Monday, February 7, 2011

Film Fest at Little Art a big success

by Susan Gartner

Greg Nichols (far right) with the cast of “Paranormal Demon Killers” (1st place Audience Favorite winner)

Joanne Caputo (“Letters from Frank” – 2nd place Audience Favorite winner)

Gregory Tyler (“Astronuts” – 3rd place Audience Favorite winner)

The 2nd Annual YS Short Film Fest was presented Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 5 & 6, at the Little Art Theatre. Fourteen short films showcased the best of local filmmaking talent with proceeds going to the Little Art Theatre.

The Fest opened with an introduction by Little Art Executive Director Jenny Cowperthwaite who paused for a moment to take a photo of the audience applauding for Fest creator Vanessa Query. Vanessa coordinated the event from her new home in Rhode Island as she awaits the birth of her first child.

A short from Steve Bognar and Julia Reichert was then presented, acknowledging the value and significance of the Little Art Theatre. A video short also ran during intermission which was shot, collected and compiled by Vanessa with music by Carl Schumacher Band.

A big thanks goes out to fest sponsors Sunrise Café, The Winds Café, and Yellow Springs News. Special thanks to the filmmakers, point-man Joshua Zinger, Margaret Hawley Morgan, Barbara Boettcher, Laura Carlson, Roger and Macy Reynolds and all the volunteers and participants who helped to make the event a big success.

Photos by Susan Gartner and Tom Osborne

Click here for more photos from the Film Fest.

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