Columbus International Film & Animation Festival

April 17-18, 2020

Now celebrating its 68th year, the festival introduces Central Ohio to the best independent filmmakers from around the world.

Through the years, the festival has honored thousands of films, filmmakers, and producers. The festival’s awards remain a revered prize for industry professionals, but the organization is equally passionate about supporting independent film. The juried competition focuses on rewarding the world’s best films, regardless of origin, while the festival serves to promote and screen more and more films every year.

Awards & Prizes

In addition to the prestigious Presidential Award, there are jury-selected awards in select categories and other distinctions. These awards are not limited by division, so all filmmakers are in consideration for these awards.


Passes are now on sale for CIF+AF 2020, the 68th year!
We are proud to present this year’s festival in partnership with the Gateway Film Center.

CIF+AF VIP Passes guarantee access to all festival screenings and includes access to the Closing Night Celebration.

CIF+AF Festival Passes reserve access to all festival screenings but do not guarantee seating. Tickets must be secured in person at our Ticket Center.

Tickets can be purchased directly in-person at the Gateway Film Center or online: https://gatewayfilmcenter.org/cifaf-2020-passes/

More details, including featured film selections, will be announced in the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned!