Baumhower: Here’s to the dreamersWritten by Jeremy Baumhower | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Last weekend, the Sylvania Community Arts Commission held the 2015 Shorties, a film competition for children between kindergarten and eighth grade. This unique celebration was the third and final day of the Tree City Film Festival (TCFF), Northwest Ohio’s premier film festival.
I am proud to be on the TCFF committee and the chairperson for The Shorties. 2015 was the third year for the Tree City Film Festival and was the biggest yet. It was held in the Sylvania’s Historic Village, inside the Train Barn.
I was blown away by the submissions from our future filmmakers. From Elmore, Whiteford, Waterville, Toledo, Sylvania and more, the love of making movies crosses all ZIP codes in Northwest Ohio.
As a parent of four athletic children, we have baseball, soccer, basketball, travel teams and tournaments. There are even travel dance teams now, but nothing for the creative ones — no competitions nor celebrations for those who dare to dream.
It’s those creative people who are changing the world. The Shorties isn’t just about making movies, it’s about supporting those who dare to see the world differently — giving our children a moment of encouragement to dream.
You can watch all the video submissions online at iheartglasscity.com.
Enjoy and we’ll see you next year.
Jeremy Baumhower can be reached at email@example.com.