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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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FFOCOL Returns to Gateway for a 7th Film Fest

Hope Madden Hope Madden FFOCOL Returns to Gateway for a 7th Film Fest

Columbus boasts a number of film festivals throughout the year, each with its own brand and its own purpose. How does the Film Festival of Columbus (FFOCOL) fit into that landscape? What has it set out to accomplish? To share some excellent films with Columbus moviegoers, make connections with talented new filmmakers, and showcase Columbus […]

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CMA – Meet Your Creative Community

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill CMA – Meet Your Creative Community

Please join us for the First in a series of 5 workshops covering the making of the yet untitled Refugee feature film being produced by Rich Street Productions. This exciting program will give the participants a very intimate behind-the-curtain access to the whole production. In this first workshop, we will begin with a panel discussion […]

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Gateway Film Center Presents Trilogy of “Save the Crew” Films

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Gateway Film Center Presents Trilogy of “Save the Crew” Films

The independent, nonprofit Gateway Film Center, in partnership with director Sean Kelly, Save the Crew, and Le Méridien Columbus, is proud to announce the second installment in the trilogy of “Save the Crew” films, titled The Battle for Columbus. The film will premiere at the Gateway Film Center on Friday, March 9 at 7:00 p.m., […]

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Local Artists Create Supernatural Web Series

Hope Madden Hope Madden Local Artists Create Supernatural Web Series

Friendship, ghost hunting and a hacked webcam bring local artists together for a supernatural web series. To make that happen, Michelle Hanson found herself becoming a filmmaker. “I’m more of a writer and a novelist than a filmmaker,” she says. “The filmmaking aspect came more because I wanted to see my writing on film, so […]

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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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Local Filmmaker’s Holy Hustle Takes Over Gateway Film Center

Hope Madden Hope Madden Local Filmmaker’s Holy Hustle Takes Over Gateway Film Center

Columbus may be becoming a draw for Hollywood – recent CBUS-shot films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and John Travolta are reason for optimism – but the local film industry is already thriving. Want proof? Awalkonwater – a local production house – planned to premier its latest film Holy Hustle at Gateway Film Center on July 15. […]

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