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Over-the-Rhine International Film Festival runs Oct. 2-6, offering over 80 feature-length and short films


The Over-the-Rhine International Film Festival (OTRFF), organized by LADD, presented by the Financial Independence Project, has opened ticket sales for their 2019 festival slate.

October 2-6 will bring another year of inspiring films that continue their mission of empowering our shared humanity through stories, conversations and action.

The film screenings, discussion panels, themed workshops and educational events will be hosted at diverse venues throughout Over-the-Rhine and the Greater Cincinnati downtown area; utilizing venues such as the Garfield Theatre, Art Academy of Cincinnati, Contemporary Arts Center, AMC Newport, Washington Park, Woodward Theatre, Freedom Center and Cincinnati Museum Center, to create a unique experience for each film and event.

Over 80 feature-length and short films from around the world have been selected by the festival jury comprised of notable industry professionals: Edward Lachman, A.S.C. (Oscar-nominated cinematographer for “Carol” and “Far From Heaven”); Ann Hornaday (author and film critic at The Washington Post); Matt Zoller Seitz (Editor for RogerEbert.com, critic, filmmaker and author); Lisa Nelson-Haynes (Executive Director of Philadelphia Young Playwrights/PYP, award-winning storyteller and teacher); Ya’Ke Smith (2019 Duncanson Artist-in-Residence for the Taft Museum of Art).

Festival highlights include a celebrity red carpet Kickoff Luncheon; Opening Night screening of the inspiring documentary, “Lil’ Buck: Real Swan;” and, an Open Casting Call facilitating the addition of performers with disabilities to the national casting database. And, in addition to festival filmmakers, celebrity guests actor/writer CJ Jones (“Baby Driver,” “Castle Rock,” This Close”), producer/writer/actress Kate Rigs (“Mile 22,” “Oz,” “The Punisher”) and writer/actor/producer Ryan O’Connell (“Special,” “Awkward,” “Will & Grace”) will be attending various festival events.

“Our curation team, led by TT Stern-Enzi, have reviewed films at festivals, as well as films submitted into competition from around the world. The selected films and their compelling stories enable us to experience each other more fully,” said Jack Geiger, Managing Director of the festival.

“Lens-based art, in all forms, has the power to be shared in community; and in community, we become closer. We are proud to join Foto Focus and Blink in this endeavor.”

Tickets are on sale now with individual film tickets priced at $10. Select ticket bundles are also available including:

Film Fanatic Pass: $250 (15 Film Tickets, VIP Happy Hour & all 3 Special Events, 3 Drink Tickets)
Film Buff Pass: $125 (10 Film Tickets, Entry into 2 Special Events, 2 Drink Tickets)
Film Enthusiast Pass: $75 (5 Film Tickets, Entry into 1 Special Event, 1 Drink Ticket)

To purchase individual screening tickets and ticket bundles, or for more information on our 2019 Over-the-Rhine International Film Festival films and exclusive events visit OTRFilmFest.org.


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