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.
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 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 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 at 2pm
Ohio Premiere | Marcel gets his big-screen debut in a hilarious and heartwarming story.
Bad Axe — April 30 at 4:30pm
Ohio Premiere | 2020 unfolds for an Asian-American family in Trump’s rural America.
Kaepernick & America — April 30 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 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 at 2pm
Florida’s most dedicated dance team shakes up the outdated image of “the little old lady”.
Women-Directed Shorts Block — May 1 at 4:30pm
Seven remarkable documentary and narrative short films directed by women.
Accompanied by a post-show Q&A
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