The Athens International Film and Video Festival was founded in 1974, and since then has presented independent films from around the world. The Festival is sponsored by the Athens Center for Film and Video, a project of the College of Fine Arts at Ohio University.
The Competition Process
Each year, a Prescreening Committee comprised of artists, students, and community activists watch all the films and videos entered in the competition. After all entries have been watched, the prescreeners evaluate all entries to determine films to include in public screenings.
Cash prizes are awarded by guest jurors, in four categories: documentary, experimental, narrative, and animation. Festival Jurors will be announced just prior to the Festival. Awards will be announced on the final day of the Festival.
Competition films are then programmed around various themes that emerge from the films selected; our intention is to group films into shows that reflect a common thematic thread.
Director: Ruth Bradley
Technical Direction: Dan Bruell, Dan Moray
Athena Cinema, Head Projectionist: Hsin-ning Chang
Graphic Designer: David Colagiovanni
Athena Cinema Staff
Operations Director: Alexandra Kamody
Head Projectionist: Hsin-ning Chang
Assistant Managers: Jordan Froomkin, Julie Vinson, Sean Rickey & Connor Baker
Design: Kathryn Potraz & Stanislav Semukhin
Office Assistant: Ashley Thomas
Concessions and Projection: Corinne Barnhart, Jake Caputo, Taylor Clark, Jacob Core, Derek Cravens, Julianne Davis, Josh Edwards, Zach Godwin, David Gundling, Shawn Hughes, Nils Illokken, Joe Lyon, Dillon Olmedo, Megan Popke, Nicaylen Rayasa, Quintin Schomaker, Brittany Seals, Joe Skyrm, Joe Votaw and Jackque Wong
Festival Workers: The students of Film Festival Practicum and Media Arts Management.