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Call for Entries and Jury Announcement: 2020 Local Filmmakers Showcase

Film Streams, Omaha’s nonprofit dedicated to film as art, is now accepting submissions for our eleventh annual Local Filmmakers Showcase—a curated program featuring work by area artists to premiere in November.

Thanks to the generous support of Mutual of Omaha, filmmakers whose work is selected will receive an honorarium and a percentage of the box office for the showcase.

For a project to be eligible, at least one of its filmmakers must be a resident of Nebraska or Iowa. Students attending college in the showcase region are welcome to submit. Films must be completed at the time of submission and received no later than Friday, July 31, 2020. A maximum of three submissions are allowed per filmmaker. It is the applicant’s responsibility to gain permissions for any borrowed intellectual property, like music, prior to submission. We encourage filmmakers to submit pieces no longer than 30 minutes in length. Movies that have screened publicly for a paying audience (outside of festivals) will not be considered for this program.

Space in the showcase will be reserved for a deserving entry by filmmakers who are in primary or secondary school. Area elementary, middle, and high school students and classes are invited to submit projects for the Student Spotlight.

We are also thrilled to announce the independent jury for our 2020 Local Filmmakers Showcase: our friends at BFF! The team is comprised of local artists, business owners and operators, neighborhood staff, and community members! BFF is dedicated to supporting the region’s emerging and established artists by creating opportunity, exposure and experiences that help them move forward while enriching the cultural competency of the greater Omaha area. This dedication to art and community make the BFF team a natural choice to determine the Local Filmmakers Showcase program.

The 2020 Local Filmmakers Showcase will take place in November. Filmmakers whose work is selected for the showcase (as well as their collaborators, families, and friends) will be celebrated during an opening night premiere and post-party.

Questions about submitting work may be directed to

Film Streams’ 2020 Local Filmmakers Showcase is generously sponsored by Mutual of Omaha

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