The 61st Columbus International Film + Video Festival, aka The Chris Awards is accepting entries now through July 1 for its 2013 Festival. Click here for Entry form and instructions.
WIN A PRIZE JUST FOR ENTERING!
 
This year, thanks to Showbiz Software, everyone who enters the CIF+VF wins a prize! All of our film entrants will receive a free digital copy of Showbiz Producer. Submit an entry to the 2013 CIF+VF and receive a FREE copy of Showbiz Producer, valued at $99. Showbiz Producer is perfect for entertainment industry professionals and anyone else with large scale projects to manage....it’s the ultimate tool for tracking progress on any time-sensitive endeavor. For more information on Producer and other Showbiz Software products please visit http://media-services.com/showbiz
 
$1,500 GREATER COLUMBUS ARTS COUNCIL TRAVEL AWARD
$1,000 STONEWALL COLUMBUS TRAVEL AWARD
$1,000 PUFFIN FOUNDATION WEST LTD AWARD 
$3,000 MOjOFILTER FILM TREATMENT AWARD
$13,000 FOOTAGE FIRM/VIDEO BLOCKS STOCK FOOTAGE AWARDS
 
This just in: This year we are pleased to announce a $1,000 screening fee award dedicated to the works chosen for our Saturday Morning Cartoons/First Night screenings. The child-friendly animated works chosen for the screenings will receive a screening fee for the use of their work thanks to the generosity of the Puffin Foundation West, Ltd.
 
There is also a $1500 Travel Award for filmmakers (of any type) to attend the CIF+VF. The filmmakers chosen will attend the Festival and one filmmaker may perform the final adjudication for the 2013 Greater Columbus Arts Council Media Fellowships. The filmmaker chosen to adjudicate the Fellowships will receive an honorarium as well as travel funds. These awards are not limited by division so all filmmakers are in consideration for these awards.
 
This year Stonewall Columbus will choose an LGBT filmmaker to attend the screening of their film and bring the filmmaker to the CIF+VF, all expenses paid.
 
Over $13,000 worth of stock footage from Footage Firm and Video Blocks will be awarded to filmmakers entering the CIF+VF as well as a special one year download membership to their sites worth almost $1000.
 
Short film winners will have an opportunity to be considered for inclusion into an upcoming issue of The Journal Of Short Film, a quarterly DVD journal containing 90-120 minutes of independent short film per issue. For more information about The Journal of Short Film visit www.TheJSF.org
 
In the Film Treatment Division ONE AWARD will be given in recognition of the BEST TREATMENT. The top three entries will receive a professional script analysis/marketing strategy, courtesy of Mojofilter, and a copy of Montage, screenwriting software by Mariner Software. Total Value $1,000 for each Film Treatment winner.
 
1st Early Bird Deadline is April 1
2nd Early Bird Deadline is May 1
Final deadline is July 1, 2013
 
Susan B. Halpern, Executive Director
The Columbus International Film + Video Festival
Columbus Film Council
1021 East Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43205 USA
614-444-7460
 
Dedicated to serving filmmakers and their audiences by celebrating excellence in filmmaking, the Columbus Film Council believes in educating and entertaining people with the art and experience of film and video.
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