Cincinnati Film Festival

Last weekend, filmmakers from all over the Cincinnati area competed to see who could make the best short film in only 48 hours. Premiere screenings of the films from the Cincinnati 48 Hour Film Project will be held June 7 at Thompson House, and the winner will go up against movies from around the world.

Provided / Stages for Youth

A short film shot in Northside has received an honorable mention in the White House Student Film Festival.  "I Am Urban Art" was produced as part of Stages for Youth.  Frank O'Farrell founded the program last year to teach video production.

Larry Thomas has some thoughts about the upcoming Cincinnati Film Festival.

This year, Cincinnati will be one of a record 125 cities worldwide – from Beijing to Lisbon - competing in the 48 Hour Film Project. On the weekend of May 16 - 18, filmmakers from all over the Cincinnati area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will go up against films from around the world. Kat Steele, executive director of the Cincinnati Film Festival and producer of the Cincinnati 48 Hour Film Project,  Jen Day from team "Fish in Glass Box" and Daniel Perrea from team "Rockline Films" join us to explain the whirlwind process that is creating a film, from writing and casting to filming and editing, in a single weekend.

The Fourth Annual Cincinnati Film Festival happens September 5-15 at a variety of locations around town, and Lee Hay has a preview of what film lovers will see.