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The Pete Lipins Filmmaker’s Grant announced at Prairie Lights

By |October 21st, 2017|Nebraska Film Festivals, Uncategorized|

The Prairie Lights Film Festival is honored to help celebrate the life and art of Nebraska filmmaker Pete Lipins with a block of films! Pete’s contribution to the Nebraska filmmaking community is vast, not only as a creator but as a collaborator, mentor and friend. Last year cancer took Pete from us, the same year [...]

NIFP October meeting at PLFF Grand Island! 10.20.17

By |October 4th, 2017|Festivals and Events|

Friday, October 20th from 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm at The Chocolate Bar Nebraska Independent Film Projects October meeting (held as the opener to PLFF'17) will include a meet and greet with tons of Nebraska filmmakers. Find out about upcoming projects and network! Below are the casting notices and times for all auditions! 2017 Guests! [...]

NIFP Sept 2017 : Nebraska Film Festivals and You

By |September 19th, 2017|Meetings|

Join us at Turbine Flats Project! We will have representatives from Nebraska's Film Festivals to talk about how they vary and compliment each other. Bring questions and feedback! Have you participated in one or more of Nebraska's Film Festivals?  What was awesome, and what could be better? 9/21/2017, Thursday from 6 PM - 9 PM [...]

NIFP August Meeting – Law! And Your Work!

By |August 10th, 2017|Meetings|

Come join us as we talk legal stuff with Mike Echternacht from MEEM Legal Services. Mike specializes in law for creatives like us! He'll have some stuff to say about what to think about as you prepare to monetize your work. Bring questions! He's excited to hear the things we're dealing with. Do you have [...]

LAURIE RICHARDS TO RECEIVE THE MARY RIEPMA ROSS AWARD FROM THE FRIENDS OF THE ROSS

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 [...]

7/20/2017 Meeting 7-20-2017 @ The Flats!

By |July 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|

7/20/2017 we screened the Madlibs Shorts we received. The group voted on a winner of this challenge dedicated to Mr Pete Lipins. Our Winner is Vincent Smith with "Keeping Up With The Times". Ehren Parks was in town from LA to share some documentary pitch knowledge and he enjoyed Turbine Flats! And we awarded the [...]

In Case You Missed It: NIFP Writers Q&A Panel 6/22/2017 Youtube

By |June 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Our first ever video recording of a meeting, and it was a GREAT one. NIFP Writers Q&A panel June 22nd, 2017. Where we kickoff the PETE LIPINS MADLIBS SHORT FILM CHALLENGE. Featuring Chuck Mittan, Dorothy Booraem, Doug Sasse, Lisa Kovanda, and Mark Albracht. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgkdM9VPIWE

Pete Lipins Madlibs Short Film Challenge 2017

By |June 22nd, 2017|Festivals and Events|

RULES: Fill in the CHARACTER 1, CHARACTER 2, OBJECTS, and NUMBER fields. Create a 5 minute TRT (Total Run Time) or less short film by July 16th, 2017 at midnight and send your YouTube, Dropbox, or Vimeo link to nifpdotorg@gmail.com. Must be a current or new NIFP member to enter and win. Entries will be [...]

Film Streams 2017 Local Filmmakers Showcase entries due July 21st

By |June 22nd, 2017|Nebraska Film Festivals|

Film Streams, Omaha’s nonprofit cinema, is now accepting submissions from artists in Nebraska and Iowa for its 2017 Local Filmmakers Showcase. OMAHA, Neb. (4/28/2017) — Film Streams, Omaha’s nonprofit dedicated to the presentation and discussion of film as an art form, is now accepting submissions for its eighth annual Local Filmmakers Showcase—a curated program featuring [...]

Special Thanks: Final Draft

By |June 22nd, 2017|Resources|

Thanks to Final Draft, we are giving away several copies of Final Draft 10 to winners of our Pete Lipins Madlibs Short Film Contest. NIFP.org is proud to work with Final Draft to get professional software into the hands of all levels of creatives seeking to improve their writing for screens of all sizes. Thanks for [...]