Local filmmakers will be celebrated at the Film Streams showcase

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OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) – Local filmmakers will be celebrated on Tuesday at Film Streams at its 12th annual Local Filmmakers Showcase.

Each spring, Film Streams launches a call for entries, then an independent jury chooses its favorites to broadcast on the big screen.

This year, 48 films were submitted, eight of which were selected, including one by a 15-year-old from Omaha.

Organizers say it’s a great way to showcase Midwestern talent that sometimes gets overlooked.

“The showcase covers Nebraska and Iowa. These are places where a lot of people make really interesting art, including movies, but they don’t have a national spotlight and don’t have a lot of opportunities to showcase their work in a professional sphere. So for many of these filmmakers, they may never have seen their work on the big screen. But it’s really commendable, it’s really very interesting, good work, “said Patrick Kinney, Marketing Director of Film Streams.

A few tickets are still available for the Tuesday premiere at the Ruth Sokolof Theater.

There will be a showcase recall on November 21.

Visit their website for tickets and more information.

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