Through film, discussion, and other media to engage a large and diverse audience in the critical issues of our time.

The Oneota Film Festival is created by a dedicated group that includes representatives of host Luther College and local film enthusiasts who have formed a non-profit corporation for the sole purpose of producing the Festival.

OFF Board Meeting

Director Ben Gardner meeting with Board members John Hall, Nancy Sojka, Ann Landstrom, Larry Grimstad, Deborah Bishop and Korbin Paul 

The Oneota Film Festival Board consists of

  • Nancy Sojka, President
  • John Hall- Vice President & Content Committee Chair
  • Deborah Bishop, Historian
  • Larry Grimstad, Membership
  • Andrew Hageman, Submissions, Submissions Juror
  • Ann Landstrom
  • Rob Larson, Luther College Liason
  • Korbin Paul, Secretary

The Festival Staff and Volunteers consist of:

  • Ben Gardner, Director
  • Niki Mosier, Website
  • Deb Paulson, Program
  • Kyrl Henderson, Graphics


The Oneota Film Festival (OFF), now in its sixth season, will be held Friday, March 6, and Saturday and Sunday, March 7 and 8, 2015.

We are aligning the film festival with Ethnic Arts Festival at Luther. The schedule will allow audiences from both events to attend portions of each festival. OFF will collaborate with the EAF for film titles of interest to both audiences.

Many individuals are participating with great enthusiasm, and numerous community individuals and businesses are supporting the festival with their hours, as sponsors, and with their financial resources. Volunteer HERE.

Thanks to the Driftless Arts Collective (D’Art Co.) for acting as fiscal agent for the Festival so that all contributions are tax deductible, and to all of our sponsors.