February 20, 2015

CIFF39 Announces Program Line-Up

THE HOME FOR INSPIRATION. The 39th Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF39), presented by Dollar Bank, announces its program line-up at www.clevelandfilm.org. The CIFF39 will take place March 18th – 29th at Tower City Cinemas and select neighborhood screening locations. The Festival will showcase 193 feature films and 234 short films representing 60 countries during its 12-day run. Be sure to continue to check www.clevelandfilm.org for program updates between now and March 29th. You can also download our free Android and iPhone apps for all the latest CIFF39 info.

Tickets go on sale to members only on Friday, February 27th and to the general public on Friday,
March 6th. Not a member? Become one here or by calling 216.623.3456 x10.

Ticket prices for films are $13 per film for CIFF members and $15 for non-members. Once on sale, tickets can be purchased 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.

Program Guides will be available throughout the region, including all Dollar Bank locations, the week of February 23rd.

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

February 17, 2015

CIFF39 Announces Opening Night and Closing Night Films

OPENING NIGHT
The 39th Cleveland International Film Festival, presented by Dollar Bank, is proud to announce its Opening Night film on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 will be I’ll See You in My Dreams.

Directed by Brett Haley, the film had its World Premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. The film stars Blythe Danner as a widow who’s settled into her life and her age, until a series of events propel her into a renewed engagement with the people and the world around her. The film also stars Martin Starr, Sam Elliott, Malin Akerman, June Squibb, Rhea Perlman, and Mary Kay Place. The film was written by Brett Haley and Marc Basch, and produced by Rebecca Green, Laura D. Smith, and Brett Haley.

Opening Night of the CIFF39 is sponsored by Parker, the company that can be found on and around everything that moves – including moving pictures.

Tickets to the Opening Night Gala are $150 per person ($125 for CIFF members). The Gala includes the film at 7:00 p.m. at Tower City Cinemas, followed by an I’ll See You in My Dreams party at 8:45 p.m. at Post Office Plaza in Tower City Center. Scheduled special guests include director Brett Haley.

CLOSING NIGHT
The 39th Cleveland International Film Festival, presented by Dollar Bank, is proud to announce its Closing Night film on Sunday, March 29, 2015 will be Danny Collins.

Danny Collins was written and directed by Dan Fogelman and produced by Jessie Nelson and Nimitt Mankad. The film stars Al Pacino as Danny Collins, an aging 1970s rocker who can't give up his hard-living ways. But when his manager (Christopher Plummer) uncovers a 40-year-old undelivered letter written to him by John Lennon, he decides to change course and embarks on a heartfelt journey to rediscover his family, find true love, and begin a second act.

Closing Night of the CIFF39 is sponsored by University Hospitals.

Everyone in attendance at any of the films showing on Closing Night is invited to the Closing Night dessert reception and awards presentation program around The Fountain at Tower City Center.

Photos and photo credits for I’ll See You in My Dreams and Danny Collins can be accessed here.

For more information on the 430+ films that will be shown between Opening Night and Closing Night of the CIFF39, visit clevelandfilm.org beginning Friday, February 20th. Tickets go on sale to
CIFF members only on Friday, February 27th and to the general public on Friday, March 6th. Ticket prices for films are $13 for CIFF members and $15 for non-members. Tickets will be available online at clevelandfilm.org, 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. Program Guides will be available throughout the region, including all Dollar Bank locations, the week of February 23rd.

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

January 07, 2015

39th Cleveland International Film Festival Fact Sheet

39th CIFF FACT SHEET

WHAT: The 39th Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF)
www.clevelandfilm.org or 216.623.FILM (3456)

WHEN: March 18 – 29, 2015

WHERE: Tower City Cinemas in Tower City Center in Downtown Cleveland, Ohio and select neighborhood screening locations.

WHY: For the past 38 years, the CIFF has been the premier film event in Ohio. Today the CIFF presents over 180 feature films and over 160 short subject films from at least 60 countries.


Over 200 filmmakers and other special guests attend the Film Festival. And hundreds of junior high and high school students participate in FilmSlam, a mini-festival of CIFF films screened every weekday morning.

The 39th CIFF will launch with an Opening Night Film and Gala to an anticipated crowd of 1,500 people on the evening of Wednesday, March 18th. Following Opening Night, more than 475 film screenings will be exhibited at Tower City Cinemas in downtown Cleveland from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight (and even later on weekends) for the next eleven days. Screenings at select neighborhood locations will also be available throughout the Festival. Our Closing Night awards program will likely draw 2,000 people on the evening of Sunday, March 29th.

Since 2003, the CIFF has experienced tremendous growth. Attendance, which has increased by 178% over the last 11 years, was 97,804 in 2014.

HOW: The program lineup will be available at clevelandfilm.org in mid-February, and Program Guides will hit the streets the week of February 23rd. Tickets go on sale to members only on Friday, February 27th — one week before they go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 6th. Because advance tickets for many screenings sell quickly, patrons are advised to purchase tickets as early as possible.

CONTACT: Debby Samples, Marketing Director
Call: 216.623.3456 x14
E-mail: debby@clevelandfilm.org
Website: www.clevelandfilm.org

SOCIAL: Facebook – ClevelandInternationalFilmFestival
Twitter - @CIFF
Instagram - @CleFilmFest
Flickr – ClevelandFilm
YouTube: ClevelandFilmFest

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.

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