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2204, 2019

Children’s book illustrator to give school, public program for kids during film, literary fest

By |April 22nd, 2019|Categories: Press Releases|

April 18, 2019 Kristina Smith Marketing Committee chairman American Presidents Film & Literary Festival Fremont, OH 43420 800-998-7737, ext. 217 ksmith@rbhayes.org Children’s book illustrator to give school, public program for kids during film, literary fest FREMONT, Ohio – A veteran children’s book illustrator will work with kids in Fremont City Schools and give a public program during the American Presidents Film & Literary Festival in early October.             Jeff Ebbeler has illustrated more than 40 children’s books and has been creating art for kids for nearly a decade.             He will share with the students his process for bringing words to life through pictures he creates.             His drawings are featured in the book “Ellie Mae on Presidents’ Day.” The book shares the story of quirky and fun second-grader Ellie Mae, who loves learning about U.S. presidents and wants [...]

1004, 2019

Author of book about White House staff to be a keynote speaker at film, literary festival

By |April 10th, 2019|Categories: Press Releases|

April 9, 2019 Kristina Smith Marketing Committee chairman American Presidents Film & Literary Festival Fremont, OH 43420 800-998-7737, ext. 217 ksmith@rbhayes.org Author of book about White House staff to be a keynote speaker at film, literary festival FREMONT, Ohio – The author of a book about the stories and influence of African-American White House staff members will be the keynote speaker at the second annual American Presidents Film & Literary Festival this fall. Adrian Miller, author of “The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas,” will speak during the Red Carpet Event on Saturday, Oct. 5, at The Strand Concert Theater in downtown Fremont. Miller will share fascinating stories of the White House cooks, stewards, butlers, and other staff and their relationships with the First [...]

1403, 2019

Film Festival writing contest for essays, poetry includes cash prizes

By |March 14th, 2019|Categories: Press Releases|

March 13, 2019 American Presidents Film & Literary Festival Marketing Committee Fremont, OH 43420 800-998-7737, ext. 217 ksmith@rbhayes.org   Film Festival writing contest for essays, poetry includes cash prizes FREMONT, Ohio – Think you're a pretty good writer or poet? Accept the writing challenge and enter the American Presidents Film & Literary Festival’s poetry and essay contests! Winning entries in three age categories for the poetry and essay contests receive cash prizes. Entries must be submitted as an email attachment to writingcontest@birchard.org or can be submitted online at americanpresidentsfilmfestival.org/submit-writing/. The deadline for all entries is 11:59 p.m. Sept. 7. The topic of the poetry contest is “A Conversation With Your Favorite President.” Poems can be about a single president, more than one president or the U.S. presidency in general. Entries cannot exceed 32 lines. Entries are limited to two [...]

2502, 2019

Films being accepted for American Presidents Film & Literary Festival

By |February 25th, 2019|Categories: Press Releases|

Feb. 25, 2019 Kristina Smith Marketing Committee chairman American Presidents Film & Literary Festival Fremont, OH 43420 800-998-7737, ext. 217 ksmith@rbhayes.org Films being accepted for American Presidents Film & Literary Festival FREMONT – The American Presidents Film & Literary Festival is accepting films for its second annual festival, which takes place Oct. 4-6 in Fremont, Ohio. Films include short films, feature films and documentaries. They should touch in some way, whether directly or loosely on the themes of people, places, politics and power. For example, one of the submissions for the festival this year is a fictional film that discusses an attempt to influence a presidential election, said Dustin McLochlin, Film Selection Committee chairman. “Even though it doesn’t directly deal with a president and a president is not in the film, it shows a connection to individuals influencing power,” [...]

1002, 2019

Second Annual American Presidents Film & Literary Festival to take place Oct. 4-6, 2019

By |February 10th, 2019|Categories: Press Releases|

Dec. 6, 2018 Kristina Smith Marketing Committee chairman American Presidents Film & Literary Festival Fremont, OH 43420 800-998-7737, ext. 217 ksmith@rbhayes.org Second annual American Presidents Film & Literary Festival to take place Oct. 4-6, 2019 FREMONT – The only film and literary festival in the United States to focus on the American Presidency will take place Oct. 4-6, 2019, in Fremont, Ohio. The festival focuses on issues, themes and popular culture related to the American Presidency. The literary component includes talks by featured authors and essay and poetry contests. It will take place at various locations around Fremont, including The Strand Concert Theater, Fremont City Schools, the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums and Birchard Public Library. The film festival is accepting film submissions on topics related to the American Presidency through the themes of people, places, politics and power. [...]

1002, 2019

Winners of Film & Literary Contests

By |February 10th, 2019|Categories: Press Releases|

Oct. 8, 2018 Kristina Smith Marketing Committee Chairman American Presidents Film & Literary Festival Fremont, OH 43420 800-998-7737, ext. 217 ksmith@rbhayes.org   Winners of film, literary contests in American Presidents Film & Literary Festival FREMONT – Congratulations to the winners of the film and literary contests at the inaugural American Presidents Film & Literary Festival. Winners are for the film contest are: Best Short Film: “Writing the Peace,” a documentary that examines the role an actor turned soldier named John Counsell had in drafting the document that ended World War II in Europe. Best Feature-Length Film: “The Reagan Show,” an all-archival documentary about the original performer-president’s role of a lifetime, serving as American president. Best Production: “The Reagan Show” People’s Choice: “Teddy Roosevelt and Fracking,” a short film that contrasts the beauty of western landscapes with the vastness and [...]

310, 2018

Public invited to wreath laying at President Hayes’ tomb in honor of his birthday

By |October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|

FREMONT – The public is invited to attend a ceremony honoring 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, at Hayes’ tomb on the grounds of Spiegel Grove. Military representatives sent by President Donald Trump will lay a wreath at the tomb of Hayes in honor of his birthday, which is Thursday, Oct. 4. The ceremony is from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Admission is free. This ceremony is part of a new event, the American Presidents Film & Literary Festival. The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is one of the film festival organizers and an event site. The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is America’s first presidential library and the forerunner for the federal presidential library system. It is partially funded by the state of Ohio and affiliated with the Ohio History Connection. The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums [...]

3009, 2018

Children’s author to speak at free family fun night Oct. 4 at Fremont Middle School

By |September 30th, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|

Sept. 29, 2018 Kristina Smith Marketing committee chairman American Presidents Film & Literary Festival Fremont, OH 43420 800-998-7737, ext. 217 ksmith@rbhayes.org FREMONT – A children’s author will visit with families and present awards during a free family night and dinner on Thursday, Oct. 4, at Fremont Middle School during the American Presidents Film & Literary Festival. Connie Trounstine, author of “Fingerprints on the Table,” a children’s book about the White House Treaty Table, will speak and present student film awards from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Dinner and activities for families are included with the event sponsored by First National Bank of Bellevue Trounstine, of Cincinnati, was inspired to write “Fingerprints on the Table” after reading a 1998 Associated Press newspaper article. The article detailed an agreement that President Bill Clinton, Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat, Jordan’s King Hussein and [...]

3009, 2018

Tickets available for keynote talk by “John Adams” HBO miniseries screenwriter

By |September 30th, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|

Sept. 29, 2018 Kristina Smith Marketing committee chairman American Presidents Film & Literary Festival Fremont, OH 43420 800-998-7737, ext. 217 ksmith@rbhayes.org FREMONT – The screenwriter for the HBO Miniseries “John Adams” is the keynote speaker during the American Presidents Film & Literary Festival’s Red Carpet Event on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Strand Concert Theater in downtown Fremont. Screenwriter Kirk Ellis will discuss “Who Will Write Our History? – The Importance and Dangers of Memory, Legacy and Posterity in John Adams’ World – and Ours” during the special event from 5 to 7:15 p.m. at the Strand, 220 S. Front St. State Rep. Bill Reineke and Fremont Mayor Danny Sanchez will make brief remarks and introduce Ellis. This event also serves as the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums’ Lecture on the Presidency, an annual event that has combined with [...]

2109, 2018

By |September 21st, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|

Sept. 21, 2018 Kristina Smith Marketing Committee chairman American Presidents Film & Literary Festival Fremont, OH 43420 800-998-7737, ext. 217 ksmith@rbhayes.org Authors, historians offer variety of free events during American Presidents Film & Literary festival FREMONT – From graphic novels to Abraham Lincoln and slavery to political cartoons, authors will give a variety of programs during the inaugural American Presidents Film & Literary Festival from Thursday, Sept. 27 – Sunday, Oct. 7. Many of the literary events are free. They are: Discussion by author and historian Eric Foner via Skype at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 at Birchard Public Library, 423 Croghan St., Fremont. Admission is free. This session kicks off the festival. Foner, professor of history at Columbia University in New York and one of the nation’s most prominent historians, will discuss his book “The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln [...]

2009, 2018

View original independent films at inaugural American Presidents Film & Literary Festival

By |September 20th, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|

Sept. 20, 2018 Kristina Smith Marketing Committee chairman American Presidents Film & Literary Festival Fremont, OH 43420 800-998-7737, ext. 217 ksmith@rbhayes.org FREMONT – From a documentary about Teddy Roosevelt and the environment to a feature film about America’s race to the moon in the 1960s, the American Presidents Film & Literary Festival will feature a variety of independent films and documentaries. The new event takes place Sept. 27 – Oct. 7 at various locations in Fremont. Filmmakers submitted films on the themes of people, places politics and power. Portions of commercial films and a PBS documentary relating to the American presidency also will be shown. Films shown during the festival are: “Teddy Roosevelt and Fracking” – A short documental essay, this short  film explores the beauty and fragility of the North Dakota, Wyoming and Montana landscapes. It contrasts the vastness [...]

1909, 2018

‘Meet’ Historical figures at lantern tours of Spiegel Grove

By |September 19th, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|

Sept. 19, 2018 Kristina Smith Marketing Committee chairman American Presidents Film & Literary Festival Fremont, OH 43420 800-998-7737, ext. 217 ksmith@rbhayes.org   Film Festival Event: ‘Meet’ Historical figures at lantern tours of Spiegel Grove FREMONT – “Meet” First Ladies Abigail Adams and Dolley Madison, Gen. Ulysses Grant and Sen. Robert Kennedy at lantern tours of Spiegel Grove on Friday, Oct. 5, during the inaugural American Presidents Film & Literary Festival. Tours begin at 9 p.m. with the last tour leaving at 10:20 p.m. Each tour is about 45 minutes. Guides carrying lanterns lead the groups around Spiegel Grove, the grounds of the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums. They will stop at various points to see the living history presenter portray the historical figures. Tickets for tours are $6.17 ($5 plus a $1.17 processing fee.) Lantern tour tickets also are [...]

1909, 2018

Tickets on sale for the inaugural American Presidents Film & Literary Festival

By |September 19th, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|

Sept. 18, 2018 Kristina Smith Marketing Committee chairman American Presidents Film & Literary Festival Fremont, OH 43420 800-998-7737, ext. 217 ksmith@rbhayes.org   Tickets on sale for the inaugural American Presidents Film & Literary Festival FREMONT – Tickets are on sale for the inaugural American Presidents Film & Literary Festival taking place Thursday, Sept. 27 – Sunday, Oct. 7, at various locations in Fremont, Ohio. The festival includes original short, feature and documentary films; literary discussions by historians and authors and lantern tours featuring living history presenters at Spiegel Grove, the grounds of the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums. Kirk Ellis, screenwriter for the HBO miniseries “John Adams,” will give the keynote talk during a dinner on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Strand Concert Theater in downtown Fremont. He will discuss “Who Will Write Our History – The Importance and [...]

2502, 2018

Community partners planning first American Presidents Film & Literary Festival for Oct. 4-7

By |February 25th, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|

Community partners planning first American Presidents Film & Literary Festival for Oct. 4-7 FREMONT – The first ever film and literary festival to focus on the American Presidency will take place Oct. 4-7 in Fremont, home of America’s first presidential library. The American Presidents Film & Literary Festival will focus on issues related to the American Presidency. The literary component will include talks by featured authors and essay and poetry contests. Several community partners, including the Liberty and Learning Foundation, Birchard Public Library, Fremont City Schools and the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, are organizing the festival. It will take place at various locations around Fremont, including The Strand Concert Theater, Fremont City Schools, the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums and Birchard Public Library. Kirk Ellis, screenwriter for the 2008 HBO miniseries “John Adams,” will be the [...]

2502, 2018

Create and submit a film to the American Presidents Film & Literary Festival

By |February 25th, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|

Create and submit a film to the American Presidents Film & Literary Festival FREMONT – What does the American Presidency mean to you? The issues? History? Something entirely original and different? Create and submit a film about the presidency that fits the theme “People, Places, Politics, Power” to the American Presidents Film and Literary Festival taking place Oct. 4-7, 2018, in Fremont, Ohio. Submissions are open to all filmmakers, including emerging and seasoned. Submissions can be made at the Film Freeway at www.filmfreeway.com/AmericanPresidentsFilmandLiteraryFestival. The regular submission deadline is April 6 with a $20 submission fee. The late submission deadline is June 1 with a $30 submission fee. Those who submit films are not required to attend the film festival. For information, contact Dustin McLochlin at 800-998-7737, ext. 230, or dmclochlin@rbhayes.org. Visit the film festival’s website at www.americanpresidentsfilmfestival.org, and like its Facebook page [...]

2502, 2018

Film Festival writing contest for essays, poetry includes cash prizes

By |February 25th, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|

Film Festival writing contest for essays, poetry includes cash prizes FREMONT – Calling all writers! The American Presidents Film & Literary Festival is taking entries for its writing contest Cash prizes will be awarded to three age groups in essay and poetry categories. Entries will be published on the film festival’s website and could be included in the festival program. Entries must be submitted as an email attachment to writingcontest@birchard.org. Students in the Fremont City School District may submit entries created for class assignments through their teachers. The deadline is 11:59 p.m. Sept. 1. The topic of the poetry contest is U.S. Presidents and the Presidency. Poems may be about a single president, more than one president or the U.S. presidency in general. Entries cannot exceed 32 lines. Entries are limited to three per person. Age groups and prizes for [...]