The Film Council of Greater Columbus was founded in 1950 by Dr. Edgar Dale, professor of educational media at The Ohio State University, and other media professionals interested in promoting the use of 16mm motion pictures. Three years later, their efforts grew into the Columbus Film Festival, and today the Festival is known as the Columbus International Film+Video Festival, or the CIF+VF. The Festival has been going strong ever since, making it the longest-running film festival in North America!
Through the years, the CIF+VF has honored thousands of films, filmmakers and producers. The Chris Award, the top honor, is proudly displayed in production offices around the world. The Festival’s awards remain a revered prize for industry professionals, but the organization is equally passionate about supporting independent film. The juried competition focuses on rewarding the world’s best films, regardless of origin, while the Festival serves to promote and screen more and more films every year.
With divisions like Animation, Experimental Short, Narrative, Educational, Social Issues, Arts, and Science + Technology (to name a few), video artists may find a comfortable niche or expand their horizons into the unknown genre. Try your hand at multiple divisions, as each has its own jury.
Deadline for submission is July 1!
For more information on Rules and Regulations, how to enter, or just more details about the Festival, click here to view the PDF form.
Check out some of the handsome awards:
- $1500 GREATER COLUMBUS ARTS COUNCIL TRAVEL AWARD
- $1000 STONEWALL COLUMBUS TRAVEL AWARD
- $3000 MOJOFILTER FILM TREATMENT AWARD
- $1500 VIDEOBLOCKS STOCK FOOTAGE AWARD
- $1200 JUNGLE SOFTWARE AWARD
- $1000 PUFFIN FOUNDATION WEST LTD AWARD
Please make check or international money order payable to: Film Council of Greater Columbus
Send fees with TWO entry forms for EACH entry and your entry to the:
Columbus Film Council
1021 E. Broad Street Columbus, OH 43205