Interview with Festival Director Cristyn Steward (Columbus Black International Film Festival)

Festival Reviews

The primary objective of the Columbus Black International Film Festival is to showcase Black filmmakers locally, nationally and internationally, while highlighting a spectrum of stories told by people of the African diaspora.


Matthew Toffolo: What is your Film Festival succeeding at doing for filmmakers?

Cristyn Steward: The Columbus Black International Film Festival (CBIFF) is a movement that gives media centering African American and African Diaspora communities. It provides a unique platform in Columbus to showcase films that are often not at the forefront of the mainstream film festival circuit, especially at the local level. This festival’s goal is show the value of independent black cinema and highlight the importance of black filmmakers being in charge of their own narratives.

What would you expect to experience if you attend the festival this year (2017)?

In it’s inaugural year, the festival is setting the stage for a culture shift…

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