Lincoln, NE

Join us for the Sixth Biennial Vision Maker Film Festival, March 11-13, 2016, in Lincoln, Nebraska. The festival will showcase works by Native filmmakers. More than a dozen guest speakers involved with the showcased films also will attend.


Screenings held:

Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center

313 N 13th St., Lincoln, NE 68508

Event Pricing:

All Access Festival Pass only $25
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Vision Maker Film Festival

Reception & World Premiere:

March 11 Lincoln - A reception at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Van Brunt Visitors Center (313 N. 13th St.) kicks off the three-day event. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided prior to the highly anticipated world premiere at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center of Medicine Woman, a new one-hour PBS documentary produced by and about women that features historic and contemporary profiles of female healers, starting with Susan La Flesche Picotte (1865-1915) of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska. Following the screening will be Q&As with the filmmakers.

Friday, March 11

5:30-6:30 p.m. Opening reception and presentation of the Frank Blythe Award For Media Excellence to Peggy Berryhill (Muscogee), UNL Van Brunt Visitors Center

7 p.m. Medicine Woman (World Premiere) followed by Q&A - Producers: Christine Lesiak & Princella RedCorn (Omaha); Speakers: Lori Arviso Alvord, M.D. (Navajo) & Wehnona Stabler (Omaha)

9 p.m. Mankiller (Sneak Peek)

Saturday, March 12

12 p.m. Little Big Shorts Featuring 12 Films

2 p.m. What Was Ours - Followed by Q&A - Producer: Mat Hames; On-screen Talent: Jordan Dresser (Arapaho/Shoshone)

4 p.m. Navajo Math Circles - Followed by Q&A - Producer: George Csicsery

7 p.m. MEKKO* - Q&A: (Invited) Actor Zahn McClarnon (Hunkpapa Lakota)

9 p.m. The Last Saint*

Sunday, March 13

2 p.m. Missing Threads

5 p.m. Trudell - Presenter: LaNada War Jack (Shoshone)

7 p.m. Chasing the Light - Followed by Q&A - Director/Producer: Blackhorse Lowe (Navajo)

*This film is recommended for mature audiences and contains scenes that some viewers may find disturbing.