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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.
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.)
Ohio Shorts trailer by Michelle Ellerman
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.
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
Ohio Shorts 2023