Still from Skye Darlymple's Sympathy (2008)
Young filmmakers from all across the Buckeye State premiered their work as finalists for the Ohio Short Film & Video Showcase this past Saturday, May 10th. Out of 33 submissions, 16 were chosen by judges Kendra Meyer, educator for Wexner youth programs, Liv Gjestvang, the event's host, Corey Aumiller, art educator and local filmmaker, and Kimberly Palmisano (me!), youth filmmaker. Three finalists were selected to receive prizes, one of whom was given the grand prize. Ashley Knotts of St. Paris and Nicholas Reichard of Hiliard received prizes for their claymation works (â€œIf I Had a Ribbon Bowâ€, â€œKiss Alive,â€ respectively) while Skye Dalrymple, also of Hilliard, won the grand prize for her piece, â€œSympathy.â€
Works such as Alex Caperton's parody video, â€œIntervention – Feline Editionâ€ and the Showcase's finale, â€œRough Copsâ€ by Alex Thomas were among several crowd-pleasers.
A reception was held in the Wexner Center café, where guests munched on flavored popcorn and soda while enjoying an acoustic performance by local youth musician Mickey St. Charles. All in all the event was a success, seeing as no popcorn bowl was left full and no guest left without hope for Ohio's future filmmakers.