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Tuesday, March 5
 

6:30pm

Hotel Mumbai - Opening Night Film
(Drama, History. Thriller)
Rated R

Director: Anthony Maras
Writer: John Collee, Anthony Maras
Cast: Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi

The true story of the Taj Hotel terrorist attack in Mumbai. Hotel staff risk their lives to keep everyone safe as people make unthinkable sacrifices to protect themselves and their families.


Tuesday March 5, 2019 6:30pm - 8:35pm
Aksarben Cinema - #4 2110 S 67th Street, Omaha, NE

8:30pm

Opening Night Party
Immediately following our opening night film!
Drink specials and food from Le Voltaire
Free entry for All Access pass holders!
$10 entry without a pass.


Tuesday March 5, 2019 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Aksarben Cinema Lounge 2110 South 67th Street
 
Wednesday, March 6
 

5:50pm

Shorts #1
Screening order:

Holy Moses directed by Eli Powers
605 Adults 304 Children directed by Michael Mahaffie
Making Friends directed by Chris Vincze
The Company You Keep directed by Adrian Liang
Reruns directed by Rosto
Damage directed by Matt Porter
The Little Princess directed by Jason Maza

Short Films
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605 Adults 304 Children

(Documentary)USA/Guyana - 13:40 minutesWriter/Director: Michael MahaffieProducer: Clare TuckerCast: The Peoples Templehttps://www.imdb.com/title/tt8857076/Trailer location: https://vimeo.com/305870246SynopsisIn the 1970’s, a religious group of people followed their leader to Guyana. They built a new community full of life and love. It seemed like a utopia that no one wanted to leave. 605 Adults and 304 Children never did... Read More →
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Damage

(Comedy, Drama) USA - 7:44 minutes Writer/Director: Matt PorterProducer: Ben AltarescuCast: Kate Eastman, Ryan Creamer, Patrick Nothhttps://www.imdb.com/title/tt9042686/https://twitter.com/I_am_MattPorterTrailer location: https://vimeo.com/309776874A breakup is interrupted.
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Making Friends

(Comedy, Drama)UK - 10:00 minutesDirector: Chris VinczeWriter: Mark Davison, David Shute, Joel Veitch, Pat Shulenburg, Chris VinczeProducer: Mark Davison, Chris Vincze, Naomi Ayres, Ben RogersCast: Mark Davison, Lucy Roslyn, Rick Warden, Lucy Barkerhttps://www.instagram.com/squarecherryproductions/Mo... Read More →
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The Company You Keep

(Documentary)USA - 8:16  minutesWriter/Director: Adrian LiangProducer: Ben Wolan, Mark AndersonCast: Barry Allenhttp://www.imdb.com/title/tt9056022/http://www.facebook.com/thecompanyyoukeepdoc/Trailer location: https://youtu.be/GJ1KnqELxB0In 1984, a man shoots four black teenagers... Read More →
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Holy Moses

(Comedy, Drama)USA - 15:00 minutesWriter/Director: Eli PowersExecutive Producer: Amanda SeyfriedProducer:Thaddeus Bouska Cast: Amanda Seyfried, Phillip Ettinger, Thomas Sadoski, Dan Bakkedahl, John GowansIn 1963 a cow goes missing from an Irish Magdalene Asylum, only to reappear 25... Read More →
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The Little Princess

(Drama)UK - 10:39 minutesDirector: Jason MazaWriter: Steven CreeProducer: Noel Clarke, Jason MazaCast: Steven Cree, Eloise GravesTrailer location: https://vimeo.com/276074734A man going through a deep depression has a chance and random encounter with a little girl that reminds him of the beauty and simplicity of life... Read More →
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Reruns

(Animation, Thriller)USA - 14:15 minutesWriter/Director: RostoProducer: Studio Rosto A.D., Autour de Minuit Productions, A Private ViewCast: Hank Botwinik, Max Bunten, Jurriaan de Voshttps://www.facebook.com/TheeWreckersEverything’s different but nothing has changed. A trip through... Read More →


Wednesday March 6, 2019 5:50pm - 7:09pm
Aksarben Cinema - #4 2110 S 67th Street, Omaha, NE

6:00pm

50 Summers - A Minor League Baseball Documentary
Documentary
USA - 93 minutes
Filmmaker in attendance

Writer/Director: Dan Napoli
Producer: Bill Hipsher
Cast: Rob Riggle (Narrator), George Brett, Warren Buffett, Jack McKeon, Alex Gordon, Dayton Moore, Martie Cordaro, Gary Green

Follow the evolution of minor league baseball over the last half century through the ups and downs of the Omaha Storm Chasers as they kick-off their historic 50th season as the Triple A affiliate of the KC Royals.


Wednesday March 6, 2019 6:00pm - 7:36pm
Aksarben Cinema - #5 2110 S 67th St, Omaha, NE

6:10pm

Cruel Hearts
(Thriller)
USA - 86 minutes
Filmmaker in attendance

Writer/Director: Paul Osborne
Producer: Jonathan Brown, Joe Pezzula
Cast: Patrick Day, Alev Aydin, Bonnie Root, Melora Hardin, Eddie Jemison, Marion Kerr, Dawn Brodey

A young man discovers the woman he's been sleeping with is married a notorious low-level crime boss. Worried that this gangster will at some point discover the affair and kill him, the young man decides to reveal his transgression upfront and beg for forgiveness. The ploy works, and the pair form a very unusual, and ultimately dangerous, friendship.


Wednesday March 6, 2019 6:10pm - 7:37pm
Aksarben Cinema - #3 2110 S 67th St, Omaha, NE

8:00pm

Out of Omaha
USA - 94 minutes
Filmmakers and cast in attendance
In presentation with
Creighton University: Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion,
Department of Journalism, Media & Computing, and
Kingfisher Institute for the Liberal Arts and Professions

Limited All Access and All Films pass seating available so arrive early!
No advanced ticket sales. Individual tickets may be available at showtime based on capacity.

Director: Clay Tweel
Writer: Damien Belliveau, Tim Grant, Ryan Johnston, Steven Klein, Clay Tweel
Producer: Ryan Johnston, p.g.a. & Steven Klein, p.g.a.
Cast: Darcell Trotter, Darrell Trotter, Wayne Brown, Barbara Robinson

OUT OF OMAHA is an intimate portrait of twin brothers Darcell and Darrell Trotter, two young black men coming of age in North Omaha. Director Clay Tweel met the Trotters when they were seventeen and filmed them over a period of eight years. By intimately portraying the twins’ hopes and struggles – and the love and help they give and get along the way – the film examines just how much it can take to overcome disadvantages rooted in historic injustice. Connecting us deeply to its heroes, OUT OF OMAHA takes concepts like inequality, racial disparity, and economic opportunity out of the abstract, showing what these large-scale phenomena look like when they are experienced by individual human beings.


Wednesday March 6, 2019 8:00pm - 9:32pm
Aksarben Cinema - #4 2110 S 67th Street, Omaha, NE

8:30pm

Silver Lake
(comedy)
USA - 95 minutes
filmmaker in attendance

Writer/Director: Sean McGinly
Producer: Heath Ryan, Peter Bobrow, Thomas Scott Stanton, Martin Starr
Cast: Martin Starr, Deborah Ann Woll, Fred Melamed

Silver Lake is a story set in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles about Nathan, a writer, who is caught between the odd world of his eccentric friends and the more stable world of his girlfriend and her young children.


Wednesday March 6, 2019 8:30pm - 10:05pm
Aksarben Cinema - #3 2110 S 67th St, Omaha, NE

8:35pm

Shorts #2 - Nebraska Shorts
Screening order:

Stewart directed by Jack Hoppe
Binge directed by Kelli Smith, Kinley Hamilton
I Know You Are But What Am I? directed by Todd Graves, Mark Graves
A Gentleman's Guide to Courting directed by Aaron Gum, Tony Bonacci
Orange Marigold directed by Sam Bench, Seth Bench, Philip Tilden
Something in the Shadows directed by Trenton Hancock
The Light of Homelessness directed by Sophie Snider, Joshua Prenosil
Cranes, Mafiosos and a Polaroid Camera directed by Tash Tung

Short Films
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Binge

(Drama)USA - 6:02 minutesDirector: Kelli Smith, Kinley HamiltonWriter: Kinley HamiltonProducer: AE StueveCast: Nathan Hawkins, AE Stueve, Julie Rowse, Alex Toth, Ron PavlikNathan binges his favorite sci-fi fantasy to escape the sad reality of his life. Sadly, there is no escaping... Read More →
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Cranes, Mafiosos and a Polaroid Camera

(Drama) USA - 7:36 minutes Director/Producer: Tash TungWriter: Natalie Diaz, Tash TungCast: Crystal Lieb, Naomi LiebTrailer: https://vimeo.com/258776485A paranoid late night phone call sparks a Native American woman's meditation on nature, identity and death, in the calm expanse... Read More →
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A Gentleman's Guide to Courting

(Drama) USA - 2:57 minutesWriter/Director: Aaron Gum, Tony BonacciCast: Linda Hughes, Aaron Gum, Tony BonacciTwo young creeps trying desperately to woo the attention of miss Linda.
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The Light of Homelessness

(Documentary)USA - 20:53 minutesDirector: Sophie Snider, Joshua PrenosilWriter/Producer: Sophie SniderCast: Marie, Tracy, Robert, Karen, Matt, Leo"The Light of Homelessness" illuminates wisdom drawn from the life experiences of six individuals who find themselves homeless in Omaha... Read More →
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I Know You Are But What Am I?

(Comedy)USA - 2:11 minutesWriter/Director/Producer: Todd GravesCast: Todd Graves, Brett Graves, Sara Demanett, Anthony PrangThree immature microfilms written by a 2nd grader 40 years ago. HOMOGRAPHICA: When looking for love, spelling makes all the difference in the world.THE ORIGINAL... Read More →
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Orange Marigold

(Drama)USA - 8:00 minutesWriter/Director: Sam Bench, Seth Bench, Philip TildenProducer: Seth BenchCast: Jeremy Blomstedt, Julia Farrell, Sam LarsonAn accomplished surgeon, with the guidance of the entity Suffering, is led down a path of acceptance after the unexpected death of his... Read More →
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Something in the Shadows

(Horror)USA - 8:02 minutesWriter/Director/Producer: Trenton HancockCast: Zoe Thackray, LolaSarah and her dog are alone for the night while her parents are on the way. What was just an ordinary October night turns into a night Sarah won't soon forget.
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Stewart

(Horror)USA - 10:50 minutesWriter/Director/Producer: Jack HoppeCast: Logan Young, Autumn BehrnsA girl's imaginary friend causes grief for her older brother. Will he be able to convince her to forget about her new friend, or will her friend turn out to be more than imaginary?


Wednesday March 6, 2019 8:35pm - 9:42pm
Aksarben Cinema - #5 2110 S 67th St, Omaha, NE

10:00pm

Wednesday Night Party
Free drinks for All Access pass holders provided by Tito's, Brickway, and Soaring Wings
Free entry for All Access pass holders!
$10 entry without a pass.


Wednesday March 6, 2019 10:00pm - 11:59pm
LIV Lounge 2285 S 67th St, Omaha, NE 68106, USA
 
Thursday, March 7
 

5:00pm

Virtual Reality Suite
Hosted by our friends at Omaha Virtual Reality Parties, LLC

Visit our VR Suite throughout the weekend to experience the latest technology and some of the hottest Virtual Reality films on the film festival circuit

VR films, games and experiences are no additional charge for OFF Badge holders.

Short Films
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My Africa

(Adventure)England/Northern Kenya - 9:13 minutesWriter/Director: David AllenProducer: Gaby Bastyrahttps://www.conservation.org/stories/vr/Pages/My-Africa-Virtual-Reality-Film.aspxtrailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CHZ-88EKsANarrated by Academy Award-winning and Kenyan-raised actress Lupita Nyong'o, “My Africa,” transports viewers to the untamed rangelands of northern Kenya, where a community is reknitting the bonds that have long enabled people and wildlife to coexist. The story follows the journey of a young Samburu woman named Naltwasha Leripe as she takes viewer... Read More →
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Blue Bird

(Animation, Biography)USA - 3:00 minutesDirector: Parnaz Rad, Seth Greenwood, Nicole Tylor, Vinod Krishnan, Armando Brown, Belen Saenz de Viteri, Chuzhong Xie, Miranda Conway, Allie PerdomoNarrator: Matthew MaloneyA lone bluebird tries to escape from the caverns of a withered heart... Read More →
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Crow: The Legend

(Animation, Adventure)USA - 21:10 minutesWriter/Director: Eric DarnellProducer: John Legend, Kane Lee, Maureen Fan, Ty Stiklorius, Native Americans in Philanthropy, Claudia Southmartin, Larry Cutler, Jeremiah GravesCast: John Legend, Oprah Winfrey, Tye Sheridan, Constance Wu, Diego... Read More →
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The Green Line

(Documentary)Cyprus - 6:15 minutesDirector: Ioannis Bekiaris, Alexis MavrosWriter/Narrator: Dimitrios IkonomouProducer: Stelios Aletraris, Ioannis Bekiaris, Stavros Charalambous, Dimitrios Ikonomou, Alexis Mavroshttp://www.greenlineproject.com.cy/trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjwe9pUr1uI&t=2sWorld... Read More →
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Age of Sail

(Animation, Adventure)USA - 12:30 minutesDirector: John KahrsWriter:  John Kahrs, Blaise Hemingway, Jonathan IglaProducer: David Eisenmann, Gennie Rim, Karen Dufilho, Jan PinkavaCast: Ian McShane, Cathy AngwebsiteIMDbTwitterTrailer:hereSet on the open ocean in 1900, Age of Sail is the story of William Avery (voiced by Ian McShane), an old sailor adrift and alone in the North Atlantic. When Avery reluctantly rescues Lara, who has mysteriously fallen overboard, he finds redemption and hope in his darkest hours... Read More →



Thursday March 7, 2019 5:00pm - 9:30pm
VR Suite

6:00pm

Shorts #3
Screening order:

Peggy directed by Justin O'Neal Miller
Jessica Jessica directed by Jasper Savage
Miracle Desert directed by Mark Hosack
It's Going To Be Beautiful directed by Luis Gutiérrez Arias, John Henry Theisen
Chowboys: An American Folktale directed by Astron-6
Hook Up 2.0 directed by Dana Nachman
All These Creatures directed by Charles Williams
How Does it Start directed by Amber Sealey

Short Films
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Hook Up 2.0

(Comedy)USA - 7:38 minutesWriter/Director: Dana NachmanProducer: Marie Jamora, Jason MclaganCast:Veronica Dunne, Billy MeadeA sorority girl figures out a way to eliminate all risk from the late-night ritual that is the college hook up. Now all she needs is to find a guy to test... Read More →
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It's Going To Be Beautiful

(Documentary)Mexico/USA - 8:46 minutesWriter/Director: Luis Gutiérrez Arias, John Henry Theisenhttps://www.instagram.com/itsgoingtobebeautifulEight prototypes for a border wall stand on the US-Mexico border. To choose a winning design, Border Patrol officers and the military will... Read More →
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All These Creatures

(Drama)Australia - 13:00 minutesWriter/Director: Charles WilliamsProducer: Elise Trenorden, Charles WilliamsCast: Yared Scott, Mandela Mathia, Helen Hailu, Melody Demessiehttp://allthesecreaturesfilm.comhttps://www.imdb.com/title/tt8296622/https://www.facebook.com/allthesecreaturesfilm/https://www.instagram.com/allthesecreaturesfilm/Trailer... Read More →
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Miracle Desert

(Comedy, Crime)USA - 12:59 minutesWriter/Director: Mark HosackProducer: Brad WalkerCast: JR Bourne, Michael Bailey Smith, Bobby C. Kinghttps://www.imdb.com/title/tt8964206/https://www.facebook.com/miracledeserthttps://www.twitter.com/markhosackhttps://www.instagram.com/markhosackTwo... Read More →
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Chowboys: An American Folktale

(Comedy)Canada - 8:33 minutesProducer/Director: Astron-6Writer/Cast: Matthew Kennedy, Jeremy Gillespie, Adam Brooks, Steven Kostanski, Conor Sweeneyhttp://www.astron-6.comhttps://www.imdb.com/title/tt9657888/https://www.facebook.com/astron6https://twitter.com/astron6 trailer: ... Read More →
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Jessica Jessica

(Comedy)Canada - 12:52 minutesDirector: Jasper SavageWriter: Jessica GrecoProducer: Emily Andrews, Laura Nordin, Jen PogueCast: Jessica Greco, Jessica Hinkson, Troy Blundell, Greg Calderonehttps://www.jessicajessicatheseries.com/https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6855290/https://ww... Read More →
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Peggy

(Comedy, Drama)USA - 12:00 minutesWriter/Director: Justin O'Neal MillerProducer: Justin O'Neal Miller, J. Christopher CampbellCast: Sarah Blackman, Josh Warren, Jason MacDonald, Muretta Moss, Kristen Shawn, Kurt Yue, Mindy Sparks, Bonny Breuerhttp://alchemyset.com/peggy.htmlhttps://www.imdb.com/title/tt7520332/https://www.facebook.com/PeggedAndPinned/https://www.twitter.com/AlchemySethttps://www.instagram.com/shyalludehttps://vimeo.com/269853912Everything... Read More →
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How Does it Start

(Drama)USA - 15:00 minutesWriter/Director: Amber SealeyProducer: Matt Miller, Mridu Chandra, Mia Schulman, Sari ThayerCast: Lola Wayne Villa, Lola Reid, Elixa Dean, Alex Rubin, George Basil, Lindsay Beamishhttp://www.ambersealey.comhttps://www.imdb.com/title/tt8825914/www.facebook.com/howdoesitstarthttps://www.twitter.com/ambersealeyhttps://www.instagram.com/howdoesitstartIt’s... Read More →


Thursday March 7, 2019 6:00pm - 7:31pm
Aksarben Cinema - #4 2110 S 67th Street, Omaha, NE

6:05pm

Diane
(Drama)
USA - 95 minutes
100% on Rotten Tomatoes

Writer/Director: Kent Jones
Producer: Luca Borghese, Ben Howe, Caroline Kaplan, Oren Moverman
Cast: Mary Kay Place, Jake Lacy, Andrea Martin, Estelle Parsons, Deirdre O'Connell, Joyce Van Patten, Phyllis Somerville, Glynnis O'Connor, Paul McIsaac

For Diane (Mary Kay Place), everyone else comes first. Generous but with little patience for self-pity, she spends her days checking in on sick friends, volunteering at her local soup kitchen, and trying valiantly to save her troubled, drug-addicted adult son (Jake Lacy) from himself. But beneath her relentless routine of self-sacrifice, Diane is fighting a desperate internal battle, haunted by a past she can’t forget and which threatens to tear her increasingly chaotic world apart. Built around an extraordinary, fearless performance from Mary Kay Place, the narrative debut from Kent Jones is a profound, beautifully human portrait of a woman rifling through the wreckage of her life in search of redemption.





Thursday March 7, 2019 6:05pm - 7:40pm
Aksarben Cinema - #6 2110 S 67th St, Omaha, NE

6:30pm

Chasing Sunshine
(Comedy)
USA - 64 minutes
Filmmakers in attendance

Writer/Director: Darren Coyle
Producer: Erich Hover, Chad Bishoff, Darren Coyle, Kassie Thornton
Cast: Kassie Thornton, Trevor Penick, Jeremy Guskin, Mona Mira, David Goryl, Eric Hover, Jessica Meraz, Adam Lazarre-White, Helen Hong, Jonathan Root, Emily Bell

"Chasing Sunshine" is a feature-length, odd couple, buddy comedy that follows Darcy and Jack as they journey through the San Fernando Valley solving clues on a scavenger hunt. At the end of the hunt is Darcy's secret admirer and perhaps true love. Jack is her unwitting, skeptical accomplice.


Thursday March 7, 2019 6:30pm - 7:34pm
Aksarben Cinema - #5 2110 S 67th St, Omaha, NE

8:15pm

Up to Snuff
USA/UK - 80 minutes

Writer/Director: Mark Maxey
Producer: Mark Maxey, Gino Scofidio
Cast: Aaron Sorkin, Martin Sheen, Tom Arnold, Timothy Busfield, Lawrence O'Donnell, Ed Asner, Eric Burdon, Snuffy Walden

The excesses of rock and roll success lead a Texas musician to Hollywood, where he overcomes addiction and becomes one of the most beloved composers in television history, inspiring and enriching the lives of all he encounters along the way.


Thursday March 7, 2019 8:15pm - 9:36pm
Aksarben Cinema - #6 2110 S 67th St, Omaha, NE

8:25pm

Ghost Light
(Comedy)
USA - 100 minutes

Director: John Stimpson
Writer/Producer: Geoffrey Taylor & John Stimpson
Cast: Roger Bart, Tom Riley, Shannyn Sossamon, Danielle Campbell, Carol Kane, Cary Elwes

A dark comedy about the absurd but seriously regarded superstitions of the theater, specifically those surrounding Shakespeare’s Macbeth. When a disgruntled understudy tempts fate by uttering the forbidden name of the Scottish king on stage, the sorcery of the Bard’s witches overwhelms the production leading to chaos, misfortune and death.


Thursday March 7, 2019 8:25pm - 10:07pm
Aksarben Cinema - #5 2110 S 67th St, Omaha, NE

8:30pm

Short Film Block #4 - Nebraska Shorts
Screening order:

This is Why We Compost directed by Mike Machian
American Hitmen directed by Trenton Hancock
Ens Rationis directed by Paul Christian Glenn
The Upshot directed by Tyler Wisecup
Home directed by Elizabeth Rudigier, Edward Cody
Bamboozle directed by Jack Hoppe
Grace on the Line directed by Koveh Ryndak

Short Films
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Bamboozle

(Drama, Horror)USA - 11:56 minutesWriter/Director: Jack HoppeProducer: Jack Hoppe, Elijah WatsonCast: Kasey Halvorson, Billy St. JohnA young college student befriends a homeless man, but soon discovers that looks can be deceiving.
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This is Why We Compost

(Documentary)USA - 5:44 minutesWriter/Director: Mike "the" Machianhttps://www.instagram.com/shoottofillTrailer: https://youtu.be/09O81_GHD34Hillside Solutions helps businesses, schools, apartments, and events recycle and compost their waste. Andy Harpenau and Brent Crampton talk... Read More →
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American Hitmen

(Crime, Drama)USA - 6:26 minutesDirector: Trenton HancockWriter: Gavin LakeProducer: Caleb KirilovCast: Nate Hymer, Hannah-Fay JohnsonTwo amateur hitmen are hired for a seemingly simple job they have a tough time completing.
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Home

(Documentary)USA - 4:55 minutesWriter/Director/Producer: Elizabeth Rudigier, Edward CodyThis short film chronicles a Nepali-Bhutanese refugee's search for home in an unfamiliar place, Omaha, Nebraska.
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Grace on the Line

(Drama)USA - 16:01 minutesDirector: Kaveh RyndakWriter/Producer: Michael PetersonJuan is a loyal family man. So when Cesar asks his cousin, Juan, to accompany him to confront his girlfriend's new lover, he leaves his wife and child to standby his cousin. He gets caught in the whirlwind... Read More →
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Ens Rationis

(Drama, Horror)USA - 14:50 minutesWriter/Director: Paul Christian GlennCast: Charles Schlussel, Janell Patton Wolford, Lori Foreman, John Murrayhttp://compendiapictures.com/https://www.facebook.com/compendiapictureshttps://www.twitter.com/CompendiaPicshttps://www.instagram.com/compendiapicturesTrailer... Read More →
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The Upshot

(Comedy, Drama)USA - 7:17 minutesDirector: Geno ForalWriter: Tyler WisecupProducer: Tyler Wisecup, Larry B. WilliamsCast: Beau Fisher, Katy KeplerLink and Laura find themselves in a tough moment in their relationship. As they start the day with a lighthearted game of frisbee golf... Read More →


Thursday March 7, 2019 8:30pm - 9:36pm
Aksarben Cinema - #4 2110 S 67th Street, Omaha, NE

10:00pm

Dante Thursday Night Party
Food provided by Dante
Drink specials / Cash bar
Free entry for folks with All Access passes
$10 entry without a pass.


Thursday March 7, 2019 10:00pm - 11:59pm
Dante 16901 Wright Plaza #173, Omaha, NE 68130, USA
 
Friday, March 8
 

5:00pm

Virtual Reality Suite
Hosted by our friends at Omaha Virtual Reality Parties, LLC

Visit our VR Suite throughout the weekend to experience the latest technology and some of the hottest Virtual Reality films on the film festival circuit

VR films, games and experiences are no additional charge for OFF Badge holders.

Short Films
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My Africa

(Adventure)England/Northern Kenya - 9:13 minutesWriter/Director: David AllenProducer: Gaby Bastyrahttps://www.conservation.org/stories/vr/Pages/My-Africa-Virtual-Reality-Film.aspxtrailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CHZ-88EKsANarrated by Academy Award-winning and Kenyan-raised actress Lupita Nyong'o, “My Africa,” transports viewers to the untamed rangelands of northern Kenya, where a community is reknitting the bonds that have long enabled people and wildlife to coexist. The story follows the journey of a young Samburu woman named Naltwasha Leripe as she takes viewer... Read More →
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Blue Bird

(Animation, Biography)USA - 3:00 minutesDirector: Parnaz Rad, Seth Greenwood, Nicole Tylor, Vinod Krishnan, Armando Brown, Belen Saenz de Viteri, Chuzhong Xie, Miranda Conway, Allie PerdomoNarrator: Matthew MaloneyA lone bluebird tries to escape from the caverns of a withered heart... Read More →
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Crow: The Legend

(Animation, Adventure)USA - 21:10 minutesWriter/Director: Eric DarnellProducer: John Legend, Kane Lee, Maureen Fan, Ty Stiklorius, Native Americans in Philanthropy, Claudia Southmartin, Larry Cutler, Jeremiah GravesCast: John Legend, Oprah Winfrey, Tye Sheridan, Constance Wu, Diego... Read More →
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The Green Line

(Documentary)Cyprus - 6:15 minutesDirector: Ioannis Bekiaris, Alexis MavrosWriter/Narrator: Dimitrios IkonomouProducer: Stelios Aletraris, Ioannis Bekiaris, Stavros Charalambous, Dimitrios Ikonomou, Alexis Mavroshttp://www.greenlineproject.com.cy/trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjwe9pUr1uI&t=2sWorld... Read More →
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Age of Sail

(Animation, Adventure)USA - 12:30 minutesDirector: John KahrsWriter:  John Kahrs, Blaise Hemingway, Jonathan IglaProducer: David Eisenmann, Gennie Rim, Karen Dufilho, Jan PinkavaCast: Ian McShane, Cathy AngwebsiteIMDbTwitterTrailer:hereSet on the open ocean in 1900, Age of Sail is the story of William Avery (voiced by Ian McShane), an old sailor adrift and alone in the North Atlantic. When Avery reluctantly rescues Lara, who has mysteriously fallen overboard, he finds redemption and hope in his darkest hours... Read More →



Friday March 8, 2019 5:00pm - 9:30pm
VR Suite

6:00pm

Shorts #5
Screening order:

Backseat Driver directed by Richard Peppiatt
Love Pool directed by Asim Chaudhry
Meet Uncle Paul directed by Jessica Bursi
Sad Man's Club directed by Chris Alan Evans
Piggy directed by Carlota Martínez Pereda
Chuchotage directed by Barnabás Tóth
Deadpan directed by Edward Hicks

Short Films
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Chuchotage

(Comedy, Drama)Hungary - 16:07 minutesWriter/Director: Barnabás TóthCast: Pál Göttinger, Andrea Osvárt, Géza Takácshttp://augohr.de/catalogue/chuchotagehttps://www.imdb.com/title/tt8089288/trailer: https://vimeo.com/290342030During a professional conference in Prague, two interpreters... Read More →
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Sad Man's Club

(Comedy)USA - 15:01 minutesWriter/Director: Chris Alan EvansProducer: Colby Doler, Taylor Doler, Peggy Bayard, B. Pat Green, Chris Alan EvansCast: Alexander Jeffery, Josh Martin, Chris Rager, Keith Rushing, Alexandra Harris, Chris Alan Evans, Johnny Walker, Alex Dafnishttps://www.artistreefilms.net/sad-mans-club-2018.htmlhttps://www.imdb.com/title/tt8681506/https://www.facebook.com/sadmansclub/trailer... Read More →
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Deadpan

(Comedy, Drama)UK - 8:40 minutesDirector/Producer: Edward HicksWriter: Marcelo Dos SantosCast: Alex Kingston, Kitty Archer, Aurora Burghart, Doug Colling, Sabi Perez, Eric SirakianOllie loves Agnes. Agnes loves Ollie. Agnes can’t laugh or she’ll die. Ollie is a comedian... Deadpan... Read More →
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Backseat Driver

(Thriller)UK - 7:45 minutesDirector: Rich PeppiattWriter: Danny Wigley, Rich PeppiattProducer: Danny Wigley, Rich PeppiattCast: Shiraz Haq, Michael Fenton-Stevenshttps://www.backseatdrivershortfilm.com/A banker becomes the target of his chauffeur's fury - but is the power dynamic... Read More →
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Meet Uncle Paul

(Documentary)USA - 13:40 minutesDirector: Jessica Bursihttps://www.facebook.com/MeetUnclePaul62-years-young - he's a lover of The Beatles, The Monkees, and The Terminator and he just so happens to be living with Down syndrome. Tracing the trajectory of his 62 years on Earth, Meet... Read More →
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Piggy

(Drama)Spain - 14:05 minutesWriter/Director: Carlota PeredaProducer: Luis Angel Ramírez, Mario MadueñoCast: Laura Galán, Paco Hidalgo, Elisabet Casanovas, Sara Barroso, Mireia Vilapuig, Jorge Elorzahttp://madridencorto.es/cerdita/https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8286974/https://www.facebook.com/CerditaCortometraje/https://www.twitter.com/carlota_pereda?lang=estrailer... Read More →
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Love Pool

(Drama)UK - 16:53 minutesWriter/Director: Asim ChaudhryProducer: Daniel Emmerson, Katherine Pomfret, Collie McCarthyCast: Mark Quartley, Jaime Winstone, Anna Shaffer, Allan Mustafa, Asim Chaudhry, Ed SkreinEternally single Mark refuses to settle for anyone but 'the one', but a... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 6:00pm - 7:33pm
Aksarben Cinema - #4 2110 S 67th Street, Omaha, NE

6:05pm

Wake
(Comedy, Drama, Family)
USA - 96 minutes


Director/Producer: Cyrus Mirakhor
Writer: Carey Crim
Cast: Myndy Crist, Jo Koy, Carolina Lagerfelt, Paige Searcy, Paul Stroili, and James Denton

A widowed mortician, struggling with agoraphobia, is given a birthday gift from her mother and daughter as a joke. The gift, a life-size male doll named Pedro, goes from funny to fantastical, complicating her ties with her family as well as a budding relationship with a documentary Filmmaker.


Friday March 8, 2019 6:05pm - 7:41pm
Aksarben Cinema - #5 2110 S 67th St, Omaha, NE

6:15pm

Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin
USA/Canada - 68 minutes

Director: Arwen Curry
Writer: Arwen Curry, Jason Cohn
Cast: Ursula K. Le Guin, Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman, Michael Chabon, David Mitchell, Theodora Goss, Vonda N. McIntyre, Samuel R. Delany, China Mieville, Adrienne Maree Brown

Decades before Hogwarts, Ursula K. Le Guin invited young readers to wizard school in her classic Earthsea fantasy series, and dazzled the science fiction world with masterworks like The Left Hand of Darkness and The Dispossessed. Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin tells the groundbreaking author's story in her own words, sprinkled with stunning animation and commentary from literary luminaries like Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman, David Mitchell, and Michael Chabon. Produced with Le Guin’s participation over ten years, Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin is a breathtaking journey through the late writer’s career and her worlds, both real and fantastic.


Friday March 8, 2019 6:15pm - 7:24pm
Aksarben Cinema - #6 2110 S 67th St, Omaha, NE

8:15pm

An Evening with Bill Plympton
Scheduled to Appear
Writer/Director/Animator: Bill Plympton

Bill Plympton is considered the King of Indie Animation, and is the first person to hand draw an entire animated feature film. Bill moved to New York City in 1968 and began his career creating cartoons for publications such as the New York Times.

In 1987, he was nominated for an Oscar® for his short Your Face. In 2005, Bill received another Oscar® nomination, for his short Guard Dog. Push Comes to Shove won the 1991 Palme d'Or in Cannes.

He's made seven all animated feature films.

Short Films to screen in this program with q&a after:
"Trump Bites”
"Gonna Be Great”
"Your Face”
"Guard Dog”
“Tupelo"
"Homer's Face" (Simpsons couch gag)
"Tiffany the Whale”
"Cop Dog”
"Sex & Violence III"


Friday March 8, 2019 8:15pm - 9:45pm
Aksarben Cinema - #5 2110 S 67th St, Omaha, NE

8:25pm

Olympia
(Drama, Romance)
USA - 93 minutes


Director: Gregory Dixon
Writer: McKenzie Chinn
Producer: Lucy Lola Manda, Sarah Sharp, Elliott Lonsdale, Gregory Dixon, McKenzie Chinn
Cast: McKenzie Chinn, Charles Andrew Gardner, Ericka Ratcliff, LaNisa Frederick, Sadieh Rifai

Chicago writer-actor McKenzie Chinn stars as a struggling artist, navigating work and romance in the Windy City. When her boyfriend asks her to drop everything and move cross-country, she soon discovers that she might be the biggest obstacle to her own happiness. Featuring quirky animation and a revelatory central performance, Olympia is a sensitive and humorous look at the challenges of embracing adulthood.


Friday March 8, 2019 8:25pm - 9:57pm
Aksarben Cinema - #6 2110 S 67th St, Omaha, NE

8:30pm

Shorts #6 - Nebraska Shorts
Screening order:

Simply Play Cricket directed by Sai Chillara
The Bishop directed by Kip Fagan
Negative Spaces directed by Michaela Wadzinski
We Are Bluejays directed by Kelsey O'Connell, Brandy Menaugh, Ariella Chavez, Rachel Rider
The Art of Roto directed by Jordan Fountain
Silence directed by Michael Spitzer
Sugar directed by Shawn Gourley, Lauren Abell

Short Films
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The Bishop

(Drama)USA - 16:12 minutesWriter/Director: Kip FaganProducer: Michael Cuomo, Kip FaganCast: Kevin Lawler, Keith Nobbs, Deirdre O'ConnellThe Bishop is an intimate, character-driven story about a Catholic priest who is forced into early retirement by illness. On the day of the announcement... Read More →
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We Are Bluejays

(Documentary)USA - 1:08 minutesWriter/Director: Kelsey O'Connell, Ariella Chavez, Rachel Rider, Brandy MenaughWe Are Bluejays, is a short film about Creighton's Women Athletics and shining a light on the incredible abilities of the ladies who succeed in all areas of their collegiate... Read More →
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Simply Play Cricket

(Drama)USA - 8:30 minutesWriter/Director: Sai ChillaraProducer: Subhalakshmi KailasanathanCast: Birud Sindhav, Andrea Erickson, Vijish Vijayan, Sudheer Lanka, Dinesh Killana“Simply Play Cricket” is a short film about an adult who struggles to step out of his comfort zone to achieve... Read More →
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The Art of Roto

(Documentary)USA - 3:00 minutesWriter/Director: Jordan FountainCast: Greg Fountainwww.facebook.com/RadRadishFilm/Watch this to become a master of the Rotoscoping and Stabilizing Arts.
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Silence

(Drama)USA, Lima, Peru - 24:52 minutesDirector: Michael SpitzerWriter: Julie Etta HudsonProducer: Julie Etta Hudson, Chad Bishoff, Erich HoverCast: Tim Dahlke, Michell Blodgette, Mary Oliver, Anna Ortiz, Justin Polland, Dylan Hayes, Alyssa Scheierman, Kreg GilsonSilence is a short... Read More →
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Negative Spaces

(Drama, Animation)USA - 6:00 minutesWriter/Director: Michaela WadzinskiWhat if your sketchbook drawings came to life? The possibilities of an open page are exciting, but being erasable has its drawbacks.
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Sugar

(Drama, Horror)USA - 5:55 minutesWriter/Director: Shawn Gourley, Lauren AbellProducer: Luke BolinCast: Dillon Wheelock, Erin PilleTrailer: https://www.vimeo.com/301921859When an eccentric man's routine is interrupted, he finds himself in an inconvenient situation... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 8:30pm - 9:36pm
Aksarben Cinema - #4 2110 S 67th Street, Omaha, NE

10:00pm

Ring the Bell Party at Julio's
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 passes!

Friday March 8, 2019 10:00pm - 11:59pm
Julio's Restaurant 2820 S 123rd Ct, Omaha, NE 68144, USA
 
Saturday, March 9
 

11:00am

Out of Omaha
USA - 94 minutes
Filmmakers and cast in attendance
In presentation with
Creighton University: Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion,
Department of Journalism, Media & Computing, and
Kingfisher Institute for the Liberal Arts and Professions

Director: Clay Tweel
Writer: Damien Belliveau, Tim Grant, Ryan Johnston, Steven Klein, Clay Tweel
Producer: Ryan Johnston, p.g.a. & Steven Klein, p.g.a.
Cast: Darcell Trotter, Darrell Trotter, Wayne Brown, Barbara Robinson

OUT OF OMAHA is an intimate portrait of twin brothers Darcell and Darrell Trotter, two young black men coming of age in North Omaha. Director Clay Tweel met the Trotters when they were seventeen and filmed them over a period of eight years. By intimately portraying the twins’ hopes and struggles – and the love and help they give and get along the way – the film examines just how much it can take to overcome disadvantages rooted in historic injustice. Connecting us deeply to its heroes, OUT OF OMAHA takes concepts like inequality, racial disparity, and economic opportunity out of the abstract, showing what these large-scale phenomena look like when they are experienced by individual human beings.


Saturday March 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:32pm
Aksarben Cinema - #4 2110 S 67th Street, Omaha, NE

11:15am

Shorts #7
Screening order:

The Sunset Channel directed by Matthew Kinahan
My Paintbrush Bites directed by Joel Pincosy, Joe Egender
Crude Oil directed by Christopher Good
Girl Steals Painting directed by Alexander Jeffery
The View From Here directed by Patrick Rea
Three Pages directed by Roger Gariépy
Porch Light directed by Julia Bergeron

Short Films
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My Paintbrush Bites

(Documentary)USA - 16:03 minutesDirector: Joel Pincosy, Co-director Joe EgenderProducer: Joe Egender, Joel PincosyCast: Ron Krajewski, Wendy Krajewski, Metro Meteor, Kim Brokawhttps://www.imdb.com/title/tt7561112/https://www.facebook.com/groups/648406268650795/Trailer: https://vimeo.com/273208096My... Read More →
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The Sunset Channel

(Comedy, Drama)Canada - 16:59 minutesDirector: Matthew KinahanWriter:  Ben O'Neil, Matthew KinahanProducer: Lucas FordCast: Simon Lee Phillips, Timothy Mooney, Glen Granthttps://thesunsetchannelfilm.comhttps://www.imdb.com/title/tt7380796/https://www.facebook.com/thesunsetchannel/https://www.instagram.com/thesunsetchannelfilm/Trailer... Read More →
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The View From Here

(Drama)USA - 7:13 minutesDirector: Patrick ReaWriter: Jerry RappProducer: Jerry Rapp, Meagan Flynn, Patrick Rea, Trevor Hawkins, Andrea LarsonCast: Joseph Lee Anderson, Walter Coppage, Eboni FondrenA patient shares a unique gift with his incapacitated roommate.
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Porch Light

(Comedy)USA - 9:01 minutesWriter/Director: Julia BergeronProducer: Isabel Dréan, Julia Bergeron, Philippe BergeronCast: Eddie King, Steve Hofvendahl, Scott Benderhttp://porchlightmovie.com/https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7838044/https://www.facebook.com/porchlightmovie/https://www.instagram.com/porchlightmovie/When... Read More →
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Crude Oil

(Drama)USA - 15:20 minutesWriter/Director: Christopher GoodProducer: Andreina ByrneCast: Andreina Byrne, Tipper Newton, Josh Fademhttp://www.christophergood.net/crudeoilhttps://www.imdb.com/title/tt9118454/https://www.facebook.com/CrudeOilFilm/https://www.instagram.com/goodboychristopher Trailer... Read More →
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Trois Pages (Three Pages)

(drama)Canada - 14:57 minutesDirector: Roger GariépyWriters: Roger Gariépy, André ParadisProducer: Alexandrine PerrasCast: Jean-François Beaupré, Marie-Ève Bertrand, Martin Drainvillehttp://www.h264distribution.com/films/trois-pageshttps://www.imdb.com/title/tt7886836/Trailer... Read More →
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Girl Steals Painting

(Drama)USA - 14:30 minutesDirector: Alexander JefferyWriter: Paul Petersen, Alexander JefferyProducer: Jacki and Douglas Alexander, Barry and Rosalind JefferyCast: Rex Austin Barrow, Elizabeth Stenholthttp://www.imdb.com/title/tt9099646/https://www.facebook.com/girlstealspaintingTrailer... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2019 11:15am - 12:49pm
Aksarben Cinema - #5 2110 S 67th St, Omaha, NE

12:00pm

Virtual Reality Suite
Hosted by our friends at Omaha Virtual Reality Parties, LLC

Visit our VR Suite throughout the weekend to experience the latest technology and some of the hottest Virtual Reality films on the film festival circuit

VR films, games and experiences are no additional charge for OFF Badge holders.

Short Films
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My Africa

(Adventure)England/Northern Kenya - 9:13 minutesWriter/Director: David AllenProducer: Gaby Bastyrahttps://www.conservation.org/stories/vr/Pages/My-Africa-Virtual-Reality-Film.aspxtrailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CHZ-88EKsANarrated by Academy Award-winning and Kenyan-raised actress Lupita Nyong'o, “My Africa,” transports viewers to the untamed rangelands of northern Kenya, where a community is reknitting the bonds that have long enabled people and wildlife to coexist. The story follows the journey of a young Samburu woman named Naltwasha Leripe as she takes viewer... Read More →
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Blue Bird

(Animation, Biography)USA - 3:00 minutesDirector: Parnaz Rad, Seth Greenwood, Nicole Tylor, Vinod Krishnan, Armando Brown, Belen Saenz de Viteri, Chuzhong Xie, Miranda Conway, Allie PerdomoNarrator: Matthew MaloneyA lone bluebird tries to escape from the caverns of a withered heart... Read More →
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Crow: The Legend

(Animation, Adventure)USA - 21:10 minutesWriter/Director: Eric DarnellProducer: John Legend, Kane Lee, Maureen Fan, Ty Stiklorius, Native Americans in Philanthropy, Claudia Southmartin, Larry Cutler, Jeremiah GravesCast: John Legend, Oprah Winfrey, Tye Sheridan, Constance Wu, Diego... Read More →
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The Green Line

(Documentary)Cyprus - 6:15 minutesDirector: Ioannis Bekiaris, Alexis MavrosWriter/Narrator: Dimitrios IkonomouProducer: Stelios Aletraris, Ioannis Bekiaris, Stavros Charalambous, Dimitrios Ikonomou, Alexis Mavroshttp://www.greenlineproject.com.cy/trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjwe9pUr1uI&t=2sWorld... Read More →
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Age of Sail

(Animation, Adventure)USA - 12:30 minutesDirector: John KahrsWriter:  John Kahrs, Blaise Hemingway, Jonathan IglaProducer: David Eisenmann, Gennie Rim, Karen Dufilho, Jan PinkavaCast: Ian McShane, Cathy AngwebsiteIMDbTwitterTrailer:hereSet on the open ocean in 1900, Age of Sail is the story of William Avery (voiced by Ian McShane), an old sailor adrift and alone in the North Atlantic. When Avery reluctantly rescues Lara, who has mysteriously fallen overboard, he finds redemption and hope in his darkest hours... Read More →



Saturday March 9, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
VR Suite

1:30pm

The Biggest Little Farm
(Documentary)
USA - 91 minutes
Rated PG

100% on Rotten Tomatoes

Director: John Chester
Writer: John Chester, Mark Monroe
Cast: John Chester, Molly Chester

Two dreamers and a dog embark on an odyssey to bring harmony to their lives and to the land. As their plan to create perfect harmony takes a series of wild turns, they will have to reach a far greater understanding of the intricacies and wisdom of nature, and of life itself.


Saturday March 9, 2019 1:30pm - 3:01pm
Aksarben Cinema - #5 2110 S 67th St, Omaha, NE

1:40pm

General Magic
USA/UK - 90 minutes

Director: Sarah Kerruish, Matt Maude
Writer: Sarah Kerruish, Jonathan Key, Matt Maude
Producer: Mike Stern, John Giannandrea, Reynold D'Silva
Cast: Marc Porat, Megan Smith, Tony Fadell, Andy Hertzfeld

Launching the first smartphone before 3G and Google even existed, General Magic is the company you've never heard who changed the world as we know it. Comprised of members of the original Mac team and the creators of iPhone, Android and eBay, this is the story of one of history's most talented teams and what happens when those who dream big, fail, fail again, fail better and ultimately succeed.


Saturday March 9, 2019 1:40pm - 3:13pm
Aksarben Cinema - #6 2110 S 67th St, Omaha, NE

2:00pm

Shorts #8 - Animated Shorts
Screening order:

Facing It directed by Sam Gainsborough
Sister directed by Siqi Song
L'Homme et le Poisson directed by Lewis Leon
Carlotta's Face directed by Valentin Riedl, Frédéric Schuld
Animal Behaviour directed by Alison Snowden, David Fine
Bristled directed by Scott Farrell
Bavure directed by Donato Sansone
Stream(s) directed by Lance Heybrock
Mediocrity, For Micah Dahl Anderson (who is amazing and not mediocre) directed by Drew Danburry
Fuse directed by Shadi Adib
Albatross Soup directed by Winnie Cheung
Untravel directed by Ana Nedeljkovic, Nikola Majdak Jr.
Pour 585 directed by Patrick Smith
Le Sujet (The Subject) directed by Patrick Bouchard

Short Films
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Pour 585

(Drama)USA - 4:30 minutesWriter/Director: Patrick Smithwww.blendfilms.comTrailer: https://vimeo.com/262633984In a dystopian world populated by animated wine glasses, a timid character tries to escape an important rite of passage. When he disrupts the standard pouring ritual, he discovers... Read More →
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Bavure

(Drama)France/Italy - 4:40 minutesWriter/Director: Donato SansoneProducer: Autour de Minuit ProductionsIn the beginning was the Stain. A paintbrush reveals a being of gouache, opens him, transforms him, twists him, completes him. From this accelerated evolution arises a conquering... Read More →
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Animal Behaviour

(Comedy)Canada - 14:00 minutesOscar nominated!Writer/Director: Alison Snowden, David FineProducer: Michael FukushimaCast: Ryan Beil, Taz Van Rassel, Leah Juel, Andrea Libman, Toby Berner, James Kirk, Alison Snowdenhttps://mediaspace.nfb.ca/epk/animal-behaviour/https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8615478/https://www.facebook.com/nfb.ca/https://twitter.com/thenfb/Trailer... Read More →
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Bristled

(Comedy)USA - 4:56 minutesWriter/Director: Scott Farrellhttps://www.bristledmovie.com/https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8367144/https://www.facebook.com/bristledmovie/Trailer: https://vimeo.com/267355031After countless blind dates, Bernard swears that his next date will be the one. But... Read More →
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Carlotta's Face

(Documentary)Germany- 5:00 minutesWriters/Directors: Valentin Riedl, Frédéric SchuldProducer: Fabian Driehorsthttp://www.carlottasface.comhttps://www.imdb.com/title/tt8145470/https://www.facebook.com/lostinfaceFilm/Trailer: https://vimeo.com/254347734As a child, Carlotta didn’t... Read More →
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Fuse

(Comedy)Germany - 7:30 minutesDirector: Shadi AdibWriter: Simon Thummet, Shadi AdibProducer: Stefan MichelCast: Nick Cave, Andreas Hykade, David Bennett, Shaun Lawton, Jimmy Hibberthttps://www.imdb.com/title/tt8154898/https://www.facebook.com/fuseshortfilmTrailer: https://youtu.be/l9QeEdk6a7AA... Read More →
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Facing It

(Drama)UK - 7:53 minutesDirector: Sam GainsboroughWriter:  Louisa Wood, Sam GainsboroughProducer: Jimmy Campbell-SmithCast: Edward Aczel, Daniele Bertolucci, Myra Fordhttps://www.imdb.com/title/tt8364842/https://www.facebook.com/facingitanimation/https://www.twitter.com/samgainsboroughTrailer... Read More →
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Mediocrity, For Micah Dahl Anderson (who is amazing and not mediocre)

(Drama)USA - 3:38 minutesDirector/Producer: Drew DanburryWriter: Drew BarlowA hand drawn animated music video by Drew Danburry that's perhaps a bit weird and maybe even experimental.
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L'Homme et le Poisson

(Comedy, Drama)Canada - 4:08 minutesWriter/Director: Lewis LeonProducer: Lewis Leon, Jonathon CorbiereSet against the backdrop of a vast, frozen tundra; a grizzled fisherman gets his comeuppance from a vindictive, yet familiar fish.
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Sister

(Drama)China/USA - 8:02 minutesWriter/Director/Producer: Siqi SongCast: Bingyang Liuhttp://songsiqi.com/sister/https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9032798/https://www.facebook.com/siqisong.hello/https://www.twitter.com/songsiqihttps://www.instagram.com/siqi.song/Trailer: https://vimeo.com/260285746A... Read More →
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Albatross Soup

(Drama)USA - 6:50 minutesWriter/Director: Winnie CheungProducer: Allie Hess, Leslie Young, Alexandra Leigh YoungCast: Vit Horejswww.albatross-soup.comhttps://www.imdb.com/title/tt9465738/https://www.instagram.com/albatross_soupTrailer: http://www.albatross-soup.comA man gets off a... Read More →
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Stream(s)

(Comedy)USA - 9:44 minutesWriter/Director: Lance HeybrockCast: Benito Sanchez, Lance Heybrockwww.streamsfilm.com/www.imdb.com/title/tt9596112/www.facebook.com/streamsfilm/https://www.instagram.com/streams_filmTwo men stand side by side at the urinals of a dumpy public restroom. Lewis... Read More →
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Le Sujet (The Subject)

(Drama)Canada - 10 minutesWriter/Director: Patrick BouchardProducer: Julie Royhttps://mediaspace.nfb.ca/epk/thesubject/https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8253972/https://www.facebook.com/nfb.ca/Trailer: https://vimeo.com/265073318An animator dissects his own body, extracting memories... Read More →
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Untravel

(Drama)Serbia, Slovakia - 9:25 minutesDirector: Ana Nedeljkovic, Nikola Majdak Jr.Writer: Ana NedeljkovicProducer: Jelena MitrovicNarrator: Masa Mileusnichttp://www.untravel.infohttps://www.imdb.com/title/tt8574350/https://www.facebook.com/untravel.film/Trailer: http://vimeo.com/251744866A... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2019 2:00pm - 3:40pm
Aksarben Cinema - #4 2110 S 67th Street, Omaha, NE

2:00pm

Virtual Reality Suite
Hosted by our friends at Omaha Virtual Reality Parties, LLC

Visit our VR Suite throughout the weekend to experience the latest technology and some of the hottest Virtual Reality films on the film festival circuit

VR films, games and experiences are no additional charge for OFF Badge holders.

Short Films
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My Africa

(Adventure)England/Northern Kenya - 9:13 minutesWriter/Director: David AllenProducer: Gaby Bastyrahttps://www.conservation.org/stories/vr/Pages/My-Africa-Virtual-Reality-Film.aspxtrailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CHZ-88EKsANarrated by Academy Award-winning and Kenyan-raised actress Lupita Nyong'o, “My Africa,” transports viewers to the untamed rangelands of northern Kenya, where a community is reknitting the bonds that have long enabled people and wildlife to coexist. The story follows the journey of a young Samburu woman named Naltwasha Leripe as she takes viewer... Read More →
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Blue Bird

(Animation, Biography)USA - 3:00 minutesDirector: Parnaz Rad, Seth Greenwood, Nicole Tylor, Vinod Krishnan, Armando Brown, Belen Saenz de Viteri, Chuzhong Xie, Miranda Conway, Allie PerdomoNarrator: Matthew MaloneyA lone bluebird tries to escape from the caverns of a withered heart... Read More →
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Crow: The Legend

(Animation, Adventure)USA - 21:10 minutesWriter/Director: Eric DarnellProducer: John Legend, Kane Lee, Maureen Fan, Ty Stiklorius, Native Americans in Philanthropy, Claudia Southmartin, Larry Cutler, Jeremiah GravesCast: John Legend, Oprah Winfrey, Tye Sheridan, Constance Wu, Diego... Read More →
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The Green Line

(Documentary)Cyprus - 6:15 minutesDirector: Ioannis Bekiaris, Alexis MavrosWriter/Narrator: Dimitrios IkonomouProducer: Stelios Aletraris, Ioannis Bekiaris, Stavros Charalambous, Dimitrios Ikonomou, Alexis Mavroshttp://www.greenlineproject.com.cy/trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjwe9pUr1uI&t=2sWorld... Read More →
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Age of Sail

(Animation, Adventure)USA - 12:30 minutesDirector: John KahrsWriter:  John Kahrs, Blaise Hemingway, Jonathan IglaProducer: David Eisenmann, Gennie Rim, Karen Dufilho, Jan PinkavaCast: Ian McShane, Cathy AngwebsiteIMDbTwitterTrailer:hereSet on the open ocean in 1900, Age of Sail is the story of William Avery (voiced by Ian McShane), an old sailor adrift and alone in the North Atlantic. When Avery reluctantly rescues Lara, who has mysteriously fallen overboard, he finds redemption and hope in his darkest hours... Read More →



Saturday March 9, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
VR Suite

2:00pm

Writer's Theatre
Live script readings and Q&A with attending screenwriters

DON’T GO THERE by Jeffrey R Field (Feature Screenplay)
Directed by Christina Rohling
A housebound senior struggles to stay alive when a mass murderer takes refuge in her home on the coldest night in eighty years.

EATS YOU ALIVE by Zack Eagles (Feature Screenplay)
Directed by Laura Kendall
A man in the post-apocalypse comes face to face with the beings who destroyed the world.

MISS ME WHEN I’M GONE by Matthew Gomez (Feature Screenplay)
Directed by Aaron Sailors
The mother and brother of a man who has committed suicide spend the next seven days searching for a location to host his Celebration of Life ceremony in Omaha, Nebraska.

HOOSIER DADDY by Jeffrey R Field (Feature Screenplay)
Directed by David M. Weiss
After accidentally destroying his future father-in-law's prized autographed basketball, a hapless college student and his slacker buddy have one week to re-gather the signatures of the 1976 Indiana University basketball team.

MYOSOTIS LOVE by Charlie LaTourette (Short Screenplay)
Directed by Christina Rohling
A woman plants flowers in the garden and challenges her husband to remember how they met.

HOME by Katie Micay (Short Screenplay)
Directed by Jason Levering
Megan, who suffers from agoraphobia, is alone for her first holidays since her wife moved out. Sydney, a young widower, has been living in her car outside Megan’s house since she lost her apartment. When Sydney knocks on Megan’s door to sell her makeup, the two only see each other’s differences. But after a scary incident forces Megan out of her house to come to Sydney’s aid, they realize that they are two lonely souls with more in common than they first thought.

PANCAKE SKANK by Savannah Rodgers (Short Screenplay)
Directed by Laura Kendall
Pancake Skank is a surrealist, satirical comedy about our titular anti-heroine and her unlikely partner-in-crime, Lover Boi, as they wreak havoc on a small town and its breakfast joints.

HEAD ON by Christine Burright McGuigan (Short Screenplay)
Directed by Aaron Sailors
Two people meet under unusual circumstances.

THE SYNDICATE by Peter Jang (Teleplay)
Directed by David M. Weiss
After a child sees his parents brutally murdered, his dad’s police partner, connected to a covert organization known as The Syndicate, turns him into a one-man killing machine, primed to take out those who took his parents’ lives.

MIDWEST MOM GROUP by Darcy Lueking Bahensky (Teleplay)
Directed by Jason Levering
A fed-up LA mom relocates her family to Nebraska, but she quickly learns that parenting in a flyover state has its own rules.

Saturday March 9, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
College of St Mary, Gross Auditorium 7000 Mercy Rd, Omaha NE

3:40pm

Evelyn
UK - 100 minutes
Writer/Director:Orlando von Einsiedel

Following his Oscar winning The White Helmets, Orlando von Einsiedel turns his camera on his own family as they attempt to cope with a devastating loss. When his brother, newly diagnosed as schizophrenic and suffering from intense depression, took his own life at 22, Orlando and his other two siblings buried the trauma, rarely talking about it. Over a decade later, the remaining family set out on a hiking tour, visiting landscapes Evelyn liked to walk, to reflect on his life and death. The result is an intensely personal and moving take on the emotional impact of suicide within a family and a powerful account of the benefits of creating safe spaces for emotional communication. Shot in a subjective style and against the stunning backdrop of the British countryside, Evelyn is an emotionally raw film that documents the difficult, yet rewarding, attempt to navigate the rocky highlands of collective trauma.


Saturday March 9, 2019 3:40pm - 5:16pm
Aksarben Cinema - #6 2110 S 67th St, Omaha, NE

3:45pm

The Chaperone
(Drama)
USA/United Kingdom/Australia - 106 minutes

Director: Michael Engler
Writer: Julian Fellowes, Based on the novel by Laura Moriarty
Producer: Greg Clark, Victoria Hill, Luca Scalisi, Rose Ganguzza, Kelly Carmichael, Gary Hamilton, Elizabeth McGovern
Cast: Elizabeth McGovern, Haley Lu Richardson, Geza Rohrig, Victoria Hill, Miranda Otto, Blythe Danner, Campbell Scott

Louise Brooks the 1920s silver screen sensation who never met a rule she didn’t break, epitomized the restless, reckless spirit of the Jazz Age. But, just a few years earlier, she was a 15 year-old student in Wichita, Kansas for whom fame and fortune were only dreams. When the opportunity arises for her to go to New York to study with a leading dance troupe, her mother insists there be a chaperone. Norma Carlisle (Elizabeth McGovern), a local society matron who never broke a rule in her life, impulsively volunteers to accompany Lousie (Haley Lu Richardson). It’s a story full of surprises—about who these women really are, and who they eventually become.


Saturday March 9, 2019 3:45pm - 5:28pm
Aksarben Cinema - #5 2110 S 67th St, Omaha, NE

4:00pm

Virtual Reality Suite
Hosted by our friends at Omaha Virtual Reality Parties, LLC

Visit our VR Suite throughout the weekend to experience the latest technology and some of the hottest Virtual Reality films on the film festival circuit

VR films, games and experiences are no additional charge for OFF Badge holders.

Short Films
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My Africa

(Adventure)England/Northern Kenya - 9:13 minutesWriter/Director: David AllenProducer: Gaby Bastyrahttps://www.conservation.org/stories/vr/Pages/My-Africa-Virtual-Reality-Film.aspxtrailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CHZ-88EKsANarrated by Academy Award-winning and Kenyan-raised actress Lupita Nyong'o, “My Africa,” transports viewers to the untamed rangelands of northern Kenya, where a community is reknitting the bonds that have long enabled people and wildlife to coexist. The story follows the journey of a young Samburu woman named Naltwasha Leripe as she takes viewer... Read More →
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Blue Bird

(Animation, Biography)USA - 3:00 minutesDirector: Parnaz Rad, Seth Greenwood, Nicole Tylor, Vinod Krishnan, Armando Brown, Belen Saenz de Viteri, Chuzhong Xie, Miranda Conway, Allie PerdomoNarrator: Matthew MaloneyA lone bluebird tries to escape from the caverns of a withered heart... Read More →
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Crow: The Legend

(Animation, Adventure)USA - 21:10 minutesWriter/Director: Eric DarnellProducer: John Legend, Kane Lee, Maureen Fan, Ty Stiklorius, Native Americans in Philanthropy, Claudia Southmartin, Larry Cutler, Jeremiah GravesCast: John Legend, Oprah Winfrey, Tye Sheridan, Constance Wu, Diego... Read More →
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The Green Line

(Documentary)Cyprus - 6:15 minutesDirector: Ioannis Bekiaris, Alexis MavrosWriter/Narrator: Dimitrios IkonomouProducer: Stelios Aletraris, Ioannis Bekiaris, Stavros Charalambous, Dimitrios Ikonomou, Alexis Mavroshttp://www.greenlineproject.com.cy/trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjwe9pUr1uI&t=2sWorld... Read More →
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Age of Sail

(Animation, Adventure)USA - 12:30 minutesDirector: John KahrsWriter:  John Kahrs, Blaise Hemingway, Jonathan IglaProducer: David Eisenmann, Gennie Rim, Karen Dufilho, Jan PinkavaCast: Ian McShane, Cathy AngwebsiteIMDbTwitterTrailer:hereSet on the open ocean in 1900, Age of Sail is the story of William Avery (voiced by Ian McShane), an old sailor adrift and alone in the North Atlantic. When Avery reluctantly rescues Lara, who has mysteriously fallen overboard, he finds redemption and hope in his darkest hours... Read More →



Saturday March 9, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
VR Suite

5:00pm

Shorts #9
Screening order:

The Slows directed by Nicole Perlman
Seattle directed by Marta Aledo
Miracle Matt directed by Kevin Durham, David Newton
A Modest Defeat directed by David Barr
Geoff directed by Michael Rouse, Will Kenning

Short Films
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A Modest Defeat

(Comedy)UK - 9:03 minutesWriter/Director: David BarrProducer: Jack Goodwin, Chris FogginCast: Sophia Ally, Tom Harrisonhttp://amodestdefeat.comhttps://www.imdb.com/title/tt6786010/https://www.instagram.com/davidtbarr It's civil war in suburbia between two young siblings. Big brother... Read More →
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Geoff

(Drama)UK - 20 minutesWriters/Directors:Michael Rouse, Will KenningProducer: Jimmy YuillCast: Michael Rouse, Kathryn Wilder, Sandra Voehttps://www.geoff-film.com/https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7983722/https://www.twitter.com/GeoffFilmTrailer:  https://vimeo.com/245795293Geoff has... Read More →
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Miracle Matt

(Documentary)USA - 21:00 minutesDirector: Kevin Durham, David NewtonWriter: Kevin Durham, Matt ManzariProducer: This Is My Story Productions, Kickstarter BackersCast: Matt Manzari, Bobbye Jean Manzari, Reed Hansen, Darren Manzarihttp://www.thisismystory.orghttp://www.facebook.com/thisismystoryhttps://www.twitter.com/thisismystory09https://www.instagram.com/miraclemattfilmThe... Read More →
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Seattle

 (Drama)Spain - 19:00 minutesWriter/Director: Marta AledoProducer: Jose Esteban AlendaCast: Nuria Herrero, Antonio Galeano“Seattle” is a love story between Iván, a pilot, and Amanda, a stewardess, through their meetings in hotels around the world.
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The Slows

(Drama)USA - 22:00 minutesWriter/Director: Nicole PerlmanProducer: Malcolm Pullinger, Kyle EatonCast:     Annet Mahendru, Breeda Woolhttp://www.theslowsfilm.comhttp://www.imdb.com/title/tt9055512/https://www.twitter.com/uncannygirlIn an enlightened future where humans no longer... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2019 5:00pm - 6:29pm
Aksarben Cinema - #4 2110 S 67th Street, Omaha, NE

5:45pm

Always in Season
USA - 89 minutes

Writer/Director/Producer: Jacqueline Olive
Cast: William J. Barber II

ALWAYS IN SEASON explores the lingering impact of more than a century of lynching African Americans and connects this form of historic racial terrorism to racial violence today. The film centers on the case of Lennon Lacy, an African American teen who was found hanging from a swing set in Bladenboro, North Carolina, on August 29, 2014. Despite inconsistencies in the case, local officials quickly ruled Lennon’s death a suicide, but his mother, Claudia, believes Lennon was lynched. Claudia moves from paralyzing grief to leading the fight for justice for her son.



Saturday March 9, 2019 5:45pm - 7:13pm
Aksarben Cinema - #6 2110 S 67th St, Omaha, NE

6:00pm

In This Gray Place
(Drama, Romance, Thriller)
USA - 93 minutes
Filmmaker in attendance

Writer/Director: R.D. Womack II
Producer: Radhika Womack p.g.a., R.D. Womack II p.g.a.
Cast: Aleksander Ristic, Marcus Johns, Angela Nordeng, Nick Moss, Phil LaMarr

Aaron, a petty criminal from the wrong side of the tracks teams with his girlfriend's brother to rob a pawn shop. When the robbery goes south he barricades himself in a rest stop bathroom triggering a standoff with the police. As his reality slowly unstitches Aaron struggles to balance his unfaltering love for Laura with the inevitability of his situation. Featuring commanding performances from Aleksander Ristic, Angela Nordeng, and Marcus Johns, IN THIS GRAY PLACE is a memorable, beautiful story of a desperate man clashing with destiny.




Saturday March 9, 2019 6:00pm - 7:41pm
Aksarben Cinema - #5 2110 S 67th St, Omaha, NE

6:00pm

Virtual Reality Suite
Hosted by our friends at Omaha Virtual Reality Parties, LLC

Visit our VR Suite throughout the weekend to experience the latest technology and some of the hottest Virtual Reality films on the film festival circuit

VR films, games and experiences are no additional charge for OFF Badge holders.

Short Films
avatar for My Africa

My Africa

(Adventure)England/Northern Kenya - 9:13 minutesWriter/Director: David AllenProducer: Gaby Bastyrahttps://www.conservation.org/stories/vr/Pages/My-Africa-Virtual-Reality-Film.aspxtrailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CHZ-88EKsANarrated by Academy Award-winning and Kenyan-raised actress Lupita Nyong'o, “My Africa,” transports viewers to the untamed rangelands of northern Kenya, where a community is reknitting the bonds that have long enabled people and wildlife to coexist. The story follows the journey of a young Samburu woman named Naltwasha Leripe as she takes viewer... Read More →
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Blue Bird

(Animation, Biography)USA - 3:00 minutesDirector: Parnaz Rad, Seth Greenwood, Nicole Tylor, Vinod Krishnan, Armando Brown, Belen Saenz de Viteri, Chuzhong Xie, Miranda Conway, Allie PerdomoNarrator: Matthew MaloneyA lone bluebird tries to escape from the caverns of a withered heart... Read More →
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Crow: The Legend

(Animation, Adventure)USA - 21:10 minutesWriter/Director: Eric DarnellProducer: John Legend, Kane Lee, Maureen Fan, Ty Stiklorius, Native Americans in Philanthropy, Claudia Southmartin, Larry Cutler, Jeremiah GravesCast: John Legend, Oprah Winfrey, Tye Sheridan, Constance Wu, Diego... Read More →
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The Green Line

(Documentary)Cyprus - 6:15 minutesDirector: Ioannis Bekiaris, Alexis MavrosWriter/Narrator: Dimitrios IkonomouProducer: Stelios Aletraris, Ioannis Bekiaris, Stavros Charalambous, Dimitrios Ikonomou, Alexis Mavroshttp://www.greenlineproject.com.cy/trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjwe9pUr1uI&t=2sWorld... Read More →
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Age of Sail

(Animation, Adventure)USA - 12:30 minutesDirector: John KahrsWriter:  John Kahrs, Blaise Hemingway, Jonathan IglaProducer: David Eisenmann, Gennie Rim, Karen Dufilho, Jan PinkavaCast: Ian McShane, Cathy AngwebsiteIMDbTwitterTrailer:hereSet on the open ocean in 1900, Age of Sail is the story of William Avery (voiced by Ian McShane), an old sailor adrift and alone in the North Atlantic. When Avery reluctantly rescues Lara, who has mysteriously fallen overboard, he finds redemption and hope in his darkest hours... Read More →



Saturday March 9, 2019 6:00pm - 9:30pm
VR Suite

7:45pm

Shorts #10 - Nebraska Shorts
Screening order:

Just Me. directed by Darcy Lueking Bahensky
The Greatest Gift directed by Kelsey O'Connell
Thrive directed by Ryan Lloyd
Lizzy directed by Elijah Watson
The Displaced directed by Tim Guthrie, John O'Keefe

Short Films
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The Displaced

USA - 25:00 minutes Director: Tim Guthrie, John O'KeefeWriter: Carol ZuegnerProducer: John O'KeefeTrailer location: https://vimeo.com/293534244This film documents the plight of South Sudanese refugees in Northern Uganda and profiles some of the people working to relieve their su... Read More →
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The Greatest Gift

(Documentary)USA - 5:25 minutesWriter/Director/Producer: Kelsey O'ConnellCast: Karen VanDykeThe Greatest Gift is a spotlight on the nonprofit, Educate Uganda and their mission of helping children in Uganda receive an education. Karen VanDyke founded the nonprofit 12 years ago after... Read More →
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Lizzy

(Drama)USA - 11:00 minutesWriter/Director:  Elijah WatsonProducer: Elijah Watson, Benjamin HartzellCast: Melinda Simonsen, Billy St. John, Kelsey CamplinWhile trying to cope with her father's Alzheimers disease, a woman returns to her childhood home and finds an old memory.
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Just Me.

(Drama, Horror)USA - 17:00 minutesWriter/Director: Darcy Lueking BahenskyCast: Lindsey Parodi, Georgiana Bahensky, Calen Calero, Jeremy Kendall, Leah Parodihttp://justmefilm.comhttps://www.facebook.com/JustMeFilmhttps://www.instagram.com/justmefilm/SynopsisA young mother interviews... Read More →
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Thrive

(Documentary)USA - 12:01 minutesDirector: Ryan LloydWriter: Catherine MorehouseProducer: Ryan Lloyd, Catherine Morehouse, Ariella Chavez, Brad KoenenA mini-documentary on the Omaha-based THRIVE Leadership Club, a club that works to empower immigrant and refugee students through... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2019 7:45pm - 8:56pm
Aksarben Cinema - #4 2110 S 67th Street, Omaha, NE

8:00pm

Ask for Jane
(Drama, History)
USA - 108 minutes

Writer/Director: Rachel Carey
Producer: Cait Cortelyou, Josh Folan, Caroline Hirsch
Cast: Cody Horn, Cait Cortelyou, Sarah Ramos, Sarah Steele, Ben Rappaport, Alison Wright


Based on real events, Ask for Jane tells the story of a group of young college women who developed an underground abortion network that helped over 11,000 women get illegal abortions in Chicago between 1969 and 1973.


Saturday March 9, 2019 8:00pm - 9:59pm
Aksarben Cinema - #6 2110 S 67th St, Omaha, NE

8:30pm

Collisions
(drama)
USA/Mexico - 82 minutes

Filmmaker in attendance

Writer/Director: Richard Levien
Producer: Jesse Garcia, Vincent Cortez, Frazer Bradshaw, Richard Levien, Zareen Poonen Levien, Chad Burris, Adam Keker, Tamas Bojtor, Pascal Demko
Cast: Jesse Garcia, Izabella Alvarez, Jason Garcia, Ana De La Reguera

Twelve-year-old Itan’s promising life in San Francisco is turned upside down when she comes home from school, with her younger brother, to find her apartment ransacked and her mother taken away by immigration police. Suddenly she must rely on her estranged uncle, a big rig truck driver. Itan manipulates him into taking them across the country in his truck, trying to find her mother and stop her deportation.


Saturday March 9, 2019 8:30pm - 9:52pm
Aksarben Cinema - #5 2110 S 67th St, Omaha, NE

10:00pm

Saturday Night Party
Free food and drinks provided by Beacon Hills
Free entry for All Access pass holders!
$10 entry without a pass.


Saturday March 9, 2019 10:00pm - 11:59pm
Beacon Hills 6750 Mercy Rd, Omaha, NE 68106, USA
 
Sunday, March 10
 

10:30am

Shorts #11 - Nebraska Short Encore program
Encore screening of Nebraska Shorts programming.
No Q&A following this screening.
No Audience Choice ballots for this screening.

Screening order:

Stewart  directed by Jack Hoppe
Binge directed by Kelli Smith, Kinley Hamilton
I Know You Are But What Am I? directed by Todd Graves, Mark Graves
A Gentleman's Guide to Courting directed by Aaron Gum, Tony Bonacci
Orange Marigold directed by Sam Bench, Seth Bench, Philip Tilden
Something in the Shadows directed by Trenton Hancock
The Light of Homelessness directed by Sophie Snider, Joshua Prenosil
Cranes, Mafiosos and a Polaroid Camera directed by Tash Tung
American Hitmen directed by Trenton Hancock
Ens Rationis directed by Paul Christian Glenn

Short Films
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Binge

(Drama)USA - 6:02 minutesDirector: Kelli Smith, Kinley HamiltonWriter: Kinley HamiltonProducer: AE StueveCast: Nathan Hawkins, AE Stueve, Julie Rowse, Alex Toth, Ron PavlikNathan binges his favorite sci-fi fantasy to escape the sad reality of his life. Sadly, there is no escaping... Read More →
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Cranes, Mafiosos and a Polaroid Camera

(Drama) USA - 7:36 minutes Director/Producer: Tash TungWriter: Natalie Diaz, Tash TungCast: Crystal Lieb, Naomi LiebTrailer: https://vimeo.com/258776485A paranoid late night phone call sparks a Native American woman's meditation on nature, identity and death, in the calm expanse... Read More →
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A Gentleman's Guide to Courting

(Drama) USA - 2:57 minutesWriter/Director: Aaron Gum, Tony BonacciCast: Linda Hughes, Aaron Gum, Tony BonacciTwo young creeps trying desperately to woo the attention of miss Linda.
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American Hitmen

(Crime, Drama)USA - 6:26 minutesDirector: Trenton HancockWriter: Gavin LakeProducer: Caleb KirilovCast: Nate Hymer, Hannah-Fay JohnsonTwo amateur hitmen are hired for a seemingly simple job they have a tough time completing.
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The Light of Homelessness

(Documentary)USA - 20:53 minutesDirector: Sophie Snider, Joshua PrenosilWriter/Producer: Sophie SniderCast: Marie, Tracy, Robert, Karen, Matt, Leo"The Light of Homelessness" illuminates wisdom drawn from the life experiences of six individuals who find themselves homeless in Omaha... Read More →
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I Know You Are But What Am I?

(Comedy)USA - 2:11 minutesWriter/Director/Producer: Todd GravesCast: Todd Graves, Brett Graves, Sara Demanett, Anthony PrangThree immature microfilms written by a 2nd grader 40 years ago. HOMOGRAPHICA: When looking for love, spelling makes all the difference in the world.THE ORIGINAL... Read More →
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Orange Marigold

(Drama)USA - 8:00 minutesWriter/Director: Sam Bench, Seth Bench, Philip TildenProducer: Seth BenchCast: Jeremy Blomstedt, Julia Farrell, Sam LarsonAn accomplished surgeon, with the guidance of the entity Suffering, is led down a path of acceptance after the unexpected death of his... Read More →
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Ens Rationis

(Drama, Horror)USA - 14:50 minutesWriter/Director: Paul Christian GlennCast: Charles Schlussel, Janell Patton Wolford, Lori Foreman, John Murrayhttp://compendiapictures.com/https://www.facebook.com/compendiapictureshttps://www.twitter.com/CompendiaPicshttps://www.instagram.com/compendiapicturesTrailer... Read More →
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Something in the Shadows

(Horror)USA - 8:02 minutesWriter/Director/Producer: Trenton HancockCast: Zoe Thackray, LolaSarah and her dog are alone for the night while her parents are on the way. What was just an ordinary October night turns into a night Sarah won't soon forget.
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Stewart

(Horror)USA - 10:50 minutesWriter/Director/Producer: Jack HoppeCast: Logan Young, Autumn BehrnsA girl's imaginary friend causes grief for her older brother. Will he be able to convince her to forget about her new friend, or will her friend turn out to be more than imaginary?


Sunday March 10, 2019 10:30am - 11:59am
Aksarben Cinema - #5 2110 S 67th St, Omaha, NE

11:45am

The Unconditional
Documentary 
(screens in a block with 2 other documentaries)
USA - 29 minutes

Director: Dave Adams
Writer: Matt Cascella 
Producer: Renee Woodruff Adams, Adam Soltis, Dave Adams

Every day is a challenge as Colbie (8) and Lleyton (5) navigate their way through the world in a way we can't fully understand. Their brain scans are perfectly normal, but they suffer from a debilitating disorder that has prevented them from ever speaking a word or taking an unassisted step. They lack fine motor skills and struggle with structural issues as they grow older and bigger. And sadly, there is no way for them to reciprocate the unconditional love bestowed upon them by their family.



Sunday March 10, 2019 11:45am - 1:22pm
Aksarben Cinema - #4 2110 S 67th Street, Omaha, NE

11:45am

Amazing Grace Lemonade Race
Nebraska Spotlight Documentary
(screens in a block with 2 other documentaries)
USA - 31 minutes
Filmmaker in attendance

Writer/Director: Eric Smidt
Producer: Eric Smidt, Mary Jane McCunn, Karen Smidt
Executive Producer: Jenny Risner 
Cast: Grace McCunn, Mary Jane McCunn, Brenna Finnerty

Grace McCunn, at age 10, was diagnosed with chronic daily migraines and spent several days at a children’s hospital. When she left, she was determined to give back. What started as a lemonade stand, turned into thousands of dollars in philanthropy. This is her story.


Sunday March 10, 2019 11:45am - 1:22pm
Aksarben Cinema - #4 2110 S 67th Street, Omaha, NE

11:45am

Love Letters From the Resistance
Nebraska Spotlight Documentary
(screens in a block with 2 other documentaries)
USA - 34 minutes
Filmmakers in attendance

Directors/Producers: Karalee Padilla, Lynn Sanchez
Cast: Alex O'Hanlon, Roxanne Williams Draper, Shannon Gerardo, Erin Higgins, Denise O’Brien, Terry Troxel, Cait Caughey, Sharon Oamek

"Love Letters From the Resistance" profiles eight women working in education and sustainable agriculture on Nebraska and Iowa farms and community gardens.

In a world of fast food and environmental crisis, these are voices of women who are part of a national trend to raise clean, healthy, sustainably grown food and with it, stronger communities. It is a radically loving act that reaches beyond the farm and garden to help create thriving, invested communities for the next generation.


Sunday March 10, 2019 11:45am - 1:22pm
Aksarben Cinema - #4 2110 S 67th Street, Omaha, NE

11:50am

In God I Trust
(Drama)
Canada - 97 minutes


Filmmaker in attendance

Director: Maja Zdanowski
Writer: Paul St. Amand, Maja Zdanowski
Producer: Maja Zdanowski, Paul St. Amand, Jesse Norsworthy
Cast: Marc Senior, Bilal Oliver, Melissa Roxburgh, Steven Roberts, John Cassini

In God I Trust is a film about the intense and unpredictable realities of race and religion in America. Inspired by true events, the movie follows three characters and three storylines that all come together during a random encounter in a small Northern Idaho town. The film wastes no time testing the lines between anger, redemption, and revenge in today’s politically divided and socially tribal environment. What really makes these true-to-life characters tick is highlighted by suspense that keeps the audience guessing from the opening credits.


Sunday March 10, 2019 11:50am - 1:27pm
Aksarben Cinema - #6 2110 S 67th St, Omaha, NE

12:30pm

Shorts #12 - Nebraska Short Encore program
Encore screening of Nebraska Shorts programming.
No Q&A following this screening.
No Audience Choice ballots for this screening.

Screening order:

The Upshot directed by Tyler Wisecup
Home directed by Elizabeth Rudigier, Edward Cody
Grace on the Line directed by Koveh Ryndak
We Are Bluejays directed by Kelsey O'Connell, Brandy Menaugh, Ariella Chavez, Rachel Rider
Silence directed by Michael Spitzer
The Art of Roto directed by Jordan Fountain
The Bishop directed by Kip Fagan
This is Why We Compost directed by Mike Machian
Bamboozle directed by Jack Hoppe

Short Films
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Bamboozle

(Drama, Horror)USA - 11:56 minutesWriter/Director: Jack HoppeProducer: Jack Hoppe, Elijah WatsonCast: Kasey Halvorson, Billy St. JohnA young college student befriends a homeless man, but soon discovers that looks can be deceiving.
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The Bishop

(Drama)USA - 16:12 minutesWriter/Director: Kip FaganProducer: Michael Cuomo, Kip FaganCast: Kevin Lawler, Keith Nobbs, Deirdre O'ConnellThe Bishop is an intimate, character-driven story about a Catholic priest who is forced into early retirement by illness. On the day of the announcement... Read More →
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We Are Bluejays

(Documentary)USA - 1:08 minutesWriter/Director: Kelsey O'Connell, Ariella Chavez, Rachel Rider, Brandy MenaughWe Are Bluejays, is a short film about Creighton's Women Athletics and shining a light on the incredible abilities of the ladies who succeed in all areas of their collegiate... Read More →
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This is Why We Compost

(Documentary)USA - 5:44 minutesWriter/Director: Mike "the" Machianhttps://www.instagram.com/shoottofillTrailer: https://youtu.be/09O81_GHD34Hillside Solutions helps businesses, schools, apartments, and events recycle and compost their waste. Andy Harpenau and Brent Crampton talk... Read More →
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Home

(Documentary)USA - 4:55 minutesWriter/Director/Producer: Elizabeth Rudigier, Edward CodyThis short film chronicles a Nepali-Bhutanese refugee's search for home in an unfamiliar place, Omaha, Nebraska.
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Grace on the Line

(Drama)USA - 16:01 minutesDirector: Kaveh RyndakWriter/Producer: Michael PetersonJuan is a loyal family man. So when Cesar asks his cousin, Juan, to accompany him to confront his girlfriend's new lover, he leaves his wife and child to standby his cousin. He gets caught in the whirlwind... Read More →
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The Art of Roto

(Documentary)USA - 3:00 minutesWriter/Director: Jordan FountainCast: Greg Fountainwww.facebook.com/RadRadishFilm/Watch this to become a master of the Rotoscoping and Stabilizing Arts.
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Silence

(Drama)USA, Lima, Peru - 24:52 minutesDirector: Michael SpitzerWriter: Julie Etta HudsonProducer: Julie Etta Hudson, Chad Bishoff, Erich HoverCast: Tim Dahlke, Michell Blodgette, Mary Oliver, Anna Ortiz, Justin Polland, Dylan Hayes, Alyssa Scheierman, Kreg GilsonSilence is a short... Read More →


Sunday March 10, 2019 12:30pm - 2:01pm
Aksarben Cinema - #5 2110 S 67th St, Omaha, NE

2:00pm

Circle of Steel
(Drama)
Canada - 85 minutes

Filmmaker in attendance

Kino Sum Productions
Writer/Director: Gillian McKercher
Producer: Guillaume Carlier, Robyn Ho, Gillian McKercher
Cast: Chantelle Han, Duncan Ollerenshaw, Tina Lameman

Amidst an oil and gas crash, chemical engineer Wendy Fong (Chantelle Han) is new to Paloma North and unsure of the future she worked so hard for. As rumors of layoffs begin to circulate in her small, isolated team, her monotonous routine crumbles, giving way to ambivalence. Long days in the field and long nights alone begin to take their toll. With support, and often-questionable guidance from her coworkers, Wendy must navigate personal ethics and corporate interest within Canada’s most controversial industry.


Sunday March 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:26pm
Aksarben Cinema - #6 2110 S 67th St, Omaha, NE

2:15pm

UmoNhoN Iye The Omaha Speaking
USA - 67 minutes
Filmmaker in attendance

Director/Producer: Brigitte Timmerman
Writer: Brigitte Timmerman, Scott Conrad/Editer A.C.E.
Narrated by: Tatanka Means
Interviews by: Winona Caramony, Glenna Slater, Happy Carmona, Octa Keen, Rufas White, Eugene Pappan, Vida Stabler, Gennevieve Robinson, Eunice Cline, Rudi Mitchell, Tim Grant, Taylor Keen, Kathleen Gilpin, Edwin Walker, Lucille Thomas, Fran Vogel, Catherine Mitchel, Wilhelm Meya

Only a handful of Native American fluent speakers remain of the Omaha Tribe. Fluent speaking elders reflect on growing up speaking their native language, the efforts that were taken from outsiders to phase it out and why it is so important to preserve it. Hopefulness is expressed by the elders and a dedicated group of educators attempt to keep their language alive.




Sunday March 10, 2019 2:15pm - 3:22pm
Aksarben Cinema - #4 2110 S 67th Street, Omaha, NE

2:30pm

Shorts #13 - Nebraska Short Encore program
Encore screening of Nebraska Shorts programming.
No Q&A following this screening.
No Audience Choice ballots for this screening.

Screening order:

Simply Play Cricket directed by Sai Chillara
Negative Spaces directed by Michaela Wadzinski
Just Me. directed by Darcy Lueking Bahensky
The Displaced directed by Tim Guthrie, John O'Keefe
Thrive directed by Ryan Lloyd
The Greatest Gift directed by Kelsey O'Connell
Lizzy directed by Elijah Watson
Sugar directed by Shawn Gourley, Lauren Abell

Short Films
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Simply Play Cricket

(Drama)USA - 8:30 minutesWriter/Director: Sai ChillaraProducer: Subhalakshmi KailasanathanCast: Birud Sindhav, Andrea Erickson, Vijish Vijayan, Sudheer Lanka, Dinesh Killana“Simply Play Cricket” is a short film about an adult who struggles to step out of his comfort zone to achieve... Read More →
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The Displaced

USA - 25:00 minutes Director: Tim Guthrie, John O'KeefeWriter: Carol ZuegnerProducer: John O'KeefeTrailer location: https://vimeo.com/293534244This film documents the plight of South Sudanese refugees in Northern Uganda and profiles some of the people working to relieve their su... Read More →
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The Greatest Gift

(Documentary)USA - 5:25 minutesWriter/Director/Producer: Kelsey O'ConnellCast: Karen VanDykeThe Greatest Gift is a spotlight on the nonprofit, Educate Uganda and their mission of helping children in Uganda receive an education. Karen VanDyke founded the nonprofit 12 years ago after... Read More →
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Lizzy

(Drama)USA - 11:00 minutesWriter/Director:  Elijah WatsonProducer: Elijah Watson, Benjamin HartzellCast: Melinda Simonsen, Billy St. John, Kelsey CamplinWhile trying to cope with her father's Alzheimers disease, a woman returns to her childhood home and finds an old memory.
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Just Me.

(Drama, Horror)USA - 17:00 minutesWriter/Director: Darcy Lueking BahenskyCast: Lindsey Parodi, Georgiana Bahensky, Calen Calero, Jeremy Kendall, Leah Parodihttp://justmefilm.comhttps://www.facebook.com/JustMeFilmhttps://www.instagram.com/justmefilm/SynopsisA young mother interviews... Read More →
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Negative Spaces

(Drama, Animation)USA - 6:00 minutesWriter/Director: Michaela WadzinskiWhat if your sketchbook drawings came to life? The possibilities of an open page are exciting, but being erasable has its drawbacks.
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Sugar

(Drama, Horror)USA - 5:55 minutesWriter/Director: Shawn Gourley, Lauren AbellProducer: Luke BolinCast: Dillon Wheelock, Erin PilleTrailer: https://www.vimeo.com/301921859When an eccentric man's routine is interrupted, he finds himself in an inconvenient situation... Read More →
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Thrive

(Documentary)USA - 12:01 minutesDirector: Ryan LloydWriter: Catherine MorehouseProducer: Ryan Lloyd, Catherine Morehouse, Ariella Chavez, Brad KoenenA mini-documentary on the Omaha-based THRIVE Leadership Club, a club that works to empower immigrant and refugee students through... Read More →


Sunday March 10, 2019 2:30pm - 4:01pm
Aksarben Cinema - #5 2110 S 67th St, Omaha, NE

4:30pm

Awards Ceremony
Last year over $32,000 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 Documentary 
Best Narrative Feature Film 

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

Sunday March 10, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Aksarben Cinema - #5 2110 S 67th St, Omaha, NE

5:45pm

The Tomorrow Man - Closing Night Film
(Romance)
USA - 94 minutes
NR
Filmmaker in attendance!

Writer/Director: Noble Jones
Cast: John Lithgow, Blythe Danner, Derek Cecil

Ed Hemsler spends his life preparing for a disaster that may never come. Ronnie Meisner spends her life shopping for things she may never use. In a small town somewhere in America, these two people will try to find love while trying not to get lost in each other's stuff.


Sunday March 10, 2019 5:45pm - 7:19pm
Aksarben Cinema - #4 2110 S 67th Street, Omaha, NE

7:30pm

Closing Night Party
Co-presented by the Consulate General of Canada
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Heavy hors d'oeuvres
Free drinks for All Access pass holders provided by Tito's, Brickway, and Soaring Wings
Free entry for All Access pass holders!
$10 entry without a pass.


Sunday March 10, 2019 7:30pm - 11:00pm
Herbe Sainte 1934 S 67th St, Omaha, NE 68106, USA