CFC Local Combo 5x1 @300 GSFor 62 years the Columbus International Film and Video Festival  (CIF+VF) has brought in some of the world’s best independent narrative and documentary films to be screened throughout the Central Ohio area.  This year we intend to put the spotlight on Ohio and its burgeoning filmmakers.

In May, the CIF+VF will hold it’s first annual CIF+VF Made in Ohio film festival.  There will be two awards given: 1000 dollars for the best Ohio Made Short Film, and a 500 dollar donation to the winning high school in the Central Ohio High School Filmmaker competition, an award intended to encourage the further development of film and new media creation

There is no entry fee. Documentaries, Experimental, New Media and Narrative will all be accepted.  The only limitations are a maximum runtime of 15 minutes and only one film may be submitted per filmmaker.  Films entered into the Central Ohio High School Filmmaker Competition must be entered by the High School.  Each High School will be allowed to submit a maximum of 5 projects per school.  The deadline for entries will be APRIL 22nd.

The Screenings will take place May 16th and 17th, venues to be announced.

We at the CIF+VF are strong believers in filmmaking and new media as vitally important tools for education and economic development.  With the lower price point of cameras and editing equipment, the barrier to telling our stories has vanished.  There is a rising creative class in Ohio and we would like to do whatever we can to nurture and grow their creativity and expression.

And incentivize it.

You can submit your film by visiting our Film Freeway submission page.  Show us what you’ve got!

For more information please email us at ohiomadefilms@gmail.com

Thank you,

Jeremy Henthorn

CIF+VF Executive Director





2014 Festival Poster

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