Athens International Film & Video Festival – Part III

AIFVF 2014

At AIFVF, Competition Films are blocks of 2 or more short(ish) films with a theme.  These films have been submitted in a competition, and are being judged by a panel of guest jurors for a cash prize.  They run all day, every day.  Competition Films are free to all before 5p and FREE TO STUDENTS AFTER 5P.  These films come from many countries and filmmakers and there is much to be learned by the experience. Start your day with a competition film, stop in during the day and watch some competition films, and then come back at night for more. 

Dog Down, Monday at 11a, and Prison Terminal, Tuesday at 11a, focus on aspects of the prison system.  (The Shadow of Lucasville was shot by film school alumni D. Jones).  Experimental Women’s Documentaries focuses on feminist filmmaking.  Check the Alden Library Media collection for films produced by Women Make Movies; lots of great stuff being done.   

Musical Stylings, Tuesday at 3p, has a music theme, of course, and features two films from OU film students, Cory Pratt and Brian Zahm.  Cory’s film is about Bruce Dalzell (a talented local musician and piano tuner); so be sure to check these out.  Three films focusing on coping with illness and health will be shown Tuesday at 4:45 under the title, Living With Disease and on Thursday, Caring for Each Other at 3:30p. 

On Wednesday stop in at 1p and experience Urban (Experimental) Landscapes, 9 short films that investigate the urban experience – through narration, poetry and wild imagination. For you sports enthusiasts, particularly wrestling, come see Tim Jackson’s thesis film (OU film graduate) about Wrestling With Iowa.

Being Gay, preceded by 3 short films, opens at 3:30p on Wednesday.  Il Rosa Nudo (Naked Rose) is an experimental film inspired by the life of the French ‘Pink Triangle’ deported Pierre Seel. At the very young age of seventeen, Sell was arrested by the Nazis during the war on charges of homosexuality and sent to a concentration camp. (program).  

Ohio Women  through the Decades: 1940’s to 2010’s can be seen Thursday at 1:15.  16 OHIO Alumnae discuss their experience as women in a university setting and the many changes that occured during this time period.  There is a lot of information housed in our University Archives on the 5th floor in Archives & Special Collections.  If you are interested in Ohio University history, Archives is a good place to start.  If you would like to explore some OU history digitally, have a look at our Digital Collections page where you will find yearbooks, alumni journals, photos and more.  

If you can’t get to these films, consider checking out some short films from our collection, and check here if you would like to see a sampling of other OU Film graduate thesis films.  

There’s lots to see and experience, try something new and checkout a film at the fest