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Columbus International Film & Animation Fest returns for 66th year

By Jackie Mantey
Writer at Columbus College of Art & Design

The oldest film festival in the United States has a new name—and it starts tomorrow.

The 66th annual Columbus International Film & Animation Festivalpresented by Columbus College of Art & Design, runs Thursday, March 22, through Saturday, March 24, at CCAD and the Drexel Theatre.

Previously called the Columbus International Film + Video Festival, the new name reflects all the cool new animation programming featured at this year’s festival

On Thursday, film fans will find more experimental animation, a new motion graphics section, and animation geared toward adults in a specially curated edition of the indie animation showcase Malt Adult.

Also, be sure to catch Constant Space, a 73-minute stop-motion space opera that a filmmaker shot on 8mm film in his basement over the course of six years. (You read that right.)

On Friday, stay up late for Not-Quite-Midnight Shorts, featuring plenty of horror flicks and dark humor.

And on Saturday, drop by Ohio Documentary Shorts to catch Breaking the Grade, a documentary that follows a group of students in Columbus who are given a second chance, including with Hot Chicken Takeover (Hot chicken not included.)

Check out the full list of films and get your tickets today at columbusfilmfestival.org. Tickets cost $8, and all-access festival passes cost $80. Questions? Email info@columbusfilmfestival.org or call 614.222.6185.

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