The sixth annual Downtown Dayton LGBT Film Festival starts next Friday, September 23rd . And this is the only time many of these films will be screened in Ohio. Festival founder and director Jonathan McNeal sat down with WYSO Community Voices Producer Liz Cambron – to talk about some of his personal favorites.
"There are certainly some films that stand out for me. Weekend is one that's the closing night film and not only the best of the festival but also one of the best films of the year. There's a short that I love that's in the Top Drawer Shorts collection which screens on Saturday afternoon, and that is I Don't Want to Go Back Alone which is a little foreign short which has been winning awards all over the world and it's just spectacular.
We look at close to a hundred films to curate the weekend, and it is really the best stuff that's out there. This year we've gone back to seven screenings. Once again we're having an opening night party. So there's kind of 8 events throughout the weekend. So it's certainly bigger than ever before.
What I do want is for more people to feel like just because it's an LGBT film festival, it doesn't mean that they have to be lesbian or gay, bisexual or transgender themselves in order to participate. It's certainly a community wide event that we want them to be a part of."
For more information on the Downtown Dayton LGBT Film Festival or to see film trailers - visit DaytonLGBT.com