Welcome to the Official Blog of the Columbus International Film + Video Festival! For 59 years, the Festival has bestowed the Chris Awards on some of the world’s best films. Every November in downtown Columbus, the Festival screens films you won’t see anywhere else, connecting audiences to the outside world and to each other.

We didn’t become North America’s longest running film festival by riding on our reputation in the film world or by having a really long name. No, the Festival has always embraced new formats, new filmmakers, and new ways to bring cutting edge works to bigger and bigger audiences. This year we are focusing on building our and social media and web presence so that audiences, filmmakers, sponsors, and everyone in the film community can be more involved and connected. Over time, we hope you’ll join us and your film-loving neighbors through your favorite platforms—Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, Flickr, and RSS feeds. (see CONNECT to the right of the worthwhile content)

For more information, see the following:

THE TRADITION—our history

SPONSORS—our partners, new relationships, etc.

MEMBERS—joining us, benefits, events, etc.

FILMMAKERS—entry information, deadlines, etc.