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Award Winning Student Works – 11/17/11 – Canzani Center at the Columbus College of Art & Design – Columbus, OH

Event
Award Winning Student Works
When
Thursday, November 17, 2011
8:00pm - All Ages
Where
60 Cleveland Ave
Columbus, OH, USA 43215

Parking is free in CCAD lots

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An evening of award winning student work curated by the Journal Of Short Film's Matt Swift.

Gu Yeo-Rum-Eui Ba-Da (A SCENE AT THE SEA)
Jaehee Lee, 21:52, South Korea
A father and son, roles now reversed as one becomes the caretaker of the other, execute a delicate dance at the edge of the sea.

The Homecoming Queen
Rammy Park, 12.10, USA
In her oppressively small Korean-American community, 17 year old Grace's affair with a classmate's father cuts too close to home.

Blute
Matt Hardman, John Heeg, Chris Westlund, Sam Levy,Jessica Kardos, 15.34, Athens, Ohio
Nearing the end of WWII, a dejected cafe owner discovers an unforeseen strand of hope within his dismal, colorless life.

The Yellow Wallpaper
Alyssa Lundgren, 21.28 USA
The Yellow Wallpaper is the story of a woman who is placed in isolation to recover from a 'condition'.

Edward and the Samurai Ghost
David Coscarelli, 17.00 USA
The ghost of an ancient samurai teaches a bullied teen about overcoming fear.

Admission is $5, free for students and CIFVF Members.
Parking is free in CCAD lots.

The Canzani Center is located directly south of the giant ART at Cleveland and Gay St.


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Filmmakers Forum: An Evening of LGBT Shorts – 11/16/11 – Studio 35 – Columbus, OH

Event
Filmmakers Forum: An Evening of LGBT Shorts
When
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
7:00pm - 18+
Where
3055 Indianola Ave
Columbus, OH, USA 43202
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The 59th Columbus International Film + Video Festival kicks off with a bang this year
with "Filmmakers Forum: An Evening of LGBT Shorts" on November 16 at 7pm at
Studio 35 Cinema in Clintonville with three award-winning filmmakers
presenting and discussing their work at a pre-screening reception and
a post screening Q & A. The event is co sponsored by Stonewall Columbus.

From Iran and Mexico via Montreal the CIFVF presents Kaveh Nabatian’s film “Vapor”.
A short film set in Mexico City over the course of a single day, Vapor is the true story
of an older man’s decision to accept his homosexuality. Told without any dialogue,
this short film is a cinematic exploration of shame, catharsis, and ultimately, transcendence.

From New York City Lee Percy’s film “Dreaming American”
is about a handsome young illegal immigrant who finds work as a
go go dancer in a gay bar while he pursues legal status and a career as an
actor in New York City in this contemporary tale about the pursuit of happiness.
Based on a true story, Dreaming American is sometimes humorous, sometimes
sad but always a moving story of the struggle to make it in America. Starring Praq Rado,
Giancarlo Esposito (from Breaking Bad), and Nancy Opel. Actor Praq Rado
will also be in attendance at the screening.

And from Ohio, Kailyne R. Water’s film
“f my c” is a film about a journey for sexual intimacy. Hindered by experiences
with childhood sexual abuse, a couple work in partnership to try to create
an awareness that is meaningful to them.

The Studio 35 Cinema box office opens at 6pm. Early arrival is recommended
as seating is limited. Admission is only $5.

Vapor (excerpt) from Kaveh Nabatian on Vimeo.





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Early Bird Event -Audio Workshop – 11/13/11 – Film Council Office – Columbus, OH

Event
Early Bird Event -Audio Workshop
When
Sunday, November 13, 2011
2:00pm - 18+
Where
Film Council Office (map)
1021 E Broad St, Carriage House in rear
Columbus, OH, USA 43205

Parking is free in the Red Cross parking lot.

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Early Bird Event

Audio Workshop
Sunday, November 13, 2PM
Columbus Film Council
1021 E Broad St (carriage house in the backyard)
Columbus Ohio

Often the difference between a good indie production and one that is unwatchable is audio. Unfortunate but true. The Columbus Film Council, in its efforts to help filmmakers in Central Ohio, is offering a location audio production workshop with master filmmaker Tom Hayes. Hayes, of Foglight Films, has been working in the “industry” for over 30 years, as an audio tech, cameraman, DP, and Avid Editor. He currently teaches postproduction at Ohio University, but previous to that position Tom worked on many, many productions as the “audio guy”. Tom’s own independent films have screened around the world and have received too many grants, awards, and accolades to list.

In this workshop Tom will be covering "best practices" in audio production for video and film including basic equipment requirements, mike placement, booming strategies, double system and single system recording, and preparing audio for post production.

$15 for members
$35 for nonmembers







Audio Workshop





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Dirty Business: \\\”Clean Coal\\\” And The Battle For Our Energy Future – 10/25/11 – Drexel Theater – Columbus, OH

Event
Dirty Business: "Clean Coal" And The Battle For Our Energy Future
When
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
2254 E Main St
Columbus, OH, USA 43209-2319
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Can coal ever really be made "clean"? Watch the 90-minute documentary that investigates. Half our electricity comes from coal, the largest single source of greenhouse gases. But it doesn't have to be that way. Featuring stories from China to West Virginia, Dirty Business reveals the true social and environmental costs of coal power and explores the murky realities of "clean coal" technology. Guided by Rolling Stone reporter Jeff Goodell, the film highlights the work of energy innovators and the viable, renewable alternatives they offer in an age of rapid climate change.

Winner of both the Bronze Plaque and the Central Ohio Green Education Fund Award at the CIFVF.

This screening is free.
Co Sponsored by the Free Press and the Central Ohio Green Education Fund Award.

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Shorts – 09/30/11 – Brothers Drake Meadery – Columbus, Ohio

Event
Shorts
When
Friday, September 30, 2011
8:00pm - 21+
Where
26 E. 5th Ave

Columbus, Ohio, USA
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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 membership tag (just $10, which gets you all kinds of discounts and free admission to our big party on November 19) 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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Locked Out: A documentary about a fight to save the middle class – 09/27/11 – Drexel Theater – Columbus, OH

Event
Locked Out: A documentary about a fight to save the middle class
When
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
2254 E Main St
Columbus, OH, USA 43209-2319
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This documentary tells the David and Goliath story of how miners in Boron, California fought the Rio Tinto Group that drastically cut the workers' benefits. Rio Tinto threatened the miners in Boron--either accept their cutbacks in the new contract or find themselves locked out of work. On January 30th, 2010 the workers voted unaminously to reject the company's proposed contract and on January 31st, 2010, they were locked out of work. The workers faced financial hardships but stood strong during the 107 day lockout and beat back a multinational corporation. It further reveals Rio Tinto's egregious practices in the U.S. and around the globe--from Michigan to Australia to Bougainville. Co-sponsored by the Sierra Club, the Columbus International Film and Video Festival, and the Free Press.

This screening is free.

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Mother: Caring For 7 Billion – 09/21/11 – Gateway Film Center – Columbus, Ohio

Event
Mother: Caring For 7 Billion
When
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
7:00pm - All Ages
Where
Gateway Film Center (map)
1550 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio, USA 43215
Other Info
Reception following the film in lounge
Free food + Beer (must be 21+ for the beer)
(Free) tickets available an hour before the start time

Mother, the film, breaks a 40-year taboo by bringing to light an issue that silently fuels our most pressing environmental, humanitarian and social crises - population growth. It is a critical time to talk about this subject because for the first time, in 2011, the world’s population will be seven billion people.
Population was once at the top of the international agenda, dominating the first Earth Day and the subject of best-selling books like “The Population Bomb”. Since the 1960s the world population has nearly doubled, adding more than 3 billion people. At the same time, talking about population has become politically incorrect because of the sensitivity of the issues surrounding the topic–religion, economics, family planning and gender inequality. Yet it is an issue we cannot afford to ignore.

Co sponsored by Population Connection.

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Contested Streets – 09/12/11 – Gateway Film Center – Columbus, Ohio

Event
Contested Streets
When
Monday, September 12, 2011
7:30pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
Gateway Film Center (map)
1550 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio, USA 43215
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CONTESTED STREETS explores the history and culture of New York City streets from pre-automobile times to the present. This examination allows for an understanding of how the city - though the most well served by mass transit in the United States - has slowly relinquished what was a rich, multi-dimensional conception of the street as public space to a mindset that prioritizes the rapid movement of cars and trucks over all other functions.

Central to the story is a comparison of New York to what is experienced in London, Paris and Copenhagen. Interviews and footage shot in these cities showcase how limiting automobile use in recent years has improved air quality, minimized noise pollution and enriched commercial, recreational and community interaction. London's congestion pricing scheme, Paris' BRT (bus rapid transit) and Copenhagen's bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure are all examined in depth. New York City, though to many the most vibrant and dynamic city on Earth, still has lessons to learn from Old Europe.

Admission is $5.
This screening is co sponsored by the Sierra Club and MORPC.

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GCAC Media Artist Fellowships – 08/31/11 – On the internets and via USPS – Columbus, Ohio

Event
GCAC Media Artist Fellowships
When
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
TBD - All Ages
Where
On the internets and via USPS (map)
Columbus, Ohio, USA
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The Columbus Film Council and
The Greater Columbus Arts Council
present the
2011 Individual Media Artists Fellowship Program

For more information and to apply:

http://bit.ly/p8YuWH

The 2011 program will distribute 3 fellowships to media artists,
in the disciplines of film, video, and digital moving image.

Appllication deadline is 8/31/11.

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The Battle of Chernobyl – 08/23/11 – Drexel Theater – Columbus, OH

Event
The Battle of Chernobyl
When
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
2254 E Main St
Columbus, OH, USA 43209-2319
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This poignant film shows the human side of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. It showcases video clips of the original explosion, original clips of the immediate and ongoing mitigation attempts, interviews with Gorbechev and workers at the plant, both at the time and recently, and interviews with the “liquidators”—those people who experienced deadly risk to prevent much greater contamination. The World Health Organization estimates that 800,000 (yes, that figure is correct) people were commandeered for cleanup. Many felt they needed to risk their lives and act to save humanity.

Dr. Bernhard Debatin, Ohio University professor of journalism, was living in Berlin at the time of the accident and was exposed. The well-informed and articulate professor has agreed to lead a discussion about Chernobyl, Fukushima and other nuclear matters following the screening.

The film is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Sierra Club, the Columbus International Film + Video Festival, the Central Ohio Green Education Fund, the Drexel Theater and the Free Press.

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