59th CIFVF Roundup

The 59th CIFVF was an amazing! And all of 2011 was equally as exciting for the Columbus Film Council. We have grown tremendously, with more screenings, more great films, workshops, a huge audience, fans and friends and members, and an amazing bunch of filmmakers from all over that joined us for the CIFVF in November.

2011 saw an great collection of films that the CFC was fortunate enough to screen. Here’s a list of the screenings in 2011:

What’s The Economy For, Anyway?
The Edge Of Joy
Pinned
This Land is Your Land
Gasland (3 screenings)
Ain’t I a Person: A film about being poor in America
Making the Boys
Plunder: The Crime of Our Time
Killer Coke
The Battle of Chernobyl
Mother: Caring For 7 Billion
Locked Out: A documentary about a fight to save the middle class
Shorts at Brothers Drake
Dirty Business
Filmmakers Forum: An Evening of LGBT Works
Award Winning Student Works
Barbershop Punk (Best of Festival)
Saturday Morning Cartoons From Around The World
Movies+Mead, Animation And More 4 Adults
Vegucated- with director Marisa Miller Wolfson
Pricele$$
First Night Columbus Saturday Morning Cartoons Redux

And in 2011 the CFC also offered a fabulous array of workshops:

WordPress Workshop for Beginners
WordPress Workshop for Advanced Users
Three-Acts to Successful Screenwriting
Digital Storytelling Workshop (in three parts)
Early Bird Event -Audio Workshop

The CFC was also chosen to administer the 2011 Greater Columbus Arts Council Fellowships in Media. It was a blast to be able to award Franklin County filmmakers $5,000 in fellowship monies.

For the Main Festival week we had 40+ filmmakers attending and five screenings where the filmmaker was present when their work screened. We love when filmmakers attend our festival.

We had 36 filmmakers attend our Producers Roundtable. NYC Filmmaker Riayn Fergins said “I enjoyed every minute of it, but particularly found The Producers’ Roundtable to be so beneficial. Film festivals shouldn’t just involve awards, screenings and networking, they should also host a gathering of minds bouncing innovative and helpful ideas off each other. I am so happy you believe this too, and are dedicated to carving a space for artists to engage with each other. The session taught me a lot and offered new perspectives and approaches I can’t wait to implement in my next project.”

The Movies + Mead event sold out, with over 400 people attending. Andrew Samis said “That was the most fun ever…can’t wait for the next one.”

The LGBT Filmmakers Forum on Wednesday, November 16 kicked off the Main Festival Week with over 200 in attendance with filmmakers Kaveh Nabatain, Lee Percy, Praq Rado, Chris Moto, and Kailyn R. Waters presenting their films.

Vegucated on Sunday, November 20 was presented by director Marisa Miller Wolfson to a completely full house at the Gateway Film Center.

Our presentation of Saturday Morning Cartoons From Around The World was first presented on Saturday morning on November 19 to a crowd of close to 300 kids and then re screened to a crowd of 10,000 at First Night Columbus on December 31.

2012 is our 60th year so look out for amazing events all year long leading up to a huge CIFVF in November!

And of course we want to thank all of our amazing sponsors that made 2011 possible:

National Endowment for The Arts
Ohio Arts Council
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Brothers Drake Meadery
Stella Artois
Central Ohio Green Education Fund
Short North Foundation
ComFest
The Free Press
Video The Vote
The Other Paper
Columbusunderground.com
Yelp
WCBE
COSMO
Showbiz Software
Formation Studio
Succeding Steps
Stonewall Columbus
Stauf’s
Pattycake Bakery
Cabot Cheese
Columbus Brewing Company
So Delicious
Hal & Als
Loving Hut
Hot Pita
Sweet ’n Good Bakeshop
Wellness Forum Foods
Johnny Buccelli’s
Four Points By Sheraton
Springhill Suites Marriott

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