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.

WATCH FILM FESTIVAL TRAILER

How to Experience the Columbia Film Festival

CHOOSE YOUR EXPERIENCE

Choose between our selection of LIVE film experiences and virtual films.

PURCHASE

Choose between purchasing passes for individual film experiences (live and online) OR buy a Film Festival Pass option that allows you to experience the ENTIRE FILM FESTIVAL.

ONLINE FILM FAQ

Check FAQs and run this video test before watching 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 for all SHORTS and $10.00 for all FEATURES (40 min +).
22 Film Pass
Pass includes the following:

A combined TOTAL of up to 22 films (Shorts or Features)

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

Festival Films

Workshops and Q&A’s

Special Music Presentations

All Festival Pass
Pass includes the following:

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

ALL Festival Films ONLINE and IN PERSON

Workshops and Q&A’s

Special Music Presentations

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 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday, June 11: 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Sunday, June 12: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

LakeFest Schedule