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Scott Fredette

Like A Rolling Stone

Scott Fredette has conceptualized and created content for… Katy Perry, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Usher, Fleetwood Mac, Blake Shelton, The Glitch Mob, and, Fun! His emergence into directing took shape as he helped re-brand MTV2 in the mid-2000's. His style was raw, his heart still pink. But who cares, right? His work is described as charmingly naive and plainly odd. Someone once compared it to Mozart on cough syrup. It is fun and attracts likeminded creatives.Though his work is off-kilter in its movement and interpretations, it is thoughtful. Scott cares about his audience and works to show things in a unique way. As his work and style evolves, ad and branding agencies send him off to faraway places to
brand, shoot commercials and live a fun life. He has (thank god!). #cloggingthroughalushrainforest


Scott plays/records music with his weirdo buds, Culture Queer and records as a side project with a band
called Aluminum Arteries. Album will be out this year. 

April Martin and Paul Hill

Tombstone Blues

April Martin is a self-described ARTIVIST- an activist that uses any medium necessary to create art for social change. The camera is her primary tool of resistance. Her photographs and videos take a critical view of social, political and cultural phenomena. They viscerally take the viewer into the action whether at a protest of black women bearing their breasts as a symbol of resistance, night club full of queer people of color partying with strippers or the quiet pain of life in Flint post-water poisoning.


She is co-director of the feature length documentary, Cincinnati Goddamn, released in 2015, and currently featured in film festivals and universities around the country. Through news reports, first-person accounts, and cinema verité footage, the film traces protests in response to deaths of 15 African American men at the hands of Cincinnati police from 1995 to 2001. Martin has created other short documentaries with a range of subject matter that includes the devastation and aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, young women’s health in underprivileged communities, the Kerry James Marshall’s Rythm Mastr Exhibition at the Wexner Center for the Arts. 


Paul Hill is an award-winning editor and filmmaker. He joined the Wexner Center’s Film/Video Studio Program in 1996 where he edits with world-renowned visiting artists. In 2002 he completed Myth of Father, a documentary about the complexities of his relationship with his transgendered father. The film has been screened and won awards at festivals worldwide and is now being distributed by Frameline in San Francisco. Through the Film/Video Studio Program, Hill has edited and mixed sound for filmmakers and video artists including Sadie Benning, Barbara Hammer, Miranda July and Shimon Attie. He was also an editor for “The Brandon Teena Story,” which won the Best Documentary award at several
festivals, Berlin and Toronto among them. He was a contributing editor for the Oscar-nominated documentary A Lion In The House. In 2016 he co-directed and edited Cincinnati Goddamn, a documentary about police brutality in Cincinnati, Ohio, which is currently showing at film festivals and in classrooms throughout the country.

Allyson West

It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry

Allyson West is an award-winning producer and director based in Cincinnati, Ohio. The latest narrative from Turn West Productions, TEXICAN, has attended 15 film festivals and won awards in 6 major categories as well as being nominated for over 30 honors in 2017. Allyson produces and hosts the weekly-release podcast, Script Shop, and creates live performance work in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has a BFA in Acting from the Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music and studied under Barbara Marchant at the William Esper Studio in Manhattan, New York. Allyson serves as a judge for the Deep in the Heart Film Festival, the Twister Alley Film Festival, and was voted “Best Local Filmmaker” in Cincinnati
CityBeat’s 2018 “Best of” Awards. 

Robert Banks

From A Buick 6

Robert C. Banks, Jr. (born 1966) is an American experimental filmmaker. Banks attended the Cleveland School of the Arts, and has taught film at Cuyahoga Community College, the Cleveland Institute of Art, and Cleveland State University. His best known work is the 1992 film, X: The Baby Cinema, a 4.5 minute, 16 mm short film which chronicled the commercial appropriation of the image of Malcolm X. The movie appeared on the compilation video The Best Of The New York Underground:Year One. The 1994 feature documentary film, You Can't Get a Piece of Mind explores the world of Cleveland musician and Vietnam veteran, Dan "Supie T" Theman. Banks has had his films shown at the Sundance Film Festival, was
named Filmmaker of the Year at the Midwest Filmmakers Conference, and in 2000, he was the honored guest filmmaker in London at the BBC British Short Film Festival. Banks lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

Cameron Quevado

Ballad of a Thin Man

Cameron G. Quevedo is an award-winning filmmaker currently based in Philadelphia, PA. His work explores themes of cultural decay, social erosion, man’s relationship to the land, and the individual’s search for meaning, relevance, and a sense of personal legacy. His 2016 film, EL TUCÁN, has screened widely in both the U.S. and Mexico, and was awarded “Best International Latino Short” at the Latino Film Market in 2017. His newest film, ATMAHAÚ PAKMÁT, is currently traveling the festival circuit. Cameron holds an MFA in Film Production from the University of Texas at Austin, as well as an MA in
Ethnomusicology and an MC in Indigenous Documentary Film from the University of Washington in Seattle. He was recently inducted into the Film Society at Lincoln Center’s Artist Academy, and is a recipient of the Princess Grace Film Award, the University Film and Video Association Carole Fielding Grant, and the Jesse H. Jones Endowed Centennial Fellowship. In addition to his directing work, Cameron also teaches film production, theory, and history at Villanova University

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C. Jacqueline Wood

Curator and Executive Director, the Mini Microcinema

C. Jacqueline Wood lives and works in Cincinnati, OH.  She earned her MFA from the Film, Video, New Media Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

These filmmakers and films are presented by the Mini Microcinema in Cincinnati, OH. "The Mini Microcinema is dedicated to showing film/video/media that breaks from standard cinematic convention. We are a community that celebrates the art of the moving image, both contemporary and historical, from both near and far. Our programming consists of work created outside of mainstream production and distribution systems, ultimately challenging Hollywood standards of form and content. The Mini Microcinema welcomes makers and viewers interested in exploring the potential of the cinematic medium."

Katrina Dixon and Brian Frye

Queen Jane Approximately

​Katrina Dixon is a media archivist and independent researcher based in Lexington, Kentucky. She is the founder of the Kentucky Amateur Film Archives, a charitable organization that collects and provides access to amateur films and home movies relating to Kentucky and the surrounding regions. She has worked at Franklin Furnace Archive (Brooklyn, NY), James Madison’s Montpelier/The Montpelier Foundation (Orange, VA), The New York Transit Museum (New York, NY), Northeast Historic Film (Bucksport, ME), and managed the Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (New York, NY). She leads a teleconference workshop for homebound seniors through DOROT University Without Walls, utilizing group listening to sharpen minds, trigger memories, and create community. She is also a board member of the Center for Home Movies.


Brian L. Frye is an associate professor of law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. His scholarship focuses on intellectual property and charity law, especially in relation to artists and arts  organizations. He is also a filmmaker. His films were included in the Whitney Biennial 2002, the New York Film Festival, and other similar events.

Samantha Drake

Highway 61 Revisited

Samantha Drake is a filmmaker and visual artist based in Cincinnati, OH. She has exhibited work in Ohio, California, and one small town in Texas. Since graduating from Wright State University with a degree in Motion Picture Production, she has worked in feature film production and for a non-profit filmmaking collaborative working to share the voices of incarcerated women through cinema.

Sky Hopinka

Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues

Sky Hopinka is a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation. He was born and raised in Ferndale, Washington and spent several years in Southern California, and Portland, Oregon. In Portland, he studied and taught chinuk wawa, a language indigenous to the Lower Columbia River Basin. His work centers around personal positions of homeland and landscape, designs of language and facets of culture contained within, and the known and the unknowable. His work has played at various festivals and exhibitions including ImagineNATIVE, Images Festival, Wavelengths, Ann Arbor Film Festival, AFI, Sundance, Projections, Out of Sight Seattle, the 2016 Wisconsin Triennial and the 2017 Whitney Biennial. He was
awarded the More with Less Award at the 2016 Images Festival, the Tom Berman Award for Most Promising Filmmaker at the 54th Ann Arbor Film Festival, 3rd Prize at the 2015 Media City Film Festival, and the New Cinema Award at the 2017 Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival. He currently lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and is an adjunct lecturer at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and University of Illinois-Chicago.

Andrea Torrice

Desolation Row

Andrea Torrice is an award winning documentary videographer whose work spans a range of contemporary national and international issues. Her film Rising Waters was one of the first documentaries to examine the issue of global warming (2000). Other topics of her documentaries and museum videos include: globalization, women artists, race relations, immigration, urban design, the 1997 genocide in Rwanda, and the environment.
She is known for her success at combining innovative story telling techniques and production values to humanize complex societal problems and issues.


Some of her commissioned works have been shown at: The Denver Art Museum, the Palm Springs Art Museum, the Mint Museum, the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Holocaust Museum in DC.


Her career started almost 25 years ago at San Francisco’s PBS affiliate, KQED-TV, as a producer for the station’s Current and Cultural Affairs departments. She currently owns an educational media production company and works in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she lives with her husband and son. She received her MFA in Electronic Media from the University of Cincinnati, and a BA in American Literature from Purchase College, NY.

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