The Mini Microcinema is dedicated to showing film/video/media that breaks from standard cinematic convention. We are a community that celebrates the art of the moving image, both contemporary and historical, from both near and far.

Our programming consists of work created outside of mainstream production and distribution systems, ultimately challenging Hollywood standards of form and content. The Mini Microcinema welcomes makers and viewers interested in exploring the potential of the cinematic medium.

Support for The Mini Microcinema comes from your generous donations and:

The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation.


The Betsy and Peter Niehoff Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation


C. JACQUELINE WOOD, Founder/Director





Peter is a freelance artist (petervanhyning.com),and peripatetic. He holds a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art. He has worked extensively in film and television production, as well as acting and performance art. Peter is a contributing programmer and primary administrative assistant for the microcinema.


Michael Sweeny is a filmmaker and occasional picture taker. After earning his BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, he ventured back home to make films set in, and inspired by, the wonderfully strange corner of America that is Southwest Ohio. He has contributed as producer and editor to numerous film productions and is currently working on a series of micro-budget shorts, as well as a photo zine.