This year there are some local films, that after speaking with Athena director, Ruth Bradley, could really contend to win Best Film. There is the film Skatopia that focuses on the Meigs County skate park. Bradley said that this could be the biggest of all of them and it was almost sold out when I spoke to her on Wednesday. This is a local film with local people and is being shown to a local audience. This is really cool especially for local filmmakers because the movie industry is so tough to break into and now there is an opportunity for a local production to break into the market and be shown to an audience that has vested interest in this product.
Nice write up from WOUB TV that interviewed Laurie the day before the show.