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Arts & Culture

Maiden Voyage for Local Film Festival

This Sunday marks the debut of the Yellow Springs Short Film Festival at the Little Art Theater.


"There's a range in films. There are 17 in total, and they're all from local or regional filmmakers. Mainly Greene county, Montgomery county and Clark at this point, but there's also one from Warren county. They range from 1 to 15 minutes, but most of them are between five and ten [minutes]. So 17 films, but it's not too long of a program," says Vanessa Query, an Antioch College grad and the guiding force behind the film festival.


"There's a range of material from documentary to comedy to drama to experimental and a range of skill level from high school students to professional currently working in New York," says Query. "There's a huge diversity in the content and genre."


The festival kicks off this Sunday at 1pm with "Learn Free," a film in progress. After the viewing the audience will have a chance to discuss the film and provide feedback to the film's creator, Lillian Mauser-Carter, a Dayton native attending film school in Chicago.


"It's an honor to have 35 minutes dedicated to my film and to get feedback from the audience just like professionals would so that I can improve it and continue to work on it and improve my craft," says Mauser-Carter.


All of the films shown this Sunday will run again on Saturday, February 27th at the Little Art Theater. More information at www.littleart.com