The Cincinnati Film Festival wraps up this weekend with more screenings, workshops, and an awards ceremony and gala honoring Cincinnati-bred singer and actor Nick Lachey.
The black tie-optional awards ceremony and gala begins at 7 p.m. today at Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Tickets are $25 and available for purchase at www.cincinnatifilmfestival.com.
The ceremony will showcase the film festival's best regional feature, best narrative feature and audience choice awards. The Southern Ohio Filmmakers Association and Give Back Cincinnati will present an honorary "Giving Back Award" to Lachey for his contributions to the local production community.
The film festival continues Saturday. A re-screening of key award-winning festival films takes place from noon-4 p.m. at the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Covington, followed by Cincinnati World Cinema's double-feature of two award-winning international films - "No One Knows About Persian Cats" and "Fish Tank" - starting at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door for one of Saturday's screenings, $12 in advance and $15 at the door to two screenings or $16 in advance and $20 at the door for all three screenings.
Formerly known as the Oxford International Film Festival when it was founded in 2007, this year's Cincinnati Film Festival included more than 85 feature-length and short films showing in 11 venues all over the region.