Omaha Film Festival

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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Jason Levering
Main Address:
2626 Harney
Omaha, NE 68131
Volunteer Opportunity:

High School Film Academy Volunteer - March 5-6, 2020

Volunteer dates are Thursday, March 5th, 2020 and Friday, March 6th, 2020 from 8am-4pm.

The OFF Academy is a two day filmmaking conference for 7th-12th grade students held at Aksarben Hilton Garden Inn ballroom. Approximately 200 people attend and participate in the program. Over the past four years the OFF Academy has worked with over 600 students from 31 area high schools along with many parents, educators, and visiting film professionals.

Volunteer attire may be jeans, or khakis, Academy T-shirt or solid color shirt, and tennis shoes or comfortable shoes. Lanyard w/Academy badge will be given to volunteers the day they arrive. Volunteers may use their badge to attend screenings at the Omaha Film Festival located at Aksarben Cinema on March 3-8th, 2020.

Working Conditions - Volunteers will be indoors at Aksarben Hilton Garden Inn Ballroom. Dress in layers if you get cold or warm easily. You will be standing for long periods of time. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided for you or you may bring a lunch. Coffee and water available.

Tasks - Welcome students and special guests at ballroom door, scan badges, do a headcount of attendees, distribute materials, inventory raffle table items at end of day, assist hotel staff with lunch/breakfast buffet table set up, assist with lunch service, assist presenters and visiting filmmakers, reset stage setup, facilitate learning with students at table, walk microphone around room, and lead students to different learning areas

Be kind and welcoming to all students, listen attentively when students speak with you so they know they matter

Parking - Volunteers may park in the free parking garage attached to the Aksarben Hilton Garden Inn and enter into the lobby of the hotel through the ground level garage entrance.


Open to

Suitable for Kids: 

Ages 13-17

Size of Group: 


Skills Needed

No skills required


Repeats every day until Fri Mar 06 2020.
Sunday, February 23, 2020 (All day)

Location Details

Offsite Location
Indoor Project

Aksarben Hilton Garden Inn Ballroom
6737 Frances Street