Filmmakers from the 2018 Ohio Shorts competition pose together at the Wexner Center for the Arts. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Wexner Center for the Arts Step aside Steven Spielberg, the Wexner Center for the Arts’ annual film competition is back and it’s bringing more Ohio filmmakers to the spotlight. On Jan. 2, the Wexner Center began accepting submissions for the 24th-annual Ohio Shorts competition, a short film contest open to filmmakers throughout the state. Winners will receive a cash prize and an opportunity to watch their film on the big screen, according to the Wexner Center’s website.  The entry deadline is March 2, and a screening of selected films followed by a reception announcing the winners will take place April 18. The reception will include two awards: $500, chosen by a panel of judges, and $300, chosen by the audience, Jennifer Lange, curator of the film and video studio program at the Wexner Center, said. Though there is an award component to the event, Lange said she doesn’t like to classify it as a competition and compared it to a group exhibition.  “It’s more of a curated program that aims to show the diversity of art-making that’s happening in this region...