Attend The Film Festival

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Check out film screenings, panels, and parties. Play the OTR Global Village Scavenger Hunt!  Participate in panel Q&As, view maps, network with other film festival attendees and share your experience on social media. 


– The OTR Global Village Scavenger Hunt is a way to connect film-goers with the international community that is Over-the-Rhine. Anyone can participate!  For a full list of scavenger hunt rules and clues, click below!

Frequently asked questions:

The festival is now in full swing and we may not be able to return your voicemail quickly. 

 We are posting answers to some questions here!


DRESS CODE:  There is no dress code.  Wear comfortable clothes.  For the Saturday party–the Rat Pack Bash, we encourage you to dress up but no need to go formal.

PARKING:  Please see our parking suggestions below.  You might want to consider using Uber or Lyft to eliminate parking worries,

Need audio description?

Need to have the movie captions read to you?

We can provide a service for audio description or to have the movie captions read to you while you wear a set of comfortable head-phones.

Please call 487-3939 and leave your name and the film or event you are attending on the Festival Hotline.  Please call at least 4 hours before you need this service to allow for us to make arrangements with our provider.



From I-75 Southbound

Exit at Ezzard Charles Drive. Turn left onto Ezzard Charles, which ends at Central Parkway. Music Hall is the building on Central Parkway directly across from Ezzard Charles Drive.

From I-71 Southbound

Exit at Reading Road. Bear right onto Reading Road and turn right onto Liberty Street (second light). Turn left onto Central Parkway. Music Hall will be on you left at 14th Street.

From I-71/I-75 Northbound

Crossing the Ohio River, move into the center right-hand lane. Bear right at the end of the bridge; take the first exit onto 5th Street. Take the first left just past the Duke Energy Convention Center onto Elm Street and continue to Music Hall, which is between 12th and 14th Streets.

From I-471 northbound

From I-471, take the 6th Street exit. Continue west along 6th Street to Elm Street. Turn right on Elm and continue to Music Hall, which is between 12th and 14th Streets.

Need a little help getting around?

Gest Cart services (golfcarts) will provide free transportation in the OTR (and OTR Film Festival) area.
  Just call 513-421-4378.   Priority service for OTR Film Fest guests!
Wednesday & Thursday 11 to 2 and 6 pm to 1:30 am Friday and Saturday 11 to 2 and 6 pm to 1:30 am Sunday all day

Parking Options

Several parking options surround Music Hall. Pay-on-entry parking is $5-$10 for special events at all nearby lots. For more information about parking at Music Hall, call (513) 744-3344.

Handicapped-Accessible Parking: There are several handicap-designated spots at the Washington Park Garage across the street from Music Hall, as well as at the surface parking lot located between Music Hall and Memorial Hall. We recommend arriving early for the best parking. You may also drop off patrons in front of Music Hall on Elm Street and then park. If you require wheelchair assistance, please alert a security officer and they will contact a staff member to bring a wheelchair out to the curb and assist you to your seats.

Music Hall parking Lot (uncovered)

Guaranteed CSO donor parking. Any remaining spots: $20 event rate for the general public.

1225 Elm Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Washington Park Garage

Guaranteed parking for CSO and Pops Subscribers. Any remaining spots: $15 event rate for general public.

1230 Elm St
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Mercer Garage

5 Mercer Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Gateway Garage

10 East Central Parkway
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Town Center ("CET") Garage

1251 Central Parkway
Cincinnati, Ohio 45214

PCA Parking Lot (uncovered)

250 West Court Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202


Ziegler Park Garage, located one-block east of the Woodward at the corner of Sycamore and 14th streets, is a covered, 24-hour facility with 500 spaces.

There is also a surface pay lot one-half block from the Woodward on 14th Street, between Main and Sycamore streets.