Nebraska Masquers is a registered student organization within the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film that fundraises and sponsors events for theatre students throughout the school year. Masquers was formed to stand as a University organization for the welfare and development of theatre; to raise the standards of educational theatre by recognizing the most worthy individual and group efforts in the art of the theatre; and to function as an honorary organization in the University Theatre. Cinema 16 and Masquers produce the annual end-of-year Awards Banquet, recognizing the best creative work in theatre and film over the past academic year.