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DamNation Documentary on July 16

Oneota Film Festival and Decorah Hatchery will present the award-winning documentary that has stunned and moved audiences from coast to coast since its New York premiere in May.  The final offering in OFF’s summer River Film Series, “DamNation,”  has been called “entertaining,” “inspirational,” and “a blend of history, face-melting nature cinematography, and a dash of...

Film Preview by Local Filmmaker and Concert This Thursday

A new film about the “Art of Education” will have its first public screening this Thursday, June 12 at 7PM at the recently remodeled Carrie Lee Auditorium in Decorah. The film will be followed by a concert by the Unified Jazz Ensemble, featured in the film in a 2012 concert in the same auditorium, before its remodeling. The film, titled “The...

March 6-8, 2015

The dates are set! The OFF Board has selected the dates for 2015: March 6-8! Now is the time to add those dates to your calendar. Get to work on that film that you are going to submit later this summer! Call and make a reservation for a hotel/motel room in Decorah for that weekend....
Oneota Film Festival Promo Video

Oneota Film Festival Promo Video

Oneota Film Festival 2014 Promo from Corbin Group on Vimeo.
Why You Should Be a Member of OFF in 2014

Why You Should Be a Member of OFF in 2014

View the short video highlighting the benefits of being a member of OFF!

2014 General Submissions

General Submissions Saturday 3-5pm Valders 262 *Some films may contain adult content.  If you have any questions, ask an OFF Board Member for assistance. While it Lasts, 11:11 – Marc Kornblatt At 81, Jamie Ross, a retired art professor lives in a falling down studio crammed with his own work and thousands of objects he has collected...

2014 Student Submissions

Student Submissions Friday 4-6pm Olin 102 Dis/Ordered, 24:35 — Neal Abbott and Chelsea Hall, co-directors Selected as “2014 Best Luther Student Submission” Mental health issues have been perpetually plagued by stigma. In this film, we explore the world and story of a college student recently diagnosed with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder as he details his painful and...
More about the subject of the film "Battle for the Elephants".

More about the subject of the film “Battle for the Elephants”.

Commercial ivory trade took a hit yesterday (2/11/14)  when the United States banned the commercial trade of elephant ivory.  “Battle for the Elephants”, being shown at this year’s Oneota Film Festival, is a film in which journalists Bryan Christy and Aidan Hartley take viewers undercover as they investigate the criminal network behind ivory’s supply and...
More about Mainstream Media Cover-ups in "Shadows of Liberty"

More about Mainstream Media Cover-ups in “Shadows of Liberty”

More about Mainstream Media Cover-ups in “Shadows of Liberty” The website WantToKnow.info is providing more information about the mainstream media coverups that are discussed in “Shadows of Liberty”.  Some of it is from before this film was made, and some more current.  It’s an ongoing topic of urgent interest. Media Cover-ups Leading Journalists Expose Major...
Room to Breathe

Room to Breathe

Director: Russell Long. A surprising story of transformation as struggling kids in a San Francisco public middle school are introduced to the practice of mindfulness meditation.

 Topping the district in disciplinary suspensions, and with overcrowded classrooms creating a nearly impossible learning environment.
Fabulous Fashionistas

Fabulous Fashionistas

Director: Sue Bourne. Old age? It’s the new black. That’s the life-affirming conclusion of this joyous film about six death-defying seniors. They are bracingly unapologetic about the fact that they like clothes, and they are happy to be drawn into discussing why.
Mosuo Sisters

Mosuo Sisters

Filmmaker: David Sutherland. Losing the only paying jobs they’ve ever known thanks to Beijing’s shrinking economy, sisters Jua Ma and La Tsuo (part of the Mosuo minority) return to their distant home near the Himalayan foothills. The Mosuo people are one of the world’s last matriarchal societies.