Film (and other ARTS) Feasts

FILM FEASTS is a series of parties, soirées, and gatherings to celebrate all that is film and art in Cleveland. All proceeds directly benefit the Cleveland International Film Festival.

This year's Film Feasts are generously sponsored by:

Join us for these upcoming feasts!
All Feasts include hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine, and soft drinks.

City Lights $50.00 per guest

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Hosted by Dave Ream*
Tickets Available: 31

We are headed to Akron for this very special evening that you won’t want to miss! We will meet at one of Akron’s newest and most talked about venues, The Nighlight Cinema, where we will be joined by a bevy of special guests: The Nightlight Executive Director Steve Felix, author David Giffels, Downtown Akron Partnership President Suzie Graham, Akron Art Museum Executive Director and CEO Mark Masuoka, and Knight Foundation Akron Program Director Josh McManus. We’ll listen in as moderator and CIFF Board Member Jim Crutchfield and our panel discuss paving the way for new growth in Akron – an area of Northeastern Ohio that the CIFF is proud to be a part of each year.

With this impressive group, the evening is sure to be filled with informative perspectives and lots of clever banter, so don’t delay – make your reservations today!

The Nightlight Cinema
30 N High St
Akron, OH 44308


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Wild Orchid $50.00 per guest

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Hosted by Char* and Chuck Fowler
Tickets Available: 5

This event is hitting just in time for the holidays! Join us as we head to Urban Orchid, nestled in Ohio City’s celebrated Hingetown, where owner Brandon Sitler will show us how to make floral centerpieces that will have your home looking beautiful for the holidays. As we sip on beverages and snack on hors d’oeuvres, we will listen in as Brandon gives us tips on how to design an arrangement to compliment any style. And better yet - after we’ve created our own centerpieces, we get to take our creations home with us!

Join us for a night of creativity and pre-holiday cheer in one of Cleveland’s hottest neighborhoods.

Urban Orchid
1455 West 29th St
Cleveland, OH 44113


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Chef $75.00 per guest

Thursday, December 04, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Hosted by Laura and Barney Taxel


“Just like mom used to make” is the theme of this evening of tasty treats! Join us at Taxel Image Group where we will assemble a rockstar panel of chefs who will serve up some of their “go-to” recipes inspired by their moms. While we sample their culinary creations, Laura Taxel will lead a discussion with this all female line-up: Chef Donna Chriszt (Table 45), Chef Britt-Marie Culey (Coquette Patisserie), Chef Ruth Levine (Bistro 185), Chef Karen Small (The Flying Fig), and Chef Pamela Waterman (Duet Catering). These amazing chefs will share the stories behind their family favorites.

So bring your appetite and food-loving friends to this event. But don’t delay – make your reservation today!

Taxel Image Group
4614 Prospect Ave #400
Cleveland, OH 44103


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The Campaign $50.00 per guest

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Hosted by Jules* and Fran Belkin
Tickets Available: 17

Please turn off your cell phones and pass the popcorn because this very special event is all about the CIFF. Spend an evening with us at Type Twenty Seven in Cleveland's AsiaTown and get a sneak peek at the 39th CIFF marketing campaign. Our special guests of the evening will be the creative forces who make the CIFF marketing campaign come to life each year: Brittyn DeWerth of Type Twenty Seven (print design), Kate O’Neil and Kevin Kerwin of Authentic Films (trailer series), and Jon LaGuardia of Fusion Filmworks (trailer series). They will give us insight on their process of building out the marketing campaign and some inside information on what is in store for the 39th CIFF (March 18-29, 2015). And to top things off, attendees will print their very own limited edition 39th CIFF posters using one of Type Twenty Seven’s printing presses.

This one-of-a-kind event is sure to sell out, so make your reservations today!

Type Twenty Seven
2530 Superior E., Suite 201
Cleveland, OH 44114


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Get Shorty $100.00 per guest

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Hosted by Joe Arezone* and Mark Smith*
Tickets Available: 331

We’re celebrating 12 years of this series favorite and taking it to the Capitol Theatre! Join us for this event where you get to help program some of the short films that will play at the 39th CIFF. No, really! Here’s how it works: we will show a selection of short films, you will cast your vote for each, and the top scorers will be screened at this year’s Festival. We will not only serve up fantastic films, but we will also have an array of food and beverages catered by Culinary Occasions available before we gather in front of the big screen.

Don’t wait! Make your reservations today to be part of an event that always makes for a perfect night of film, food, and fun.

Capitol Theatre
1390 W 65th St
Cleveland, OH 44102


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Red Carpet $50.00 per guest

Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Hosted by Anne Bloomberg* and Carla Streep O'Day* & Michael Honohan
Tickets Available: 79

Ahhh, the Academy Awards®. A night of glitz and glamour with Hollywood’s “it” actors and filmmakers gathered under one roof, all hoping to walk away with the most coveted of awards – Oscar®.

Join us for an evening of Oscar® talk with Clint O’Connor (The Plain Dealer film critic) and Dave Huffman (Cleveland Cinemas Marketing Director and all-around film aficionado). We’ll gather at the Music Settlement’s Bop Stop, located in Ohio City’s Hingetown, where we’ll talk predictions, best bets, and all things Oscar®. We will even cast votes so you can see how your predictions measure up against The Academy®.

So grab your film fanatic friends and make reservations to nibble on hors d’oeuvres and sip on beverages with us for an event that will leave you with stars in your eyes.

The Music Settlement's Bop Stop
2920 Detroit Ave
Cleveland, OH 44113


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