Columbus International Film + Video Festival Winners


COLUMBUS, Ohio — The 65th Columbus International Film + Video Festival, presented by Columbus College of Art & Design, is pleased to announce this year’s festival winners.

Strad Style, directed by Stefan Avalos, won Best Feature Documentary, and Signature Move, directed by Jennifer Reeder, won in the Best Feature category.

“The films in this year’s festivals were incredibly impressive,” said Jeremy Henthorn, Executive Director of the Columbus International Film + Video Festival. “This year’s winners offered an eclectic mix of films that showcased a true love for their subject matter and focused on what drives us to make personal connections.”

Here are this year's award winners:

Best Feature Documentary: Strad Style, directed by Stefan Avalos

Best Feature: Signature Move, directed by Jennifer Reeder

Best Narrative Short: Cake, directed by Anne Hu

Best Doc Short: Mott Haven (After School), directed by Kyle Morrison

Best Animated Film: Moom, directed by Dice Tsutsumi and Robert Kondo

Free Press Award: Cheshire, Ohio, directed Eve Morgenstern

Divisional Distinctions were awarded to:

Social Issue Division: All Governments Lie, directed by Fred Peabody

Humanities Division: Every Ghost Has an Orchestra, directed by Shayna Connelly

Medical Distinction: The Ocularist, directed by Chelsie Corso

About Columbus international film + video festival

Founded in 1952, the Columbus International Film + Video Festival is the oldest film festival in the United States, showcasing independent student and professional films from around the world. Presented by Columbus College of Art & Design, the festival showcases world-class independent films in central Ohio. For more information, visit

About Columbus College of Art and design

Columbus College of Art & Design teaches undergraduate and graduate students in the midst of a thriving creative community in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1879, CCAD is one of the oldest private art and design colleges in the United States, offering 12 undergraduate majors and two graduate programs in art and design that produce graduates equipped to shape culture and business at the highest level. For more information, visit