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Poster for Conversations from the Center: Filmmaking in Central Ohio

Conversations from the Center: Filmmaking in Central Ohio

Coming on January 31

Run Time: 60 min.

A roundtable discussion, featuring local filmmakers, creators, and industry leaders discussing the process of making films in central Ohio.

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Moderated by John Daugherty Executive director at the Greater Columbus Film Commission


Jon Sherman — Associate Professor of Film at Kenyon University, Jonathan Sherman is a graduate of Wesleyan University with an MFA in film production and screenwriting from Wesleyan University. His films include Breathing RoomI’m With Lucy, and the upcoming They/Them/Us, an independent feature film shot in Columbus, Ohio during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Jeremy Hughes — New Media Council Member and CEO and Founding Partner of Columbus-based production company Elevate Pictures. In 2018, the Film Center premiered Finding Clara, a documentary by Elevate Pictures and Justice Studios, in partnership with BalletMet, that provides a behind-the-scenes account of the annual Nutcracker production.

Dr. Mark Lomax, II — A critically acclaimed musician, composer, activist, and educator, Dr. Lomax holds a Doctor of Music Arts degree in composition from The Ohio State University. Supported in part by an artist in residency at the Wexner Center for the Arts, his magnum opus, 400: An Afrikan Epic, consists of a 12 album cycle, a curriculum, and a documentary that ambitiously tells the story of the Afrikan diaspora.

Sundance Institute has partnered with independent cinema communities across North America to bring Sundance Film Festival 2021 to new audiences. This edition of the Festival features local programming events that are free to view globally. Sign up for an account at to access.

The Film Center, and Columbus, were chosen as one of the 2021 Sundance satellite locations. Our local programming — talks, events, artist meet-ups — will also be free to access online through our website.

For in-person film screenings at the Center, a limited number of All-Access Passes and single tickets are on sale now.

 See the full SFF21 Columbus lineup
Ohio Arts Council
Greater Columbus Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
Campus Partners
G&J Pepsi
WOSU Public Media
Crabbe, Brown & James LLP
Art Makes Columbus
Art for Life
Film Columbus
WCBE 90.5 FM
Gene & Sheila Smith
Tom Rieland
Donna & Larry James
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