Oneota Film Festival Promo Video

Oneota Film Festival Promo Video

Oneota Film Festival 2014 Promo from Corbin Group on Vimeo.
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.
Forbidden Voices

Forbidden Voices

Director: Barbara Miller. Their voices are suppressed, prohibited and censored. But world-famous bloggers Yoani Sánchez, Zeng Jinyan and Farnaz Seifi are not frightened of their dictatorial regimes.
The Waiting Room

The Waiting Room

Director: Peter Nicks. This character-driven documentary film uses extraordinary access to go behind the doors of an American public hospital struggling to care for a community of largely uninsured patients.
Shadows of Liberty

Shadows of Liberty

Filmmaker: Jean-Philippe Tremblay. In highly revealing stories, renowned journalists, activists and academics give insider accounts of a broken media system. Controversial news reports are suppressed, people are censored for speaking out, and lives are shattered as the arena for public expression is turned into a private profit zone.
Bringing it Home

Bringing it Home

Filmmakers: Linda Booker, Blaire Johnson. A father’s search to find the healthiest building materials leads him to the completion of the nation’s first hemp house. Hemp with lime is a non-toxic, energy efficient, mildew, fire and pest resistant building material.
Symphony of the Soil

Symphony of the Soil

Director: Deborah Koons Garcia. Filmed on four continents and sharing the voices of some of the world’s most esteemed soil scientists, farmers and activists, the film portrays soil as a protagonist of our planetary story.
Trashed

Trashed

Director: Candida Brady. Academy Award winning actor, Jeremy Irons, sets out to discover the extent and effects of the global waste problem, as he travels around the world to beautiful destinations tainted by pollution.
GMO OMG

GMO OMG

Director: Jeremy Seifert. How do GMOs affect our children, the health of our planet, and our freedom of choice? And perhaps the ultimate question, which Seifert tests himself: is it even possible to reject the food system currently in place, or have we lost something we can’t gain back?
Mysteries of the Driftless

Mysteries of the Driftless

Filmmaker: Tim Jacobson, Co-Producer: George Howe. Mysteries of the Driftless is a documentary about a team of explorers and scientists kayaking down deeply cut tributary valleys, flying in ultralights, and climbing rocky bluffs to reveal answers to the mysteries within the driftless area.
A Movement of Movement

A Movement of Movement

Director: Mark Pedri. A Movement of Movement is the voice of a movement, a philosophy, and a lifestyle. This is the first feature length documentary to dive into the world of Pilates in an artful, but yet well-grounded approach that explores the origins, evolution, and key factors in the expansion...
Nord for Sola (North of the Sun)

Nord for Sola (North of the Sun)

Director: Inge Wegge. Inge Wegge (25) and Jorn Ranum (22) spent nine months of cold, Norwegian winter in the isolated and uninhabited bay of a remote, arctic island by the coast of Northern-Norway, facing nothing but the vast Atlantic Ocean.
The Price of Sand

The Price of Sand

Director: Jim Tittle. “The Price of Sand” is a documentary about the frac sand mining boom in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Due to a rapid increase in demand, pure silica sand has become a valuable commodity, and mines are opening here at a rapid rate.
Tiny: A Story About Living Small

Tiny: A Story About Living Small

Directors: Christopher Smith and Merete Mueller. After a decade of travel, Christopher Smith approaches his 30th birthday and decides it’s time to plant some roots. He impulsively buys a 5-acre plot of land in hopes of fulfilling a lifelong dream of building a home in the mountains of Colorado.
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Arrival

Arrival

Directed by: Coastal Crew. ARRIVAL will bring viewers into the reality of a new generation of freeriders and racers. Starring Steve Smith, Logan Peat, Mitch Ropelato, Ryan Howard, Matty Miles, Bernardo Cruz, Kyle Norbraten, Dylan Dunkerton and Curtis Robinson.
Klunkerz

Klunkerz

Director: William Savage.Using archival footage, still photographs and interviews, Klunkerz tells the story of the earliest days of the sport from those who were there. Some of the biggest names in the industry, as well as some more obscure characters, recount the vents that shaped the sport we all know...
Gyre

Gyre

Director: JJ Kelley.In association with National Geographic, Dudes on Media is proud to present a 20-minute short film exploring the outer edge of the nebulous Pacific Garbage Patch. They think this is an idea worth sharing and have been thrilled to see folks like Ken Burns tweet the film and...
Tell it on the Mountain

Tell it on the Mountain

Filmmakers: Lisa Diener, Shaun Carrigan.Follow a half dozen of the 300 or so hikers who attempt a PCT thru-hike every year. Armed with cameras, they give us an insider’s view into what it takes to spend half a year living in the wild.
The Crash Reel

The Crash Reel

Director: Lucy Walker. This eye-popping film seamlessly combines twenty years of stunning action footage with new specially-shot verité footage and interviews as it follows U.S. champion snowboarder Kevin Pearce and exposes the irresistible but potentially fatal appeal of extreme sports.
Shared Origins

Shared Origins

Director: Elena Rue. Zoe and Tsehaye were born in Ethiopia and adopted by Lory and Sonya, a lesbian couple living in the US. When the girls are in middle school, Lory takes them to Ethiopia to explore their heritage.
Battle for the Elephants

Battle for the Elephants

Director: John Heminway. Battle for the Elephants explores the brutal slaughter of African elephants for their tusks, fueled largely by China’s demand for ivory.
Student Seminar 2014

Student Seminar 2014

Date: September 9-January 15 (19 weeks, not class December 23 or 30) Ages: 12-18 (7th-12th grade) Instructor: Cade Loven, U of I Film and Video Production Cost: Tuition is underwritten by Oneota Film Festival; $30 registration fee Location: Arthaus, downtown Decorah Students will learn the basic principals and skill of video production by designing,...
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Become a Member of OFF 2014

Become a member or renew your membership here. Equal Members. One Price. $25. Since membership is annual, we make no distinction in the registration process between a renewal and a new membership. Same form, same cost, and the same member benefits: invites to festival events and more. You just get...
Walter

Walter

Director: Hunter Weeks. After an encounter with Walter Breuning, the World’s Oldest Man, Hunter Weeks and his fiancée, Sarah, embark on an adventure to meet the oldest people in the world, including some of the people born in the 1800s.
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Why You Should Be a Member of OFF in 2014

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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...
More about "Crash Reel": Snowboarder Shaun White Withdraws From Slopestyle Event at Sochi Olympics

More about “Crash Reel”: Snowboarder Shaun White Withdraws From Slopestyle Event at Sochi Olympics

by Robert Smith  Read the original story on NPR here Snowboarder Shaun White has announced that he is out of the slopestyle event at the Sochi Olympics. The event is scheduled to start Thursday. White will still compete in halfpipe, his usual sport, but he says Sochi’s slopestyle course, with its larger-than-usual jumps, is too risky for him....
The making of student films for OFF

The making of student films for OFF

Producer Cade Loven (standing) works with students and actors on the development of student films for the Oneota Film Festival. “Micro-Film Project.” Pictured is a scene being shot in Java John’s coffee house in Decorah, Iowa with  Director Michael Tieskoetter (behind the camera), actor Dan Raney (center) and Jonathan Lawrence (far left)  Not pictured are Karen Tieskoetter (actor)...
2014 PreFestival Event

2014 PreFestival Event

‘Fascinating’ 100-year old films from Iowa collector to be shown at Nov. 17 pre-Oneota Film Festival event (DECORAH, Iowa, Nov. 4, 2013)–During the late 1890s Iowa world traveler W.F. (Frank) Brinton and wife, Indiana began touring the upper Midwest showing a mesmerizing collection of short films at opera houses, Chautauqua tent shows and town celebrations....