It all began as an answer to a creative
alert — a calling, if you will. Back in 2007, the Southwestern Ohio
Council for Higher Education (SOCHE) drafted a Creative Class Taskforce
to seek the advice of Dr. Richard Florida, one of the world’s leading
urbanists, the author of the international bestseller The Rise of the Creative Class
and the founder of the Creative Class Group, a global advisory services
FilmDayton, through its monthly meetings — which attract as many attendees from Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky as from the metro Dayton area — already serves as an invaluable networking resource for area filmmakers and crews. And with the three-day schedule (Friday-Sunday this weekend) for the second annual FilmDayton Festival, there's a high concentration of activity for artists and the regional audience.