The 2021 Over-the-Rhine International Film Festival:
Film Line-up Announcement
CINCINNATI, Ohio (June 14, 2021) – Over-the-Rhine International Film Festival, organized by LADD, is the nation’s first diversity film festival led by people in the disability community. We will announce the 2021 Film Festival line-up June 21st at 5:00 p.m. on Fountain Square. This event is free and open to the public!
The festival, which returns July 8-11th, will screen at outdoor & indoor venues around the city as well as virtually, featuring 24 film blocks made up of 46 films from around the world. This year’s festival includes films that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, South by South West, and Sundance. The films were selected from nearly 500 films submitted for consideration. These selections reflect the festival’s commitment to creating a platform to see through another’s eyes, while connecting across differences through stories and shared experiences.
“The films selected for the competition slate emerged from the largest and most diverse pool of submissions the Over-the-Rhine International Film Festival has ever received,“ Says tt stern-enzi, festival Artistic Director. “Nearly 500 films from over 50 countries. To narrow the field down to 36 was a herculean task that our festival screening committee embraced.”
Post screening panels are available to both virtual and in-person audiences, and will include directors, stars of the films, and leaders in film and media at the festival for continued conversation.
Be sure to mark your calendar for Thursday, July 8th through Sunday, July 11th!
About Over-the-Rhine International Film Festival
The Over-the-Rhine International Film Festival, organized by LADD, was founded by the Saul Schottenstein Foundation B and is presented by the Edwards Initiative, formerly Financial Independence Project. The festival, set to return July 8-11, 2021, showcases stories that celebrate the human spirit by providing a platform for audiences to see through another’s eyes. The festival also aims to spotlight the Queen City and its role in reframing how we see disability in the entertainment industry’s ongoing discussion of diversity. Learn more at otrfilmfest.org.
Guided by the belief that every person has ability and value, LADD empowers adults with developmental disabilities to live, work, and connect. Founded in 1975, the Cincinnati non-profit now supports more than 600 individuals through housing, employment and meaningful community engagement programs. Learn more at laddinc.org.