Columbus International Film & Video Festival
Logo of 60th Annual Festival (2012)
|Location||Columbus, Ohio, United States|
The Columbus International Film + Video Festival is a Columbus, Ohio, United States annual film festival which is designed to encourage and promote the use of film and video in all forms of education and communication. It is held each year in November.
It is the oldest film festival in the United States, having existed since 1952.
The present organization has been known as the Columbus International Film and Video Festival since the 1980s. As a competitive festival, it is also known as 'The Chris Awards'. The Festival is supported by a number of sponsors including the Ohio Arts Council and the Columbus College of Art & Design.
A number of awards are presented for each of the following categories:
- The Arts
- Education & Information
- The Humanities
- Mental Health +Physical Health
- Experimental Shorts
- Religion + Spirituality
- Science + Technology
- Social Issues
- Student Competition
- Columbus film festival is oldest in US Archived 2011-09-27 at the Wayback Machine, The Lantern, 2010-05-03, Retrieved 2010-11-17
- "The Chris Awards - The Columbus International Film and Video Festival". Archived from the original on 2001-08-15. Retrieved 2006-08-07.
- "The Chris Awards - The Columbus International Film and Video Festival". Archived from the original on 2001-08-01. Retrieved 2007-05-12.
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