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Our mission

To present stories that celebrate the human spirit.

Our Vision

We are a platform to see through another’s eyes. We envision a world  that celebrates difference, diversity, and honors our shared humanity-a world where film and media reflect and value all.

Festival Chairs

Kitty Rosenthal

Kitty Rosenthal

Kitty Rosenthal

Kitty Rosenthal

Arlene Koth

Arlene Koth

Arlene Koth

Arlene Koth

Jon Sanchez

Jon Sanchez

Jon Sanchez

Jon Sanchez

Scott Vannice

Scott Vannice

Scott Vannice

Scott Vannice

Festival Team

Jack Geiger

Jack Geiger

Jack Geiger

Jack Geiger

Managing Director
Tyrha M. Lindsey-Warren, PhD

Tyrha M. Lindsey-Warren, PhD

Tyrha M. Lindsey-Warren, PhD

Tyrha M. Lindsey-Warren, PhD

Director of Operations - L.A.I. Communications
Marvin Hawkins

Marvin Hawkins

Marvin Hawkins

Marvin Hawkins

Director of Strategic Partnerships & Advancement
Jesse Byerly

Jesse Byerly

Jesse Byerly

Jesse Byerly

Multimedia Specialist
Jennifer Timm

Jennifer Timm

Jennifer Timm

Jennifer Timm

Director, Performing Arts & Non-Profits - L.A.I. Communications
Caren Theuring

Caren Theuring

Caren Theuring

Caren Theuring

Special Events Coordinator
Matt Dunn

Matt Dunn

Matt Dunn

Matt Dunn

Volunteer Manager
TT Stern-Enzi

TT Stern-Enzi

Managing Curator

TT Stern-Enzi

TT Stern-Enzi

Managing Curator

Local film critic for City Beat and Fox 19. He is also a local curator for multiple festivals and venues.
Opal H. Bennett

Opal H. Bennett

Curator

Opal H. Bennett

Opal H. Bennett

Curator

Opal Bennett has been a curator since 2014 when she joined the Programming team at Montclair Film Festival as Shorts Programmer.  Beginning as a volunteer for the first Sundance London Film Festival, she now curates year round. Opal is on the programming teams for Aspen ShortsFest, Athena, Nantucket and Tribeca Film Festivals, and is a Program Consultant for The March on Washington Film Festival. She is also on the selection committee for shorts at Cinema Eye Honors. Opal has served on juries for SxSW, IndieMemphis, NewFest, Leuven ShortsFest, IndieStreet Filmfest, Cleveland and Seattle International Film Festivals among others. She has also participated on selection committees for documentary programming and grants. A Columbia Law grad, Opal holds a Masters in Media Studies from the LSE, and received her B.A. from New York University
Adam Piron

Adam Piron

Curator

Adam Piron

Adam Piron

Curator

Adam Piron is a member of the Sundance Film Festival’s Short Film Programming Team and also programs shorts for AFI Fest and Film Independent's LA Film Festival. From 2014 to 2017, he served as a Manager for Sundance Institute's Native American and Indigenous Film Program. Piron has served on competition juries and panels for film festivals such as imagineNATIVE Film Festival, Big Sky Documentary Film festival, Maoriland Film Festival, Palm Springs International Shortfest, Hot Springs Film Festival, and Art House Convergence. He has served as a Mentor for the Whistler Film Festival's Aboriginal Filmmaker Fellowship and as a NATIVe Partner Representative at the Berlin International Film Festival. He has also guest programmed showcases of Native Cinema at the Borscht Film Festival and the Eastern Oregon Film Festival and has also been a reader for Creative Capital.  
Bradley Mingo

Bradley Mingo

Bradley Mingo

Bradley Mingo

Festival Intern
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Our History

The Over-the-Rhine International Film Festival is the new name and expanded vision for the successful Cincinnati ReelAbilities Film Festival which came to Cincinnati in 2011 and was launched by LADD in 2013. In 2013, LADD Inc. began to organize the Cincinnati ReelAbilities Film Festival as a biennial celebration of the lives, stories, and art of people who experience disabilities growing it to the largest film festival in our region.

In 2018, LADD is expanding the scope of the Festival to move beyond a singular focus on disability-specific programming to focus on a celebration of our shared humanity. The new scope is consistent with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences focus on diversifying film at every level.

About LADD

Founded in 1975, LADD is a local non-profit that provides housing, employment opportunities, day programs and other life skills training for people with disabilities.  LADD’s mission:  guided by the belief that all people have ability and value, we empower adults with disabilities, to live, work and connect.  Our vision is to be a force for community development and ensure equal opportunity for all people  of all abilities in our community.

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