WE'VE EXTENDED OUR EARLY DEADLINE! In the spirit of independent filmmaking we've extended our earlybird deadline by 2 weeks! You now have until December 29th to take advantage of our SUPER low submission fee. 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.

For the 6th year, we have LOWERED our submission prices. Earlybird is only $10! FFOCOL is accepting submissions for the 2017 festival NOW. Through seminars, Q&As with the the Greater Columbus Film Commission, and possible location scouts, the festival strives to raise awareness of Columbus and Ohio as a filmmakers destination.

Awards & Prizes


3 Reviews

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    Justin Zimmerman

    Beautiful venue, incredible communication, great city, great staff. Highly recommended.

    June 2017
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    allyson west

    A beautiful festival in a beautiful part of the world. Very engaging programmers with excellent taste in showcasing a wide range of independent and larger-scale work. Kudos to the film summit provided this year prior to the festival along with local networking opportunities.

    The Gateway Film Center is a PHENOMENAL theatre and the viewing experience is incredibly enjoyable.

    June 2017
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    Josh Folan

    Great venue on campus at Ohio State.

    July 2016