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Mad Royal Film Festival 2022

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Since 2018, Mad Royal has put on a free-to-submit, free-to-watch short film festival for student filmmakers at The Ohio State University, and we're thrilled to host them in-person this year!

Each year 90 minutes of shorts are selected and shared with the Ohio State community in a moment to connect and converse about the films and artists. This year, the festival moves from the pandemic-necessitated online space and back in person.

The Mad Royal Film Festival Awards are judged by staff and alumni from the College of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts at Ohio State. They select awards for a wide variety of categories based on the submissions from this year’s entries. Winners will receive a special prize made by members of the Mad Royal E-Board. (program approx. 89 mins.)

Judge panel: Micheal Kaplan, Erin Parsons, Benny Zelkowicz, Taylor Olsen, Roger Beebe, Lydia Cornett, and Janet Parrott

Awards: Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Performance, Best Production Design, Best Sound Design, Best Animation, Best Experimental, Best Screenplay, Best Concept, Best Micro Short Film, and Best of Fest

Program lineup

Chordata Catalogue (Lindsay Wolverton, 2021, 3:03 mins.)

When in Doubt (Stefan Sholtis, 2021, 4:35 mins.)

Phalaenopsis (Emily Miller, 2021, 4:48 mins.)

187 (Renee Austin, 2021, 6:12 mins.)

Haunt (Madi Staten, 2022, 0:45 mins.)

MOLDS (Emma Dixon, 2021, 3:10 mins.)

Sea Larceny (Deja Russell, 2021, 5:39 mins.)

Different Worlds (Gracie Denbow, 2021, 1:05 mins.)

Cbois in Cbus (Nitisha Bhatt, 2021, 6:50 mins.)

ENSCONCE (Bryan Houlihan-Johnson, 2022, 2:56 mins.)

past due (Connor Yoho, 2022, 0:51 mins.)

Waterlogged (Jake Ressler and Chad Ressler, 2021, 4:39 mins.)

Orbit of Memory (Alice Jiang; Pen Anders; Ziying Ye, 2021, 8:09 mins.)

into the shadows (Celia Andrews, 2022, 1:50 mins.)

The Man from Chaska (Sarah Morris, 2021, 8:11 mins.)

Pillow Talk (Jessica Sunderhaft, 2021, 0:13 mins.)

Windows Void at Sunset (Nicho Lah, 2022, 1:30 mins.)

Lazy Dog (Lindy Tran; Prisella Valdez; Nicholas Marrone, 2022, 7:40 mins.)

Big Beautiful World (Nathan Adkins, 2022, 1:03 mins.)

The Body Keeps the Score (Courtney Barger, 2022, 2:09 mins.)

Sleeping with a City (Mary Wheeler, 2021, 4:39 mins.)

Cat Chow (Darpan Musale; Lucia Perfumo; Lindsay Wolverton, 2021, 0:29 mins.)

Focus (Trey Small; Chris Park; Thi Nguyen; Sage Klein, 2021, 4:35 mins.)

Buckeye Donuts- The Man, The Myth, The Legend (Maya Neyman, 2021, 3:31 mins.)

Cardinal Health
Kaufman Development

Rohauer Collection Foundation

The Wexner Family
Greater Columbus Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
Ohio Arts Council
American Electric Power Foundation
L Brands Foundation
Adam Flatto
Mary and C. Robert Kidder
Bill and Sheila Lambert
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Nationwide Foundation
Vorys, Sater, Seymour, and Pease
Arlene and Michael Weiss

Mike and Paige Crane
Pete Scantland
Axium Packaging
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
President Kristina M. Johnson and Mrs. Veronica Meinhard
Nancy Kramer
Lisa Barton
Johanna DeStefano
Russell and Joyce Gertmenian
Liza Kessler and Greg Henchel
Ron and Ann Pizzuti
Joyce and Chuck Shenk
Bruce and Joy Soll
Clark and Sandra Swanson
Jones Day


Past Film/Video

Mad Royal Film Festival 2022