2019 48hr Film Challenge

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

2018 48hr Film Challenge

Congratulations to ALL of the participating filmmakers for this year’s 48hr Film Challenge. We screened 28 fabulous films and the Q&A session afterward was a blast!

Here’s the list of prize winners for the evening:

For the Student category:
Most Creative Use of Required Line of Dialog
Deserving directed by Rachael Britt
Most Creative Use of Required Prop
Pickles directed by Jaimee Jindra
Best Cinematography
The Remarkable Fella directed by Joey, Connor, Jesse, Jon Paul
2nd Runner Up
The Clone directed by Neo
1st Runner Up
Deserving directed by Rachael Britt Best Film
Best Film
The Remarkable Fella directed by Joey, Connor, Jesse, Jon Paul

In the open category:
Most Creative Use of Required Line of Dialog
As You Wish directed by Marjorie Sturgeon
Most Creative Use of Required Prop
Algorithm directed by Tony Bonacci
Best Cinematography
Vanman & Truckboy: the Great Return directed by Sam Senser
2nd Runner Up
Word of Mouth directed by Aaron Nix & Emma Brand
1st Runner Up
The Projectionist directed by Lauren Abell
Best Film
Craglab directed by Levi Peters


Thanks to all of the filmmakers and their cast and crews and thanks to everyone that came out and enjoyed a wonderful night of film and supporting our local creatives! #OFF48 #AksarbenCinemaRules

Here’s the screening order for the films. The first nine films are student shorts.

Pickles directed by Jaimee Jindra – 4:29 – crime
The Clone directed by Neo – 5:00 – sci-fi
Just Another Saturday directed by Calin Zweerink – 4:59 – drama
Fallen Souls directed by Nathan Blizzard & Kara Schmoeller – 4:56 – sci-fi
The Sombrero from Outer Space! directed by Trenton Hancock – 5:31 – sci-fi
Sarah directed by Gabriel Kuncl – 5:18 – comedy
My Buddy Gale directed by Hayley Johnson – 4:47 – comedy
Deserving directed by Rachael Britt – 4:59 – drama
The Remarkable Fella directed by Joey, Connor, Jesse, Jon Paul – 5:00 – drama
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685 Gretna Ave. directed by Parker Jahn – 4:40 – thriller
Rolodex directed by Kevin Mohr – 4:41 – drama
After They Die directed by AE Stueve – 3:53 – drama
Word of Mouth directed by Aaron Nix & Emma Brand – 4:58 – crime
Introspection directed by Kelly Schultze – 3:06 – drama
Give Me Them Toes directed by Asa Neville – 3:30 – drama
Hard Drive directed by Jesse Snider & Danny Machado – 4:41 – sci-fi
The Projectionist directed by Lauren Abell – 4:56 – thriller
Life is what you Make it directed by Brittany Brown – 5:00 – crime
Rolodex Report directed by Kreg Gilson – 3:05 – sci-fi
The Close Call directed by Venus “Vado” Teguia-Kouam – 4:57 – comedy
Invitation directed by Thomas Gjere – 4:55 – drama
Vanman & Truckboy: the Great Return directed by Sam Senser – 4:30 – drama
NK-536 directed by John Gutowski & Bob Maass – 4:23 – sci-fi
Loose Ends directed by Christie Williams – 4:25 – crime
Algorithm directed by Tony Bonacci – 3:22 – sci-fi
Social Justice Warrior directed by Mason Shumaker – 4:08 – sci-fi
As You Wish directed by Marjorie Sturgeon – 4:53 – comedy
Craglab directed by Levi Peters – 4:25 – sci-fi

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

Line of Dialog: “It doesn’t usually do that”
Prop: Rolodex
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Thriller, Crime, Sci-fi
Film Challenge Entry form

Good luck everyone! Share your behind the scenes pics and stories on social media and hashtag with #OFF48


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, September 14th 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, September 16th 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 Wednesday, September 26th 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 (September 14) 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, September 14th 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, September 14, 2018 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, September 16, 2018 – 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

2017 48hr Film Challenge

Congratulations to ALL of the participating filmmakers for this year’s 48hr Filmmaking Challenge. We screened 28 fabulous films and the Q&A session afterward was a blast!

Here’s the list of prize winners for the evening:

For the Student category:
Most Creative Use of Required Line of Dialog
-The Quadratic Killer
Most Creative Use of Required Prop
-The Quadratic Killer
Best Cinematography
-Shell
2nd Runner Up
-Shell
1st Runner Up
-Out Loud
Best Film
-The Quadratic Killer

In the open category:
Most Creative Use of Required Line of Dialog
-Clarity
Most Creative Use of Required Prop
-The Legend of Wolfe Canyon
Best Cinematography
-One for the Books
2nd Runner Up
-One for the Books
1st Runner Up
-The Legend of Wolfe Canyon
Best Film
-cmd:run_

Thanks to all of the filmmakers and their cast and crews and thanks to everyone that came out and enjoyed a wonderful night of film and supporting our local creatives! #OFF48


Here’s the screening order for the films. The first nine films are student shorts.

The Wrath of Math directed by Erin Mosier – 3:48 – comedy
The Shape directed by Nathan Blizzard – 5:00 – comedy
The Star of Humanity directed by Hailee Camacho – 3:56 – sci-fi
Family Mystery directed by Simon Guthrie – 4:47 – crime
Outbreak directed by Gabby Push & Jaimee Jindra – 4:04 – sci-fi
Serum directed by Gavin Lake – 3:40 – sci-fi
Out Loud directed by Amiya Johnson – 2:13 – drama
Shell directed by Julian Hock-Beaty – 4:33 – crime
The Quadratic Killer directed by Toaster Productions – 5:00 – thriller

73 directed by Marjorie Sturgeon – 4:11 – comedy
All Who Wander directed by Emma Hoffman – 4:48 – drama
Bruce Unboxed directed by Tony Bonacci – 5:00 – comedy
Yard Work directed by Athena Neville – 4:06 – comedy
Clarity directed by Mike Lucas – 2:37 – thriller
Copilot directed by Myrddin McHugh – 4:56 – drama
Cosmic Justice directed by Mason Shumaker – 3:46 – sci-fi
Happy Birthday directed by Amanda Christi & Andrew Swenson – 4:25 – crime
We’ll Be Right Back directed by John Gutowski – 3:28 – comedy
Kill the Lights directed by Zach Bock – 2:17 – thriller
One for the Books directed by Savannah Rodgers – 3:23 – crime
One Last Code directed by Jordan Rivera – 5:00 – drama
cmd:run_ directed by Levi Peters – 3:20 – sci-fi
Package Deal directed by Brigitte Timmerman & Tim Barr – 4:50 – sci-fi
Ration directed by Christopher “Panda” Marshall – 4:55 – thriller
The Escape directed by Jerred Zegelis – 4:59 – thriller
The Island Counter directed by Ian Snyder – 5:00 – comedy
Voicemail directed by James Zueben – 4:39 – crime
The Legend of Wolfe Canyon directed by Sam Senser – 3:30 – thriller

Screening will be held at
Marcus Village Pointe Cinema
304 North 174th Street
starting at 6:30pm in theatre #16
Followed by a filmmaker Q&A and Awards

Genres: Drama, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Crime
Line of Dialog: “it’s never been more clear”
Prop: Calculator


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, September 15th at 6:00pm at the Image Arts Building on 2626 Harney Street. Genres will be drawn at 7:00pm!

Not a filmmaker? That’s okay! The challenge is open to all levels and we want to see what you can do! Need to work on your writing and filmmaking skills before the challenge? Check out our Cinematography, Audio, and Screenwriting Workshops. All are welcome! Each workshop is designed so that any first-timer will get a lot out of it, but if you’re a seasoned filmmaker you’ll learn valuable insights as well.

Cinematography Workshop Facebook Event Page – August 27
Audio Workshop Facebook Event Page – September 10
Screenwriting Workshop Facebook Event Page – September 10

Films will be due back to festival staff at the same address on Sunday, September 17th 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 3:00pm and 7:00pm to receive the films.

All films will be screened at the Village Pointe Cinema on Wednesday, September 27th and prizes will be awarded. Check our site for times.

Filmmakers can register for the 48 Hour Film Challenge here.

Pre-registration is $20 per team.
High School student pre-registration is $15 per team (student ID required at check-in).
Registration the day of the Challenge launch (September 15) is $25 per team.

So 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, September 15th 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!

Over $2000 in prizes will be awarded to winning filmmakers in both the student and open categories.

Prize 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
Please direct questions about the 48 Hour Film Challenge to off48hr@gmail.com.

For more info visit our Facebook Event page:
48hr Film Challenge Facebook Event Page

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, September 15, 2017 at the Image Arts Building – 2626 Harney Street – Omaha NE 68131.
– 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.
– Acceptable format for submission is H.264 digital file.
– Submissions must be received by 7:00pm on Sunday, September 17, 2017 – Festival staff will be available at the office between 3:00pm 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

2016 48hr Film Challenge

Following is the screening order of the 2016 Omaha Film Festival 48hr Film Challenge Films

Screening is Wednesday, September 21st at 6:30
at the Village Pointe Cinema

Admission is just $5 at the door!

The Shift – 4:57 minutes – Comedy
Team Gut
Director: John Gutowski
Producer: John Gutowski
Screenwriters: John Gutowski, Tierre Cabbell, Ernest Bless, David Terrell Green
Cast: John Gutowski, Tierre Cabbell, Ernest Bless, Terrell Green, Noelle Pee, Jon Daniel Roberson
Additional Crew: Justino de Medeiros

Synopsis: A new employee gets stuck working the desk waiting for another employee to relieve him. He deals with patrons who come into the shop and remains completely oblivious to the business’s true dealing. Will Ben even show?

Chocolate Spades – 4:51 minutes – Drama
Team First Bite
Director: Asa Neville
Producer: Athena Neville
Screenwriter: Bethany DeCarolis
Cast: Asa Neville, Athena Neville, Bethany DeCarolis
Additional Crew: Dad

Synopsis: Rivals in the underground candy market join forces, to disastrous results.

Ben’s Last Day – 4:57 minutes – Comedy
Student Category
Team Trigger Warning
Director: Gabrielle Push
Producer: Natalie Runyon
Screenwriter: Imani Lamar
Cast: Jaimee Jindra, Cameron Synder, Imani Lamar, Gabrielle Push
Additional Crew: Jaimee Jindra, Cameron Sunder, Imani Lamar

Synopsis: The Super Duper Secret Services (SDSS) president, Sergeant London Harper, has decided to retire. Agent Benjamin Bently is called in after Sergeant Harper has picked her preceding leader. Agent Bently finds the wrong man and it doesn’t end well for him.

On Accident – 4:56 minutes – Comedy
Team Pirate Ninja Alliance
Director: Robert Wilkie
Producers: Robert Wilkie, Alberto Lazo-Halme, Jen DeRouchey
Cast: Robert Wilkie, Alberto Lazo-Halme, Jen DeRouchey, Angel Olsen

Synopsis: Three friends sign up for the local 48 hour film contest and nothing goes as planned.

Five Minutes Ago – 4:59 minutes – Drama
Team S.G. a B. Productions
Directors: Alex Lenosky, Mark Tourek
Producer Alex Lenosky, Mark Tourek
Screenwriters: Alex Lenosky, Mark Tourek, Isaac Reilly
Cast: Mark Tourek, Chris Koch, Molly Mullen, Merlin Olson, Jack Slater
Additional Crew: Tori Lenosky, George Hatcher, Annie Klein, Maura Tourek, Trace Vardsveen

Synopsis: Four friends meet up for drinks before a midnight movie. When the host’s brother shows up, he is forced to make a difficult decision.

White Girl – 5:00 minutes – Romance
NO TEAM NAME
Director: Kenny McKee, Julian Jackson
Producers: Kenny McKee, Tim Vogel, Julian Jackson, Lucas Moranda, Tyler Johnson
Screenwriters: Kenny McKee, Tim Vogel, Julian Jackson, Lucas Moranda, Tyler Johnson
Cast: Lucas Moranda, Whitney Grace, Julian Jackson, Brian Fimbres

Synopsis: A man struggling with his relationship must face his demons. But not everything is what it seems.

Obsession – 5:00 minutes – Romance
Student Category
Team Type II
Director: Mitch Fey
Producers: Jacob Curley, Connor Paintin, Joey Winton
Screenwriters: Mitch Fey, Jacob Curley, Connor Paintin, Joey Winton
Cast: Joey Winton, Jacob Curley, Connor Paintin, Mitch Fey
Music: Connor Paintin

Synopsis: A man’s struggle with feelings for an unconventional love interest, spiraling into a final confrontation.

Something in the Water – 4:58 minutes – Horror/Thriller
Team Jack and Company
Director: Jack Forey
Producer: Jacob Phillip Anderson
Screenwriter: Jack Forey
Cast: Annette Wolfe, Paul Pflug, Jack Forey, Jacob Phillip Anderson
Sound Engineer: Trent Pflug
Director of Photography: Jacob Phillip Anderson

Synopsis: A paranoid young man, trying to cope with his brother’s death, soon learns the source of his sickness.

Buscemi – 3:38 minutes – Comedy
Team Gaggle
Director: Mason Shumaker
Producers: Karlee Currin, Mason Shumaker
Screenwriters: Mason Shumaker
Cast: Jon Flower, Tessie Flower, Trae Graham, Karlee Currin, Kayle Moore

Synopsis: A P.I. is on the case after Steve Buscemi is reported missing.

Unfortunately Fortunate – 3:18 minutes – Comedy
Team B and D Productions
Directors: Kari Spangler, Kayleen Serfass
Screenwriters: Kayleen Serfass, Kari Spangler
Cast: Trisha Serfass, Collin Dunn, Fred the Dog, Kayleen Serfass
Additional Crew: Reggie Dawson, Crista Campbell, Emily VanRoekel, Kyle Everette, Yakor Evan

Synopsis: A woman rehashes the experiences of a unique date and with her best friend and discovers it might be true love after all.

Tiny House Terror – 5:00 minutes – Horror/Thriller
Team the Farm Fresh Eggs
Director: Tony Bonacci
Producer: Tony Bonacci
Screenwriters: The Full Team
Cast: Micah Renner, Jacqueline McLane, Linda Hughes, Michael Hulstein, Darrick Silkman
Additional Crew: Whitney Van Arsdall, Gabriel Burkman, Chad Wegener

Synopsis: A young hipster couple rent a tiny house for the night. When they are greeted by an awkward family they get a sense that something might be askew.

Buried In the Hum Of The Universe – 3:54 minutes – Horror/Thriller
Team Gladanimal
Director: Mike Comstock
Screenwriter: Mike Comstock
Cast: Katie Otten, Phinias Comstock
Additional Crew: Terry Thompson, Dax Sukstorf

Synopsis: A young woman must come to terms with her past.

Wizard Quest – The Questing – 4:58 minutes – Drama
Student Category
Team Those Dorks in the Woods
Director: Emma Korengel
Producer: Emma Korengel
Screenwriter: Emma Korengal
Cast: Kathryn Monochie, Joy Weidenhamer, Bailey Kussman, Sophie House
Additional Crew: Ana Swoboda

Synopsis: Wizards, since olden times, have taken many forms and always kept nature and harmony in balance, including The Wizard of Darkness, a soul fated to bring misery to the Earth. But when The Wizard of Darkness creates global warming, a threat impossible to rebalance, it’s up to the remaining wizards to talk some sense into her.

Acorn of Peace – 5:00 minutes – Drama
Team Fresh 2 Death
Director: Magie McCombs
Producer: Paul B. Allen IV
Screenwriters: Cody Jones, Magie McCombs, Lyn Sanchez
Additional Crew: Dalamar Mctizic, Nate Romsses

Synopsis: Mother has dispute with daughter over her grades and has a change of heart.

You and Me and Buscemi – 3:09 minutes – Romance
Team Buscemi
Director: Zach Bock
Producer: Jesse Merrimen
Screenwriters: Patrick White, Zach Bock, Jesse Merriman, Natasia Otto-Berglund
Cast: Patrick White, Natasia Otto-Berglund

Synopsis: They say that love always finds a way. But what happens when you throw Steve Buscemi into the mix? Will one man’s obsession drive apart true love or will Buscemi be the glue that holds them together? Watch romance bloom as two movie lovers learn to love each other.

Strange Obsessions – 4:20 minutes – Drama
Team ROROFLIX
Director: Levi Peters
Producer: ROROFLIX Production Studio
Screenwriters: Ronnie Romero, Levi Peters, Drake Tucker
Cast: Levi Peters, Amanda Christi, Andrew Nordin, Drake Tucker
Director of Photography: Ronnie Romero
Boom Operator: Brett Mayo
Post Production: Ronnie Romero, Levi Peters, Drake Tucker

Synopsis: A man walks blissfully through life enjoying the constant company of a black and white portrait, much to the displeasure of his potential love interest and society at large. When some friends decide to take matters into their own hands and have the picture stolen, his life begins to unravel around him. Struggling to find any joy in the world after losing what he thinks is the most important thing in it, he stumbles into the startling realization that he might not be the only one who covets the portrait.

The Photographer – 4:26 minutes – Horror/Thriller
Student Category
Team OPS Career Center
Director: Julian Hock-Beaty
Producer: Julian Hock-Beaty, Naomi Turner
Screenwriter: Julian Hock-Beaty, Shakira Hudson
Cast: Naomi Turner, Romyn Peterson, Julian Hock-Beaty, Virgen Palma, Diamond Graham, Ryan Hunter

Synopsis: Young woman is stalked by an unknown man.

Rekindled – 4:57 minutes – Romance
Team Rad Rocket Productions
Director: Robert R. Herbaugh
Producer: Robert R. Herbaugh
Screenwriter: Robert R. Herbaugh
Cast: Colby Trull, Andrea Rolland, Aaron Bailey

Synopsis: After Natalie leaves, Ryan is shattered by the death of his friend Ben. Could this single event be enough to restore the love he once knew?

Stuck – 4:05 minutes – Horror/Thriller
Team A Slow Jack Bauer
Director: Daniel Grzeskowiak
Screenwriter: Steve McNamee
Cast: Tim Barr, Cher Bloomingdale, Jordan Smith
Additional Crew: Amber Greser Jade Allen

Synopsis: Stuck in a cramped room, out of food and water, tension rises as three survivors argue about their next move.

Impulse – 2:15 minutes – Horror/Thriller
Team Walter Ego
Director: Dana Altman
Producer: Jordan Fountain, Joe Dempsey, Barry Joyce
Screenwriters: Dana Altman, Walter Ego, Barry Joyce
Cast: Barry Joyce, Ben Drickey
Additional Crew: Derek Altman

Synopsis: Ben. Ben knows how to get it done. Impulses of a lake dweller.
Drawers – 4:22 minutes – Comedy
Team 939 Productions
Directors: Thomas Gjere, John J. O’Connell V
Producers: Thomas Gjere, John J. O’Connell V
Screenwriter: Thomas Gjere
Cast: Regina Palmer, Matthew Hegstrom
Sound Design and Music: Dustin Wood
Title Design: Brendan Gepson

Synopsis: College – studying is necessary; clothing is (apparently) optional.