Columbus Association for the Performing Arts, in partnership with the Drexel Theatre and Gateway Film Center, and with support from Film Columbus, will launch a new annual film festival called Cinema Columbus.
The first festival will be held May 7 through May 17, and will have screenings at Drexel Theatre, Gateway Film Center and select CAPA venues.
Cinema Columbus 2020 is also accepting entries in the following categories: narrative feature, documentary feature, narrative short and documentary short.
Filmmakers can enter their films and pay a fee at filmfreeway.com/cinemacolumbus. Fees are $35 for early submission through Jan. 24; $45 from Jan. 25 to Feb. 22; $55 from Feb. 23 to March 22.
Films with 50% or more footage shot in Ohio are eligible to apply for a local waiver of the entry fee. Waiver requests can be sent to cinemacolumbusentries.com and must be received by Jan. 24.
Submissions will be judged by a local panel of film experts, and films selected will be notified on or before March 30.
Selected films, a full schedule of events and ticketing details will be announced in April.
For more information, visit cinemacolumbus.com.