Festival Name: Columbus International Film and Video Festival (Chris Awards)
Location: Columbus, OH, United States
Since its inception, the object of the Columbus Film Council has been to encourage and promote the use of 16mm motion pictures and, subsequently, video tape in all forms of education and communication, not only in the local community but throughout the world. During these many years of continuous operation, the Festival has honored thousands of film and video producers . The Festival has grown in scope, becoming international in 1972, in the late 80's adding video, and in 1997 adding the CD ROM format. In 2004 the Festival added DVDs to its list of accepted formats.
The Chris Awards, which the Film Festival bestows upon outstanding entries, are recognized world wide as an indication of excellence and are highly sought after by producers and directors.
Many people have labored to build the strong foundation upon which today's Festival stands. The Festival continues their legacy, honoring and screening the work of makers whose creations of vision, beauty and power help us understand the complexities of our world by using their committed artistry to touch our minds and hearts.We extend our gratitude to all those who have contributed time and expertise through the years and salute this year's participants - both our jurors and our entrants.
Although the organizational structure of the Film Council, sponsor of the Columbus International Film & Video Festival, The Chris Awards, has remained the same, there has been a continuing effort to keep the Festival current with trends in production and distribution. The Festival also recognizes the written word, incorporating two key elements of the creative process, writing and marketing through its Screenwriting and Media of Print Divisions. Producers who win our awards eagerly promote them through their own marketing media and through national audio-visual and trade publications.
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