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 following:






PETER VAN HYNING, Assistant 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.

ANDY MARKO, Programmer, Projectionist

Andy Marko loves a parade. As a time-based artist he creates films and videos, performances, media art, sound art and installations. Marko earned degrees in American History and Film and he studied performance art, dance, music composition, art history, theatre and photography as well. Marko's personal work and documentaries have been screened internationally.

SAMANTHA DRAKE, Programmer, Private Events Coordinator

Samantha Drake is a filmmaker and visual artist based in Cincinnati, OH. She has exhibited work in Ohio, California, and one small town in Texas. Since graduating from Wright State University with a degree in Motion Picture Production, she has worked in feature film production and for a non-profit filmmaking collaborative. 


Julian is a PhD student at UT Austin and a founding member of Latitude | Cinema and Screen Arts from the Global South programming/research collective. He came to Cincinnati following love during the mini's opening week and never missed a screening (to his love's chagrin). Julian facilitates academic outreach for the mini and is a contributing programmer focusing on Latin America.