Get ready for the second annual Studio 35 Cinema Comedy Film Festival (S35CCFF) taking place at Columbus’ oldest independent movie theater. Located in the heart of Clintonville, the S35CCFF features the newest and funniest independent film and shorts from around the country. What goes better together than comedy and a beer! A whole weekend is dedicated to showing the best independent comedy features and shorts, while drinking the best draft beers of the Midwest. All films and shorts that are selected are screened in HD using the DCP format! No conference rooms or classrooms that put up a screen and a projector, your movie will be screened on the big screen in the highest quality digital format. The Clintonville community is a tight–knit community who loves watching movies and supporting independent movies. The theater has a laid-back atmosphere and features a full bar, over 35 beers on tap, seating for over 225 people and a restaurant menu that delivers right to the theater.

This year's festival runs April 29-May 1, with Friday, April 29 "Opening Gala Movie" with food and drink specials! AND an OHIO Shorts Comedy Block as well to celebrate local filmmakers from our state!

We are accepting submissions for our second annual film festival. Any films or shorts produced since January 1, 2015 are eligible. Come and be part of the growing film festival at the famous Studio35 Cinema and Drafthouse.

Best Comedy Short
Best Feature Length Comedy
Best Ohio Comedy Short

All attending filmmakers will get our first ever swag bag!

Category Length
Features – Running Time more than 40 minutes
Shorts – Running Time less than 40 minutes

All films must have been completed after January 1, 2015

All films must be submitted with the Secure Online Screener through FilmFreeway.

Do not send us your press kit until your film has been selected.

All Non-English films MUST have English subtitles

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older (or have your parent or guardian submit on minors behalf).

All entered films must be the original work of the author or authors. Multiple authorship is allowed.

You may submit more than one film. Each film must be submitted separately with your form and appropriate fee.

All Finalists are required to provide a high resolution digital version of their film for screening and a DVD backup copy.

Premiere status of any film does not matter (although it would be cool to have your world premiere with us!)

The film MAY be available on the internet (preferably only the short films).

Judging Process
All entries are reviewed for eligibility, viewed and initially scored by festival staff and invited jurists. From that process a “Finalist” list is developed. Finalist films are viewed and scored. All judging is completed prior to the actual festival.

All entrants will be notified on or before April 6, 2016. For publication purposes, entries selected as a Finalist will be required to supply three digital high resolution stills from the film and at least one digital high resolution photograph of the film's director. The Festival also requests publicity materials and a video trailer (if available). All of this material will be due ASAP. Publicity and press materials will not be returned.

If you have any questions, PLEASE email us at

Overall Rating
  • Anaëlle Morf

    Super! Great Communication. We'll love to submit a new film.

    April 2017
  • David Cornelius

    Great venue, great people. I hope they keep it going!

    August 2016