Muth Williams: The Artist in the Basement – wins award at Houston International Film Festival

By |July 20th, 2018|News|

From one of NIFP's founding members, John Spence: "Greetings! A tidbit of news for the always hungry NIFP newsletter/website! My film "Muth Williams: The Artist in the Basement" won a bronze award at the 2018 - 51st annual Houston International Film Festival! How about that! There were two documentary categories - one for pieces under an [...]


By |August 3rd, 2017|News|

The Friends of The Ross are pleased to be honoring Laurie Richards with the Mary Riepma Ross Award in recognition of her invaluable contributions to the arts and cinema in Nebraska. Named in honor of the theater’s principal benefactor, the Mary Riepma Ross Award pays tribute those whose roots or artistic concerns are grounded in [...]

NIFP is opening a new office

By |June 8th, 2017|News|

NIFP now has an official office at Turbine Flats. The new office is flat 103 near the main entrance of the Turbine Flats building at 22 and y st in Lincoln.  

The arts are important at the Ross!

By |March 21st, 2017|News|

As schools are facing possible cuts in funding for the arts, the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center (The Ross) is ensuring that University of NE-Lincoln college students and Lincoln Public School Arts and Humanities students experience the art of filmmaking first hand. When The Ross brings in visiting directors and producers for movie talks, [...]

Silicon Prairie News – Nebraska Filmmaker series from 2010

By |May 25th, 2016|News|

Nebraska Film Series highlights six individuals in growing community http://siliconprairienews.com/2010/09/nebraska-film-series-highlights-six-individuals-in-growing-community/ Here’s the complete list of articles published for the “Nebraska Film” series: August 9: Rachel Jacobson of Film Streams August 12: Dana Altman of North Sea Films August 18: Marc Longbrake of the Omaha Film Festival August 25: Heath Mello advocates for film tax incentives [...]

5 Tips to a Pitch Better

By |April 1st, 2016|News, Resources|

5 Tips to a Pitch Better So while preparing for the pitch pit event later this month we've done a bunch of research on making a pitch better and also talked with some people that have experience pitching in different situations. That being said, not all pitches are the same, some of the tips below [...]

NIFP Pitch Pit April 2016

By |March 9th, 2016|News|

NIFP's Pitch Pit - April 28th, 6pm. Turbine Flats Project – 2124 Y Street, Lincoln, NE. NIFP is excited to host our first Pitch Pit, an open mic night for writers, filmmakers, actors, producers and anyone who has what they hope is a great idea. Those who register to present (see form below) will have [...]

Notes on hearing for LB1018 w Senator Coash

By |February 12th, 2016|Industry, News|

What an adrenaline rush at the State Capitol! Rhett and several other filmmakers, producers, screenwriters, and actors testified in favor of Senator Coash's LB1018. The bill would setup a grant program to fund film through the Nebraska Arts Council. This is the third time Rhett has sat in the Appropriations Committee during the hearings for [...]

LB1018- Appropriate funds for film to Nebraska Arts Council

By |January 20th, 2016|News|

Recently, Nebraska Senator Colby Coash introduced bill LB1018 into the Nebraska Legislature. The bill, which you can see in full below, is to set aside money from the general fund to help fund the making of films through the Nebraska Arts Council. We are super excited to see how this bill progresses through legislature and [...]

Some New Stuff

By |October 30th, 2015|News|

We are super excite to have added some new stuff, a couple new features to the NIFP website, including the ability for you to submit your casting calls and your film / short. Just click on the submit to NIFP button in the menu bar.