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Columbus Black International Film Festival Transcendent in 5th Year

Hope Madden Hope Madden Columbus Black International Film Festival Transcendent in 5th Year

Transcend is the theme for the fifth Columbus Black International Film Festival. Festival programmer Cristyn Allen-Steward sees that theme playing out in a number of ways. Structurally, it applies to the way she is approaching the medium of film in terms of her programming. “This year I focused a lot on trying to expand how […]

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Columbus Black International Film Festival Goes Virtual

Hope Madden Hope Madden Columbus Black International Film Festival Goes Virtual

One of many adjustments 2020 has required affects film festivals. Even though theaters across Columbus are now beginning to screen films to live audiences, the pandemic has made the planning and execution of large festivals all but impossible. It’s a wild new world, isn’t it? Not to Cristyn Steward. She’s a veteran, having navigated these […]

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Columbus Black International Film Festival Returns for a Third Year

Hope Madden Hope Madden Columbus Black International Film Festival Returns for a Third Year

Returning for its third year, the Columbus Black International Film Festival kicks off a weekend of films, speakers, networking events and activities this Thursday, August 22. The festival’s theme this year is Black Infinity. “Infinity kind of came to me after the last film festival ended,” says Cristyn Steward, film festival director and founder. “Infinity […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Michael Artis on His New Unromantic Comedy Web Series

Cristyn Steward Cristyn Steward Columbus Makes Art Presents Michael Artis on His New Unromantic Comedy Web Series

Michael “Eagle” Artis is an African-American film director, producer, writer and actor, as well as the Creative Executive Officer of his own production company Artis Creative. He has both appeared in and worked behind the camera of several feature films including the soon to be released A Family Affair as well as Holy Hustle, which is currently streaming on Amazon Prime. This year Artis is premiering his […]

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Columbus Black International Film Festival Returns August 23-25

Hope Madden Hope Madden Columbus Black International Film Festival Returns August 23-25

It’s been a year since Cristyn Steward launched the Columbus Black International Film Festival. Does running a film festival get easier in its second year? In a word: No. “It’s easier in terms of navigating what needs to get done and how and when,” Steward says. “This year it was more of that. I know […]

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The Actors Craft

  The Actors Craft

As a set of practices rich with social context, theatre and film has sought to document, engage, and affect communities around the world. This class introduces and explores film and theater basics from text to stage/film as live performance art. ​ In this basic introduction to acting technique for the stage and screen, this class […]

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Inaugural Black International Film Festival Opens This Weekend

Hope Madden Hope Madden Inaugural Black International Film Festival Opens This Weekend

This weekend marks the opening of the first – and hopefully annual – Columbus Black International Film Festival, a program designed to address the “lack of representation of black independent film in the current Columbus film festivals and the need for inclusiveness in the film scene,” says festival director, founder and CEO Cristyn Steward. A […]

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