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CIFVF Sponsor Appreciation Day – 11/13/12

Event
CIFVF Sponsor Appreciation Day
When
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
10:00am - All Ages
Where
(map)
Other Info
The Columbus International Film + Video Festival is more than just movies. It's a community festival that wouldn't be possible without the contributions of hundreds of volunteers, donors and sponsors.

As a thank you to our generous local sponsors who help bring the best food and film in Columbus together, we invite our audience to support those who support us on Tuesday, November 13th for Sponsor Appreciation Day.

Breakfast, lunch or dinner — restaurant, bakery, café, bar, or food truck — let our sponsors know how much you appreciate their support of the Columbus International Film + Video Festival.

Our food sponsors to date:
pattycake bakery
Taste By Design
Yellowbrick Pizza
MoJoe Lounge
Cup O' Joe
Staufs
Explorers Club
Till Dynamic Fare
Cafe Brioso
Earth Fare
Brothers Drake Meadery
Da Levee

Ignore the map link btw, it's a weird WordPress glitch.

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La poesie de Kiyumi, la broderie de Sayuru at Art off the Square @ The MAC – 11/11/12 – Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington – Worthington, Ohio

Event
La poesie de Kiyumi, la broderie de Sayuru at Art off the Square @ The MAC
When
Sunday, November 11, 2012
4:00pm - All Ages
Where
777 Evening Street
Worthington, Ohio, USA 43085
Other Info
La poesie de Kiyumi, la broderie de Sayuru (Kiyumi's Poetry and Sayuru's Embroidery)
30 minutes
Director: Satoru Sugita

Kiyumi says that for her, writing poems is like placing fallen leaves on withered branches. She says she places words as if gently returning the leaves to their original place without ever watering them and expecting them to bloom. Every time Kiyumi writes one poem, her friend Sayuru embroiders one leaf on a book cover that she will use to cover Kiyumi's rainbow colored book of poetry.

The Columbus International Film + Video Festival is thrilled to be a part of the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington’s Art off the Square @ The MAC: November on November 11th. A FREE open house experience (starting at 1pm), Worthington Christian student coordinators Will Hejduk and Madision Safer Thomas Worthington High School student coordinators have a MACTASTIC year planned of artistic fun for the family including music exploration, literature, the visual arts or film related activities and demonstrations. The film screens at 4PM as a perfect tie in to the The PNC Arts Alive Worthington Sayama Arts Exchange exhibition at the MAC.

The PNC Arts Alive Worthington Sayama Arts Exchange exhibition:
Sister cities since 1999, Sayama, Japan and Worthington, USA share cultures deeply rooted in the arts.
Create a lasting memory by experiencing this rare opportunity of more than 100 artists from both cultures converging at the McConnell Arts Center, in the USA and at the Citizens Exchange Center/City Hall in Sayama, Japan. The exhibition will be on display August 30, 2012 - January 6, 2013, divided into two exhibition series. August 30 – October 21: preview work by the Worthington Area Art League that will be exhibited in Sayama, and October 25 – January 6: work by the Sayama Artist Association and Sayama Citizen Society of Fine Arts.

The open house and film screening are free, a small fee and registration is needed to attend the writing workshop before the film.

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Film Treatments: Protecting your Plot by Registering with the Writer\\\’s Guild of America – 11/11/12 – Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington – Worthington, Ohio

Event
Film Treatments: Protecting your Plot by Registering with the Writer's Guild of America
When
Sunday, November 11, 2012
1:00pm - All Ages
Where
777 Evening Street
Worthington, Ohio, USA 43085
Other Info
A treatment is the often overlooked first step in screenwriting. It is the narrative description of a proposed feature, short film, documentary or television production, outlining the balance between character development and plot advancement. The treatment’s purpose is to sell the proposed project to those who can bring the story to production — studios, producers, directors and independent investors. It is both a legal and creative device to secure the prospective value of the story and to define why the screenwriter believes it has the potential for critical acclaim and commercial success.

Learn the tips and tricks to crafting and protecting your stories through this interactive workshop that will examine film treatment techniques of critically acclaimed and commercially successful films. This workshop is also ideal for those interested in the creative process by which a series of ideas becomes a marketable screenplay.

Presenter: J.R. McMillan has a BA from Marshall University with a concentration in Journalism and Mass Communications and has worked as an opinion writer, columnist, photographer, publicist and public radio producer. An associate member of the Writers Guild of America East, J.R. McMillan teaches workshops in script development to aspiring screenwriters.

$25 or free for Director level CIFVF members
To register:

http://www.mcconnellarts.org/wp/archives/10044

Scholarship spots dependent on financial need are available. Please contact the Columbus Film Council at shalpern@columbusfilmcouncil.org for information about scholarship opportunities.

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The Revolution Will Be Televised – 10/25/12 – Martin Luther King Branch Columbus Metropolitan Library – Columbus, Ohio

Event
The Revolution Will Be Televised
When
Thursday, October 25, 2012
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
Martin Luther King Branch Columbus Metropolitan Library (map)
1600 East Long Street
Columbus, Ohio 43203
Other Info
Thursday, October 25
7.30-8.30
This workshop is free.

The Revolution Will Be Televised: New Techniques and Technologies in Political Documentary Filmmaking

With the proliferation of handheld camcorders and cellular video, traditional news networks and online outlets are increasingly relying on first-person perspective in reporting. From Egypt to Wisconsin, our understanding of world events is shaped by average citizens armed, not with guns, but with cameras. Citizen journalism is everywhere. But who should you trust — and why?

This interactive workshop will teach you to distinguish fact from fiction in political reporting, including the camera tricks often used to make a civil protest look like an unruly mob or hundreds look like thousands. Participants will also learn about the history of election protection from documentary volunteers in central Ohio and just how critical citizen journalism has become in ensuring the transparency and integrity of the democratic process.

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Free For All with filmmaker John Wellington Ennis – 10/23/12 – Drexel Theater – Columbus, OH

Event
Free For All with filmmaker John Wellington Ennis
When
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
2254 E Main St
Columbus, OH, USA 43209-2319
Other Info
Filmmaker John Wellington Ennis will present his film Free For All.

Nagging doubts about the legitimacy of the 2004 election force John Ennis to get off his sofa and investigate Ohio leading up to the 2006 elections – even though he is just some dude. He meets with journalists, politicians, election officials, attorneys, activists, and everyday Ohioans in a search for truth. Along his journey, Ennis uncovers a web of schemes that swing U.S. election.

John Wellington Ennis will do q+a after the film.

Free and open to the public as part of the Free Press Film Night at the Drexel.

This screening is co sponsored by the Free Press, the Columbus Film Council, the Central Ohio Green Education Fund, and the Drexel.

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12th & Delaware – 10/16/12 – Gateway Film Center – Columbus, Ohio

Event
12th & Delaware
When
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
7:00pm - All Ages
Where
Gateway Film Center (map)
1550 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio, USA 43215
Other Info
The seemingly sleepy intersection of Delaware Ave. and 12th St. in Fort Pierce, Fla. is ground zero for the ferocious abortion rights battle raging in America.  On one corner stands an abortion clinic; across the street is the Pregnancy Care Center, a pro-life outpost dedicated to heading off abortion seekers at the pass.

12TH & DELAWARE provides a compelling, fly-on-the-wall view of the ideological trench warfare that takes place daily at this crossroads, where women struggle to deal with unwanted pregnancy.  Directed by Oscar® nominees Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady's ("Jesus Camp"), 12TH & DELAWARE puts viewers in the middle of this intractable conflict. 

Admission is free.
Reception following the film.
Co sponsored by Population Connection, NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio, and Women Have Options.

Worried about missing the Presidential debate that evening? The Gateway will be screening the debate live and free. Some come for 12TH & DELAWARE and stay for the debate.

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The Revolution Will Be Televised – 10/09/12 – Whetstone Branch Columbus Metropolitan Library – Columbus, Ohio

Event
The Revolution Will Be Televised
When
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
Whetstone Branch Columbus Metropolitan Library (map)
3909 N. High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43214
Other Info
Tuesday, October 10
7.30-8.30
This workshop is free.

The Revolution Will Be Televised: New Techniques and Technologies in Political Documentary Filmmaking

With the proliferation of handheld camcorders and cellular video, traditional news networks and online outlets are increasingly relying on first-person perspective in reporting. From Egypt to Wisconsin, our understanding of world events is shaped by average citizens armed, not with guns, but with cameras. Citizen journalism is everywhere. But who should you trust — and why?

This interactive workshop will teach you to distinguish fact from fiction in political reporting, including the camera tricks often used to make a civil protest look like an unruly mob or hundreds look like thousands. Participants will also learn about the history of election protection from documentary volunteers in central Ohio and just how critical citizen journalism has become in ensuring the transparency and integrity of the democratic process.

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Struggle – 09/25/12 – Drexel Theater – Columbus, OH

Event
Struggle
When
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
2254 E Main St
Columbus, OH, USA 43209-2319
Other Info
Struggle is a documentary set primarily in Ohio that examines several conditions that lead to George W. Bush's victory in the 2004 Presidential election. The film places the audience right in the middle of the action with a unique "street level" perspective on the struggle to Protest Publicly or Vote Democratic in this American Society. Struggle is the most recent "Street Level" Documentary from Mental-Rev Productions, directed by Roger Hill and in association with The Free Press www.freepress.org.

Free and open to the public as part of the Free Press Film Night at the Drexel.



This screening is co sponsored by the Free Press, the Columbus Film Council, the Central Ohio Green Education Fund, and the Drexel.

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Shorts At Brothers Drake Series #6- Experimental – 08/29/12 – Brothers Drake Meadery – Columbus, Ohio

Event
Shorts At Brothers Drake Series #6- Experimental
When
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
8:00pm - 21+
Where
26 E. 5th Ave

Columbus, Ohio, USA
Other Info
The Columbus Film Council presents an evening of short video works- experimental, animation, local and international. We are the longest operating independent film organization in the USA. Admission is free, donations accepted. Come watch great shorts and drink some fabulous mead with us!

In addition to all the cool stuff mentioned above we have decided to let you, the audience, be the judges for the Experimental Shorts Division this year. That's right, you get to decide who wins! All you need to do is to show up, buy an incredibly inexpensive special juror discount priced membership tag (just $10, which gets you all kinds of discounts and free admission to our big party on November 17) and you get to vote! Wowza! If you don't want to be a member or vote come on down anyways, you'll be welcome to view the films for free along with us and drink fantastic mead.



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HEIST: Who Stole the American Dream? – 08/28/12 – Drexel Theater – Columbus, OH

Event
HEIST: Who Stole the American Dream?
When
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
2254 E Main St
Columbus, OH, USA 43209-2319
Other Info
HEIST: Who Stole the American Dream? is stunning audiences across the globe, as it exposes the real truth behind the worldwide economic collapse, tracing its origins to a 1971 secret memo entitled Attack on American Free Enterprise System. Written over 40 years ago by the future Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell, at the behest of the US Chamber of Commerce, the 6-page memo, a free-market utopian treatise, called for a money fueled big business makeover of government through corporate control of the media, academia, the pulpit, arts and sciences and destruction of organized labor and consumer protection groups.

Sound familiar? Today’s crisis and heart stopping headlines can be directly traced to Powell’s real “end game” which was business control of law and politics. Powell’s fingerprints are all over Citizens United, the fateful Supreme Court decision which gave corporations and the super rich unlimited ability to shape our elections with virtually unrestricted donations. HEIST’s step by step detail exposes the systemic implementation of Powell’s memo by BOTH U.S. political parties over the last forty years culminating in the deregulation of industry, outsourcing of jobs and regressive taxation. All of which led us to the global financial crisis of 2008 and the continued dismantling of the American middle class.

Today, politics is the playground of the rich and powerful, with no thought given to the hopes and dreams of ordinary Americans. No other film goes as deeply as HEIST in explaining the greatest heist of our time. Moving beyond the white noise of today’s polarizing media, HEIST provides viewers with a clear, concise and fact-based explanation of how we got into this mess, and what we need to do to restore our representative democracy.

Free and open to the public as part of the Free Press Film Night at the Drexel.

This screening is co sponsored by the Free Press, the Columbus Film Council, the Central Ohio Green Education Fund, and the Drexel.

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