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In a Nutshell

Ninth-annual film festival screens full-length narratives, live-action and animated shorts, Nebraskan films, and horror movies

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The Deal

  • $29 for one All Films pass at the Omaha Film Festival (up to $60 value)
  • When: Wednesday, March 5–Sunday, March 9
  • Where: Village Pointe Cinema
  • Section: general admission
  • Ticket values include all fees.
  • Click here to to view the festival schedule


In the Narrative Feature Film category, check out:

Obvious Child (Opening Night film on Wednesday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m.)
Actress/comedian Jenny Slate stars as a Brooklyn standup who gets jilted, fired from her job, and discovers she's pregnant—just in time for Valentine's Day. This twist on the traditional romantic comedy also features Gaby Hoffman, David Cross, and Polly Draper.

Fading Gigolo (Closing Night film on Sunday, March 9, at 5 p.m.)
John Turturro wrote, directed, and stars in this comedy about an average joe who becomes a male escort. Woody Allen takes on the role of his, ahem, "manager."

In the Documentary category, check out:

Little Hope Was Arson (Saturday, March 8, at 2:50 p.m.)
This documentary details the riveting true story of an East Texas community terrorized by a string of church burnings, which leveled 10 buildings in five weeks. The film delves into the mystery and moral conflicts behind the events, and its effect upon the the culture and faith of the community.

In the OFF The EDGE category for dark, experimental, or horror films, check out:

Favor (Friday, March 7, at 8:30 p.m.)
A man finds his luck turning sour when his mistress is accidentally killed in a motel room. He enlists his lifelong friend to help dispose of the body, but their relationship—and more lives—may be the casualties of the request.

In the Short Films category, check out:

Short Film Block #4: Nebraska Dramas (Friday, March 7, at 8:30 p.m.)
The selection of homegrown shorts includes For Worse, the tale of a honeymoon night marked by a fatal accident, and Hedron, about a man who discovers a magical object in his grandfather's barn that might drive him insane.

Short Film Block #2: International (Thursday, March 6, at 6 p.m.)
International short films include Drone Strike, a UK film about a day in the life of a drone pilot, and Hvalfjörður (Whale Valley), an Icelandic short in which brothers bond in a remote fjord.

Omaha Film Festival

Since 2005, the Omaha Film Festival, or OFF, has been exposing Omaha movie lovers to little-seen narrative features, documentaries, and short films from Nebraska and around the world. Each year, the festival screens more than 100 films, with many screenings attended by the filmmakers themselves and followed by informative Q&A sessions. Additional panels, lectures, and workshops at the concurrent Filmmakers Conference have featured such accomplished speakers as Oscar-winning Avatar cinematographer Mauro Fiore, Miss Congeniality director Donald Petrie, and Lethal Weapon screenwriter Shane Black. Opening- and closing-night parties draw cinephiles and filmmakers alike to local hotspots for a chance to discuss cinematography or meet the only other person in the world campaigning for a Citizen Kane sequel.

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