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Ped Mall -Scene 1 Mon, Oct 19, 2015 6:00 PM


Speical Presentation - Filmmakers and curator in person!

FilmScene is pleased to host Film Stream's (a sister art house cinema/film org of ours based in Omaha) sixth annual Local Filmmakers Showcase--a curated program featuring the work of area filmmakers. Film Streams invited artists and staff members of Saddle Creek Records to shift through over 50 submissions from Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota. Jury members Sarah Bohling (Icky Blossoms); solo recording artist Orenda Fink (Azure Ray, O+S); Teal Gardner (of the late UUVVWWZ); and Saddle Creek staffers Nayef Aljuraid, CJ Olson, Jeff Tafolla, and Jadon Ulrich decided on a program of 12 short films.

At times hilarious, wondrous, heart wrenching, and suspenseful, this year's showcase consists of four music videos, a screendance film, three experimental nonfiction films, three straightforward documentaries, and a sci-fi short.

Filmmakers with work in the showcase include returning artists Nik Fackler and Derek Pressnall (Omaha, Neb.), Aaron Gum (Omaha, Neb.), Jesse Kreitzer (Iowa City, Iowa), Harrison Martin (Omaha, Neb.), Timothy David Orme (Iowa City, Iowa), and Yates (Iowa City, Iowa). First-time selectees include Austin Blankenau, Megan Fleming, and Dylan Adams (Lincoln, Neb.); Tommy Haines and Andrew Sherburne (Iowa City, Iowa); Krissy Hamm (Omaha, Neb.); Chris Machian and Jordan Pascale (Omaha, Neb.); and Elizabeth Stehling and Steve Snell (Nebraska City, Neb.).

For full details and filmmaker bios, see the film links at