Cinema Columbus Film Festival 2022
Presented April 27 – May 1, 2022
See this year’s Festival lineup
An extraordinary film festival experience presented by a network of central Ohio institutions all working together to champion independent cinema.
The first-annual Cinema Columbus Film Festival connects filmmakers, venues, and central Ohio independent film fans together to showcase a specially curated selection of new, independent documentary, narrative, and short films.
Presented by CAPA, in partnership with the Drexel Theatre and Gateway Film Center, and with additional support from Studio 35 Cinema and Drafthouse, Wexner Center for the Arts, and Film Columbus.
Cinema Columbus Film Festival to Debut
April 27 – May 1, 2022
See Festival selections at the Film Center at the links below.
2022 Film Columbus Summit on Film and Entertainment — April 28, 2022 at 1pm
Join Film Columbus and the Greater Columbus Arts Council for a lively discussion on the present and future state of film in Columbus.
The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain — April 28, 2022 at 7pm
Theatrical Premiere | Based on the true story of events that led to the death of an elderly Black veteran.
With co-producer Julianna Politsky in attendance
Marcel the Shell with Shoes On — April 30, 2022 at 2pm
Ohio Premiere | Marcel gets his big-screen debut in a hilarious and heartwarming story.
Bad Axe — April 30, 2022 at 4:30pm
Ohio Premiere | 2020 unfolds for an Asian-American family in Trump’s rural America.
Kaepernick & America — April 30, 2022 at 7pm
Ohio Premiere | The story of one man and the protest that sparked a national debate.
Accompanied by short Walls Cannot Keep Us From Flying
Vortex — April 30, 2022 at 9:30pm
Ohio Premiere | Gaspar Noé’s split-screen meditation on mortality follows the last days of an elderly couple stricken by dementia.
Accompanied by short Motorcyclist’s Happiness Won’t Fit Into His Suit
Calendar Girls — May 1, 2022 at 2pm
Florida’s most dedicated dance team shakes up the outdated image of “the little old lady”.
Women-Directed Shorts Block — May 1, 2022 at 4:30pm
Seven remarkable documentary and narrative short films directed by women.
Accompanied by a post-show Q&A
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