The Flatwater Film Festival was to have been held at the Rivoli Theater in Seward, NE on October 9-11. The festival organizers made the difficult decision to postpone their inaugural year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


The Flatwater Film Festival was held at the Rivoli Theater in Seward, NE on October 15-17. Nebraska Independent Film Projects, the festival’s fiscal sponsor, held an opening mixer at the Red Path Gallery & Tasting Room. The festival officially kicked off at 6:30pm on Friday evening. Another mixer was held on Saturday night after the screenings at the Bottle Rocket Brewing Company.

Screened Films: #MyCorona — Phil Gorn, 29 Years, A Second Chance at Life — Steve Saunders, All the King’s Men – 1910 Cornhusker Football — Donnie Dodge, An Angry Wuzza — Maria Leicy, The Bagman Died First — Mike Johnson, The Best — Greg A Gale, Bones and Shadows — Tom Lombard, Born To Rein — Jody L. Lamp & Melody Dobson, Buzz vs Scooty — Margaux Towne, Capital M — Jack Forey, Catching Up — Brandon Fiscus, Catwalk — Bill Hedges, A Centrist Watches the News — Joseph Vrenick, Circle in the Woods — Rebecca Snowden, Color Lesson — Tim Guthrie, Coming Back — Eric Lang, Coming Home — Jack Hoppe, Connor & Annie — Blake Bodlak, Controlled Burn — Robert Frye, Crock Pot — Ty Jones, Dan Helsing: Exterminator — Miah Allsman, The Dangerous Type — Tipper Newton, A Day in the Life — Mark Renken, A Day with Lily — Michael G. White, Deployed — Kate Robertson Pryor & David M. Weiss, Directing Remotely and Filmmaking During the Pandemic: The Making of #MyCorona — Kirk Zeller, Doggone — Sage Reiger, Dreaming of a Vetter World — Bonnie Hawthorne, Enthusiasm Abounds — Mark Ross, ET TU’ – “For Keeps” — Peter O’Brien, The Ex — Neil D’Monte, The Feline Mystique — Bill Hedges, For Whom the Bridge Trolls — Jake Leach, Fowl Uprising — Kevin L. Heesacker & Sam Rocha, Fused — Patrick Rea, Genereux – Kosse Farms — Jameon Rush, The Ghost in Her — Michael G. White, A Gold Slipper — Michael Burton, Great Monsters Walk These Halls — Mike Machian, Hell — Nate Coulombe, Hello, my name is…. — Chris Machian, I Found A Rainbow — Mark John Hoeger, I Found Malevich — Ron Pollard, If The Shoe Fits — Nate Coulombe, It Came From BeYarn — Dorothy Booraem, Last Time — Jim Milton, A Legacy in Stone — Hank Bagwell, Lukewarm — Mitch Yapko, Matt, Max, Pam, Pat… — Daniel L. Wolff, Maude’s Shoulder — Andrew Sindt, The Mind Inside: No In-Between — Sally Nellson Barrett & Andy Marinkovich, Missing Piece — Tim Guthrie, The Modern Makers — Julia Griffey, The Music of Erich Zann — Elijah Quinn, Nesting Grounds — Hayden Howe, One More Body — Jeremy Lubash, Perennial — Eric Butler, Perfect Blend — Aaron Fisher, The Phantom Firebird — Sam Senser, Pigface — Joshua Weixelman, Ramblin’ — Christopher Marshall, Remember the Drumstick — Cathy Lohmeier, Ripped Pages — Landon Fiscus, Rook — Maverick Knox, Sandhills Cowboy — Brigitte Timmerman, Something Lost — Ally Boyd & Justis Hoffart, Special Delivery — Eric Lang, Spiritual Practice — Patrick Rea, Suppose A Man — Daniel L. Wolff, Take One — Kaylie Waite, Today and Yesterday — Jesse Eastman, Treat Others With Respect – End Bullying — M. Zahoor, Until Evening — Mike Machian, The Walls Alike and Madding — Paul Christian Glenn, When the World Closed — Ryan Range, Where I Keep You — Christine Burright, The World’s Best Grilled Cheese — Aaron Fisher, Whiskey & Iron — Michael Dunn, Witches — Joshua Weixelman & Patrick Lambrecht