Film Columbus and Gateway Film Center Present Film Showcase at the Columbus Arts Festival
For immediate releaseApril 29, 2022
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Arts Festival, presented by the American Electric Power Foundation and produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council), will welcome Film at the Fest – a film festival produced by Film Columbus and Gateway Film Center, and sponsored by J.P. Morgan Chase.
Films will be screened at Genoa Park on the river side of COSI, on the west bank of the Scioto River, during the Arts Festival weekend, June 10-12.
The full schedule has yet to be finalized, but highlights include:
- The film festival will screen the beloved Disney animated feature 101 Dalmatians on Saturday at 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. The family favorite was released in 1961, the same year the Columbus Arts Festival got its start as a Festival of the Arts on the Ohio Statehouse lawn. Another family-friendly feature-length film will be shown on Friday. Details will be announced soon.
- Made to Grow, a 2022 documentary produced by the Columbus Fashion Alliance, that explores what happens when you invest in a younger generation of African American fashion designers and teach them about the industry.
- Sterling Carter’s short-form documentary A Beloved Community: A Healthier Linden. Produced in partnership between Nationwide Children’s, Film Columbus and the Arts Council, it highlights transformational initiatives in the Linden community.
- A showcase of animated work from Columbus College Art & Design students.
- Central Ohio-based episodes of WOSU Public Media’s weekly arts and culture series Broad & High.
“With all the incredible Columbus talent in filmmaking and animation, we thought it fitting to showcase it during the Festival,” says Festival Director Sean Kessler. “The family friendly programming will give Festival-goers a chance to sit back, grab dinner from a local food truck and enjoy animated features, documentaries, arts-focused programming and more.”
“We love every opportunity to partner with the Gateway Film Center to highlight local filmmakers,” says John Daugherty, commissioner of Film Columbus. “And we’re grateful to J.P. Morgan Chase for supporting this mini festival-within-a-festival and helping us show off the city’s amazing work in filmmaking and animation to thousands of Festival guests.”
More details and updated schedules can be found at columbusartsfestival.org/visit/film-at-the-fest.
Festival Hours: Friday, June 10 from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 11 from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; and Sunday, June 12 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/g/#/guides/columbusartsfestival2022.
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 2022 Columbus Arts Festival is presented by the American Electric Power Foundation. Additional sponsors and partners include Bank of America, Bath & Body Works, Battelle, Cardinal Health, CDDC, CoverMyMeds, Gateway Film Center, Huntington National Bank, IGS Energy, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., King Business Interiors, Maker’s Mark, The Ohio State University, OSA Technology Partners, Paul-Henri Bourguignon Foundation, PNC, Rhinegeist, Toyota, White Castle, Whole World Lemonade and Worthington Industries Foundation. Media sponsors include ABC6/FOX28, CD92.9, Lamar Outdoor, Ohio Magazine, Orange Barrel Media, RSVP, WCBE, WOSU Public Media and WSNY.
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 and the Ohio Arts Council. None of these funds are used for the production of the Columbus Arts Festival.
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