Film Streams, Omaha’s nonprofit dedicated to film as art, is now accepting submissions for our tenth 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 26, 2019. 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 40 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.
Submissions will be reviewed by an independent jury composed of mentees, artist mentors, and staff from Joslyn Art Museum’s Kent Bellows Mentoring Program. Filmmakers whose work is selected for the showcase (as well as their collaborators, families, and friends) will be invited to an opening night celebration and screening.
Questions about submitting work may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.