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Nov
21
Fri
City of the Damned and Campaign of Hate: Russia and Gay Propaganda @ Canzani Center at the Columbus College of Art & Design
Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 City of the Damned and Campaign of Hate: Russia and Gay Propaganda @ Canzani Center at the Columbus College of Art & Design | Columbus | Ohio | United States

The Columbus International Film + Video Festival and LGBTFEST Stonewall Columbus present:

City of the Damned
15 minutes
Mor Albalak, Shaneika Lai, Stephanie Lee. Matthew Rogers, Nate Skeen, Stephanie Lincoln

Campaign of Hate: Russia and Gay Propaganda
78 minutes
Michael Lucas

Friday, November 21
Reception at 6:00pm, films at 7:30pm

Canzani Center at the Columbus College Of Art & Design
60 Cleveland Ave.
Columbus, Ohio
(Just south of the giant ART with free parking in CCAD lots)

City of the Damned

City of the Damned focuses on LGBT rights in the face of the brutal anti-homosexuality bill before the Ugandan Parliament. Although the death penalty has been withdrawn from the bill due heavily to international pressure, punishments are harsh and public opinion remains the biggest threat to the Ugandan LGBT community. The daring non-governmental organization Youth on Rock Foundation is fighting against this stigma by promoting economic empowerment among its members. Najib, YRF’s treasurer, sells clothes in Uganda’s largest market. He wants to prove that his sexuality does not define him; it’s his respect for life, his determination for equality, and his aspirations to become a lawyer and self-respecting Ugandan citizen.

Campaign of Hate: Russia and Gay Propaganda

As most of the world moves forward toward gay equality, Russia is seemingly heading backward. Antigay sentiment and legislation are spreading rapidly throughout the country. In 2013, the Russian parliament passed a ban on so-called ‘gay propaganda’ that effectively makes nearly any public discussion of gay equality a crime.

Q&A with filmmakers Michael Lucas and Stephanie Lincoln following the films.

Admission is $8 or FREE for 2014 CFC/CIF+VF Members, CCAD students and staff. Link for tickets coming soon.

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The Columbus International Film + Video Festival is supported by funding from the Ohio Arts Council, the Greater Columbus Arts Council, The Columbus Foundation and The Puffin Foundation West.

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Nov
22
Sat
Movies+Mead Awards Gala and Best Of Festival Winner First To Fall @ Canzani Center at the Columbus College of Art & Design
Nov 22 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Movies+Mead Awards Gala and Best Of Festival Winner First To Fall @ Canzani Center at the Columbus College of Art & Design | Columbus | Ohio | United States

The Columbus International Film + Video Festival presents:

Movies+Mead Awards Gala and Best Of Festival Winner First To Fall
Saturday, November 22
7:30 PM

Canzani Center at the Columbus College Of Art & Design
60 Cleveland Ave.
Columbus, Ohio
(Just south of the giant ART with free parking in CCAD lots)

All-inclusive admission (includes film, food, mead and beer) is only $15, or 2 for $25, FREE for CIF+VF members.
Tickets are only available at the door 30 minutes before the event begins.
For guests 21 and older, please.

An exciting evening of film, the Chris Awards Ceremony (with the GCAC Individual Artist Fellowships in Media awarded), live music (Steve Perakis and Friends), local food, Brothers Drake Mead and Stella Artois beer. Filmmakers from around the world will be there to receive their Chris Awards and party afterward with the event attendees. First To Fall director Rachel Beth Anderson will introduce her film and will attend the reception afterward where you can talk to her about the film.

First To Fall is an intimate tale of friendship and revolution, a coming of age story that documents the journey of two young friends, Hamid (26) and Tarek (21), who abandon their peaceful lives as students in Canada to join an unconventional war in their homeland of Libya.

Hamid and Tarek have never fired a gun, but in 2011 they run recklessly toward the war, fueled by their hatred of Muammar Gaddafi and their desire to be part of history. Once they arrive, their paths diverge. Hamid blazes ahead with fearless enthusiasm, and with a camera in hand he is invited to film the front lines by rebel forces, easily fitting in with the boyish camaraderie on the battlefield. Tarek’s journey is more difficult, introspective and unsure, consistently plagued by obstacles. He fights relentlessly against his destiny, ignoring all warnings that suggest his single-minded ambition to reach the front-line may have tragic consequences.

For eight months, director Rachel Beth Anderson documented raw moments of personal and breathtakingly dangerous acts of war and sacrifice as Hamid and Tarek join the rebels taking on Gaddafi’s army. The film captures the chaos and giddiness of revolution, the brutal loss of lives and innocence, and a deeply intimate view charting the young men’s decent into war as they discover who they are and what they are capable of. In Tarek’s words, “The end of the story is different than what I thought.”

The Columbus International Film + Video Festival is supported by funding from the Ohio Arts Council, the Greater Columbus Arts Council, The Columbus Foundation and The Puffin Foundation West.

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Nov
23
Sun
Filmmakers Brunch @ Zan Cha
Nov 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Filmmakers Brunch @ Zan Cha | Columbus | Ohio | United States

Join us for brunch the day after our big party. A casual brunch get together for the filmmakers attending the Festival, as well as interested film goers and CFC/CIFVF members. We will be there from 11am to 1pm.

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If you are a filmmaker attending the Festival show your pass and get $1 off your meal.

 

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Nov
24
Mon
Il Rosa Nudo (Naked Rose) @ Drexel Theatre
Nov 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Il Rosa Nudo (Naked Rose) @ Drexel Theatre | Bexley | Ohio | United States

The Columbus International Film + Video Festival and LGBTFEST Stonewall Columbus present:

Il Rosa Nudo (Naked Rose)
70 minutes
Giovanni Coda

Monday, November 24
7:00pm
Drexel Theatre
2254 East Main Street
Columbus, OH 43209

Il Rosa Nudo (Naked Rose) is an experimental film inspired by the life of the French ‘Pink Triangle’ deported Pierre Seel. At the very young age of seventeen, Sell was arrested by the Nazis during the war on charges of homosexuality and sent to a concentration camp. In 1982 he was the first homocaust survivor to denounce the atrocities he witnessed.

Admission is FREE.

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The Columbus International Film + Video Festival is supported by funding from the Ohio Arts Council, the Greater Columbus Arts Council, The Columbus Foundation and The Puffin Foundation West.

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Nov
25
Tue
Racing to Zero @ Drexel Theatre
Nov 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Racing to Zero @ Drexel Theatre | Bexley | Ohio | United States

The Columbus International Film + Video Festival, Simply Living and The Columbus Free Press present:

The Central Ohio Green Education Fund Award Winner

Racing to Zero
59 minutes
Christopher Beaver, Diana Fuller

Tuesday, November 25
7:30pm
Drexel Theatre
2254 East Main Street
Columbus, OH 43209

Racing To Zero is a quick-moving, up-beat documentary that presents new solutions to the global problem of waste. Although waste may create garbage, garbage is in itself a RESOURCE, and that is the key. The film follows the trail of trash and recycling with a guide, Robert Haley, Zero Waste Manger for the City of San Francisco as the film travels the city from high to low and look behind-the-scenes at how zero waste can be achieved.

Admission is FREE.

COGEF

 

The Columbus International Film + Video Festival is supported by funding from the Ohio Arts Council, the Greater Columbus Arts Council, The Columbus Foundation and The Puffin Foundation West.

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