The Reader | “Omaha Film Festival adds spotlight on Nebraska films”

Great write-up by Leo Biga about our upcoming Nebraska Spotlight films in the Reader!

It used to be conversations about local filmmakers doing relevant work here began and ended with Alexander Payne and Nik Fackler. That’s changing now and the March 8-13 Omaha Film Festival (OFF) is evidence of it.

The 11-year-old fest, back for the third year at Marcus Village Pointe Cinema, is programming more selections with local ties courtesy its new Nebraska Spotlight lineup of feature-length narrative and documentary films. This acknowledgement that a Nebraska New Wave in cinema is upon us follows breakout work by homegrown filmmakers Dan Susman, James Duff, Patty Dillon, Charles Hood, Jim Fields, Dan Mirvish, Dana Altman, Yolonda Ross, Patrick Coyle, Charles Fairbanks, Jason Fischer and others. Spotlight now provides a dedicated platform for feature filmmakers and their films who have some link to this place.

Omaha World Herald | “Consider these shows during this year’s Omaha Film Festival”

Nice article in the GO section of the Omaha World Herald today!

The 11th annual Omaha Film Festival, which starts Tuesday, will play more than 100 films this week, a mix of documentary and narrative, shorts and features. That’s the biggest lineup the fest has had yet, said director Jeremy Decker. Festival judges culled from more than 800 entries.

We wanted to highlight a few of these films and programs ahead of the fest. This is of course not a comprehensive list. To see the full schedule of films, conferences and afterparties, go to