The 2020 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour “Virtual Edition” is a 82-minute program of 6 short films selected from this year’s Festival. Widely considered the premier American showcase for short films and the launchpad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers for more than 30 years, the Short Film Tour includes fiction, documentary and animation from around the world, giving new audiences a taste of what the Festival offers.

NOTE: There is some mature content, animated nudity, and a strobe effect in one film.

On-Demand Flexible Online Screening available July 24 – 31st.  Pre-Sale Tickets now available!



Coming August 3rd as a Special Columbia Festival of the Arts Virtual Screening! Following the successful Columbia Film Festival, we are proud to introduce the new Columbia Arts Channel with this FREE/Pay What You Can Event!

During these extremelt 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.  This beautiful film is an inspiration of hope that looks towards our future with great optimism and vision for a healthier environment we can create for our children.

2040 is a hybrid feature documentary that looks to the future, but is vitally important NOW!

The 2040 journey began with award-winning director Damon Gameau (That Sugar Film). Motivated by concerns about the planet his 4-year-old daughter would inherit, Damon embarked on a global journey to meet innovators and changemakers in the areas of economics, technology, civil society, agriculture, education and sustainability. Drawing on their expertise, he sought to identify the best solutions, available to us now, that would help improve the health of our planet and the societies that operate within it. From marine permaculture to decentralised renewable energy projects, he discovered that people all over the world are taking matters into their own hands.

This journey is the central premise for the documentary ‘2040’, a story of hope that looks at the very real possibility that humanity could reverse global warming and improve the lives of every living thing in the process. It is a positive vision of what ‘could be’, instead of the dystopian future we are so often presented.

Not Just Knots Virtual Knot Tying Workshop for Kids!

Join a swashbuckling adventure created and performed by veteran New York actor David Engel.

All ages. Supplies needed: One 2’ length and one 4” length of ¼ cotton rope per camper (clothesline ok).
The Columbia Festival of the Arts presents Knot just Knots, the magic of Knot Tying. David Engel is a sailor in real life having grown up on Sunfish, Lasers, crewed on two tall ships and owned two wooden boats- a classic 25’ 1910 Catboat and a 25’ Crocker Stone Horse.
Kids will spend about 25-minutes learning practical knots (Overhand, Square, Stopper, etc.) as well as some fun rope magic and whimsical knots (Tie Knot without hands, Midshipman’s Knot, Magic Disappearing Knot, etc.).