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As the FilmDayton Festival is poised to get underway at the Neon Movies in downtown Dayton, filmmakers Steve Bognar and Farihah Zaman join Niki Dakota in the studio to talk about what this weekend holds.  Zaman, along with Jeff Reichert, made a film called Remote Area Medical which will be screened on Sunday as part of the festival. 

The FilmDayton Festival is August 23-25th in downtown Dayton.

This year marks the 5th anniversary of the FilmDayton Festival, and the first time the festival has opened up submissions for short films from near and far.  FilmDayton Board President Ron Rollins makes a return visit to the WYSO studios to update listeners on the organization, this year's can't-miss films and other workshops and events that are a part of the weekend's festivities. 

The FilmDayton Festival is August 23-25th in downtown Dayton with all film screenings at the Neon Movies.

The Big Lens Film Festival celebrates the work of graduating Wright State University film students.  Graduating senior Megan Hague joins Niki Dakota in the studio to talk about the work she and her classmates are sharing on screen at the Neon Movies.

The Big Lens Film Festival is Thursday, August 22nd at the Neon Movies in downtown Dayton.

Filmmaker and musician Henrique Couto departed from the horror genre with his last film, Depression: The Movie, but with Babysitter Massacre, he makes a return to the genre by celebrating the slasher film.  Couto sat down with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt to talk about making Babysitter Massacre and the early stages of his next project, A Bulldog for Christmas.

Babysitter Massacre premiers Friday, April 12th at 10pm at Englewood Cinema.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for November 11, 2012 including the following stories:

- Jerry Kenney speaks with Michael and Sandy Bashaw about their work composing the score for Take Us Home, a new film by Aileen LeBlanc.

- 2012 Antioch Writers' Workshop Faculty Readings: Carrie Bebris

Local charity horror movie marathon Horrorama is celebrating its 16th year of bringing spooky sights to the big screen in Dayton, but this year is likely the last year the festival will screen 35mm prints due to the shift to digital projection in movie theaters.  They're celebrating 35mm with 5 amazing films (3 on film and two projected digitally) as well as the usual lineup of costume contests, prizes and other fun.  Two of the three Horrorama organizers, Matt Brassfield and Rick Martin visited the WYSO studios to talk about this year's lineup of films.

Horrorama is Friday, October 26 at the Englewood Cinema.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for September 23, 2012 including the following stories:

- The Signature: A Poetic Medley Show, by Community Voices producer Kristen Wicker

- Jerry Kenney speaks with Johnathan McNeal of the Neon Movies in Dayton about the upcoming LGBT Film Festival

- New Ohio Guide: Oak Openings, by Greg Tye

Jonathan McNeal

September 28th through the 30th, the LGBT Film Festival returns to the Neon Movie Theater in downtown Dayton.  In this sneak-peek interview, WYSO Weekend host, Jerry Kenney, talks with Jonathan McNeal, film festival curator, and manager of the Neon, about this year's selections.

This interview will air on WYSO Weekend Sunday, September 23rd.

Cindy Funk

Aaron Rourke returns to Excursions to talk about recent projects underway by Rivers Unlimited, an organization devoted to restoring and preserving rivers throughout the state of Ohio.  Rivers Unlimited recently helped efforts to get the Mad River designated as a recreational river with the help of a Dr. Ritter, Wittenberg professor.  

Rivers Unlimited will host a screening of Call of the Scenic River at Wittenberg University on July 27 at 7pm at the Bailey Auditorium 

Filmically Perfect's Live Call-In Special 2012

Jul 10, 2012

Join the Film Guys, J. Todd Anderson and George Willeman, along with host Niki Dakota as they kick off a new season of Filmically Perfect with a live call-in special. 

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