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!


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.


Ann Driscoll (b. 1987) is a multimedia artist working in the disciplines of music, video, film criticism, and political commentary. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Driscoll has recorded four albums of original material, toured across Germany as a bassist, and worked for four years in the music industry at ASCAP in New York City. In 2018, she contributed an original score, live improv, and video editing to a performance piece produced by the Miami University Center for Community Engagement in Over-the-Rhine. Writings and recordings can be found at http://driscolldigitalmedia.com.


A Dayton, Ohio native and graduate of the University of Cincinnati, Clarity Amrein is a technical writer, published poet, English tutor, cat lover, and traveler. She is the grant writer for The Mini Microcinema and also works in the Information & Reference department of the downtown Cincinnati Public Library. She is active in the LGBTQ+ community and runs the city's only queer burlesque troupe, Smoke & Queers. See her full portfolio at clarityamrein.com.