The Cinema Columbus Film Festival Will Debut In April

Some of your favorite arts organizations are teaming up to host the first-annual Cinema Columbus Film Festival.

Presented by CAPA, in partnership with the Drexel Theatre and Gateway Film Center, and with additional support from Studio 35 Cinema and Drafthouse, Wexner Center for the Arts, and Film Columbus, the first-annual Cinema Columbus Film Festival will debut April 27-May 1, 2022. The Festival will showcase a specially curated selection of narrative, independent documentary, and short films.

Cinema Columbus had originally planned to debut back in 2020, but the inaugural year was canceled due to the pandemic. The festival will act as an independent film showcase in 2022 and will not be accepting film submissions, but it will evolve into a traditional film fest format in 2023.

At the helm of Cinema Columbus 2022, you’ll find film industry professional and Columbus native Molly Kreuzman. Kreuzman will connect filmmakers, venues, and central Ohio independent film fans to create a unique film festival experience.

“Since moving back to Columbus, I have been so impressed with the city’s growth in the depth and variety of its cultural offerings, and I’m excited to helm this event that expands that growth into the genre of independent film,” stated Cinema Columbus Coordinator Molly Kreuzman. “I look forward to working with our partners and the film community to create an annual event that celebrates filmmakers and the art of filmmaking. This will also provide an opportunity for the film lovers of Columbus and beyond to experience works that will spark curiosity, conversation, and a deeper understanding of the world through independent cinema.”

Selected films, a full schedule, and details on how to purchase tickets will be announced shortly. For more info, you can visit

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