2021 film selections

Nightmares Film Festival sets itself apart from other genre fests by its deep year-round connection to the horror filmmaking community, which gives it the first line on the rarest, scariest, most daring and most unsettling films being created around the country.

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schedule

Nightmares Film Festival 2021 presents a world-class assembly of the scariest, tensest, and most bizarre films from across the globe. Discover your new favorite genre film among our four-day lineup.

Thursday

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FRIDAY

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22

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SATURDAY

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23

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Sunday

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24

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parking and directions

Nightmares Film Festival is a destination horror and genre fest conveniently held in the heart of the Midwest: easily reached, easily navigated, and inclusive Columbus, Ohio. Festival screenings are held at the world-renowned Gateway Film Center, named one of the 20 best art houses on the continent by Sundance. The film center’s dedicated team of expert projectionists – maybe the last such team in the country – oversees all presentation, to ensure every film looks and sounds its very best.

Gateway Film Center
1550 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
614.247.4433

Directions

From the North
Take any major highway to I-270. Take I-270 to SR 315 South. Exit Lane Avenue and turn left (east) to High Street. Turn right (south) onto High Street and proceed to 11th Avenue. Turn left (east) onto 11th Avenue and park in the GFC parking garage located on your right (south).

From the East
Take any major highway to I-70 West. Take I-70 to SR 315 North. Exit Lane Avenue and turn right (east) to High Street. Turn right (south) onto High Street and proceed to 11th Avenue. Turn left (East) onto 11th Avenue and park in the GFC parking garage located on your right (south).

From the South
Take any major highway to I-270. Take I-270 to SR 315 North. Exit Lane Avenue and turn right (east) to High Street. Turn right (south) onto High Street and proceed to 11th Avenue. Turn left (east) onto 11th Avenue and park in the GFC parking garage located on your right (south).

From the West
Take any major highway to I-70 East. Take I-70 to SR 315 North. Exit Lane Avenue and turn right (east) to High Street. Turn right (south) onto High Street and proceed to 11th Avenue. Turn left (east) onto 11th Avenue and park in the GFC parking garage located on your right (south).

Convenient garage Parking

Convenient parking is available in the garage located right next door to the cinema on both the 9th and 11th avenues. To validate your parking, purchase a single exit voucher at the film center box office. The $2 validation is good until 4:00 am in the garage.

FREE Street Parking

Free street parking is available on 9th Avenue, 11th Avenue and Indianola Avenue with the exception of street sweeping days.

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