Cleveland International Film Festival } March 29 – April 9, 2017 Presented by Dollar Bank

Challenge Match

Please support the CIFF. Donate now and your gift goes twice as far!

$8,058 of $150,000

Between now and April 9th, every dollar you donate will go twice as far.

= $100 after match!

Each seat costs the CIFF $50.00. Average ticket costs are between $14 and $16.
Your donation of at least $35 will help us make up the difference.

ILLUMINATE BRILLIANT YOUNG MINDS:
$100 underwrites 20 FilmSlam CMSD student tickets

ILLUMINATE THE EXCITEMENT OF NEW MEDIA STORYTELLING:
$250 underwrites a Perspectives virtual reality equipment station

ILLUMINATE FASCINATING COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS:
$500 underwrites the presentation of a FilmForum

ILLUMINATE EXTRAORDINARY TALENT:
$1,000 underwrites travel and accommodations for a guest filmmaker

ILLUMINATE THE SCREENS IN OUR TOWER CITY CINEMAS HOME:
$180,700 underwrites the balance due on our loan to pay for digital projection conversion

Major Income Sources:

  • 19% Ticket sales
  • 18% Foundation grants
  • 16% Corporate sponsorships
  • 13% Memberships
  • 11% Individual donations
  • 10% Board of Directors donations
  • 8% Government grants
  • 4% Entry fees
  • 1% Merchandise
  • 0% Tower City Cinemas concession sales of food and drink do not benefit the CIFF

Current Budget:

$3,005,850 cash expenses
$1,363,100 in-kind donations
$4,368,960 total production budget
$500,000 digital projection conversion
$4,868,960 TOTAL

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