The Benson Film Festival celebrates film, art, and community. The vision of this festival is to incorporate neighborhood artists and businesses, highlight filmmakers, and create an immersive and connective experience for the community. The Benson Film Festival aims to bring local, national, and international artists & filmmakers together right here in the Benson Creative District!

The festival is presented by Aksarben Creative in collaboration with the Benson Theatre.

Filmmakers are encouraged to submit their projects for consideration in this year’s festival. Films will be selected by a panel consisting of artists and community leaders.

Overall Rating
  • Jordan Barclay

    Thank you for including my film Sack Race With Knives! Communication was great and the festival Director, Michael is the nicest guy! Unfortunately I had another festival to attend that weekend.

    May 2024
  • Kyle Garrett

    The Benson Film Festival is super cool. Great branding and social media presence, and you can tell they care about film and filmmakers. Even though I couldn't attend, they were super supportive of my music video and sent me updates after it screened. From what I can tell, the audience and filmmakers in attendance had a special time. I'm really hoping for bigger and bigger things for this excellent fest!

    April 2024
  • Jesse Hughes

    Very friendly and got back to me quick to resolve a tech issue

    July 2023
  • I couldn't attend all the blocks, but the one I went to all the films were very strong. One of the strongest festivals in the Omaha area.

    May 2023
  • Wasn't able to attend - but this seemed like a cool fest and I'll definitely be submitting in the future.

    June 2021