March 18 – 29
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Enjoy a FREE day at the Festival, courtesy of The Cleveland Foundation and in celebration of their centennial, on Monday, March 24th! Choose from more than 40+ screenings beginning at 9:15 a.m. with the last screening taking place at 9:30 p.m.
What's playing for free on March 24th?
To reserve your free tickets and to check out the full day's schedule click here.
How do I get free tickets for March 24?
Beginning March 3rd for CIFF members only and March 7th for the general public, free tickets can be ordered online, by telephone (1.877.304.FILM), in-person at the Film Festival Box Office in the lobby of Tower City Cinemas, or by mail using the Program Guide order form.
How many free tickets can I get for March 24th?
Each person can get two tickets per film, up to four films!
What if I don't use my free tickets for March 24th?
We hope you will be able to use your tickets as they cannot be exchanged for tickets during the rest of the Festival. And, because they are free, there are no refunds.
What if I want to see films on other days of the Festival?
Although March 24th is the only free day at the Festival, you can take advantage of The Cleveland Foundation's discount code (CLE100) and save $2 on the purchase of every ticket to every film throughout the rest of the Festival.
I'm a CIFF first-timer, what do I do?
Start by visiting our FAQ page here. But we're here to help, so if you need guidance on how to get started, give us a call at 1.877.304.3456.
The Cleveland Foundation is proud to make possible the first free day at the Cleveland International Film Festival in its 39-year history. The foundation and our donors have provided nearly $2 million in support for the Festival since 1981 and we are pleased to showcase it as part of our centennial celebration. Through these monthly birthday gifts to the community, we hope to introduce Greater Clevelanders to assets they may not have had the opportunity to enjoy before.
– Robert E. Eckardt, Executive Vice President, Cleveland Foundation
For the past 38 years, the Cleveland International Film Festival has had so much to celebrate, including our long-term support from the Cleveland Foundation. To now be celebrating the foundation's centennial, with its March gift of a free day at the Festival, is one of the greatest thrills in the history of our organization. This year our Festival is 'the home for stories' and we cannot wait to welcome everyone so they can experience and create their own stories.
– Marcie Goodman, CIFF Executive Director
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