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Event Series Event Series: Benson Film Festival

Benson Film Festival

May 19, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm


The 2023 Benson Film Festival is May 19 and 20 at the Benson Theatre, celebrating film, art, and community. The vision of this festival is to incorporate neighborhood artists and businesses, highlight filmmakers, and create an immersive and connective experience for the community. The Benson Film Festival aims to bring local, national, and international artists & filmmakers together right here in the Benson Creative District! The festival is presented by Aksarben Creative in collaboration with the Benson Theatre.

Individual tickets are $7 each. Festival pass is $50; $25 for students.

Friday, May 19
4 p.m.: Filmmaker Mixer
5-6:30 p.m.: Red Carpet Happy Hour
6:30-8 p.m.: FILM BLOCK A: Friday Night Short Stacks
8-9:30 p.m.: Friday Night Feature Film
9:30-10 p.m.: Filmmaker Reverse Happy Hour

Saturday, May 20
9-10 a.m.: Coffee and Cakes
10-11 a.m.: FILM BLOCK B: Local Feature Spotlight
11 a.m. – noon: FILM BLOCK B: Documentary Shorts
Noon-1 p.m.: Lunch Panel
1-3 p.m.: Documentary Feature
3-4:40 p.m.: Local Feature Film
4:30-6 p.m.: Happy Hour Mixer
6-7:30 p.m.: Documentary Feature
7:30-9 p.m.: Saturday Night Feature Film
9-10 p.m.: FILM BLOCK C: Saturday Night Short Stacks
10 p.m.: Closing Party


May 19, 2023
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Benson Theatre
6054 Maple St.
Omaha, Nebraska 68104
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