March 18 – 29
At Tower City
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Run Time: 90 minutes
Three jurors select winners of the awards listed below. The shorts are screened and the filmmakers are recognized during this special program. Each award is accompanied with a $1,000 cash prize.
Best Animated Short Film Award* - sponsored by Reminger Co., L.P.A.
Best Documentary Short Film Award - sponsored by Jules and Fran Belkin
Best International Short Film Award - sponsored by MP Star Financial, Inc.
Best LGBT Short Film Award: Given in Celebration of the Life of Nikki Babbit - sponsored by Jan and Harold Babbit
Best Live Action Short Award* - sponsored by Anne Bloomberg and Alan Gordon Lipson & Judy Harris
Best Ohio Short Film - sponsored by Wayside Furniture
Best Student Short Film Award - sponsored by MP Star Financial
Best Women’s Short Film Award - sponsored by Jinny and John Johnson
The Rice Hershey and Bill Markstrom Memorial Award for Originality - sponsored by Friends of Rice and Bill
The Clover and Maggie Award: In Celebration of Life - sponsored by Barbara Hawley and David Goodman
The Spalding and Jackson Award: In Celebration of Joy - Sponsored by Marcie Goodman and John C. Williams
CIFF40 :: Save the Dates
CIFF40 will take place March 30 - April 10, 2016 at Tower City Cinemas and neighborhood screening locations!
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