The Athens International Film and Video Festival was founded in 1974, and since then has presented independent films from around the world. The Festival is sponsored by the Athens Center for Film and Video, a project of the College of Fine Arts at Ohio University.
The competition process
Each year, a Prescreening Committee comprised of artists, students, and community activists watch all the films and videos entered in the competition.
After all entries have been watched, the prescreeners evaluate all entries to determine films to include in public screenings.
Cash prizes are awarded by guest jurors, in four categories: documentary, experimental, narrative, and animation. Festival Jurors will be announced just prior to the Festival. Awards will be announced on the final day of the Festival.
Competition films are then programmed around various themes that emerge from the films selected; our intention is to group films into shows that reflect a common thematic thread.
Contact us: Athens Int’l Film and Video Festival
P.O. Box 388, Athens, OH 45701
Fax: 740-597-2560 fax
Before 5:00PM: All competition shows at the Athena Cinema that start prior to 5:00 are Free! Feature films that start before 5:00 are matinee prices: $5.00. All shows that start after 6:00 pm are $6.50 for adults; $5.50 senior/child. Advance tickets are available at 1:00pm, Thursday, April 11th.
A six-show pass for any six screenings
is just $30
Available at the Athena Cinema, 20 S. Court St., as of April 11th at 1:00pm.
A pass won't guarantee a ticket if you're late to a sold-out show; pass holders must present their passes for admission tickets at the Athena to secure a seat for any show. Passholders are advised to obtain tickets in advance of each show, in case of sellouts.
While supplies last, students currently enrolled with a valid student ID are eligible for free tickets to shows at the Athena Cinema. To obtain an Arts for Ohio Student Ticket, present your valid student ID at the ticket counter on the day of the show. Only a limited number of these student tickets are available, so once they are gone, regular ticket prices go into effect.