Past Film/Video | Contemporary Screen

Ohio Shorts 2023

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Celebrate our vibrant culture of local and regional filmmaking at the Wexner Center’s 27th-annual Ohio Shorts festival.

This event features an eclectic lineup from our rich community of moving-image makers. Showcasing Buckeye-made shorts spanning documentary, animation, dramatic narrative, and more, this year’s edition of Ohio Shorts is curated by Columbus native, Linoleum director, and past Ohio Shorts participant Colin West. (program approx. 110 mins., DCP)

Join us for a postscreening reception with the filmmakers in the center’s lower lobby. While you enjoy snacks and a cash bar, we’ll announce the $500 Jury Award winner, selected by Colin West, and the audience will vote on the $300 Audience Choice Award recipient.

Program lineup

Momma (Corey Aumiller, 2023, 13:58 mins.)
A Portal Somewhere Good: 2.0 (Amber Bishop, 2022, 6:20 mins.)
The Cat Bed & Breakfast (Donovan and Dylan Cavendish, 2023, 3:47 mins.)
Tracing Flowers (Rachel Ferber, 2022, 5:15 mins.)
Marshall the Martian (Natalie Geier, 2023, 1:13 mins.)
PLACES (Ellie Hartranft, 2022, 7:12 mins.)
Cosmic Egg 2023 (Richard Katterjohn, 2023, 0:37 mins.)
Night Café (Joshua Nowak, 2023, 14:48 mins.)
7 Minutes Past Midnight (Graham Peyton, 2022, 2:29 mins.)
CatBunny (Luke Riegel, 2023, 2:36 mins.)
Met(EYE)morphosis (Jonathan Riles, 2023, 3:23 mins.)
A Christmas Special (Vincent Hupp, Zach Schomer, Jason White, and Joe Mennona, 2022, 3:43 mins.)
What Hath Ye Wrought? (Craig Yantko, 2023, 11:01 mins.)
Here, Hopefully (Hao Zhou, 2023, 11:10 mins.)

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Ohio Shorts trailer by Michelle Ellerman

More about the curator

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Colin West is from Columbus, Ohio, and is now based in Los Angeles and New York. His films include Linoleum (2022 SXSW Film Festival)—starring Jim Gaffigan, Rhea Seehorn, Katelyn Nacon, Michael Ian Black, and Tony Shalhoub—and Double Walker, which was cowritten with and stars Sylvie Mix. He also produced the Stacy Keach-led film Survival Skills, sponsored by Film Independent. 

Rohauer Collection Foundation

Greater Columbus Arts Council
The Wexner Family
National Endowment for the Arts
Ohio Arts Council
L Brands Foundation
The Columbus Foundation
Nationwide Foundation
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Vorys, Sater, Seymour, and Pease

Mike and Paige Crane
Axium Packaging
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
President Kristina M. Johnson and Mrs. Veronica Meinhard
Nancy Kramer
Larry and Donna James
Lisa Barton
Johanna DeStefano
Jones Day
Alex and Renée Shumate


Past Film/Video

Ohio Shorts 2023