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.

Featuring 60 Independent Films this June – ONLINE AND IN PERSON.

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How to Experience the Columbia Film Festival

CHOOSE YOUR EXPERIENCE

Choose from a selection of films either LIVE in person at Monteabaro Hall June 17 & 18  and/or unlimited online virtual access June 15 through 18, 2022.

PURCHASE

Choose between purchasing tickets for individual films (live and online) OR choose a discounted Film Festival Pass option that allows you to experience either up to 22 films OR the ENTIRE 4-Day FILM FESTIVAL at a significant savings.

ONLINE FILM FAQ

Access FAQs and run a video test to check your device compatibility before watching virtual films.

FAQ

About Columbia Film Festival Tickets & Passes

Single Ticket Purchase

Tickets for individual films both ONLINE and LIVE IN PERSON may be purchased directly from each specific film listing and are $5.00 each for SHORTS and $10.00 each for FEATURES (40 min +).

22 Film Pass

Pass includes the following:

Up to 22 films (Shorts or Features)

Support for Columbia Festival of the Arts a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization

Workshops and Q&A’s

$22

All Festival Pass (Best Value!)

Pass includes the following:

ALL Festival Films ONLINE and IN PERSON

Support for Columbia Festival of the Arts a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization

Workshops and Q&A’s

$50

Lakefest: 1980s Movie Nights

Pee-wee's Big Adventure Poster for Family Movie Night

Pee-wee's Big Adventure

Rated PG, 1985

Friday, June 10: 9:00 p.m

Join us under the stars on Friday during LakeFest for a free outdoor screening of this 1980s classic film, great for a family day out. Pee-wee's bicycle, the keenest bike in the world, is missing. It's his most prized possession...and he's just got to get it back. Searching high, low, and in between, Pee-wee hits the open road and encounters riotous adventures with bikers, bums, cowboys, cons, a phantom trucker, a waitress with wanderlust, and even Warner Bros. Studios. Included is a special one-on-one interview with Pee-wee's Co-Star Diane Salinger who plays the waitress Simone!

This free screening is part of the Columbia Film Festival, featuring 60 independent films online & in person, June 10 -18, 2022. For a complete listing, visit columbiafestival.org.

Little Shop of Horrors Poster

Little Shop of Horrors

Rated PG, 1986

Saturday, June 11: 9:00 p.m.

Join us on Saturday during LakeFest, as we celebrate the start of summer with a free outdoor screening of this 1980s classic musical film. A nerdy florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed. Included is a special one-on-one interview with actress Nicola Blackman who appeared in this film!

This free screening is part of the Columbia Film Festival, featuring 60 independent films online & in person, June 10 -18, 2022. For a complete listing, visit columbiafestival.org.

Like the Film Festival? Check out the Lakefest Experience

LIVE MUSIC

FINE ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW

SWAY: BLOOM!

FAMILY & INTERACTIVE EVENTS

WORKSHOPS

FESTIVAL FOOD & FARE

BEER & WINE GARDEN

Full Lakefest Hours

Friday, June 10: 5:00 - 10PM

Saturday, June 11: 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM

Sunday, June 12: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Lakefest Schedule