Congratulations to ALL 29 teams for making amazing films and thank you to everyone that came out tonight to cheer them on!

Student Best use of Line of Dialogue
Honorable Mention – Breadwinner directed by Say Wah
Runner-up – Paranoid directed by Calin Zweerink
Winner – The Dissksksk directed by Anthony Waudah, Jay Kunrath

Student Best use of Prop
Honorable Mention – Breadwinner directed by Say Wah
Runner-up – The Dissksksk directed by Anthony Waudah, Jay Kunrath
Winner – A Boom in the Modeling Industry directed by Liam Wiig

Student Best Cinematography
Honorable Mention – Vanished directed by Brenna Jean-Paul
Runner-up – Paranoid directed by Calin Zweerink
Winner – Breadwinner directed by Say Wah

Best Student Film
Honorable Mention – Vanished directed by Brenna Jean-Paul
Runner-up – Paranoid directed by Calin Zweerink
Winner – Breadwinner directed by Say Wah

Best use of Line of Dialogue
Honorable Mention – Feel Pretty directed by Dale Brooks, Matt Brooks
Honorable Mention – Meet the Bakers directed by Joey Sears
Runner-up – Door to Door directed by Asa Neville
Winner – Upside Clown directed by Darren Clausen

Best use of Prop
Honorable Mention – Upside Clown directed by Darren Clausen
Runner-up – Memoirs of a Backpack directed by Ben Semisch
Winner – Wing Man directed by Mike Ehrhart

Best Cinematography
Honorable Mention – Feel Pretty directed by Dale Brooks, Matt Brooks
Runner-up – Beauty Bandits directed by Alexander Hamilton
Winner – Counterpart directed by Shawn Gourley, Lauren Abell

Best Film
Honorable Mention – Beauty Bandits directed by Alexander Hamilton
Runner-up – Wing Man directed by Mike Ehrhart
Winner – Upside Clown directed by Darren Clausen


Screening order for the 48hr Film Challenge:

Paranoid directed by Calin Zweerink – 4:42 – thriller
A Boom in the Modeling Industry directed by Liam Wiig – 3:03 – crime
Black Box directed by Cameron Gayer, Brody Fetters – 3:56 – drama
The Dissksksk directed by Anthony Waudah, Jay Kunrath – 4:29 – comedy
Vanished directed by Brenna Jean-Paul – 2:18 – crime
Breadwinner directed by Say Wah – 3:30 – crime
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First Day directed by Tom Sarni – 4:46 – comedy
Keep the Change directed by Drew Roberts, Ryan Hollst – 4:54 – thriller
Turtle Man directed by Nathan Blizzard, Christian Cariglio – 5:00 – comedy
Extra Baggage directed by Dora Chau – 5:00 – comedy
Slather directed by Shomari Huggins – 4:48 – thriller
Door to Door directed by Asa Neville – 3:39 – comedy
35 Ounces 15 Grams directed by Jack O’Connell – 2:28 – thriller
#SPPFB directed by Roland Massow – 4:59 – comedy
First Time directed by Franciso Salazar – 4:59 – comedy
Hi. I’m Kassi. directed by Aaron Nix – 5:00 – crime
Collector directed by John Gutowski – 3:56 – thriller
The Eviction Notice directed by Cael Hospodka, Sammi Mazzau, Matias Mayor – 2:42 – thriller
Counterpart directed by Shawn Gourley, Lauren Abell – 4:19 – drama
Memoirs of a Backpack directed by Ben Semisch – 3:53 – drama
Upside Clown directed by Darren Clausen – 4:55 – comedy
Meet the Bakers directed by Joey Sears – 4:03 – drama
Cheap Shots directed by Kevin Mohr – 4:54 – crime
Perspective directed by Lend Slay Frison III – 3:17 – drama
Keep Quiet directed by Connor Paintin, Jesse White – 4:45 – crime
Emma directed by Wade Lux – 4:17 – crime
Feel Pretty directed by Dale Brooks, Matt Brooks – 3:44 – drama
Beauty Bandits directed by Alexander Hamilton – 4:53 – crime
Wing Man directed by Mike Ehrhart – 5:00 – comedy

Screening will be held at
Aksarben Cinema
2110 South 67th Street
Thursday, October 17th
starting at 6:30pm in theatre #4
Followed by a filmmaker Q&A and Awards


Required prop: Backpack
Required line of dialogue: “Small price to pay for beauty
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Thriller, Crime

Good luck everyone!


Ladies and Gentlemen, start your cameras! The Omaha Film Festival is hosting a 48 Hour Film Challenge to spark creativity and collaboration among local creatives. Participants will be given 48 hours to write, shoot, edit, and deliver a film under 5 minutes in length.

The 48 Hour Challenge will commence on Friday, October 4th at 6:00pm at the Image Arts Building on 2626 Harney Street. Genres will be drawn at 7:00pm!

Films will be due back to festival staff at the same address on Sunday, October 6th by 7:00pm. Final delivery will be an H.264 file and we’ll be ready with computers to capture the files if you bring them in on a flash drive or a disc. Festival staff will be available between 4:00pm and 7:00pm to receive the films. A password protected (downloadable) Vimeo file is also acceptable if emailed and verified before the 7:00pm deadline.

All films will be screened on Thursday, October 17th at the Aksarben Cinema starting at 6:30pm followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and we’ll award all of the prizes!

Filmmaker registration form.

Pre-registration is $25 per team.
High School student pre-registration is $20 per team (student ID required at check-in).
Registration the day of the Challenge launch (October 4) is $30 per team.

Here’s how it works:


Start putting your team together now! Actors, writers, filmmakers … get ready! Send at least one representative to the event on Friday, October 4th where the rules will be announced and your film packets will be distributed. Within that packet of info you will be given three required challenges:

1. You will be given a genre.
2. You will be given a line of dialog that must be in the film.
3. You will be given a prop requirement that must be used in the film.

There’s no age limit on the filmmakers!
Don’t have a team? Come out to the launch and find a group to join!

Prizes will be awarded to winning filmmakers in both the student and open categories!

Prizes awarded for:

  • Best Film
  • 1st Runner Up
  • 2nd Runner Up
  • Best Cinematography
  • Most Creative Use of Required Prop
  • Most Creative Use of Required Line of Dialog

Prize winners will be announced at the screening.

THE RULES

– A member of your team must be present at the Challenge Launch to receive your challenge packet.
– Entry Fees can be paid by check to “Omaha Film Festival” or by cash or credit card at the time of the launch.
– Each entry must be a separate submission – you must include registration form and payment for each submission.
– Challenge Launch will commence at 6:00pm on Friday, October 4, 2019 at the Image Arts Building – 2626 Harney Street – Omaha NE 68131. Genres will be drawn at 7:00pm.
– You must complete all of the mandatory challenges (genre, line of dialog, prop).
– All submissions must be delivered via drive or data disc along with the FILM INFORMATION FORM. A password protected (downloadable) Vimeo link is also acceptable.
– Acceptable format for submission is H.264 digital file.
– Submissions must be received by 7:00pm on Sunday, October 6, 2019 – Festival staff will be available at the office between 4:00pm and 7:00pm on Sunday to receive submissions.
– All films that are not in English must have English language subtitles.
– Only submissions with completed REGISTRATION FORM, FILM INFORMATION FORM, and paid entry fees will be accepted.
– Films must be no longer than 5 minutes in length (including credits).
– To be eligible, the film cannot have a public screening locally prior to the Film Challenge Screening date. We ask that your film not be viewable in its entirety online on sites like YouTube, Vimeo, or Facebook before the Film Challenge Screening. Trailers or clips from the film are acceptable.
– Releases for locations, music, and talent must be obtained by the submitting filmmaker. The Omaha Film Festival is not liable for copyright infringement or unauthorized use.
– The Omaha Film Festival does not assume any liability for damage to films, videos, or publicity materials.

Challenge Launch and Delivery Address: 2626 Harney Street – Omaha, NE 68131

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