Attend CJFF

The festival is located on the Stephens College campus just steps from eateries, hotels and shops in Columbia’s downtown district, so it’s easy to walk to any of your destinations.  Scroll down to read more about travel, lodging and getting around the festival, including a venue map.

Box Office and Ticket FAQs

To contact CJFF Box Office:

[email protected]

Please call or email the Box Office if you have any questions or concerns. We want to make the process of reserving your tickets as smooth as possible. And we really appreciate your feedback.

Please arrive to the venue at least 15 minutes before show time or we will release your seat to those already waiting in line. Tickets may be purchased at the film venue one hour before the film begins but not at the main Box Office.

Travel to CJFF

Flying into Columbia Regional Airport (COU) is afford about and the easiest way to get to Columbia.  American Airlines offers connections through Chicago and Dallas/Forth Worth to COU.  The airport is just 10 miles south of town, with taxi service available to all festival hotels; many hotels also offer a free shuttle service to and from the airport. We’re excited about our hometown airport and recommend it as the best way to travel to CJFF.

If COU isn’t your style Columbia is located between two major international airports,  Kansas City International (MCI) or St. Louis International (STL) airport. There are two shuttle services that provide ground transportation from the airport to Columbia (approx. 2 hour drive). More info can be found their websites: EZGO Bus ( and MO-X (

Where to Stay

Columbia is a vibrant city with lots of great places to stay, including hotels, Bed and Breakfasts and private residences available for rent. The following hotels have been very supportive of CJFF:

The Holiday Inn

The Tiger Hotel

The Broadway

The Hampton Inn

Courtyard by Marriott

The Budget Host Inn

Getting Around

The Festival is designed to be easy to navigate on foot. Columbia also has city buses, taxi services and bike rentals. Here are a few resources:

American Taxi (573) 234-6547

Taxi Terry’s (573) 441-1414

Walt’s bike rentals (573) 886-9258

Klunk bike rentals (573) 874-0090

CyclExtreme (573) 874-7044