The Columbus International Film + Video Festival


A partnership of cinematic proportions.

Founded in 1952, the Columbus International Film + Video Festival is the oldest film festival in the United States. Presented by Columbus College of Art & Design, the festival showcases independent student and professional films from around the world.

April 19 – 23, 2017

We'll be annoucing the film lineup in March.

The Story

The 65th Columbus International Film + Video Festival will take place April 19 – 23 at Columbus College of Art & Design. Stay tuned for more details.

And in the meantime, click here to see some of our upcoming programming.

The City

It’s not just our home city and the namesake of our festival. Columbus has an excellent story that we’re excited to tell. Learn more about the city here and find details to help plan your stay here.

There are plenty of parking options for your visit to CCAD. Our campus is in the heart of downtown Columbus. Learn more here.

The Process

Every year, juries made up of industry professionals view all entries to determine which films to include in public screenings. The juries select screening participants, awards and distinctions for each category. Awards of distinction are offered, when applicable, for Achievements in Education, Achievements in Technology and Achievements in the Arts, as well as other categories.

Submissions for the 65th Columbus International Film & Video Festival are now open. Click here to submit.

The People Behind the Scenes

Jeremy Henthorn, Executive Director

John Beattie, Festival Programmer

Program Design, CCAD Student Agency

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The Supporters