November 17, 2014

Give the Gift of Film This Holiday Season

If you’re looking for the perfect gifts for the film lovers in your life, we’ve got you covered: give them the gift of film this holiday season! We have a number of different options that will keep them smiling all year long:

• CIFF Memberships :: CIFF members receive discounts on CIFF tickets as well as the opportunity to purchase tickets a week before the general public. For those who have been extra good this year, check out the top three levels of membership, which include a CIFF39 all-access pass (no tickets necessary for CIFF39 films!).

• Film (and other ARTS) Feasts tickets :: These events always provide a unique night-out-on-the-town experience and come with hors d’oeuvres and beverages as part of the ticket price. There are three Film Feast events with space available:
THE CAMPAIGN, GET SHORTY, and RED CARPET, so purchase tickets for the film fanatic in your life before they sell out!

• CIFF gift certificates :: CIFF gift certificates can be purchased in any amount and can be used towards CIFF tickets, memberships, and merchandise.

Check someone off your shopping list today by clicking HERE or by calling 216.623.3456 x10.

The 39th Cleveland International Film Festival presented by Dollar Bank will take place
March 18 – 29, 2015 at Tower City Cinemas and select neighborhood screening locations. For more information on the Cleveland International Film Festival, please click HERE or call 216.623.3456.

The Cleveland International Film Festival is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

September 25, 2014

The CIFF presents FILM (and other ARTS) FEASTS

The CIFF’s FILM (and other ARTS) FEASTS series, sponsored by Hyland, creator of OnBase, is thrilled to announce its 12th year and its 2014 – 2015 line-up of events, parties, discussions, and get-togethers, celebrating all that is film and art in Northeast Ohio.

This year’s series covers a variety of topics and offers something for everyone – from behind-the-scenes tours of the hottest new venues, to an evening sampling the creations of culinary creatives, to voting on short subject films for the CIFF39, to getting a sneak peek of the CIFF39 marketing campaign. Kicking-off in late October and running through February, each event is generously underwritten by a board member or Festival supporter so that all proceeds benefit the CIFF.

Help us celebrate twelve years of FILM (and other ARTS) FEASTS and attend one or many of these one-of-a-kind evenings. Make your reservation early, as these events are always quick to sell out.

To learn more about the series and to purchase tickets, click HERE or call 216.623.FILM, ext. 14. To request that a hard copy of the brochure be sent to you, please email debby@clevelandfilm.org.

The Cleveland International Film Festival is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

June 02, 2014

39th CIFF Call For Entries Is Now Open

Calling all filmmakers: The 39th Cleveland International Film Festival presented by Dollar Bank
Call For Entries is now open! For submission details, deadlines, and fees please click HERE.

The CIFF has grown to attract more than 97,000 people annually, with over 350 feature length and short subject films that represent approximately 60 countries. Don't miss out on this opportunity to showcase your work at one of the leading Film Festivals in the world and to be eligible for over $60,000 in cash prizes.

The 39th CIFF will take place March 18 – March 29, 2015 at Tower City Cinemas.

For additional information on the Cleveland International Film Festival, please click HERE.

The Cleveland International Film Festival is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

April 19, 2014

39th CIFF Save the Dates: March 18-29, 2015


The 39th Cleveland International Film Festival presented by Dollar Bank will be held March 18 -29, 2015 at Tower City Cinemas and select neighborhood screening locations. The Cleveland International Film Festival has grown by 178% since 2003 and welcomed 97,804 film enthusiasts at the 38th Cleveland International Film Festival. More than 350 films originating from more than 60 countries are showcased during this annual Spring arts tradition.

For more information on the Cleveland International Film Festival, please click HERE or call 216.623.3456.

The Cleveland International Film Festival is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.


April 01, 2014

38th CIFF Presented by Dollar Bank Celebrates Record-Breaking Year

The 38th Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF), presented by Dollar Bank, hosted record-breaking crowds during the 12-day event held in Tower City Cinemas in downtown Cleveland and at nine other neighborhood locations. The CIFF welcomed 97,804 attendees (a 4.9% increase from 2013) to its 475+ screenings and, in partnership with Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, raised $117,326 in Challenge Match donations.

The Festival showcased 186 feature films and 168 short subjects from 68 countries. FilmSlam (the CIFF’s high school and middle school mini-Festival) was attended by 5,873 engaged and enthusiastic students. Volunteers are key to the success of the CIFF and this year was no exception with almost 800 volunteers who contributed over 10,000 hours of their invaluable time. And without the support of our 210 sponsors and funders, 160 non-profit community partners, and 75 media and neighborhood outreach partners, the 38th CIFF would not have been possible.

An historic highlight of the Festival occurred on Monday, March 24th – Cleveland Foundation Day at the Cleveland international Film Festival. The Festival was named the March gift to the community in celebration of the Cleveland Foundation’s centennial celebration. The Festival welcomed 7,885 attendees (an 82% increase over Monday’s attendance in 2013).

The CIFF hosted 200+ filmmakers from around the world who shared their films and offered both local and global perspectives on a vast array of topics. The winners of the competitions and awards were announced at the Closing Night ceremony on Sunday, March 30, 2014.

Roxanne T. Mueller Audience Choice Award For Best Film
Sponsored by the Callahan Foundation
MATT SHEPARD IS A FRIEND OF MINE, Directed by Michele Josue
$5,000 cash prize

George Gund III Memorial Central and Eastern Competition
Presented with generous support from the George Gund Foundation
LIFE FEELS GOOD, Directed by Maciej Pieprzyca (Poland)
$10,000 cash prize

Nesnadny + Schwartz Documentary Competition
Sponsored by Nesnadny + Schwartz
THE SARNOS: A LIFE IN DIRTY MOVIES, Directed by Wiktor Ericsson
$7,500 cash prize

Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Competition
Presented with generous support from the George Gund Foundation
MATT SHEPARD IS A FRIEND OF MINE, Directed by Michele Josue
$5,000 cash prize

American Independents Competition
Presented with the generous support of Alan and Marta Glazen
A BIRDER’S GUIDE TO EVERYTHING, Directed by Rob Meyer
$5,000 cash prize

Local Heroes Competition
Presented with the generous support of Mike and Nicki Cancelliere
THE SAX MAN, Directed by Joe Siebert
$5,000 cash prize

Global Health Competition
THE STARFISH THROWERS, Directed by Jesse Roesler
$5,000 cash prize

Music Movies Competition
THE WINDING STREAM, Directed by Beth Harrington
Presented with the generous support of Jules and Fran Belkin
$5,000 cash prize

ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
Presented with the generous support of Deborah Bachman Ratner
Claudia Pinto Emperador (for THE LONGEST DISTANCE)
$7,500 cash prize

Audience Choice Award for Best Short Subject
Sponsored by Howard Hanna
FOOL’S DAY, Directed by Cody Blue Snider
$1,000 Cash Prize

Best Animated Short Award*
Sponsored by Reminger Co., L.P.A
THE NUMBERLYS, Directed by Brandon Oldenburg & William Joyce
$1,000 cash prize

Best Live Action Short Award*
Sponsored by Anne Bloomberg and Alan Gordon Lipson & Judy Harris
FOR THE BIRDS, Directed by Tara Atashgah
$1,000 cash prize

*These award winners will qualify for consideration in the Short Films category of the annual Academy Awards®.

For a full list of short subject film award winners, please click HERE.

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