Columbia Festival of the Arts

Columbia Film Festival: Celebrating Film

Founded in 2016, the Columbia Film Festival aims to introduce Howard County audiences to the best in world, national, and local cinema, and is dedicated to inspiring and reflecting the diverse community it serves.

The Columbia Film Festival presents films from all genres, including features, shorts, documentaries, world cinema, special themes, Maryland based films, as well as works by student filmmakers.

The Columbia Film festival runs from June 15 – 18.

Thanks for celebrating CFA LAKEFEST 2022

Columbia Festival of the Arts Lakefest was a tremendous success! Thanks to our sponsors, performers, artists, volunteers, and you for coming out to support a Columbia tradition!

About the Columbia Festival of the Arts

The Columbia Festival of the Arts is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Founded in 1987, the Festival’s popularity and growth has transformed it into one of the Baltimore/Washington Corridor’s premiere arts events. The Festival present both free and ticketed events, featuring world-class performances, exhibitions, film programs, concerts, family activities, master classes, workshops and community dialogues.

Columbia Festival of the Arts brings together the arts community, businesses, local schools, and individuals to create events that shine a spotlight, not only on the arts, but on the Howard County community as a Maryland showplace.

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Support Our Cause

During these extremely difficult times we are striving to help support the Arts, give back to our community and, on a personal level so many have shared, to help give us all something special to look forward to. A simple donation, volunteering your time, or becoming a business sponsor are just a few ways that you can help Columbia Festival of the Arts entertain, engage, and inspire our community.