The Athens International Film and Video Festival was founded in 1974, and since then has presented independent films from around the world. The Festival is sponsored by the Athens Center for Film and Video, a project of the College of Fine Arts at Ohio University.

The Competition Process

Each year, a Prescreening Committee comprised of artists, students, and community activists watch all the films and videos entered in the competition. After all entries have been watched, the prescreeners evaluate all entries to determine films to include in public screenings.

Cash prizes are awarded by guest jurors, in four categories: documentary, experimental, narrative, and animation. Festival Jurors will be announced just prior to the Festival. Awards will be announced on the final day of the Festival.

Competition films are then programmed around various themes that emerge from the films selected; our intention is to group films into shows that reflect a common thematic thread.

Festival Staff

Director: David Colagiovanni

Technical Direction: Dan Bruell, Dan Moray
Head Projectionist: Hsin-ning Chang
Program Design and Layout: Chris Willy
Festival Workers: The students of Film Festival Practicum and Media Arts Management.

Athena Cinema Staff:

Athena Cinema Staff:

Director: Alexandra Kamody
Technical Director and Audience Experience Coordinator: Yang Miller
Administrative Services Associate: Connor Baker
Event Photographer: Margaret Thompson
The Athena is staffed by a talented group of over 40 Ohio University students from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds.

Contact us:

Mailing Address:
Athens Int’l Film and Video Festival
P.O. Box 388, Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740-593-1330
Fax: 740-597-2560 fax
Email: athensohiofilmfest@gmail.com
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