Ohio Film + Music Festival ⇢
Running from October 6-9, 2011, the Ohio Film Music Festival is a curated, four-day event highlighting Ohio-native filmmakers and musicians. Curated by OFMF founders Eric Mahoney and Scott Johnson, the fest will showcase a diverse array of creative talent Ohio has produced past, present, and future—from auteur filmmaker Jim Jarmusch to acclaimed producer/DJ/musician RJD2 and internationally-recognized bands like Heartless Bastards and New Bomb Turks. Looking forward, the OFMF plans to develop into an annual event and platform for exhibiting and developing future work from Ohio artists.
I should have mentioned this before now, but the Ohio Film + Music Festival is taking place here in Columbus this weekend. The Arena Grand Theater will be screening a selection of films, documentaries, and shorts from Ohio-born/Ohio-based filmmakers; and the festival has three nights of music from some killer Ohio musicians occurring at a couple different venues in town.
Last night’s set took place at The Summit and featured Cincinnati’s Buffalo Killers, along with Nick Tolford and Co., Main Street Gospel, and Eye, all of Columbus.
Tonight’s show will take place at Skully’s. Columbus punks New Bomb Turks, Cincinnati ex-pats Heartless Bastards, Cleveland’s Cloud Nothings, and Dayton/Cincinnati duo R. Ring (featuring The Breeders’ Kelley Deal) are all slated to perform.
Skully’s will also host Saturday’s show, with Columbus native RJD2, RJ’s new “psychedelic soul” duo Icebird, and Columbus rappers Blueprint and Envelope all taking the stage.
For more info, head to ofmfest.com. For the film screening schedule, click here. For the music schedule, click here.