HISTORY

2022

The Flatwater Film Festival was held at the Rivoli Theater in Seward, NE on October 7-9. 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. In addition to the screenings, several informational sessions were added to the schedule. Another mixer was held on Saturday night after the screenings at the Bottle Rocket Brewing Company.

Screened Films: A.E. Wells: A Man and His Park — Donnie Dodge, Before the Compound — Josh Weixelman, Black & White Christmas Movie — Daniel L. Wolff, BUZZ Pollen Nation — Mike Mmachian, The Café — Dylan Jay Cookus, Call in the Crèche — Tim Guthrie, Cat Noir — Bill Hedges, Don’t Say A Word — Wheeler Winston Dixon, Familial Strangers — Nick Madison, FLY — Tess Potter, Fortress of Sin — Paul Chomicki, Christian Voss, Ghost Hunter — Patrick Lambrecht, Gravediggers — Adam Gutierrez, I am Josh Brockington — Chris Case, Inner Worlds – Complete Season 1 — Jessica Johnson, Interrogation — Jake Johansen, Tricia Nangkalaphivath, It’s Hell Getting Old — Patrick Rea, Jesse’s Chili — Tom Lombard, Jessica Dol – Saying Goodbye — Donnie Dodge, Just Like The Butterfly — Adam Paul Stone, Kid Nap — Patrick Rea, The Last Goodbye — Jeremy Lubash, The Last Prairie — John O’Keefe, The Legend of Milo Man — Dorothy Booraem, Amos Orion Sterns, The Letter — Ally Boyd, Luggage & Layover — Justin Milani, Moving In Stereo — Andrew Sindt, Moving Parts — Tom Knoblauch, Nervous Records — Jesse Lee Snider, Adam Gutierrez, Night Owl — Nathan Matthew Blizzard, Nightfall — Nathan Matthew Blizzard, No Longer Silent: Hear Our Voices Project — Denisha Seals, Player Character — Alexander Ryan Hinsley, Provo — Emma Thatcher, Psycho Money — Caden Bye, The Queen of Pandora’s Box — Michael White G. White, Ally Boyd, Shelby Hagerdon, Quest for the Arches of Gold — Jake Johansen, Tricia Nangkalaphivath, Savior — Benjamin Watts, A Single Day (Preview) — Caden Bye, Nicole Vawser, SPECIAL — M RIZ, Stay At Home Dad — Maverick Knox, They Wait In The Dark — Patrick Rea, They’re Here — Ty Jones, Three in One — Andrew Sindt, Unbroken — Brandon Fiscus, Under The Willow Tree — Kate Robertson Pryor, Jeremy Lubash, We Will Not Be Silent — Brian Seifferlein, David Koehn, Wild Card — Tipper Newton, You Had Me At Meow — Bill Hedges

2021

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

2020

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.