OUR DATES HAVE CHANGED: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, our festival has been postponed to September 11th-13th.
Sandy Dennis was an Academy award winning actress born in Hastings. Her acting style has been described as quirky and offbeat. Yet she also possessed great emotional range. We are looking for films directed by women or that feature strong and memorable female characters. Roles that Sandy herself would have found intriguing.
Best Nebraska-made film wins $200 cash!
Awards will be presented for Best Short Narrative film, Best Short Documentary film, Nebraskan Filmmaker Award , Best Actress, Best Supporting Player and Audience Choice Award: ACA will be determined by a numbered ranking of films by audience members after each block, paper ballots will be used and tallied at the end of the festival. Student films are not considered for competition.
Final submission format must be either a DCP or high quality .MP4.
1080p or 4K Resolution, Standard frame rates.
Our screen is large, so low resolution files and compression artifacts will be noticeable. Please make sure that you submit the highest quality file you have available.
No vertical videos. VR is not supported at this time.
Soundtrack: 2 channel stereo or 5.1 channel surround (no DTS).
Any questions regarding format, please contact William Amyot at email@example.com
Response from festival:
I enjoyed the out of state guests you sent in 2019. Lovely people. I am sorry you weren't able to meet them here, but we all enjoyed your film together. Tell the woman hello from the lady who lives in the big brick building with the lion heads across from the bakery. I enjoyed her company.