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.
It is through the art of cinema that we foster a community that is more engaged, aware and alive. The festival is an invitation only format picking the best and brightest of up-and-coming independent films and their directors. Through seminars, Q&As with the Ohio Film Office and The Greater Columbus Film Commission, and possible location scouts, the festival strives to raise awareness of Columbus and Ohio as a filmmakers destination.
FFOCOL will last a full week running September 21-29, 2013. The film festival is collaborating with the annual Columbus event Independents’ Day, a three-day music and arts festival located on Gay St in downtown Columbus. Opening film, Good Ol' Freda, will be playing at 8pm in The Residence Inn on Gay St. The historic bank lobby will be turned into a theater for the evening. The remaining eight days of FFOCOL will be held at The Gateway Film Center, central Ohio’s first dedicated film center.
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FFOCOL, pronounced FOCAL, is a new breed of film festival for Columbus and the Midwest. The festival aims to create an experience that brings people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world. It is through the art of cinema that we foster a community that is more engaged, aware, and alive.
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