Who flew first? Brazilian author, TV network seek proof in Dayton


Who flew first? A Brazilian author is bringing a TV network to Dayton to debunk the myth that Alberto Santos-Dumont flew before the Wright brothers. Leandro Narloch, author of Guia Politicamente Incorreto Da Historia Do Brasil (“Politically Incorrect Guide To The History Of Brazil”) and other books, is to visit local Wright brothers’ sites Thursday […]



On Saturday, April 1st, Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park will host an exclusive showing of a brand new documentary film on the life and legacy of Paul Laurence Dunbar. Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond the Mask is a new film showcasing the life and legacy of the internationally renowned African American poet and author. Written […]

And the Award Goes To…


FilmDayton invites you to make your Oscar Predictions! Will the night belong to “Moonlight” or “La La Land”? With 14 nominations, “La La Land” has tied the Oscar nominations record with “All About Eve” and “Titanic.” Will the movie musical sweep the ceremony, matching or surpassing the Oscar record of 11 wins (by “Ben-Hur,” “Titanic” […]

Teen Filmmakers Premiere Award-Winning Short at Neon

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The filmmaking duo of 16-year-olds Christian Gentry and Max Kaplan will premier “Reality,” their short experiential thriller, on February 23, at 7:30PM at the Neon Movies, 130 E. 5th Street, Dayton, Ohio, 45402. Produced under their Dayton-based company, Luminous Coast, the 16-minute film was written and directed by Gentry and produced by Kaplan. “Reality” follows […]

Oscar Nominations Are Out And Dayton Is Represented


This morning at 8:18 am the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 89th annual Academy Awards. LA LA Land leads the pack with the most nominations- 14 tying the record set by All About Eve in 1950 and Titanic in 1997. The Miami Valley connection to this movie is […]

Craft Services Master Class for Food Businesses Interested in Working on Film Sets


The Greater Columbus Film Commission (Film Columbus) and nationally recognized Film Industry Training Seminars along with the Columbus Food Truck Festival, Columbus Mobile Food Conference, and The Commissary announce a comprehensive 2-DAY training seminar, Craft Services Master Class for the film industry. The training seminar will be held March 11 and 12 from 10 am-5 […]

FilmDayton Needs Your Vote For Spread The Good Grant!

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FilmDayton has been nominated for The Dayton Foundation’s #SpreadtheGood Community Challenge. Beginning today at noon you can begin voting for FilmDayton to be your favorite nonprofit  by clicking the heart image in the right-hand corner of the box that features FilmDayton. It’s very faint, and turns red once you vote. The three organizations with the […]

Andrew Estevez- A Career in Filmmaking in Dayton


I received my 15 year service pin from the City of Dayton yesterday, which sparked some reflection. When I started film school at Wright State back in 1989, I never envisioned working at a cable access center. I honestly thought I would move to LA and pursue the “family business.” However, eight years, a degree […]

Workshop: Understanding the Deeper Layers of Your Story


On November 12th, the Ohio Playwrights Circle, in association with The Human Race Theatre, will present a new workshop by local playwright Michael London, Understanding the Deeper Layers of Your Story. Designed for regional writers of all levels of experience, this workshop focuses on writing exercises that aid the writer in discovering deeper layers of […]

Artist Opportunity Grants Now Available!


Culture Works has just announced a partnership with the Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District (MCACD) to provide Artist Opportunity Grants. Through this public-private partnership, MCACD will award $30,000 to Culture Works for the purpose of supporting the professional development of individual artists who reside in Montgomery County. These artist grants will be awarded for […]