In its eleventh year, the Omaha Film Festival looks to significantly increase its educational reach with the announcement of the First Annual OFF Academy. With over 100 students registered from a dozen high schools, sessions will take place on Thursday and Friday, March 10 & 11 at the Funny Bone Comedy Club, directly across the street from the Village Pointe Theatre.
The three main pillars that the Academy is built on are ENTERTAINMENT | EDUCATION | INSPIRATION.
With industry professionals from across the country the two-day sessions will give students an inside look at screenwriting, acting, cinematography, film lighting, animation, editing, directing, and producing and will include hands-on interactive workshops targeting students in the disciplines they’re most interested in.
In addition to the Academy, the students are all invited to participate in everything the Omaha Film Festival has to offer which includes the Writer’s Theatre, the Filmmakers Conference, and the over 100 films that will screen at the Village Pointe Theatre from March 8-13.
The OFF Academy is made possible in part by grants provided by:
Ike & Roz Friedman Foundation
Linder Family Foundation
Hosted by the Omaha Funny Bone Comedy Club
Participating schools as of this writing:
Bellevue West High School
Benson High School
Burke High School
Creighton Prep High School
Elkhorn High School
Elkhorn South High School
Jefferson County North High School - Kansas
Leavenworth High School - Kansas
Marian High School
Millard West High School
Omaha South High School
Westside High School