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Don’t miss two days of screenings, panels, and more at the 6th-annual Columbus Black International Film Festival (CBIFF), hosted again in person at the Wex!
In the words of its organizers, the festival’s mission is to “showcase Black filmmakers locally, nationally and internationally, while highlighting a spectrum of stories told by people of the African diaspora.”
On opening day—in addition to a lineup of film screenings including BLACK AS U R and Queen of Glory—finalists in a CBIFF-sponsored competition will pitch their concepts for a chance to win $500 toward the production of their film. A networking reception and CBIFF happy hour—free and open to the public—in the center’s lower lobby follows, and a filmmakers’ roundtable wraps up the festival on Sunday after a lineup featuring the film Anastácias.
See the full schedule below and find program details on CBIFF's website.
Sat, May 21
Power: Student Shorts (approx. 63 mins.) | 11 AM
Power: Shorts 1 (approx. 61 mins.) | 12:15 PM
BLACK AS U R (Michael Rice, 2022, 75 mins.) | 2 PM
Pitch competition | 4 PM
Networking reception/CBIFF happy hour | 5–7 PM
Queen of Glory (Nana Mensah, 2021, 78 mins.) | 7 PM
Sun, May 22
Power: Shorts 2 (approx. 80 mins.) | 11 AM
Anastácias (Thatiane Almeida, 2021, 82 mins.) | 1 PM
Filmmakers’ Roundtable | 3–4 PM
Anastácias (Thatiane Almeida, 2021), image courtesy of Magma.
Survivors High - The Anthology (Victor Dean, 2022), image courtesy of the filmmaker.
BLACK AS U R (Michael Rice, 2022), image courtesy of Rice Creative.
Sons of Toledo (Monty Cole, 2022), image courtesy of the filmmaker.
FILM/VIDEO PROGRAMS MADE POSSIBLE BY
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY
Rohauer Collection Foundation
WEXNER CENTER PROGRAMS MADE POSSIBLE BY
The Wexner Family
Greater Columbus Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
Ohio Arts Council
American Electric Power Foundation
L Brands Foundation
Mary and C. Robert Kidder
Bill and Sheila Lambert
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Vorys, Sater, Seymour, and Pease
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY
Mike and Paige Crane
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
President Kristina M. Johnson and Mrs. Veronica Meinhard
Russell and Joyce Gertmenian
Liza Kessler and Greg Henchel
Ron and Ann Pizzuti
Joyce and Chuck Shenk
Bruce and Joy Soll
Columbus Black International Film Festival 2022