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Barbershop Punk (Best Of Festival Winner) – 11/18/11 – Canzani Center at the Columbus College of Art & Design – Columbus, OH

Event
Barbershop Punk (Best Of Festival Winner)
When
Friday, November 18, 2011
8:00pm - All Ages
Where
60 Cleveland Ave
Columbus, OH, USA 43215

Parking is free in CCAD lots

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Is “The Man” controlling the vertical, the horizontal, and the channel you’ll be on?
In a privatized American Internet, is big business “Big Brother”
or does the free market protect and serve the needs of the average
citizen with its invisible hand? With the simple act of swapping files,
barbershop quartet baritone Robb Topolski finds himself at ground
zero of a landmark case whose outcome will affect the rights of every
American citizen.
Following one man’s personal quest to defend what he believes to be
his inalienable rights, BARBERSHOP PUNK examines the critical issues
surrounding the future of the American Internet and what it takes to challenge
the status quo.

Contemplating the future of the American Internet and the inalienable
rights under review, the film features discussions with Ian MacKaye,
Damian Kulash of OK Go, Henry Rollins, Janeane Garofalo, EFF’s
John Perry Barlow, U.S. Congressman Chip Pickering, Congressman
Marsha Blackburn, Free Form DJ Jim Ladd, Clinton White House Press
Secretary Mike McCurry, Michelle Combs of the Christian Coalition,
Songwriters Guild President Rick Carnes, NARAL’s Ted Miller, lobbyist
Jack Burkman, and FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein, among others.

Admission is free for students, CIFVF members. All others just $5 at the door.
The Canzani Center is located just south of the giant ART. Parking is
free in CCAD lots.

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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
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 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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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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Killer Coke – 07/26/11 – Drexel Theater – Columbus, OH

Event
Killer Coke
When
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
2254 E Main St
Columbus, OH, USA 43209-2319
Other Info
"Dispatches: Mark Thomas on Coca-Cola" a British Channel 4 documentary (2007) 48 min.
Political activist and journalist Mark Thomas travels to South America, India and the US to investigate the way in which Coca-Cola and its suppliers operate and the extent to which they uphold moral and ethical obligations.

and

"The Cost of a Coke Revisited" a documentary by Matt Beard (2010) 31 min.
Since 1990, 8 Colombian union workers have been murdered in Coca-Cola bottling plants. This film investigates why schools around the world have kicked Coke off of their campuses and labeled Coke as the drink of the death squads.

Admission is free.

These films are co sponsored by the Free Press, the CIFVF, and the Central Ohio Green Education Fund.

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GASLAND – 05/24/11 – Drexel Theater – Columbus, OH

Event
GASLAND
When
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
2254 E Main St
Columbus, OH, USA 43209-2319
Other Info
Fracking is coming to Ohio. Learn all about it.

The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of “fracking” or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a “Saudia Arabia of natural gas” just beneath us. But is fracking safe? When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. A recently drilled nearby Pennsylvania town reports that residents are able to light their drinking water on fire. This is just one of the many absurd and astonishing revelations of a new country called GASLAND. Part verite travelogue, part expose, part mystery, part bluegrass banjo meltdown, part showdown.

Followed by a discussion panel consisting of Matt Trokan from the Sierra Club and other fracking experts. Admission is free. Co sponsored by the Free Press, the Sierra Club, and the Central Ohio Green Education Fund.

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Ain’t I a Person: A film about being poor in America – 04/26/11 – Drexel Theater – Columbus, OH

Event
Ain’t I a Person: A film about being poor in America
When
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
2254 E Main St
Columbus, OH, USA 43209-2319
Other Info
During the past quarter century, a myth has developed that poor people are lazy and that providing them with government assistance leads to dependency and a lack of personal responsibility. The reality is very different. The poverty rate dropped sharply in response to the War on Poverty programs, only to level off in the late 1970s when those programs started getting cut back, and increasing through the Reagan-Bush era attacks on social welfare. The slight drop in the late-1990s has already disappeared, and the poverty rate has skyrocketed during the so-called Great Recession. The plight of the poor has just gotten worse. While the accepted wisdom now is that public interventions do not work, that is a myth: the reality is that they have and still could.
Co-sponsored by the Drexel Theater, The Free Press and the Central Ohio Green Education Fund.

Admission is free.

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The Edge of Joy

Tuesday, February 1 · 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Studio 35
3055 Indianola Ave
Columbus, Ohio 43202
Free

Free Stella Artois and cupcakes will be served.

The Edge of Joy is a documentary that follows an ensemble cast of Nigerian doctors, midwives and families to the frontlines of maternal care. Inside a maternity ward, the film chronicles distressed labors, deaths, and miraculous survival. Outside, lack of blood supply transportation and family planning are examined as causes of the cycle that kills more than 36,000 Nigerian women each year.
The central characters in The Edge of Joy are the people deep within the Nigerian culture who know its misconceptions, its limitations, but also its capabilities. Narrated by award winning journalist, Eliza Griswold, and featuring animation by Yoni Goodman, this portrait of pregnancy and childbirth shows the consequences of poor maternal health as it explores the nuances and complexities of bringing emerging health technologies to the developing world.

Dawn Sinclair Shapiro directed, produced and wrote the feature length documentary “Inside the Handy Writers’ Colony,” which aired nationally on PBS in 2008. She began her journalism career working for the award-winning news magazine program CBS News Sunday Morning. Dawn has worked as a Producer, Writer, and Online Editor for Tribune Broadcasting, CNBC, MSNBC, Dateline NBC, and Chicago Public Radio. Her new film, “The Edge of Joy,” about maternal mortality in Nigeria was called “eye-opening” by Global Health magazine: “‘The Edge of Joy’ is a timely rallying cry against women accepting the perilous status quo.”

Director Dawn Sinclair Shapiro will do a q+a after the screening.

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Movies + Mead Animation 4 Adults 3 – 11/20/10 – Canzani Center at the Columbus College of Art & Design – Columbus, OH

Event
Movies + Mead Animation 4 Adults 3
When
Saturday, November 20, 2010
7:30pm - under 21 permitted but cannot consume beer or mead.
Where
60 Cleveland Ave
Columbus, OH, USA 43215

Parking is free in CCAD lots

Other Info
The CIF+VF and Brothers Drake Fine Meads present an evening of Animation 4 Adults, a night of movies and mead. Join us for an evening of animation, experimental films, an awards ceremony for visiting filmmakers from around the world and one of Columbus' best parties. Cartoons (including the Ohio premiere of Bill Plympton's "The Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger"), movies, live music, food, beer (from Stella Artois) and the Brothers Drake Fine Mead! All for only $10 (free for CIF+VF members), a fantastic deal.

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