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The annual Mad Royal Film Festival is back, featuring a free screening of shorts made by student filmmakers at Ohio State.
Each year since 2018, the Ohio State student organization Mad Royal Film Society selects and shares short films with the campus community to connect with one another and converse about the artists and their work. Awards for a variety of categories based on this year’s entries will be selected by filmmakers, artists, and professors both at Ohio State and from the community, including Wex Artist Residency Award recipient Sa’dia Rehman, whose exhibition the river runs slow is currently on view. Winners will receive a special prize from members of the Mad Royal E-Board. (program approx. 96 mins., digital video)
Judge panel: Rasel Ahmed, Erin Alys, Roger Beebe, Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Michael Kaplan, Jean-Yves Münch, Taylor Olsen, and Sa’dia Rehman.
IMAGE CAPTION Mad Royal Film Festival 2023, courtesy of the Mad Royal Film Society.
Prisella’s Baby (Lindy Tran, 2022, 1:23 mins.)Gravity (Jamie Bridle, Son Hess, Reverie Nedde, and Kevin Wang, 2022, 0:52 mins.)Sound off (Brandon Ebert, Benji Galela, and Alex Jang, 2022, 4:44 mins.)The 2022 Streetsboro Bicentennial Celebration (Chad and Jake Ressler, 2022, 8:04 mins.)Dreams (Kush Dalal, 2023, 1:47 mins.)Shroom City (Son Hess, 2022, 1:20 mins.)FOIFE: Petty Criminal (Grady Isaly, 2022, 6:09 mins.)Purpose (Lauren Dortch and Sharif Ahmad, 2023, 1:13 mins.)Imitation Moonlight (Emily Miller and Bryan Houlihan-Johnson, 2023, 4:13 mins.)nameless film (Clay Kessler, 2023, 1:41 mins.)The Weight (Mitchell Dorsett, 2022, 9:43 mins.)Bub’s Ball (Gracie Denbow, Shya Crable, Ella Terrell, Micah Troyan, and Gabriella Stauffer, 2022, 1:46 mins.)Left 4 Bread (Korrigan Craddock, Benji Galela, and Andrew Blake, 2022, 8:42 mins.)Black Boy Fly, Ep.1: The K0BE Documentary (Trey Small, 2022, 3:13 mins.)UNNOTICEABLE (Dominic Spradlin, 2023, 1:33 mins.)external (Riley Johansen, 2022, 3:39 mins.)Suspended: the animation (Gracie Denbow, 2022, 3:48 mins.)Last Delivery of the Night (Jack Knellinger and Mason Sochor, 2022, 2:38 mins.)Palsy (Benji Galela, 2022, 6:30 mins.)Fork and Batter Get Worser (Lindsay Wolverton, 2022, 2:24 mins.)The Glittering Lights (Mary Wheeler, 2022, 2:56 mins.)arro (Sophia Reeder, 2023, 1:25 mins.)The De-Toastifier (Brendan Shin, Christian Barrett, and Louisa Kaplan, 2023, 9:59 mins.)MUDD 1 Music Video (Rachel Becker, 2023, 4:35 mins.)
Organized by the Ohio State student organization Mad Royal Film Society.
SUPPORT FOR FILM/VIDEO PROGRAMS PROVIDED BYRohauer Collection Foundation
WEXNER CENTER PROGRAMS MADE POSSIBLE BYGreater Columbus Arts CouncilThe Wexner FamilyNational Endowment for the ArtsOhio Arts CouncilL Brands FoundationThe Columbus FoundationNationwide FoundationInstitute of Museum and Library ServicesVorys, Sater, Seymour, and Pease
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BYMike and Paige CraneAxium PackagingCampusParcJeni’s Splendid Ice CreamsPresident Kristina M. Johnson and Mrs. Veronica MeinhardNancy KramerLarry and Donna JamesLisa BartonJohanna DeStefanoJones DayAlex and Renée Shumate
Mad Royal Film Festival 2023