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Entries due March 1, 2024
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Showcasing Ohio’s rich community of moving-image makers, our annual Ohio Shorts festival is back for its 28th year—submit your film today!
Known for presenting an eclectic mix of short films—from documentary, animation, and dramatic narrative to anything in between—Ohio Shorts is back again! This year’s edition will be curated by Ohio-based filmmaker/animator and Ohio Shorts alum Lindsey Martin, whose work has screened nationally and internationally including at the Slamdance Film Festival, the Athens International Film and Video Festival, and the Anchorage International Film Festival.
We welcome and encourage submissions from all ages and experience levels. Works that are included in the program will receive a $50 screening fee and be eligible for the $500 Jury Award, selected by Lindsey Martin, and the $300 Audience Choice Award, determined by audience voting.
The deadline for entries is Friday, March 1, 2024.
The full program will be announced by April 5, 2024. An in-person screening will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2024. Check back for more details.
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VIDEO CAPTIONTrailer by Lindsey Martin, music by Mobygratis.
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.
FILM/VIDEO PROGRAMS MADE POSSIBLE BY National Endowment for the Arts Ohio Humanities
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY Rohauer Collection Foundation
WEXNER CENTER PROGRAMS MADE POSSIBLE BY 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 CampusParc Ohio State’s Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme The Columbus Foundation Nationwide Foundation Vorys, Sater, Seymour, and Pease
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY Mike and Paige Crane Axium Packaging Nancy Kramer Ohio State Energy Partners Ohio History Fund/Ohio History Connection Larry and Donna James Bruce and Joy Soll Rebecca Perry Damsen and Ben Towle Jones Day Alex and Renée Shumate
Ohio Shorts 2024 Call for Entries