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Omaha Film Festival
48hr Film Challenge

Registration Form

Ladies and Gentlemen, start your cameras! The Omaha Film Festival is hosting a 48 Hour Film Challenge to spark creativity and collaboration among local creatives. Participants will be given 48 hours to write, shoot, edit, and deliver a film under 5 minutes in length.

The 48 Hour Challenge will commence on Friday, September 15th at 6:00pm at the Image Arts Building on 2626 Harney Street.
Genres will be drawn at 7:00pm!

Films will be due back to festival staff at the same address on Sunday, September 17th by 7:00pm. Final delivery will be an H.264 file and we'l
l be ready with computers to capture the files if you bring them in on a flash drive or a disc. Festival staff will be available between 3:00pm and 7:00pm to receive the films.

Over $2000 in prizes will be awarded at the screening for best film, best use of prop, and best use of line of dialog.

Pre-registration is $20 per team.
High School student pre-registration is $15 per team (student ID required at check-in).
Registration the day of the Challenge launch (September 15) is $25 per team.
Entry fees will be collected at the time of the challenge launch

Please submit your completed form by September 14, 2017

Entrant Info


- A member of your team must be present at the Challenge Launch to receive your challenge packet.

- Entry Fees can be paid by check to "Omaha Film Festival" or by cash or credit card at the time of the launch.

- Each entry must be a separate submission – you must include registration form and payment for each submission.

- Challenge Launch will commence at 6:00pm on Friday, September 15, 2017 at the Image Arts Building - 2626 Harney Street - Omaha NE 68131.

- You must complete all of the mandatory challenges (genre, line of dialog, prop).

- All submissions must be delivered via drive or data disc along with the FILM INFORMATION FORM.

- Acceptable format for submission is an H.264 digital file. Password protected (downloadable) Vimeo files are also acceptable.

- Submissions must be received by 7:00pm on Sunday, September 17, 2017 - Festival staff will be available at the office between 3:00pm and 7:00pm on Sunday to receive submissions.

- All films that are not in English must have English language subtitles.

- Only submissions with completed REGISTRATION FORM, FILM INFORMATION FORM, and paid entry fees will be accepted.

- Films must be no longer than 5 minutes in length (including credits).

- To be eligible, the film cannot have a public screening locally prior to the Film Challenge Screening date. We ask that your film not be viewable in its entirety online on sites like YouTube, Vimeo, or Facebook before the Film Challenge Screening. Trailers or clips from the film are acceptable.

- Releases for locations, music, and talent must be obtained by the submitting filmmaker. The Omaha Film Festival is not liable for copyright infringement or unauthorized use.

- The Omaha Film Festival does not assume any liability for damage to films, videos, or publicity materials.

Challenge Launch and Delivery Address: 2626 Harney Street - Omaha, NE 68131