70 Years in the Making

For 70 years the Columbus International Film and Animation Festival has gathered together filmmakers and film enthusiasts around the globe annually.

2022 festival submissions are now open!



As the oldest, continuously running film festival in North American history, we have quite a lengthy story. Beginning in 1950 with the formation of the Film Council leading to our upcoming festival in 2021.

About and FAQ

Learn about the film festival, its board, and the most frequently asked questions. This is the space to find out important info about who to contact and what to do for commonly occurring issues before attempting to contact us.

Film Submission

We have closed submissions for the 2021 festival. However, we will be opening submissions for the 2022 festival this summer.

2021 Festival

View our 2021 Festival winners! Information for the 70th Columbus International Film and Animation Festival coming soon.


The final deadline is November 15th, 2022.