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Nightmares Film Festival, Year 2 at Gateway Film Center

Hope Madden Hope Madden Nightmares Film Festival, Year 2 at Gateway Film Center

Tis the season for scary movies, and Gateway Film Center has a whole slew of gifts for you. The Nightmares Film Festival—four days of festival-caliber indie horror and big-name genre premieres—returns for its second year October 19 – 22. Jason Tostevin, festival co-founder and programmer, sees big things for year two. “The word is out,” […]

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Locally Made Mockumentary Rakes In Festival Noms

Hope Madden Hope Madden Locally Made Mockumentary Rakes In Festival Noms

Mark Stewart wears many hats. He consults, does video work for the non-profit Move to Prosper, and sits on the board of directors for Mid-Ohio Food Bank. He’s also a filmmaker—apparently a pretty good one. Mock and Roll is his first screenplay, and it’s already racking up nominations on the film festival circuit. “I retired […]

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Film Festival of Columbus Returns to Town

Hope Madden Hope Madden Film Festival of Columbus Returns to Town

Film Festival of Columbus – FFOCOL – makes its sixth appearance in the city this week. Running Thursday, June 15 through Sunday, June 18, it brings with it several hotly anticipated new films including director Ana Lily Amirpour’s sophomore effort The Bad Batch, the ensemble period comedy The Little Hours, and the Midwest premier of […]

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Columbus Filmmaker Jason Tostevin Named Most Influential

Hope Madden Hope Madden Columbus Filmmaker Jason Tostevin Named Most Influential

Columbus is fast becoming a fertile landscape for film. You can see it in Schwarzenegger’s locally set Aftermath, opening this weekend. This year’s Columbus International Film Festival will focus its lineup on Ohio themes, and it turns out that one of the most important filmmakers in the business calls CBUS home. Cinema Runner, the non-genre […]

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Young French Cinema Comes to Gateway

Hope Madden Hope Madden Young French Cinema Comes to Gateway

Aaah, springtime in France – that’s basically what Gateway Film Center will recreate. From March 29 through June 14, the film center will screen a new French film or program by emerging filmmakers every week. “It’s amazing how rapidly the feel of French cinema, and independent film around the world, is evolving year by year,” […]

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Anime Classics Return to Gateway Film Center Lineup

Hope Madden Hope Madden Anime Classics Return to Gateway Film Center Lineup

In January of 2015, Gateway Film Center kicked off a four-month celebration of anime with Ghibli at GFC. The program was so successful they’ve brought it back – with a little tweaking. Expanding the lineup beyond just the Ghibli’s canon and compressing the schedule to January and February, GFC programmers hope to continue to please […]

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Local Award-Winning Filmmaker Credits Experience Over a Degree

Hope Madden Hope Madden Local Award-Winning Filmmaker Credits Experience Over a Degree

Award-bedecked local filmmaker Jason Tostevin, Vice President of Communications and Marketing at the Gateway Film Center, credits film festivals, will and effort for his creative successes. Since his start in 2009, Tostevin has directed seven shorts, including the multi-award winning I Owe You (2013), A Way Out (2015) and this year’s celebrated horror comedy, Born Again. […]

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