FilmDayton

The 6th annual FilmDayton Festival gets underway this weekend with a mix of locally connected films, international features, documentaries and more.  WYSO's Jerry Kenney spoke with FilmDayton board president, Nicole Richter, who is also the coordinator of the motion picture program at Wright State University. She says the festival has a variety of events that will appeal to film buffs, actors, and writers alike.

FILMDAYTON FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

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.

FilmDayton

This week, WYSO's Jerry Kenney spoke with Executive Director of FilmDayton, Megan Cooper, about this year's festival.  More information on the FilmDayton Festival is available on the organization's website.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for February 24, 2013, including the following stories:

-Emily McCord speaks with Columbus Dispatch reporter Jessica Worman about the latest news on the looming sequester cuts.

- Jerry Kenney reports on the City of Riverside's lawsuit regarding income tax and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Employees

-Wayne Baker reports on student and faculty protests at Wilberforce University.

Future Ghosts, Cemeteries and Murders Walks…one is tonight at 7 p.m., and another is Monday at 6:30 p.m.  Walks are under two hours and $10 per person.  When calling or emailing for a reservation, the gathering place will be given.  Optional refreshments after the walk at a nearby restaurant. They walk rain or shine.

courtesy of Dayton History

The 4th Annual FilmDayton Festival is upon us. Check out all the nationally acclaimed films and filmmakers coming to Dayton this weekend. There's so much happening - don't miss out on that amazing film, fun, workshop, or special events everyone will be talking about.

 The Dayton African American Cultural Festival is on Saturday at the Dayton Riverscape MetroPark, 11:00 am - 8:00 pm and Sunday at the McIntosh Park Riverview St. at Edwin C. Moses Blvd from 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for August 19, 2012 including the following stories: 

-Vitruvian Brew Co Opening In Yellow Springs, Community Voices producer Jennifer Carlson

-New Ohio Guide: Neil Armstrong Museum, by Aileen LeBlanc

The August 2012 installment of SOCHE TALKS features Megan Cooper, an alum from the University of Dayton on FilmDayton.

The SOCHE Talks are a collaboration with the Southwest Ohio Council for Higher Education. In this monthly series we’ll hear from faculty and staff from areas colleges and universities on a wide variety of subjects. It's an effort to bring Miami Valley research and thinking into the public arena – a way to enlighten the world with local knowledge.

Community Voices is all about getting local voices on the air. WYSO held it's second Community Voices training course this year - teaching 10 local people how to make radio stories by, for, and about the Miami Valley. You'll hear those stories and meet the producers at the Screenless Screening.  It's August 26th at the Black Box Improv Theatre in downtown Dayton beginning at noon.

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