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WOUB Releases Athens International Film and Video Festival Podcast

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The four-part series will be published through mid-October

ATHENS, OH – Over the next several weeks, WOUB Public Media will release a four-part podcast providing access to filmmakers who will be featured during the 2020/21 Athens International Film and Video Festival (AIFVF). WOUB Public Media is the official media sponsor of this year’s event which begins on October 15 and runs through October 24.

WOUB Culture Reporters Emily Votaw and Dani Wasserman conducted the interviews via Zoom with filmmakers and friends of the festival from January 2021-March 2021.

“Our interviews resulted in four individual podcasts about the filmmakers and their work,” said Votaw. “The conversations provide insight and unique conversations about the films and the stories behind them.”

Episode titles/schedule:

AIFVF #1 – Todd Chandler and “Bulletproof” (Sept. 27)

AIFVF #2 – Tony Buba (October 4)

AIFVF #3 – Stavit Allweis and “Execution” (Oct. 11)

AIFVF #4 – Luke and Anne Kemmerle “Leave It to Levi” (Oct. 18)

Founded in 1974, the AIFVF has been presenting the best in international film for 48 years. Known globally as a festival that supports cinema from underground and marginalized populations, the AIFVF represents the values that we share as a community. It is a champion of justice and provides a voice for underrepresented artists and viewpoints on a global level. For four decades, AIFVF has embraced experimental, animation, narrative, short-form, feature length, and documentary films from every corner of the globe, offering filmmakers a stellar platform for public exposure and an environment that values artistry above marquee names and industry relationships.

“This is a special year for AIFVF since the 2020 event was postponed due to COVID and then postponed again and combined with the 2021 festival,” said AIFVF Director David Colagiovanni. “We are thrilled to be able to hold this year’s festival and have WOUB’s partnership. The podcast is a wonderful way to connect people to this year’s content before the festival begins.”

WOUB’s Athens International Film and Video Festival Podcast will be published every Monday on It can also be found on Google Play and Apple Podcasts. The first was published today (Monday, September 27).