Film Columbus and Gateway Film Center Present Film Showcase at Columbus Arts Festival
For immediate releaseMay 3, 2023
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Arts Festival, presented by the American Electric Power Foundation and produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC), will once again welcome Film at the Fest – a film festival produced by Film Columbus and Gateway Film Center.
Films will be screened in West Bank Park on the west side of the river during the Arts Festival weekend, June 9-11. The screen will be located close to artist booths, food and drink vendors, and the Big Local Arts Village.
The full schedule has yet to be finalized, but highlights include:
- Families will love watching classic Looney Tunes cartoons on Friday, June 9 starting at 8 p.m.
- The film festival will screen Spike Jonze’s 2009 feature Where the Wild Things Are at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 10.
- A screening of the Teen Screenwriting Contest winner from 2022. The Columbus College of Art & Design Collaborative Film class produced the film, written by Benetta Hartman.
- A selection of short films from local filmmakers Friday and Saturday.
- A showcase of animated work from Columbus College of Art & Design and The Ohio State University students showing throughout the day Friday and Saturday.
- Central Ohio-based episodes of WOSU Public Media’s weekly arts and culture series Broad & High on Friday and Saturday.
- Video clips featuring local artists produced as part of GCAC’s Columbus Makes Art marketing campaign.
“Film Columbus is excited to be a part of this year’s Columbus Arts Festival again,” says John Daugherty, film commissioner and director of Film Columbus. “While we’ll be showing some great features, I’m really excited about highlighting local students and filmmakers throughout Friday and Saturday. Film at the Fest is designed to give Festival attendees a chance to take a break from walking around. They can sit with a cold lemonade and a bite to eat and watch some local works during the day. Film is becoming more prevalent in our community and making a bigger economic impact than ever before. This is a great way, and a great venue, to celebrate our accomplishments.”
“We loved the response we received to last year’s film showcase,” says Festival Director Alexis Perrone. “And it’s very fitting to highlight the city’s amazing filmmaking, documentary and animation talent amongst our many visual and performing artists.”
More details and updated schedules can be found at columbusartsfestival.org/visit/film-at-the-fest.
Festival Hours: Friday, June 9 from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 10 from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; and Sunday, June 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Please note: on Friday and Saturday artist booths close at 9 p.m.; artists have the option to stay open later.)
To volunteer at the Columbus Arts Festival, please go to columbusartsfestival.org/engage/volunteer/.
For more information on the Columbus Arts Festival, call (614) 221-8625 or visit columbusartsfestival.org.
Download the Columbus Arts Festival app through the Apple app store or Google Play at guidebook.com/app/cafg/.
For a selection of high-res images, visit the Festival’s press media page.
The Columbus Arts Festival is produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.
The 2023 Columbus Arts Festival is presented by the American Electric Power Foundation. Additional sponsors and partners include Art for Life, Bank of America, Bath & Body Works, Battelle, Cardinal Health, Columbus Downtown Development Corporation, COSI, Deloitte, Encova, Graeter’s, High Bank Distillery, Holiday Inn Downtown, Hotel LeVeque, Huntington, IGS Energy, JP Morgan Chase, The Junto, King Business Interiors, ML Concessions, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, The Ohio State University, OSA Technology Partners, Paul-Henri and Erika Bourguignon Charitable Trust, Pepsi, Priscilla R. Tyson Cultural Arts Center, Rhinegeist, Toyota, The Westin Great Southern Columbus, White Castle and Whole World Lemonade. Media sponsors include ABC6/FOX28, CD92.9, Dispatch Media Group, Lamar Outdoor, Ohio Magazine, Orange Barrel Media, RSVP, WCBE, WOSU Public Media and WSNY/Mix 107.9.
Mission of the Greater Columbus Arts Council: To support and advance the arts and cultural fabric of Columbus. www.gcac.org
The Greater Columbus Arts Council receives major financial support from the city of Columbus, Franklin County Commissioners, Ohio Arts Council and The Ohio State University. There are no funds from the city of Columbus, Franklin County or Ohio Arts Council used to support the production of the Columbus Arts Festival.
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