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CBUS Filmmaker Releasing Horror Anthology

Hope Madden Hope Madden CBUS Filmmaker Releasing Horror Anthology

In time for the holiday shopping season—no, the other holiday shopping season—is a Halloween-ready anthology of horror short films collected by local filmmaker and film festival organizer Jason Tostevin. Hellarious, distributed by Film Spawn and available for pre-order now, contains seven shorts hand chosen by Tostevin, whose appreciation for short subject filmmaking has always impressed. […]

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Film Festival of Columbus Returns for 8th Year

Hope Madden Hope Madden Film Festival of Columbus Returns for 8th Year

The Film Festival of Columbus (FFOCOL) returns for its eighth year of celebrating film and filmmakers. Running Wednesday, September 11 through Saturday, September 14 at Gateway Film Center—with a stopover Friday afternoon for the Greater Columbus Film Commission Industry Summit at the Wexner Center for the Arts—the festival boasts exciting premieres, adorable dogs, international shorts, […]

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Jennifer Reeder Brings Feature Knives and Skin to Wex

Hope Madden Hope Madden Jennifer Reeder Brings Feature Knives and Skin to Wex

Filmmaker and Columbus native Jennifer Reeder returns to the Wexner Center for the Arts Friday, September 13 to screen her first feature, Knives and Skin. The film has been picked up for distribution by IFC Midnight after its successful festival run, landing screenings at the Berlin Film Festival, Tribeca, Fantasia, Fantastic Fest and Deauville American […]

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Indies Worth a Look in Theaters This Weekend

Hope Madden Hope Madden Indies Worth a Look in Theaters This Weekend

School is back and the summer movie season ends with a whimper. That means there is still time to study what you missed: Blinded By the Light, Peanut Butter Falcon, Ready or Not, The Nightingale. Well, there is this one movie out this week that’s really worth your time. Luce by Hope Madden It’s appropriate […]

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Wex Brings “Secret TV” to Film/Video Program

Hope Madden Hope Madden Wex Brings “Secret TV” to Film/Video Program

If you’re not familiar with The Eyeslicer, maybe you should be. Brainchild of Dan Schoenbrun and Vanessa McDonnell, it’s a series of independent and experimental short films, all thematically organized. Season 1, consisting of 10 episodes, included work from Ari Aster, David Lowery and Amy Steimetz, among others. Season 2, available for preorder at The […]

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Columbus Black International Film Festival Returns for a Third Year

Hope Madden Hope Madden Columbus Black International Film Festival Returns for a Third Year

Returning for its third year, the Columbus Black International Film Festival kicks off a weekend of films, speakers, networking events and activities this Thursday, August 22. The festival’s theme this year is Black Infinity. “Infinity kind of came to me after the last film festival ended,” says Cristyn Steward, film festival director and founder. “Infinity […]

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Ohio Native Brings Award-Winning Indie to Columbus

Hope Madden Hope Madden Ohio Native Brings Award-Winning Indie to Columbus

The Peanut Butter Falcon, a Twain-esque dramedy about a young man with Down syndrome who escapes his residential nursing home with the dream of breaking into professional wrestling, is hardly your run-of-the-mill blockbuster. Cincinnati native and film producer David Thies realized that from the start. Almost the start. Owner of the production and production services […]

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