Omaha Film Festival Academy Volunteers


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Thu Mar 08, 2018 07:00 AM - Fri Mar 09, 2018 03:00 PM


17305 Davenport St.Suite 201 Village Pointe Shopping CenterOmaha, NE 68118


The Omaha Film Festival is searching for volunteers to work with our OFF Academy on March 8-9th, 2018 from 7am-3pm. Volunteers will assist with welcoming students and attendees, assist with registration process, welcome special guests, assist with event staging, set up and tear down of breakfast and lunch, record attendance and badge numbers during seminars, and have fun learning about the filmmaking process. Must be able to lift 20 pounds and stand for long periods of time. Volunteers will receive an event shirt and pass to the Omaha Film Festival running March 6-11th, 2018.

OFF Academy is a two-day filmmaking seminar for 8th-12th grade students that delves into numerous aspects of the filmmaking process - from producing and directing to screenwriting. Each morning is comprised of 90-minute breakout sessions and offer in-depth, hands-on education with each student choosing their own class to attend.. Our afternoon session is classroom style and offers open discussion and group work amongst the students.. Each session is taught by an expert in that area of filmmaking and uses multimedia to enhance the learning process. Students may choose from four different sessions offered and benefit from the constructive discussion and collaboration that comes from being seated at tables of four-to-five people. Teachers are encouraged to attend and participate in OFF Academy with their students as well. We encourage them to connect with other educators in attendance to further collaboration between schools.

Breakfast and lunch are provided for participants. The lunch hour is more of a "lunch and learn" where each group is paired with a visiting screenwriter or filmmaker to eat and further discuss topics the students are interested in exploring. In addition to the Academy, students may use their Academy badge to attend the six-day Omaha Film Festival and view narrative features, documentaries and short films. Here, students have further access to filmmakers and can interact with them during Q&A's directly after each film’s completion. During the weekend, students may attend the OFF Filmmaking Conference Panels and the Writers Theatre where screenplay finalists are performed for a live audience.


  • Visual Arts
  • Youth Services
  • Administrative Support
  • Arts Administration
  • Community Outreach
  • Theater Arts

Good Match For

Kids Teens

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 9 hours on Thursday and 9 hours on Friday

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