Matt Swift is the Program Coordinator for The Ohio State University Film Studies Program where he provides advanced advising to students, is the productions lead for the Journal of Short Film, Supervises the program’s internships, and teaches film theory. His background includes a Bachelor’s of Arts in both Film Studies and Art History with a Minor focus in Fine Arts from the Ohio State University and an M.L.I.S. with a focus in digital collections preservation and access from Kent State University. In 2009 Matt and his wife and fellow filmmaker Nicolette Swift co-founded The Columbus Moving Image Art Review a quarterly screening event highlighting Central Ohio moving image artists which to date has shown over 300 local films by local filmmakers. Over the past 12 years he has been performing freelance work locally in the form of providing audio/visual digitization consultation and creating video, photo, graphic arts, and paintings for the purpose of art exhibition as well as for local professional organizations. The majority of his personal artwork work stems from a deep connection to the historical avant-garde and experimental movements of all art forms. For more information about Matt, you can visit his artist blog, or his co-founded freelance production company Nicollettecinemagraphics.
VSA Ohio Artist in the Classroom Residency 2018
Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Short Film GCAC Award 2011 - 2016
OSU Arts and Science Professional Development Grant 2013, 2014
OSU Outstanding Academic Partner Nomination - 2013
Academic Advisor of the Year Nomination- 2012