Columbus International Film & Animation Festival

Thank You and Congratulations to all of the 2020 Filmmakers

The 68th Annual Columbus International Film and Animation Festival came to a close on April 19th, 2020. As our first digital festival, we thank all of our viewers and filmmakers for accommodating the change in the medium during this tumultuous time.

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 films every year.

Filmmakers Roundtable moderated by Matt and Nikki Swift

2020 Award Winners

Best Narrative Feature

Rotten Ears
Piotr Dylewski

Best Narrative Short

Cyrus Neshvad

Best Documentary Feature

Andrew Rodney

Best Documentary Short

A Syrian Woman
Khawla Al Hammouri, Louis Karim Sayad DeCaprio

Best Ohio Short

Adnan Siddique

Best Animation Short

The Christmas Letter
Kealan O’Rouke

Best Student Film

Eli Snyder

Best Experimental/New Media

Without a Scratch
Samantha Farinella

Best Music Video
Best Music Video

Joseph in the Bathroom – Sam Tudor
Luca Hrubizna