Fast Forward to the Gay Parts…

By Maryam Rezayat

The longest-running film festival in the nation isn’t in Los Angeles or New York. It’s in Columbus, and this year’s Columbus International Film + Video Festival kicks into gear this weekend.

Although the festival always features international films, the 2013 event is more international than usual. Films come from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Israel, Austria and the UK, among others.

“We’re not Toronto or Sundance, but people from all over the place send us the most amazing films,” Columbus Film Council Executive Director Susan Halpern said. “I feel honored that these filmmakers let us show their work.”

Several international flicks come from the LGBT community. The festival has teamed up with Stonewall Columbus to present four nights of LGBT films.

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