FILM CONNECTIONS is the monthly social gathering for filmmakers and film lovers. Typically hosted on the last Tuesday of the month, Film Connections offers tips and hints to strengthen skills, critical perspectives on film genres, screenings of films connected to local filmmakers or networking among aspiring and professional filmmakers.


Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

7 PM – 9 PM


Wiley’s Comedy Club

101 Pine St

Dayton, OH 45402


Join Film Dayton at Wiley’s Comedy Club in the Oregon District for June’s FILM CONNECTIONS

Filmmaker / Founder & Creative Director, Cindependent Film Festival

Learn the ins and outs of how to submit your films to film festivals as filmmaker/director/producer Allyson West as she shares her experiences in the world of Film Festivals. Allyson talks about creating her own projects, navigating the film festival circuit, and founding Cincinnati’s newest independent film festival. Don’t miss it!

Allyson West is an award-winning producer and director based in Cincinnati, Ohio. The latest narrative from Turn West Productions, TEXICAN, has attended 15 film festivals and won awards in 6 major categories as well as being nominated for over 30 honors in 2017. Allyson produces and hosts the weekly-release podcast, Script Shop, and creates live performance work in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has a BFA in Acting from the Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music and studied under Barbara Marchant at the William Esper Studio in Manhattan, New York. Allyson serves as a judge for the Deep in the Heart Film Festival, the Twister Alley Film Festival, and was voted “Best Local Filmmaker” in Cincinnati CityBeat’s 2018 “Best of” Awards.

Our mission is to create a home for independent filmmaking in Cincinnati, Ohio. We strive to bring professional resources to filmmakers so as to cultivate the entrepreneurial spirit of filmmaking. We will be providing community camaraderie; drawing filmmakers from around Ohio, the US, and the World; educating the community in the art and craft of filmmaking, and stimulating the Cincinnati economy.

The Cindependent Film Festival runs August 23-25 at the Woodward Theater in Cincinnati, Ohio. There are additional filmmaker events August 22 and 26, as well as filmmaker Q&As, discussion panels, Opening/Closing Night Parties and great OTR after-parties. Claim your cindependence and join us!

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Join us for Film Connections. It is FREE for Film Dayton members and only $5 for non-members. Interested in joining? Learn more at If you are a non-member, your $5 can be applied toward membership if you join that night.


May 29 – Shaunn Baker – WorldStage Media

April 24 – Mike McGraner  – Director,  Writer, Co-Creator of Nite Owl Theatre

March – no meeting

February 27 – Warped Wing meet and mingle

January 30 – DATV Tour

December 26 – Show and Tell

November 28 – Laura Von Holle (Heyman Talent Artists Agency)

October 24 – Film Composers & Sound Designers: Cut Time Music

September 26 – Meeting held in community room in new downtown Dayton Metro Library

September 12 – Bernard Dalichau, Executive Producer of the documentary “John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs

August 29 – Shaunn Baker 

July 25 – Michael Potter of Plum Street Productions

June 27 – Scott Spears

May  30 – Lana Read and the team that made “Western World

April 25 – Rhoda Cronebach MUA

March 28 – SkyDeck Studios

Feb 28 –  Chase Crawford – Social Media and the Movies

Jan 31 – Johanna McGinley– actress from WGN series Outsiders

Dec 27 – Member Show & Tell

Nov 29 – Karri O’Rielly–  State of the Industry Update

Oct  25 – Ray Zimmerman, 30+ year veteran of Hollywood

Sept 27 – Liz Cambronfilmmaker and punk musician based in Chicago, IL.

Aug 16 – Joel Levinson & Physis Films– Preproduction on Boy Band Film

July 16 – Peter John Ross

June 16 – Aymie Majerski. Producer / Owner at Barking Fish Entertainment

May 16 – Adam Rabinowitz, Production specialist at Sound for Film & Video

April 16 –  The Relationship between a DP & a Gaffer  at Nucleus Co-Share

March 16 – Jaclyn Laravie – make up artist/costumer

Feb 16 –  Location Scouting with Jane Streeter

Jan 16 – All About Casting with D. Lynn Meyers

Dec 15 –  FilmDayton Members Show & Tell

Nov 15 –  Selling Your Screenplay

Oct 15 – It’s all about the Fest- FilmDayton FilmFest

Sept 15 – Drones – on location at Sinclair

Aug 15 – Extra! Extra! How To Land a Spot in Film

June 15 – Boonshoft Museum of Discovery – Cartoon Network special exhibit on animation.

May 15 –  Matt Hayden – constructing film scores and soundtracks.