - #10 304 North 174th Street, Omaha, NE

10:00pm CDT

Stokes West - Thursday Night Party
Stokes Grill & Bar
13615 California Street
Free appetizers provided by Stokes!
drink specials/cash bar
Free entry for folks with All Access, Sponsor, Filmmaker, Screenwriter, and Volunteer Passes!
$10 entry without a pass.

Thursday March 12, 2015 10:00pm - 11:00pm CDT
Stokes Bar & Grill 13615 California Street
 
Friday, March 13
 

5:30pm CDT

Short Film Block #4
Screening order to be determined - check back soon!

Two Missing by Claire Fowler
Gotcher by Bruce Branit
Siren by Alex Clark
The Girls by Michelle Davidson
One Year Lease by Brian Bolster
Courtesan by Misti Boland, Jeremy Osbern
Una Nit (One Night) by Marta Bayarri
So You've Grown Attached by Kate Tsang
App by Alexander Berman

Short Film
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App

USA - 23 minutes Writer/Director: Alexander Berman Producer: Edouard de Lachomette Cast: Braden Lynch, Sara Sanderson, J .R. Cacia, Ashley Lambert http://www.appthemovie.com/ https://www.facebook.com/appthemovie https://vimeo.com/66196560 Love is dumb. Now there's an app for that... Read More →
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So You've Grown Attached

USA - 15 minutes Writer/Director: Kate Tsang Producer: Kimberly Parker, Bella Wing-Davey, Shiva Bajpai Cast: Simon Pearl, Cindy Cheung, Madeleine Conner, Jake Miller, Patrick Fleury vimeo.com/77248493 www.imdb.com/title/tt3188422/ https://www.facebook.com/sygafilm An off-beat comedy... Read More →
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Courtesan

USA - 3 minutes Director: Misti Boland, Jeremy Osbern Screenwriter: Jeremy Osbern Cast: Joseph Anderson, Jessi Burkette, Jeff Dobson http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4360890/ http://vimeo.com/117332968 Two strangers meet on Christmas night… for sex and the exchange of money.
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The Girls

USA - 7 minutes Writer/Director: Michelle Davidson Executive Producer: Michelle Davidson, Patrick Rea Cast: Kirk Laura, Allen Lowman, Rhiannon Birdsall http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3688858/ A woman tries to find the courage to go on stage and perform burlesque.
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Gotcher

USA - 4 minutes Writer/Director: Bruce Branit Cast: Michelle Davidson, Darren Kennedy, Davis Lee DeRock http://lucamaxpictures.com/SSgotcher.html http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4023200/ A secret support group meets to take back something stolen from them as children.
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One Year Lease

USA - 11 minutes Writer/Director: Brian Bolster http://www.exit36productions.com/OneYearLease http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3505434/ https://www.facebook.com/OneYearLeaseMovie http://vimeo.com/93062269 Ahhh, renting an apartment in New York City, tiny, challenging spaces coupled with... Read More →
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Two Missing

United Kingdom - 16 Writer/Director: Claire Fowler Producer: Olivier Kaempfer Cast: Sophie Kennedy Clark, Morfydd Clark, Ben Dilloway www.imdb.com/title/tt3582420/ https://www.facebook.com/twomissing/ When their car breaks down in isolated woodland close to the scene of a recent... Read More →
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Una Nit (One Night)

Spain - 17 minutes Writer/Director: Marta Bayarri Producer: Oriol Ruiz Cast: Marta Bayarri, Oriol Ruiz vimeo.com/110834509 A man and a woman meet each other. Two strangers. One apartment. They find each other, they connect, they observe each other. They intensely desire each other... Read More →
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Siren

Canada - 9 minutes Writer/Director: Alex Clark Producer: Chris Luckhardt, Lyvia Cohen Executive Producer: Alex Clark, Chris Agoston, Cody Campanale Cast: Rachael Ancheril, Arnold Pinnock, Janaya Stephens, Shauna MacDonald, Claudio Masciulli http://willowoodfilms.com/site/?p=674 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3760416... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 5:30pm - 7:12pm CDT
Village Pointe Theatre - #9 304 North 174th Street, Omaha, NE

6:00pm CDT

Batkid Begins:The Wish Heard Around the World
USA - 98 minutes
Director: Dana Nachman
Writer: Kurt Kuenne, Dana Nachman
Producer: Liza Meak, Dana Nachman
Executive Producer: John Crane, Ian Reinhard

One child. One wish. Millions touched. Who would have thought a 5-year-old boy who fought leukemia would transform a city and a nation for a day? No one. Not his family. Not his friends. Not the thousands of volunteers who came from near and far to help make his wish come true. But it did.

Batkid Begins is a documentary that takes you back to November 15th, 2013, the day San Francisco turned into Gotham City, and the day the internet was nice. More than a billion people took to social media to cheer on BatKid, even President Obama! In all, the #SfBatKid and #BatKid hashtags reached more than 1.84 Billion people on Twitter and Instagram. This wish and this little caped crusader resonated with so many people, including us, and we wanted to find out why.


Friday March 13, 2015 6:00pm - 7:38pm CDT
Village Pointe Theatre - #16 304 North 174th Street, Omaha, NE

6:30pm CDT

Lucky Stiff
(Comedy/Musical)
USA - 78 minutes
Director: Christopher Ashley
Writer: Lynn Ahrens
Producer: J. Todd Harris, Victor Syrmis
Executive Producer: Mark Moran
Cast: Dominic Marsh, Nikki James, Pamela Shaw, Jason Alexander, Dennis Farina

A young down-and-out British shoe salesman named Harry Witherspoon takes his dead uncle (a murdered casino manager) to Monte Carlo for the best time of his life - a week of fun, dancing, gambling and sun. If the young man fulfills his uncle's request to the letter, he will inherit the 6 million left to him. If he doesn't, the money will go to the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn. As Harry races from casino to nightclub to beach to bedroom with his dead Uncle, he is chased by a desperate optometrist, an avaricious showgirl, a mysterious Italian playboy and a trigger-happy murderess, as well as a young woman dead set on getting that money for the dogs. Guns go off, disguises go on, champagne corks pop, nightmares come to life, romance blossoms, dogs bark, and everyone sings! It's a zany, frothy, colorful and fast-paced musical comedy with a very happy ending.


Friday March 13, 2015 6:30pm - 7:45pm CDT
Village Pointe Theatre - #10 304 North 174th Street, Omaha, NE

8:15pm CDT

Short Film Block #5 - Nebraska
Screening order:

Working Title by Logan Gee
Smitten by Paul B. Allen IV
Infinite by Brent Scott Maze
Muscle Pains by Benjamin Adams
10 by Michael Helms
Immortal Darkness by Chad Bishoff
Soliloquy by Jonathan Lanz
Vanman & Truckboy by Sam Senser
Tidal Locking by Mike Comstock
Sidekick by Dylan Adams
The Chauffeur by Mitchell Lyon
The Boulevard by Trevor Nealy

Short Film
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USA - 6 minutes Writer/Director: Michael Helms Producer: Lucian Murphree Cast: Matthew Johnson, Elisa Eldridge, Clark Craig Chase Freeport, a wanted man, struggles with a problem he can't fix.
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The Boulevard

USA - 13 minutes Writer/Director: Trevor Nealy Cinematorgrapher: Myrddin McHugh Cast: Karl Yanike, Trevor Nealy, James Hill, Devin Rimington Locked out and out of luck, two idiots devise a plan to sell their ideas to billionaires. twitter.com/revoltingproles www.youtube.com/wat... Read More →
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The Chauffeur

USA - 18 minutes Director: Mitchell Lyon Screenwriter: Mitchell Lyon, Phillip Malcom, Aaron Chambers Producer: Mitchell Lyon, Phillip Malcom Cast: Phillip Malcom, Aaron Chambers, Jason Nabb http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4149102/ After failing his driving test, a young man seeks help... Read More →
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Immortal Darkness

USA - 7 minutes Director: Chad Bishoff Screenwriter: Eric Dwight Producer: Eric Dwight, Chad Bishoff Cast: Jeff Hoover, Tima Allmubarak http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4020848/ For months, Detective Jack McIntyre has been chasing drug dealer Vincent and his prostitute sister, Valerie... Read More →
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Infinite

USA - 7 minutes Director: Brent Scott Maze Writer: Nolan Anderson Producer: Alexis Borchardt Cast: Derek Davidson, Kirstie Smith Within a series of visits to his psychiatrist, a young man finds his way to the roots of a mysterious recurring dream, but discovers much more than he... Read More →
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Tidal Locking

USA - 4 minutes Writer/Director: Mike Comstock Cast: Brett Comstock http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4223202/ A young girl undertakes a journey to secure the release of a man imprisoned under unusual circumstances.
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Muscle Pains

USA - 4 minutes Writer/Director: Benjamin Adams Cast: Will Voelker, Meghan Modrovsky http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3854282/ When a muscle man meets the girl of his dreams at the gym, he quickly finds out that she's not that into muscle, or at least his.
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SideKick

USA - 4 minutes Director: Dylan Adams Producer: Dylan Adams, Sam Gidley Cast: Sam Gidley, Maggie Kinnucan A troubled young man and his side-kick decide to go out for the night... Trouble Ensues.
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Smitten

USA - 8 minutes Director: Paul B. Allen IV Writer: Chris Zech Producer: TeAnna Mirfield, Metropolitan Community College Cast: Brooke Culler, Tony Seward, Erika KozelUnrequited love can be a dangerous thing. Be careful who you're smitten with...you may not be alone.
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Soliloquy

USA - 10 minutes Director: Jonathan Lanz Writer: Peter Myhr Producer: Jonathan Lanz, Peter Myhr Cast: Jazmyne Van Houten, Peter Myhr A poetic dialogue between a couple questioning their relationship.
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Working Title

USA - 9 minutes Director: Logan Gee Producer: Nathan Hansen Cast: Shade Ingraham, Kirstie Smith, Neil Larson, Cale Yates, Maggie Austin, Dominic Ciofalo, Jeff Tinnean, Lucy Myrtue, Jordan Deffenbaugh, Logan Gee, Nolan Sullivan, Ian Snyder, Nate Sindelar, Brenna Hill, Bobby Bonaventura... Read More →
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Vanman & Truckboy

USA - 4 minutes Director: Sam Senser Writer: Jake, Sam, John, Wrenn Producer: Sam Senser Cast: Lia, Jake, Wrenn The epic adventures of Vanman & Truckboy begin. A girl is sleeping on the tracks, as Truckboy prepares Vanman for his epic arrival.


Friday March 13, 2015 8:15pm - 9:55pm CDT
Village Pointe Theatre - #9 304 North 174th Street, Omaha, NE

8:35pm CDT

WildLike
(Adventure/Drama/Thriller)
USA - 98 minutes
Writer/Director: Frank Hall Green
Executive Producer: Christine Vachon
Producer: Frank Hall Green, Julie Christeas, Schuyler Weiss, Joseph Stephans
Co-Producer: Joel Blanco
Cinematographer: Hillary Spera
Composer: Daniel Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans
Cast: Ella Purnell, Bruce Greenwood, Brian Geraghty,Teddy Kyle Smith, Nolan Gerard Funk, Ann Dowd,Diane Farr, Joshua Leonard

Mackenzie, a troubled but daring teenage girl, is sent to live with her uncle in Juneau, Alaska. She longs for her struggling, absent mother, but as her mom's phone calls become less frequent and her uncle's care is not what it seemed, she must flee. Her only thoughts are to escape her uncle's grasp and find her mother somehow, but as she plunges deeper into the Alaskan interior she is suddenly helplessly alone. A chance connection with a loner backpacker, Bart, proves to be her only lifeline. As Mackenzie shadows Bart across the last true frontier, she thwarts his efforts to cut her loose until Bart has no choice but to help her survive in the wilderness. Against the backdrop of spectacular Alaskan landscape, they discover the redemptive power of friendship. Mackenzie and Bart prove to be the unlikely salve for each other's scars, until the damage Mackenzie carries with her threatens to destroy her newfound sanctuary. Returning to civilization, Mackenzie is once again at risk of capture by her uncle as he hounds with manipulative calls and messages. When Bart finally discovers her alarming secret, he must make a bold choice to take real responsibility for Mackenzie and help her escape her traumatic past once and for all.


Friday March 13, 2015 8:35pm - 10:13pm CDT
Village Pointe Theatre - #10 304 North 174th Street, Omaha, NE

8:45pm CDT

The Jazz Funeral
(Drama)
USA - 75 minutes
Writer/Director: Jesse Rosen
Producer: Laurence Ducceschi, Cindy Peters
Cast: James Morrison, Bobby Campo, Dee Wallace, Maiara Walsh, Rene Le Vant

“The Jazz Funeral” tells the story of Nick (James Morrison, '24'), a successful lawyer and overbearing father, as he looks to warn his dreamer, musician son, Billy (Bobby Campo, 'The Final Destination') about the perils of love turned toxic. Fearing he'll end up like his twice-divorced father, Billy is determined to salvage his relationship with his on-again, off-again girlfriend, Emily (Maiara Walsh, 'Desperate Housewives'). When a family friend passes away in New Orleans, Nick urges Billy to venture back with him to the place they visited when Billy was only a boy. Greeted by old friends (Dee Wallace 'E.T.'), and with time on their side, Nick and Billy bond for the first time, as their women trouble closes in.


Friday March 13, 2015 8:45pm - 10:00pm CDT
Village Pointe Theatre - #16 304 North 174th Street, Omaha, NE

10:00pm CDT

Ring the Bell Party
Ring the Bell Party
Julio’s West
2820 South 123rd Ct
Free taco bar provided by Julio’s
Drink Specials / Cash bar
Free entry for folks with All Access, Sponsor, Filmmaker, Screenwriter, and Volunteer Passes!

Friday March 13, 2015 10:00pm - 11:59pm CDT
Julio's West 2820 South 132nd Court
 
Saturday, March 14
 

9:00am CDT

Writer's Theatre - Shorts

Live stage readings by local actors of the OFF'15 short screenplay finalists.

Directed by Aaron Zavitz and Scott Kurz

Magic Eight Ball by Doug Sasse
My Friend Max by Mikeal Burgin & Chuck Mittan
Promise Me by Kevin Machate
Southern Justice by Amber Rapp
Tattoo by R. Wayne Gray

Cast:
Cheri Bloomingdale
Matt Brown
Laura Campbell
Stephanie Elrod
Johnnye Gerhardt
Bob Goding
Kendall Gray
Eric Griffith
Melissa Jarecke
Scott Kurz
Cheril Lee
Jen McGill
Doug Sasse
Aaron Zavitz

Moderators
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Scott Kurz

Scott Kurz is a filmmaker, actor, director and writer; well-known to the Omaha area having helped found and run the Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre Company. Having worn multiple hats in over 100 productions--ranging from Ancient Greece and Shakespeare to contemporary and original works... Read More →
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Aaron Zavitz

Aaron Zavitz has a B.A. in Fine Arts/Dramatic Arts from University of Nebraska-Omaha and has acted professionally in such venues as the Nebraska Shakespeare Festival, Blue Barn Theatre, Aspen Theatre in the Park and Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre ("Shining City," "Doubt," "The Odd Couple... Read More →

Saturday March 14, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am CDT
Village Pointe Theatre - #10 304 North 174th Street, Omaha, NE

10:45am CDT

Writer's Theatre - Features

Live stage readings by local actors of the OFF'15 feature screenplay finalists.

Directed by Aaron Zavitz & Scott Kurz

‘mericana by Bill McNabb
Grace by Lynda Lemberg & Jeffrey Allen Russel
Indian Summer by William McCoy
Kaffarah by Tom Rossi
Mia and The Movie Star by Sheri Davenport
No Man’s Land by Michelle Davidson & Jeffrey Field
Send the Snowplow by Lisa Kovanda
The Capybara by Benjamin Adams

Cast:
Cheri Bloomingdale
Matt Brown
Laura Campbell
Stephanie Elrod
Johnnye Gerhardt
Bob Goding
Kendall Gray
Eric Griffith
Melissa Jarecke
Scott Kurz
Cheril Lee
Jen McGill
Doug Sasse
Aaron Zavitz

Moderators
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Scott Kurz

Scott Kurz is a filmmaker, actor, director and writer; well-known to the Omaha area having helped found and run the Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre Company. Having worn multiple hats in over 100 productions--ranging from Ancient Greece and Shakespeare to contemporary and original works... Read More →
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Aaron Zavitz

Aaron Zavitz has a B.A. in Fine Arts/Dramatic Arts from University of Nebraska-Omaha and has acted professionally in such venues as the Nebraska Shakespeare Festival, Blue Barn Theatre, Aspen Theatre in the Park and Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre ("Shining City," "Doubt," "The Odd Couple... Read More →

Saturday March 14, 2015 10:45am - 12:15pm CDT
Village Pointe Theatre - #10 304 North 174th Street, Omaha, NE

12:30pm CDT

I Am A Knife With Legs
(Action/Comedy/Music)
USA - 83 minutes
Writer/Director: Bennett Jones
Cast: Bené, Beefy, Tommy Malatesta, Ashley Koiso, Tom Bliss, Matthew Acuff, Mitchell Roche, Dallas Hallam, Aaron Arendt, Virginia  Floyd, Kelly Floyd, Liam Floyd

On the run from an assassin and grieving the loss of his girlfriend, rock superstar Bene' and his manager, Beefy, hide out in a sublet in Los Angeles preparing for the inevitable showdown with death. “I Am A Knife With Legs” combines deadpan absurdist humor with low-fi effects and animation, an original rock score and unexpected action sequences. The character of Bene' came out of Bennett Jones' live standup act. In addition to starring, Jones wrote and directed this unique first feature, composed and performed the music and did all the post production from the rough cut to the sound mix and color correction.


Saturday March 14, 2015 12:30pm - 1:53pm CDT
Village Pointe Theatre - #16 304 North 174th Street, Omaha, NE

12:45pm CDT

Tell Your Story with James Morrison
Tell Your Story

Acting with James Morrison

Moderators
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Cheril Lee

Cheril Lee is the news anchor for KIOS-Omaha Public Radio’s All Things Considered as well as your Saturday morning host from 6-12 on 91.5. When she’s not working at the station, Cheril can usually be found writing articles for The Reader and other local publications or in the... Read More →

Speakers
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James Morrison

James Morrison will best be remembered as Bill Buchanan in Seasons 4-7 of FOX’s Emmy winning series “24” and as T.C. McQueen on the short-lived, groundbreaking “Space: Above and Beyond,” also for Fox. He began his acting career as a clown and wire walker in the circus in... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 12:45pm - 1:45pm CDT
Village Pointe Theatre - #10 304 North 174th Street, Omaha, NE

2:00pm CDT

Setting the Clock Back: Reflections on Nine Seasons of “24”

A discussion with James Morrison and David Fury moderated by Cheril Lee


Moderators
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Cheril Lee

Cheril Lee is the news anchor for KIOS-Omaha Public Radio’s All Things Considered as well as your Saturday morning host from 6-12 on 91.5. When she’s not working at the station, Cheril can usually be found writing articles for The Reader and other local publications or in the... Read More →

Speakers
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David Fury

David Fury is an Emmy-award winning television writer/producer best known for 24 (and the recent miniseries 24: Live Another Day), FRINGE (Saturn Award), HANNIBAL, LOST (WGA Award), Joss Whedon’s BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and its spin-off ANGEL.  He also directed episodes of the... Read More →
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James Morrison

James Morrison will best be remembered as Bill Buchanan in Seasons 4-7 of FOX’s Emmy winning series “24” and as T.C. McQueen on the short-lived, groundbreaking “Space: Above and Beyond,” also for Fox. He began his acting career as a clown and wire walker in the circus in... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Village Pointe Theatre - #10 304 North 174th Street, Omaha, NE

2:30pm CDT

Short Film Block #6 - Animated
Screening order:

Mend and Make Do by Bexie Bush
Wire Cutters by Jack Anderson
Luce di Vita by William Misquith
The Bigger Picture by Daisy Jacobs
Palm Rot by Ryan Gillis
Storm Hits Jacket by Paul Cabon
Canuck Black by Rebecca Archer
Canis by Alfonso Diaz
Sumer by Alvaro Garcia
A Single Life by Job Roggeveen, Joris Oprins, Marieke Blaauw
World of Tomorrow by Don Hertzfeldt

Short Film
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Canuck Black

United Kingdom - 10 minutes Director: Rebecca Archer Screenwriter: Dan Rosen, Josh Blaaberg Producer: Charlotte Campbell http://www.rebeccaarcher.co.uk/ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3703592/ https://www.facebook.com/CanuckBlack https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kg-CdoPjeQQ#t=12 In... Read More →
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Canis

Spain - 17 minutes Director: Marc Riba, Anna Solanas http://www.stopmotion.cat/ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3027422/ https://www.facebook.com/IgStopMotion twitter.com/igstopmotion http://vimeo.com/97476593 Teo survives isolated in a house constantly besieged by a horde of stray... Read More →
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Wire Cutters

USA - 9 minutes Writer/Director: Jack Anderson https://wirecutters.leadpages.net/home/ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3750826/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8Ssitmko0M A chance encounter proves fateful for 2 robots mining on a desolate planet.
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Mend and Make Do

United Kingdom - 8 minutes Director: Bexie Bush Screenwriter: Stefan Kaday Producer: Timo Suomi http://www.mendandmakedo.co.uk/ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3688944 https://www.facebook.com/mendandmakedoanimation http://vimeo.com/97500662 Cup of tea? Come and take a seat in Lyn's... Read More →
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Tempête Sur Anorak (Storm Hits Jacket)

France - 14 minutes Director: Paul Cabon http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3773012/ http://vimeo.com/89013451 Two young scientists have an invention that is on the verge of the future. Thieves decide a storm is the perfect opportunity to steal it. Espionage, chaos, romance, fighting... Read More →
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A Single Life

Netherlands - 3 minutes Director: Job Roggeveen, Joris Oprins, Marieke Blaauw Screenwriter: Marieke Blaauw http://jobjorisenmarieke.nl/ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3838700/ http://vimeo.com/100902790 When playing a mysterious vinyl single, Pia is suddenly able to travel through... Read More →
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The Bigger Picture

United Kingdom - 8 minutes Writer/Director: Daisy Jacobs Producer: Chris Hees http://www.thebiggerpicturefilm.com/ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3610188/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Bigger-Picture/1391576284442817 https://twitter.com/lifesizefilm http://vimeo.com/87007946 'You... Read More →
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Palm Rot

USA - 8 minutes Director: Ryan Gillis http://cargocollective.com/gillizama/PALM-ROT http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4033206/ https://www.facebook.com/PalmRotMovie http://vimeo.com/102307338 An old Florida fumigator discovers a mysterious crate in the Everglades, and it ruins his da... Read More →
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Sumer

Spain, United Kingdom - 10 minutes Writer/Director: Alvaro Garcia Cast: Alvaro Garcia http://www.sumermovie.com/ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4027918/ https://www.facebook.com/sumermovie https://twitter.com/Sumermovie http://vimeo.com/106040618 For unknown reasons, the Earth's ionosphere... Read More →
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World of Tomorrow

USA - 17 minutesWriter/Director: Don Hertzfeldt Cast: Julia Pott, Winona Mae http://www.bitterfilms.com/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4171032/https://vimeo.com/118886393A little girl is taken on a mind-bending tour of her distant future... Read More →
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Luce di Vita

Canada - 2 minutes Writer/Director: William Misquith http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3830974/ A young lady creates a wonderful world along with the rhythm of music.


Saturday March 14, 2015 2:30pm - 4:11pm CDT
Village Pointe Theatre - #9 304 North 174th Street, Omaha, NE

3:00pm CDT

On Her Own
USA - 80 minutes
Director: Morgan Schmidt-Feng
Executive Producer: Heather Feng-Yanu, Albert Chan

“On Her Own” tells the story of Nancy Prebilich and her family as they struggle to save their 5th-generation farm during the Great Recession. When both of Nancy's parents suddenly pass away, Nancy, her sister, niece, and nephews fight to stay afloat in the face of loss and financial instability.
 
“On Her Own” represents what is happening all across the U.S. as houses are foreclosed, families are forced to move for purely economic reasons, and small farms face ruthless competition from larger factory farms and land developers. Chronicling Nancy's personal journey over a 5-year span, this extraordinary story explores the roles that history and ancestry play in our present-day lives, asking: what happens when the cost of preserving family heritage is the family itself?


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:00pm - 4:20pm CDT
Village Pointe Theatre - #16 304 North 174th Street, Omaha, NE

3:15pm CDT

Tell Your Story with David Fury

From Buffy to Lost: Writing Television Genre Shows with David Fury moderated by Cheril Lee


Moderators
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Cheril Lee

Cheril Lee is the news anchor for KIOS-Omaha Public Radio’s All Things Considered as well as your Saturday morning host from 6-12 on 91.5. When she’s not working at the station, Cheril can usually be found writing articles for The Reader and other local publications or in the... Read More →

Speakers
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David Fury

David Fury is an Emmy-award winning television writer/producer best known for 24 (and the recent miniseries 24: Live Another Day), FRINGE (Saturn Award), HANNIBAL, LOST (WGA Award), Joss Whedon’s BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and its spin-off ANGEL.  He also directed episodes of the... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm CDT
Village Pointe Theatre - #10 304 North 174th Street, Omaha, NE

5:00pm CDT

Short Film Block #7 - Comedy
Screening order:

Martian American by Lee Citron
Mi Vida es el Cine (My Life is Cinema) by Bogdan Toma & Fernando Cayo
T>pe Recorder by Douglas Horn
The Terms of Service by Sam Patton
Lose-Lose by David Janove
Dating Strangers by Matthew Stubstad
Bingo Night by Jordan Liebowitz

Short Film
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Martian American

USA - 21 minutes Director: Lee Citron Writer: Lee Citron, John Barr Producer: Trevor Worley Cast: Dominic Conti http://www.martianamerican.com http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3598812/ https://www.facebook.com/martianamerican http://vimeo.com/102439066 A lonely Martian travels to Los... Read More →
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Mi vida es el Cine (My Life is Cinema)

Spain - 20 minutes Director: Bogdan Toma, Fernando Cayo Screenwriter: Fernando Cayo Producer: Bogdan Toma, Fernando Cayo, Jorge Muñoz, Ivan Gozalo Cast: Fernando Cayo, Ivan Gozalo, Jorge Muñoz, Pablo Gallo, Paula Garber, Joaquin Molla, Alejandro Espeso, Chusa Barbero, Juan Carlos... Read More →
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Lose-Lose

USA - 18 minutes Director: David Janove Writer: David Janove Producer: Kai de Mello-Folsom Cast: Mike Leffingwell, Anne Gregory, Eric Roberts, Ron Babcock, Claire Barnhart, Emily Maya Mills http://davidjanove.wix.com/loselose http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3623734/ A divorce lawyer's... Read More →
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Bingo Night

Bingo Night USA - 15 minutes Writer/Director: Jordan Liebowitz Producer: Ryan Heraly Cast: Lynne Marie Stewart, Mindy Sterling, Brenda Pickleman https://www.facebook.com/BingoNightFilm https://twitter.com/SwagLifeGranny https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7bnUoMmv7A http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3137878... Read More →
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Tape Recorder

USA - 7 minutes Writer/Director: Douglas Horn Producer: J. Brad Wilke Cast: Alycia Delmore, Basil Harris https://www.reelhouse.org/douglashorn/tape-recorder http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4063504/ All of Joe's conversations are pre-recorded. Alison can't let him get away with that... Read More →
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The Terms of Service

USA - 11 minutes Director: Sam Patton Screenwriter: Wyatt Cain Producer: Sam Patton, Chelsea Lawrence Cast: Samson Kohanski, Nick Chandler, Jessica Richards, Zach Williams http://www.tosfilm.com/ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4125832/ https://vimeo.com/116212705 https://www.facebook.com/termsofservicefilm... Read More →
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Dating Strangers

USA - 10 minutes Director: Matthew Stubstad Screenwriter: Allison Raskin Producer: Matthew Stubstad, Allison Raskin Executive Producer: Ruth Raskin, Kenneth Raskin, Jocelyn Verdi, Joseph Verdi, Selma Raskin, Edward Raskin Cast: Jed Rapp Goldstein, Allison Raskin, Rachel Middleton... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 5:00pm - 6:40pm CDT
Village Pointe Theatre - #9 304 North 174th Street, Omaha, NE

5:15pm CDT

Father Unknown
USA - 75 minutes
Director: David Quint
Screenwriter: David Quint, KT! Eaton

“Father Unknown” is the true story of a man's struggle to face the emptiness he carries inside. Disconnected from the people closest to him and haunted by the secrecy in his family, he records his desperate search for connection on a journey with the father he's never truly known.


Saturday March 14, 2015 5:15pm - 6:45pm CDT
Village Pointe Theatre - #16 304 North 174th Street, Omaha, NE

5:45pm CDT

A Sort of Homecoming
(Drama)
World Premiere! 
Filmmaker in Attendance!

USA - 82 minutes
Director: Maria Burton
Writer: Lynn Reed
Producer: Lynn Reed, Marcus Brown
Cast: Laura Marano, Parker Mack, Katherine McNamara, Michelle Clunie, Kathleen Wilhoite, Marcus Brown

“A Sort of Homecoming” tells the story of Amy (Michelle Clunie), a New York news producer who thought she left her high school experiences long in the past. She unexpectedly returns to Louisiana at the request of her high school debate coach (Kathleen Wilhoite). Their strained reunion brings back memories of her tumultuous senior year of high school. Through a series of flashbacks, we follow young Amy (Laura Marano) and her debate partner Nick (Parker Mack) on the highly competitive national debate circuit as they meet compatriots (Katherine McNamara) and competitors from top high schools around the country and the college coaches who control access to valuable scholarships.


Saturday March 14, 2015 5:45pm - 7:07pm CDT
Village Pointe Theatre - #10 304 North 174th Street, Omaha, NE

7:45pm CDT

Short Film Block #8 - Nebraska
Screening order:

Ambush Avenue by Brian Roma
Just Another Tuesday by Derek Davidson
Paradox by Pat McCreery
Ambulance by Brent Scott Maze
Nobody by Jordan Fountain
Ever Been Hypnotised? by Pete Lipins
Damn it, Mamet by Michael Lang
A Game On The Line by Jake Hull
Diner Off the Highway by Drew Conley

Short Film
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Ambulance

USA - 15 minutes Writer/Director: Brent Scott Maze Producer: Brent Scott Maze, Jessica Schrader Cast: Ty Sells, Nolan Sullivan, Molly Chapple, Dillon Martinez, Jesse Weinert, Nick Mackey https://www.facebook.com/AmbulanceShortFilm After being brutally beaten and left for dead, a... Read More →
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Ambush Avenue

USA - 14 minutes Director: Brian Roma Writer: Heather Roma, Brian Roma, Jim Christensen Producer: Myrddin McHugh, Brian Roma Cast: Joanna Kingsbury, Meredith McAdams, Andrea Erickson, Walter Shatley, Andrew Fleer, Aaron Howell A group of parents who are trapped in their suburban... Read More →
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Diner Off the Highway

USA - 7 minutes Director: Drew Conley Screenwriter: Austin Blankenau Producer: Megan Fleming Cast: Luke Glassman http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3822036/ A lone server at a run-down diner deals with some unexpected late-night customers who try to give him some friendly advice about... Read More →
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Ever Been Hypnotised?

USA - 14 minutes Writer/Director: Pete Lipins Cast: Nic Roewert, Christopher O'Neill, Michelle Schrage http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3711870/ Ever Been Hypnotised? A filmmaker's attempt to document a stage hypnotist goes disastrously awry. Stylistically inspired by Chris Marker's... Read More →
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A Game On The Line

USA - 14 minutes Director: Jake Hull Screenwriter: Samuel Laskey Producer: Dana Altman, Daniel Parr Executive Producer: Jake Hull, Dan Falk, Alexander Jeffery Cast: Kevin G Schmidt, Tessa Harnetiaux, Kendall Gray, Pierce Plybon http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3851786/ Unable to find... Read More →
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Damn it, Mamet!

USA - 10 minutes Director: Michael Lang Writer: Chuck Mittan Producer: Joscelyn Darling Cast: Eric Moyer, Becky Boesen, Kaylynn Burgin A writer questions his talent when a successful colleague recommends he read a book by famed screenwriter David Mamet.
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Nobody

USA - 8 minutes Director: Jordan Fountain Writer: Chris Zech Producer: Jordan Fountain Cast: Kirstie Smith, Dylan Oxley, Chris Bottieri, Greg Fountain When Alix and Len step into the light, they cast a shadow.
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Paradox

USA - 3 minutes Writer/Director: Pat McCreery A passerby takes a few minutes to recognize the contradictory ideology of human nature.
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Just Another Tuesday

USA - 16 minutes Director: Derek Davidson Writer: Derek Davidson, Connor Huggett Producer: Jordan Fountain Cast: Tom Kane, Spenser Stokes, Thomas Boyle, Brenna Hill, Kayla Klammer, Luke Glassman, Dustin Mosko, Nolan Sullivan, Kirstie Smith, Will Voelker, Aaron Winston, Rachel Williamson... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 7:45pm - 9:22pm CDT
Village Pointe Theatre - #9 304 North 174th Street, Omaha, NE

8:00pm CDT

Preggoland
(Comedy/Drama)
Canada - 109 minutes
Director: Jacob Tierney
Writer: Sonja Bennett
Producer: Kevin Eastwood, Dylan Collingwood
Cast: Sonja Bennett, Paul Campbell, Laura Harris, James Caan, Danny Trejo, Danny Trejo, Laura Harris, Jared Keeso, Lisa Durupt, Carrie Ruscheinsky, Denise Jones

At 35, Ruth is single, friendless, and much to her family's chagrin, still scanning groceries at the dingy supermarket she's worked at since high school.  When Ruth is mistakenly thought to be pregnant, she suddenly feels the warm glow of the world on her for the first time in her life. She is finally special. Ruth plans on coming clean, but when her dad (James Caan) has a heart attack and he tells her that the promise of being a grandfather is the only thing keeping him alive, Ruth decides to continue to fake the pregnancy. Her mean spirited sister (Lisa Durupt) becomes jealous and makes it her life's mission to prove that Ruth's still the loser she's always been. Things get even more complicated when Ruth falls in love with a man (Paul Campbell) who seems to wants nothing more than to raise her unborn children as his own. With the help of her friend, Pedro (Danny Trejo), the hapless janitor at her store, Ruth must tackle ultrasounds, Lamaze classes, and finding a baby to birth.  Oh yeah, and dating with a secret the size of a basketball stuffed under her shirt. Can she get out of this without losing her job, friends, respect of her family, and the love of her life?  Written by Sonja Bennett who also stars, and directed by Jacob Tierney (The Trotsky, Good Neighbors), Preggoland is a comedy that looks at the lengths we will go, just to be part of the club.


Saturday March 14, 2015 8:00pm - 9:49pm CDT
Village Pointe Theatre - #16 304 North 174th Street, Omaha, NE

8:30pm CDT

Lake Los Angeles
(drama)
USA - 87 minutes
Director: Mike Ott
Writer: Atsuko Okatsuka, Mike Ott
Producer: Drea Clark, Atsuko Okatsuka
Executive Producer: Athina Rachel Tsangari
Cast: Roberto Sanchez, Johanna Trujillo

“Lake Los Angeles” will be the third film of Mike Ott's Antelope Valley trilogy, following Littlerock (2010) and Pearblossom Hwy (2012). As with the first two films, we explore the topic of immigration, isolation, and belonging. This time, we follow the story of Roberto, a middle-aged Cuban immigrant working at a holding house, and Cecilia, a 10 year old Mexican girl who ends up at that house with no family members to fend for her.Cecilia's story is inspired by one of Mike's former students who, as a child, crossed the border with his sister. The children turned the daunting journey through the vast desert into a game, playing 'hide and seek' from immigration jeeps and helicopters to make the trip easier to cope with.In a similar fashion, Cecilia turns the desert into her own fantastical world - creating characters and stories to make the hopelessness of the empty landscape a survivable habitat.Through navigating what was supposed to be both Roberto and Cecilia's promise land, they find a common hope in each other while journeying through the hauntingly beautiful and desolate world that is Lake Los Angeles.


Saturday March 14, 2015 8:30pm - 9:57pm CDT
Village Pointe Theatre - #10 304 North 174th Street, Omaha, NE

10:00pm CDT

Saturday Night OFFice Party
Saturday Night OFFice Party
Omaha Film Festival OFFice
Sponsored by Alamo Drafthouse
2626 Harney Street
Free food provided by Dante’s Pizza – come check out their mobile pizza oven!
Drink Specials / Cash bar
Free entry for folks with All Access, Sponsor, Filmmaker, Screenwriter, and Volunteer Passes!
$10 entry without a pass.

Saturday March 14, 2015 10:00pm - 11:59pm CDT
Omaha Film Festival OFFice 2626 Harney Street
 
Sunday, March 15
 

9:30am CDT

OFF'15 Screenwriter Finalist Q&A
A discussion with the attending OFF’15 screenplay finalists

Sunday March 15, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Village Pointe Theatre - #10 304 North 174th Street, Omaha, NE

10:45am CDT

Filmmaker Panel
Attending (non-Nebraska) filmmaker’s Q&A panel

Moderators
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Cheril Lee

Cheril Lee is the news anchor for KIOS-Omaha Public Radio’s All Things Considered as well as your Saturday morning host from 6-12 on 91.5. When she’s not working at the station, Cheril can usually be found writing articles for The Reader and other local publications or in the... Read More →

Sunday March 15, 2015 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Village Pointe Theatre - #10 304 North 174th Street, Omaha, NE

12:00pm CDT

Animation - The "Art" of Visual Storytelling
A discussion with Ben Lane

Moderators
avatar for Cheril Lee

Cheril Lee

Cheril Lee is the news anchor for KIOS-Omaha Public Radio’s All Things Considered as well as your Saturday morning host from 6-12 on 91.5. When she’s not working at the station, Cheril can usually be found writing articles for The Reader and other local publications or in the... Read More →

Speakers
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Ben Lane

Ben Lane is a Story Artist, Character Designer and Animator who currently has his hands in several projects, including Disney’s Frozen Fever short, due out March 13, 2015. He has worked on several Disney projects, including their upcoming feature animation Zootopia (2016), Planes... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
Village Pointe Theatre - #10 304 North 174th Street, Omaha, NE

12:00pm CDT

In the Turn
USA/Canada - 92 minutes
Writer/Director: Erica Tremblay
Producer: Bernard Parham, Bodie Scott-Orman

A documentary about a 10-year-old transgender girl who finds acceptance and empowerment in the company of a queer roller derby collective.


Sunday March 15, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
Village Pointe Theatre - #16 304 North 174th Street, Omaha, NE

2:15pm CDT

OFF Shorts Retrospective
A retrospective on some of our favorite shorts that we've screened from the last ten years!

Stay tuned for the program list but I promise you'll love this block!

Sunday March 15, 2015 2:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
Village Pointe Theatre - #16 304 North 174th Street, Omaha, NE

2:15pm CDT

Wet Bum
(Drama/Family)
Canada - 98 minutes
Writer/Director: Lindsay MacKay
Producer: Lauren Grant, Paula Devonshire, Sean Buckley
Executive Producer: Tim Nye, Daniel Bekerman
Cast: Julia Sarah Stone, Kenneth Welsh, Craig Arnold, Leah Pinsent, Diana Leblanc

Sam is a self-conscious yet stubborn 14-year-old girl who, like many teenagers, is searching for a place to belong. After landing herself into trouble, she is forced to work as a cleaner in the retirement home run by her mother. In between shifts at the home, she tries to find solace in the only place she can, the pool, but it becomes the place where deepest insecurities collide with her raging hormones. Her peers seem to be developing quicker than she is, which makes Sam too uncomfortable to change out of her bathing suit in front of the other girls, and it's this fear that leaves her with a wet bum. This is not how Sam imagined her year. But, as the days pass, she finds unexpected and unlikely friendships with two of the retirement home's residents, who end up teaching her a few things about growing up...and growing old.


Sunday March 15, 2015 2:15pm - 4:08pm CDT
Village Pointe Theatre - #10 304 North 174th Street, Omaha, NE

4:30pm CDT

Awards Ceremony
Last year over $25,000 in prizes were given out in the following categories:

Screenplay Jury Prizes:
Best Nebraska Screenplay
Best Short Screenplay
Best Feature Screenplay

Film Jury Prizes:
Best Animated Short Film
Best Nebraska Short Film
Best Short Film
Best OFF the Edge Film
Best Documentary
Best Feature Film

Death Grip Electric Award for Killer Cinematography presented to a Nebraska Short

Audience Choice Awards:
Audience Choice Short Film
Audience Choice Documentary
Audience Choice Feature Film

Sunday March 15, 2015 4:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
Village Pointe Theatre - #16 304 North 174th Street, Omaha, NE

5:00pm CDT

Cut Bank - Closing Night Film
(Thriller)
Rated R for violence and language
Iceland - 93 minutes
Director: Matt Shakman
Writer: Roberto Patino
Cast: Teresa Palmer, Liam Hemsworth, Billy Bob Thornton, John Malkovich, Bruce Dern, Oliver Platt

A young man's life is unraveled after witnessing a murder that he filmed in his rural town of Cut Bank.


Sunday March 15, 2015 5:00pm - 6:33pm CDT
Village Pointe Theatre - #16 304 North 174th Street, Omaha, NE

7:30pm CDT

Closing Night Party at Storz Trophy Room
Closing Night Party
Storz Trophy Room
345 Riverfront Drive
Free appetizers provided by Storz!
Free sampling of Storz Beers!
1 drink ticket per person for beer or wine
Drink Specials / Cash bar
Free entry for folks with All Access, Sponsor, Filmmaker, Screenwriter, and Volunteer Passes!
$10 entry without a pass.

Sunday March 15, 2015 7:30pm - 11:00pm CDT
Storz Trophy Room 345 Riverfront Drive