Led by Executive Directors Lana Read and Nancy Pushkar, the Inside the Loop Film Festival will be a highly curated film festival with a focus on independent film and individual filmmaking vision. While filmmakers from around the globe are welcome to submit, ILFF has a keen interest in highlighting and promoting the work of filmmakers and films that hail from the state of Ohio.
“While a number of films have been shot and produced in the Sharonville and Cincinnati area, as well as elsewhere in Ohio, independent films and filmmakers have not received the respect and attention we have long felt is due them for their talents, their vision, and entrepreneurial spirit. We saw a need to create a home for the work of those filmmakers, placed alongside the best of truly independent filmmaking that our programming staff has discovered via submissions or that they have seen at the top festivals around the country. " -Lana Read
“The Sharonville community has demonstrated a great appreciation for film and the arts and the Sharonville Cultural Center has been described a wonderful jewel box of a theater, newly retrofitted with state-of-the-art sound and projection. It’s a perfect location to host an event like this and bring local Ohio film fans together with the artists that make those films. We look forward to being a matchmaker of sorts between talented filmmakers from around the country and the very enthusiastic film fans of Sharonville and Cincinnati.” -Nancy Pushkar
Inside the Loop FF will also organize a host of activities for the festival focused on the craft and artistry of independent filmmaking, including moderated Q&As with filmmakers, panel discussions, networking events, and a red carpet gala.