Results from the 2013 OFF


Best Nebraska Screenplay – “The Important Man” by Colleen Schukei & Heather Petersen
Best Feature Screenplay – “The Badminton Warrior” by Tom Radovich
Best Short Screenplay – “The Boy” by Eric Hunsley


Jury Prizes:

Best Animated Short Film – “Fear of Flying” directed by Conor Finnegan
Animated Short Film Honorable Mention – “Head Over Heels” directed by Timothy Reckart

Best Nebraska Short Film – “Lucid” directed by Josh Land
Nebraska Short Film Honorable Mention – “Haiti: Real Change” directed by David M. Weiss

Best Short Film – “The Distance Between” directed by Emily Ting
Short Film Honorable Mention – “Picture. Perfect.” directed by Winston Titus Tao

Best OFF the Edge Film – “Sparks” directed by Christopher Folino and Todd Burrows
OFF the Edge Honorable Mention – “Year of the Living Dead” directed by Rob Kuhns

Best Documentary – “La Source” directed by Patrick Shen
Documentary Honorable Mention – “Heartland: A Portrait of Survival” directed by Erica Tremblay

Best Feature Film – “One Small Hitch” directed by John Burgess
Feature Film Honorable Mention – “As High as the Sky” directed by Nikki Braendlin

Death Grip Electric Award for Killer Cinematography presented to a Nebraska Short: “Ghost Light” – cinematographer Robert Jensen

Audience Choice Awards:

Audience Choice Short Film – “Boo!” directed by Rupert Reid
Audience Choice Documentary – “Honor Flight” directed by Dan Hayes
Audience Choice Feature Film – “The Story of Luke” directed by Alonso Mayo

Omaha World Herald | Omaha Film Festival Set for Five Days of Events

Bob Fischbach of the Omaha World Herald previews this year’s film festival:

The five-day festival will screen 91 films, including 16 narrative features, seven documentaries, four special screenings and 64 short films divided into seven sessions. All will be shown at Regal Cinema (formerly Great Escape), 7440 Crown Point Ave. Nightly parties at venues around the city will give film fans and filmmakers a chance to mingle and connect.

Shorts by Nebraska filmmakers, among the festival’s most popular offerings, number 19 this year and will be shown in three blocks, March 7 and 8 at 8:45 p.m. and March 9 at 8 p.m.

You can read the rest here.

Necronomicast | Interview with Rob Kuhns, director of “Year of the Living Dead”

This podcast features an interview of Rob Kuhns, director of Year of the Living Dead.

In this episode Marc Longbrake, Program Director for the Omaha Film Festival joins Wayne in the studio and they interview Rob Kuhns, Director of the documentary Year of the Living Dead. They chat with Rob and discover how he documented the footage for his movie about the making and social impact of Night of the Living Dead. It will be shown at the Omaha Film Festival as part of their “Off The Edge” series.

You can listen to it here.

NPR | La Source

Patrick Shen and Brandon Vedder’s film, La Source, is about a Princeton custodian, originally from Haiti, who seeks to bring clean water to his village back home. It’s one of the documentaries that’ll play at the Omaha Film Festival. Omaha Public Radio’s Cheril Lee has the details…

Listen to the story here.

Daily Nebraskan | UNL alumni’s ‘One Way’ garners private screening at Omaha Film Festival

A UNL alum’s film gets a private screening at the Omaha Film Festival:

“One Way,” just accepted for a private screening at the Omaha Film Festival, follows Stephen, played by Jeffery, as he tries to find out exactly what he wants in life. Jeffery and his crew of mostly University of Nebraska-Lincoln alumni and students shot the movie last summer in just 13 days. Jeffery moved to Los Angeles for the movie’s post-production, which wrapped up early this year.

Jeffery said he connects deeply with the script he wrote.

“Stephen’s arc is pretty relatable to everybody,” Jeffery said, “… feeling trapped or feeling like you could be more if you lived somewhere else. Getting out of the town you grew up in.”

Read the rest of this article here.