March 18 – 29
At Tower City
Only CIFF members can login. Join now for enhanced web features, discounts and dibs on tickets, advanced mailings and more!join
Events + Updates
January 14, 2014
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Cleveland International Film Festival is going digital.
On the eve of the 38th CIFF in March, the festival is converting nine theaters at Tower City Cinemas to digital projection equipment. The switchover was made possible thanks to a $500,000 loan from the George Gund Foundation, CIFF Executive Director Marcie Goodman said on Tuesday.
“We are extremely grateful and I want to emphasize that this is a loan,” said Goodman, who added that the upgrade will include new sound systems and new screens. She said she expected it would take about “two festival cycles to make up the money.”
There are 11 theaters at Tower City, which is run by Cleveland Cinemas. The CIFF uses 10 each year for the festival (the 11th, which is not accessible to the physically challenged, is used for volunteers and storage). One theater had already been converted, so this project will involve upgrading nine theaters.
Goodman said one more document needs to be signed to make it official, and that the work should begin by the end of the month and will be ready in time for this year’s 38th CIFF, which runs March 19-30.
The majority of the movies the festival shows come from digital sources, as film prints continue to die out. Leasing projection equipment each year was fast becoming cost prohibitive.
“It’s the only way we could stay downtown,” said Goodman.” She added that the festival’s main objectives were to remain under one roof, remain in downtown Cleveland, and to remain in a movie theater setting.
“It’s where we want to be and where we need to be,” she said.
Author: Clint O'Connor, The Plain Dealer
Go to original story
Between Two Films.
CIFF 38 Daily Buzz Day 13 Wrap Up
Meet the Filmmaker with Michele Josue, Judy & Dennis Shepard from "Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine"
It's a food lovers dream at CHEF on 12/4! Our panel of chefs will serve their favorite treats inspired by their moms: http://t.co/y9VIGDo56h
We’ll be giving a sneak preview of the CIFF39 marketing campaign at THE CAMPAIGN on Wednesday, January 21st at Type Twenty Seven! We’ll listen in as the team behind the build out discusses their process and fills us in on what we can expect to see in the next year. Better yet - you’ll walk away with a limited edition CIFF39 poster that will be hot off the Type Twenty Seven presses. So don’t delay, reserve your spot today because this event is sure to sell out fast. http://bit.ly/1rev6Ur
about 2 hours ago . Link