OFF unfortunately cannot sponsor lodging for filmmakers. The Columbus area offers a variety of great hotels for every attendee’s budget.
For more information on hotels in the area and convention pricing, visit http://originsgamefair.com/hotels/.
The screening schedule will be determined and published by August 9, 2020. If at all possible, the schedule will be sent to filmmakers even earlier if time allows.
No special tickets are required for any screenings. However, you must have an Origins Game Fair badge to gain admission.
All accepted films will be granted two 5 Day full-access badges for the Origins Game Fair.
You can register for additional badges on the Origins Game Fair website at:
Yes! We accept any genre as long as it is related to gaming, sci-fi or fantasy.
You may submit your film in the feature category, but there is much less chance of it being selected due to programming concerns.
No. Only digital copies will be accepted.
Awards will be announced on Saturday, October 10th at TBD time in the screening room.
Yes. You may offer professionally presented products, including t-shirts, merchandise and DVDs. All products are subject to approval by the festival directors, who may deny you the ability to sell your products based on content, vulgarity, presentation – or for any reason.
When you arrive at Origins and pick up your badge(s), your first order of business will be to check in with the festival directors at the
showcase table in the vendor hall. You will provide them with up to 10 of any ONE item (i.e., 10 DVDs, 10 t-shirts, etc.) along with a one page “sell sheet” that describes the product, its price and the EXACT quantity you are dropping off. Prices should be rounded up to the nearest dollar.
You are welcome to periodically visit the showcase table during the convention to see if stock needs replenished, but no more than 10 of your item will be stocked at any time.
In addition, you may give us a small amount of flyers, postcards or business cards to distribute at the table.
While the Directors are offering this as a promotional service to you, the filmmakers, WE WILL NOT AND CANNOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR THEFT OF YOUR PRODUCTS AT THE SHOWCASE TABLE.
Payment for your items will only be accepted in cash at the showcase table.
Participating filmmakers MUST check in at the showcase table by 5:30pm Saturday, October 10th to pick up their remaining items and sales payout. Origins Film Festival does not take any commission from your product sales.
The Festival Directors are filmmakers Seth C. Polansky and Kelley Slagle of Cavegirl Productions.