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Friday, March 11 • 8:00am - 9:00am
OFF Academy - Day Two

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The OFF Academy is a two-day educational outreach intended for high school students to learn the process of filmmaking from industry professionals.

Pre-registered students will receive an OFF Academy badge which will grant them access to all of the OFF Academy panels.

Participant Check-in / Breakfast from 8:00am - 9:00am

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:
Omaha Steaks
Ike & Roz Friedman Foundation
Linder Family Foundation
Holland 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

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Jeremy Decker

Festival Director, Omaha Film Festival
I think "Bring It On" is the best movie of all time!
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Jason Levering

Omaha Film Festival Executive Director
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OFF Academy Coordinator, Omaha Film Festival

Friday March 11, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am CST
Funny Bone Comedy Club 17305 Davenport Street #201

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