Ohio Film Festivals

There are a large number of film festivals in Ohio, the list below is our expanding section of links.

Athens International Film and Video Festival
April 4th – 10th, 2016

The Athens International Film and Video Festival was founded in 1974, and since then has presented independent films from around the world. The Festival is sponsored by the Athens Center for Film and Video, a project of the College of Fine Arts at Ohio University.

Cincinnati Film Festival
September 10th – 20th, 2015

The Cincinnati Film Festival brings around 100 films to the Queen City for an exciting 9 day event. Programming opens with a special invited film, includes screenings of shorts and features, narratives and docs, with filmmaker workshops, post-film Q & A sessions, and an awards ceremony. Although we are a relatively young festival, we have had over 800 films submitted from 34 countries, growing quickly to be a respected competition for filmmakers from around the world.

Cleveland International Film Festival
March 30th – April 10th, 2016

The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.

Columbus International Film + Video Festival

The United States longest running film festival

Film Festival of Columbus
August 13th – 20th, 2015

The Film Festival of Columbus strives to create an experience that will bring a new and diverse cultural event to the area. The festival aims to bring people together, showcasing seasoned and rising filmmakers and extraordinary work from around the world. While promoting Columbus, Ohio as a filmmaking destination for all budgets, FFOCOL represents a turning point in the city’s creative scene.

Glass City Film Festival
May 19 – 21, 2016

The Glass City Film Festival is the first juried film festival presented by the Ohio Theatre and Event Center in Toledo, Ohio. We aim to celebrate the art of storytelling and inspire audiences by offering outstanding films and empower artists to use technology and creativity to share stories in meaningful and unexpected ways. Our mission is to foster an artistic exchange amongst directors, artists, producers, backers, and audiences from across the Midwest.