Thank you for your interest in submitting to the Cleveland International Film Festival. Our Call for Entries process is now closed. Please check back in June for information.
Founded in 1977, the Cleveland Film Society has presented the Cleveland International Film Festival every spring for the past four decades. In April 2016, Ohio's premiere film event featured over 400 films originating from over 70 countries and an attendance of over 102,000 – making CIFF one of the largest and longest running regional film festivals in the US.
The CIFF is one of the few Academy Award qualifying festivals in the nation and was also recently recognized as one of 50 leading film festivals in the world by IndieWIRE, as well as the USA Today runner-up for Best Film Festival in the country. Visiting filmmakers, panel discussions, and student screenings are all CIFF highlights.
Check out our FAQs for answers to common questions about entering the film festival.
FILM UPDATE: #CIFF40 alum Kings, Queens, & In-Betweens will screen at Gateway Film Center on Friday, March 3rd! http://gatewayfilmcenter.org/kings-queens-and-in-betweens/ If you can't make the screening on March, 3rd, the film will also be available on VOD beginning Tuesday, March 7th. Check it out! [video]
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