Following the success of the first five years, FFOCOL will return for an exciting SIXTH year. FFOCOL continues to strive to raise awareness of film as an art AND business. We hope to create an experience that will bring a new and diverse cultural event to the area. The festival aims to bring people together, showcasing seasoned and rising filmmakers and extraordinary work from around the world all while raising awareness of Columbus and Central Ohio as a filmmaking destination.


Year of Spectacular Men

Closing film, June 18, 7:30pm

FFOCOL welcomes director Lea Thompson (Back to the Future, Some Kind of Wonderful), star/writer Madelyn Deutch, star Melissa Bolona, and producer Danny Roth for a discussion after the film and to close out this years Film Festival of Columbus.



The Bad Batch

Thursday, June 15, 7:30pm

FFOCOL presents the Ohio Premiere of The Bad Batch screening at Columbus College of Art & Design Canzani Center: Get Directions. Ticket purchase grants entry to opening party at 6pm. Limited tickets available. First 50 people receive a FFOCOL gift bag.


The Unimaginable Journey of Peter Ertel

Sunday, June 18 12:00pm

Producer/Director Joseph Cahn will be in attendance to introduce his highly acclaimed documentary The Unimaginable Journey of Peter Ertel. A former Nazi soldier who, after immigrating to the US in 1953, worked nearly three decades for a Jewish family.



Saturday, June 17 4:15pm

OSU alum Justin Zimmerman will introduce his documentary SMART. Film sponsored by Tito’s Vodka.