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Ohio Shorts 2024

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Celebrate our vibrant local and regional filmmaking culture at the 28th edition of the Ohio Shorts Festival!

Ohio Shorts showcases Buckeye-made short films spanning documentary, animation, dramatic narrative, and more. This year’s edition features an extensive lineup from our dynamic, all-ages community of moving-image makers, curated by filmmaker and animator Lindsey Martin, assistant professor of film production at Ohio University’s School of Film, located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. (program approx. 120 mins., digital video/DCP) 

Join us for a postscreening reception with the filmmakers in the Performance Space. While you enjoy snacks and a cash bar, we’ll announce the $500 Jury Award winner, selected by Martin, and the audience will vote on the $300 Audience Choice Award recipient!

This year, in addition to $5 tickets we're excited to offer expanded ticketing options with two additional levels to choose from: 

  • $20 gets you an Ohio Shorts ticket, one drink ticket for the reception, and two free passes to an upcoming film
  • $50 secures your Ohio Shorts ticket, as well as two drink tickets for the reception, two free passes to an upcoming film, and an exclusive 2024 Ohio Shorts T-Shirt

Trailer by Lindsey Martin, music by Mobygratis.

Clockwise from top left: Demon’s Day Out (Eleanor Hauck, 2024), Exit Danish Flats (Natasha Woods, 2023), The Chronocular Device (Edward Loupe, 2024), Someone to Count On (Stellan Blue Bargar, 2023); images courtesy of the filmmakers.

Know before you go

  • Where to park: We recommend parking in Ohio Union South Garage to avoid special event parking fees and ensure your validation sticker for $2 parking applies. Learn more about parking validation.

Program lineup

Klickbait Kat (Vincent Alexander, 2023, 6 mins.)
The Chronocular Device (Edward Loupe, 2024, 15:47 mins.)
Boondh – A drop in the ocean (Amanda Hoover, Elizabeth Roskopf, and Mansee Singhi, 2023, 6:57 mins.)
Home (Javier Cruz-Ginez, 2023, 2:40 mins.)
Overtime (Madison Bregitzer, 2023, 1:10 mins.)
Unplugging from Amazon (Raquel “Rocky” Nguyen, 2024, 12 mins.)
Black Boys Don't Cry (Madison Ledyard-King, 2023, 17:11 mins.)
Someone to Count On (Stellan Blue Bargar, 2023, 1:51 mins.)
15 Animations (Julie Jones, 2024, 2:15 mins.)
Exit Danish Flats (Natasha Woods, 2024, 8:46 mins.)
Demon’s Day Out (Eleanor Hauck, 2024, 1:24 mins.)
Episodes (Dejiah Archive-Davis, 2023, 4:24 mins.)
Somebody to Somebody (Abbigail Hawk, 2023, 5:22 mins.)
River (Rafal Sokolowski and Kanat Omurbekov, 2023, 11:45 mins.)
The Seeker (Masha Kochanenkova and Lain Hosken, 2024, 2 mins.)
Unboxing Brad: The Making of Boxing Day (Jason Johns and Jason Hazel, 2022, 8:08 mins.)
Bacteria in Beard (Nishad Nalawade, 2023, 0:55 mins.)

About the curator

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Lindsey Martin's films are humorous, sometimes dark looks at the inner workings of families going through crisis, often embracing the absurd. Martin is interested in exploring locations and how humans connect to the places they are from, the cyclical patterns of generations of women living in poverty in rural America, and the bizarre tactics individuals, especially young girls and women, design to cope with traumatic experiences. Her film, Pottero, won Best Animation at Provincetown International Film Festival and the Anchorage International Film Festival. Her films have also screened at various conferences and symposiums around the US. Read more on her website.

National Endowment for the Arts 
Ohio Humanities

Rohauer Collection Foundation

Ohio Department of Development

Greater Columbus Arts Council

The Wexner Family 
Institute of Museum and Library Services

Ohio Arts Council, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts 
Ohio State’s Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme 
The Columbus Foundation 
Nationwide Foundation 
Vorys, Sater, Seymour, and Pease

Mike and Paige Crane 
Axium Packaging 
Nancy Kramer 
Ohio State Energy Partners 
Ohio History Fund/Ohio History Connection 
Larry and Donna James 
David Crane and Elizabeth Dang 
Bruce and Joy Soll 
Rebecca Perry Damsen and Ben Towle 
Jones Day 
Alex and Renée Shumate


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