The Columbus International Film Festival Is Back For Year 66

The United States’ oldest film festival is back for its 66th year.

The Columbus International Film & Animation Festival will take place from March 22-24, 2018. The festival debuted in 1952 and has promoted film and video over the past decades. This year, it will include animation as well.

“Animation is taking off in Columbus, and that’s due in large part to CCAD’s amazing Animation program,” said Jeremy Henthorn, Executive Director of the Columbus International Film & Animation Festival.

Tickets to the full festival are $80, but you can also purchase tickets for individual events. Students and Alumni of CCAD can purchase discounted tickets.

The opening of the festival will take place on Thursday, March 22, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The reception will kick off the weekend with beer available from BrewDog.

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CCAD Animation Chair Charlotte Belland believes that the festival’s focus on animation this year provides recognition to deserving work.

“The supportive and engaged Midwest atmosphere is the perfect place to showcase these amazing films,” Belland said. “The Columbus International Film & Animation Festival provides a welcoming spotlight.”

Although many of the films will study serious topics like human-trafficking, there will also be family-friendly elements, such as two screenings of Saturday Morning Cartoons from Around the World happening Saturday, March 24, at CCAD and the Drexel Theatre.

To view the full schedule of events, please click here.

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