Zoom: Family Film Festival

In December 2004, along with Shelly Casto from the Wexner Center’s Education department, I co-founded an annual event initially called the Columbus International Children’s Film Festival. In 2009, the event gained the zippier, more succinct name Zoom: Family Film Festival. Devoted to exposing local families to films from around the world (both new and old) and America, the weekend long festival seeks out films that are both entertaining and enlightening.

Co-programmed with colleagues from our Education department (Shelly Casto (04-05), Kendra Meyer Yao (06-07), Jean Pitman (08-present)), here are some of the films screened in the festival’s history:

The Adventures of Prince Achmed (Lotte Reiniger, 1926)
Beauty and the Beast (Jean Cocteau, 1946)
Big Business (Fred M. Wilcox, 1943) w/live music
Children of Heaven (Majid Majidi, 1997)
The Circus (Charles Chaplin, 1928)
City Lights (Charles Chaplin, 1931)
Clock Cleaners (Ben Sharpsteen, 1937)
Companion (Ali Asgharzadeh, 1994)
Cops (Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton, 1922) w/live music
Darius Goes West: The Roll of His Life (Logan Smalley, 2007)
Destino (Dominique Monfery, 2003)
Dot (Sumo Science, 2010)
Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas (Jim Henson, 1977) Introduced by Dave Goelz
Ernest & Célestine ((Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar, 2012)
Eve & the Fire Horse (Julia Kwan, 2005)
The Flower, the Bird, and the Sun (Bahram Javaheri, 2001)
Girls Rock! (Arne Johnson & Shane King, 2007) Performance by the Mary Anns
The Golem (Paul Wegener & Carl Boese, 1920) Music by David Krakauer & the Carpe Diem String Quartet
In the Attic (Jirí Barta, 2009)
JUMP! (Helen Hood Scheer, 2007) Introduced by world record holder Tori Boggs
The King and the Mockingbird (Paul Grimault, 1980)
Kirikou and the Wild Beasts (Michel Ocelot, 2005)
Lassie Come Home (Fred M. Wilcox, 1943)
A Letter to Momo ((Hiroyuki Okiura, 2012)
A Little Monk (Joo Kyung-jung, 2002)
Lonesome Ghosts (Burt Gillett, 1937)
Marcel the Shell with Shoes On (Dean Fleischer-Camp, 2010)
Meet Me in St. Louis (Vincente Minnelli, 1944)
Modern Times (Charles Chaplin, 1936)
Mondo (Tony Gatlif, 1996)
Mongolian Ping Pong (Ning Hao, 2005)
Nightjohn (Charles Burnett, 1996)
Nocturna (Adrià García & Victor Maldonado, 2007)
Northwest Hounded Police (Tex Avery, 1946)
Offside (Jafar Panahi, 2006)
One Week (Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton, 1920) w/live music
PES short films, introduced by PES
Peter Pan (Herbert Brenon, 1924) w/live music
Porco Rosso (Hayao Miyazaki, 1992)
Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation (Eric Zala, 1982-89) Introduced by Eric Zala and Chris Strompolos
The Red Balloon (Albert Lamorisse, 1956)
Scarecrow (Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton, 1920) w/live music
The Secret of Roan Inish (John Sayles, 1995)
Shangoul and Mangoul (Farkhondeh Torabi, Morteza Ahadi, 2000)
Small Change (François Truffaut, 1976)
The Story of Xiaoyan (Fang Ganliang, 2005)
A Stranger in Her Own City (Khadija Al-Salami, 2005)
Studio Ghilbli retrospective
Sweet Story (Mohammad Reza Abedi, 1995)
Tahaan (Santosh Sivan, 2008)
Third Monday in October (Vanessa Roth, 2006)
A Town Called Panic (Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar, 2009)
Wallace & Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death (Nick Park, 2008)
The Way Things Go (Peter Fischli and David Weiss, 1988)