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Party Line


Until 2020, Ohio had voted for the presidential winner in every election since 1964. Franklin County, the liberal stronghold and most populated county in the state, faced its share of challenges in November 2020: errors in absentee ballots, record in-person early voting turnout, and a polarizing political climate with rising Coronavirus numbers.


PARTY LINE documents the experience of those who waited in line to ensure their votes were counted, revealing a public event that encompasses everything from last-minute political campaigning to a dance party in a hailstorm. As individuals from all walks of life wait in line, contradicting ideologies butt up against each other and community finds various forms.


Director, Camera, Edit - Lydia Cornett

Field Sound - Adam Meeks :/

Sound Design & Mix - Zack Wright

Consulting Editor - Sean Weiner

Color - Lanee Bird



Sheffield Doc Fest, 2021

Sheffield, United Kingdom

AFI Fest, 2021

Los Angeles, CA

AFI Docs, 2021

Washington, D.C.

Montclair Film Festival, 2021

Montclair, NJ

Friss Hús Budapest International Short Film Festival, 2021

Budapest, Hungary

Unorthodocs at the Wexner Center for the Arts, 2021

Columbus, OH

Kinemastik International Short Film Festival, 2022

Floriana, Malta

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, 2021

Missoula, MT

Firelight Media Groundwork Lab, 2022

Cleveland, OH

St. Louis International Film Festival, 2021

St. Louis, MO

Ashland Independent Film Festival, 2022

Ashland, OR

Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, 2022

Milwaukee, WI

Brooklyn Film Festival, 2022

Brooklyn, NY

Bret Llewellyn Gallery, 2021

Kalamazoo, MI

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