The Prairie Lights Film Festival is excited to announce the world premiere of the Nebraska horror anthology SHIVERS DOWN YOUR SPINE for this year’s Prairie Lights Film Festival!
SHIVERS is constituted of ten short films that have been shot over the course of the past 4 years, beginning in 2011. Over 50 Nebraska writers, directors, musicians, FX artists, actors, and crew members participated in the creation of the films, which run the gamut from horror comedy to film noir to retro 80’s period pieces.
The story centers around a lonely man who finds a beautiful genie and wishes for her to tell him a group of scary stories. Included in the anthology is A CHRISTMAS HORROR STORY, shot last winter at The Grand Theatre itself! We are proud to bring a film featuring dozens of talented Nebraska filmmakers to the big screen, but to also showcase a short film created in Grand Island, Nebraska.
There will also be a Q&A session with the filmmakers, writers, and actors who were involved in the creation of the anthology project! You can Pre-Order a weekend pass to see SHIVERS DOWN YOUR SPINE and a ton of other soon to be announced films right now for the low price of $10.00! You’ll get access to all three days of the festival, discounts at local restaurants, free popcorn and soda vouchers, and more! Check the tickets page to Pre-Order you pass to Prairie Lights 2015!
We’re pleased to announce that the Third Annual Prairie Lights Film Festival will be held October 16, 17, and 18 at the historic Grand Theatre in Grand Island!
We’ll once again be showcasing a diverse selection of Nebraska films and Nebraska filmmakers right smack dab in the middle of the state!
We’re also pleased to announce that Nebraska writer/director Joshua Weixelman will be Master of Ceremonies this year! Josh has extensive knowledge of, and has worked on, many local film productions and brings a wealth of insight and expertise to the role. We’re happy to have him host this year’s event!
Please check back over the coming weeks as we make Guest and Film announcements. You can also follow us on Facebook. And filmmakers, enter now!
The Prairie Lights Film Festival kicks off this Friday, September 12th! Festivities start at 6pm with a red carpet premiere, and with trailers for upcoming Nebraska films, a performance by Mindless Machines, and an introductory speech before kicking off the night with THE AVIATION COCKTAIL.
We will be screening over 35 films during the course of the 3 day film festival event. Dozens of short films and 10 feature length films, including Alexander Payne’s NEBRASKA and ABOUT SCHMIDT!
We also have a plethora of awesome guest filmmakers who will be performing Q&A’s of their films which you can find right here.
On top of that, we have multiple World Premiere’s including A CHRISTMAS HORROR STORY (shot at the Grand Theatre), REMISSION, COULROPHOBIA, and IMMORTAL DARKNESS.
The film festival will also include a number of performances by local band Mindless Machines, a music video block, and a number of Filmmaker mixers at local eateries Sin City Grill and The Chocolate Bar.
Weekend passes are on sale for $10 right now! All passes are good for every movie during the 3 day event. Additionally, you get free popcorn, free soda, and food discounts at Bonzai, Sin City Grill, and The Chocolate Bar throughout the course of the weekend.
Out of town visitors can secure discount hotel rooms at Boarders!
So get your passes, and join us for the Red Carpet opening ceremony beginning at 6pm, Friday, September 12th!
The PLFF is super excited to announce a screening of the feature length film BENT OVER NEAL! Here’s the synopsis
Bent Over Neal is a dramedy, filmed entirely in Omaha and Council Bluffs, about shlub Neal, whose father passing has sent him into a midlife crises that puts his best friend and brother-in-law, Rob, in an awkward position. The results are unexpected and life changing for Neal and his family.