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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 [...]

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.  

NIFP FOURTH THURSDAY 6/22/17 – MADLIBS SCRIPT CHALLENGE – KICKOFF WRITERS Q&A PANEL

By |June 3rd, 2017|Festivals and Events, Meetings|

We are reviving our original Madlibs Script Challenge. Three Winners will receive a copy of Final Draft screenwriting software! Filmmakers of All Skill Levels in Nebraska – from Council Bluffs to Scottsbluff – are encouraged to enter our fill-in-the-blank short film challenge. This meeting is the kickoff event for our 3-5 minute short film contest. [...]

Mettle Skybox Studio, a complete 360 Package?

By |May 20th, 2017|Reviews, Tools and Gear|

I first of all want to apologize to the folks at Mettle and our readers as this breakdown is way overdue, so overdue in fact we are reviewing the previous version of the software. As of today the are on Skybox Studio V2 (Take a look here). Mettle did donate this software to us for [...]