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.

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.


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