New Film Festival Concept Debuts in Clifton


An innovative film festival concept debuts in Clifton on Saturday, September 30. Quiet on the Set, Cincinnati’s first live film festival, brings audiences and filmmakers together outside of the theater. The festival features three professionally lit and decorated film sets in the Ludlow Avenue Business District, where the community can watch films being made, combining live theater, film production and community interaction.

Anyone in the community is welcome to attend the free, family friendly event to watch filmmakers’ rehearsals and “quiet on the set” times. The first rehearsal will begin at 10 a.m., and the festival will wrap at 8 p.m.  

“The burgeoning film industry in Cincinnati has peaked many people’s interests. However, the public rarely has access to these sets to see filmmaking in action” said Kip Eagen, Quiet on the Set Project Manager. “Through this festival, we hope to bring together the community and the film industry.”

One of the festival’s other goals is to celebrate the Clifton neighborhood’s creativity and diversity while benefitting local businesses by attracting people to the Ludlow Avenue Business District. In the event of inclement weather, the festival will move to the Clifton Cultural Arts Center.

“It’s exciting because the Quiet on the Set film festival is a completely original concept,” said Eagen. “People are energized because they’ve never heard of an event like this before.”

Quiet on the Set offers a unique opportunity to bring the arts to the Uptown community and to attract patrons from other areas of the city to experience a one-of-a-kind event.

“Uptown Cincinnati has a long legacy of innovation across all disciplines, including the arts,” said Beth Robinson, President and CEO of Uptown Consortium. “The Consortium is proud to see this new, unique film festival come to life in Uptown.”

The film festival is presented by Clifton Town Meeting, The Clifton Business and Professional Association and Uptown Consortium with production sponsors Lightbourn Communications, The Midwestern Grip and Lighting Company, and Cincinnati State. Other funding organizations include ArtsWave and individual merchants.

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