***To enter into this festival your films production origin must be Ohio. Submissions will also need to have download links activated. If not activated a request will be made to download your submission for it to be officially accepted.***

The Columbus Moving Image Art Review (CMIAR) is a screening event for local Ohio artists, filmmakers, animators and anyone who uses moving images as a creative art form. CMIAR was developed by two local moving image artists Nicolette and Matt Swift to bring together moving image works of all modes of production in a single black box theatrical screening four times a year as well as uplift moving images in all its forms in Columbus through one off screenings around town at local Central Ohio festivals. CMIAR has also had the honor to partner with other arts organizations in Columbus to screen local films at the Independents Day Festival, Columbus Arts Festival, The Columbus, Museum of Art and more.

The goal of CMIAR is to provide a quarterly screening event comprised of works from local Ohio artists working in the seventh art of the moving image. Since 2009 CMIAR has shown over 600 works by Central Ohio moving image artists, narrative and documentary filmmakers, animators, software artists, and projection performance artists.

If you are interested in submitting moving image artwork for the most current screening event, please read the following guidelines.
1.The purpose of the CMIAR is to provide a screening event for Ohio moving image artists. To be accepted for the submission process you must have an Ohio Address. If you have questions about this please feel free to email us.
2. CMIAR is designed to screen moving image art, film, video, animation, software art, etc. All these categories can be a very loosely applied especially in the case of moving image work. For this reason we suggest that if you are making any kind of work that uses film or video in way shape or form, you should submit. If your work contains images or colors and they move then most likely it is Moving Image Art and you should submit. If you have questions about this again please email.
3. Selected entries will be chosen based on appropriateness for the current screening. CMIAR screenings are projected to run for 120 minutes. A large portion of the selection process will be fitting the most amount of work from the most artists in to that amount of time. If a work is not selected for the current screening that does not mean that it will not be selected for future screenings.
4. Artist should not submit more than 3 moving image works per submission period.
5. There are no formal time constraints on the running time of submitted works. This being said, please re-read number 3. The longer running time a work has the harder it will be to program into a screening. We understand that not all moving image art is under 20 minutes in length and ask artists who submit working that is longer than 20 minutes to be understanding of this difficulty. If you submit a longer work and are not selected for the current screening that does not mean that your work will not be selected in the future.
6. All submissions must be physically received by email or by mail weeks prior to the following date:
Current submissions are due Sunday, June 19th 2022.
7. We will notify selected participants no later than a week before the current screening.
The CMIAR 51 screening is Friday, July 8th. CMIAR 51 Is planned as an outdoor screening at the Vanderelli Room in the Franklinton District in Columbus Ohio.
8. Work that is submitted in a format other than DVD should send an email to address below to inquire about our ability to accommodate presentation of your work.
9. By submitting your work to CMIAR you are giving CMIAR expressed permission to use your name and/or work to help in the promotion of CMIAR events. If you have questions about this please email us.

To submit please send both the submission form and a high quality video file in mpeg2 or mpeg4 (1080p or higher) to movingimageaart@gmail.com through box.com, google drive, vimeo with download link or wetransfer.
***Youtube submissions are not accepted.
to submit in person: mail the submission on DVD or flash drive with the submission form to:
Columbus Moving Image Art Review
1228 Elmore Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43224

After you submit your information, we will be in contact if we have any questions or concerns.

Overall Rating
  • super cute venue !! always a great mix of people to meet & connect with, & spreading the shared love of indie film is always appreciated :)

    July 2022
  • Matt and Nicolette give a lot heart to this festival, you can tell they are genuinely interested in building a community and helping filmmakers grow. A great way to share your moving image work with the Ohio arts community.

    April 2022
  • The Columbus Moving Image Art Review was a wonderful space to screen my work and to meet local video artists in Ohio!

    February 2022