Cleveland International Film Festival } March 27 – April 7, 2019 } Tower City Cinemas

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We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new podcast: CIFF Speaks. Join us as host Dee Perry and producer Aaron Spears talk with our guest filmmakers, tune you into what's new at this year's Festival, and offer tips and tricks for navigating CIFF43. Look for an episode to be released each day of the Festival. Find us on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you subscribe to your favorite podcasts.


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Let Me Fall

Let Me Fall

A disturbing cold open marks the beginning of a long, arduous road for teenagers Magnea and Stella. Fifteen-year-old Magnea, an otherwise good student with a supportive, stable homelife, dabbles in...

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In the Aisles

In the Aisles

Workplaces can often serve as refuges from loneliness, an unfulfilling life, or unhappy relationships. For stoic former construction worker, Christian, a new job at a massive supermarket functions as all...

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The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion

The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion

When a sinister research agency decides to eliminate its creation—a group of genetically engineered children with unusual skills—a telekinetic eight-year-old girl manages to escape. Found nearly dead, miles away by...

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The Day I Lost My Shadow

The Day I Lost My Shadow

In ancient folklore, losing one’s shadow is a metaphor for losing oneself. In the powerful and brilliantly acted THE DAY I LOST MY SHADOW, director Soudade Kaadan uniquely spins this...

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The Etruscan Smile

The Etruscan Smile

USA, UNITED KINGDOM, SWITZERLAND | Directed By Mihal Brezis, Oded Binnun
Running Time: 107 Minutes

Rory MacNeil (Brian Cox) is an old-fashioned Scottish man who likes what he likes:... { more }

The Art of Saying Goodbye

The Art of Saying Goodbye (The Art of Saying Goodbye)

Spain, US | Directed By Erika Sanz
Running Time: 15 Minutes

Eli, a writer in the doldrums and Angela an aspiring actress, are on the... { more }

Jay Myself

Jay Myself

USA | Directed By Stephen Wilkes
Running Time: 78 Minutes

What does it feel like to leave a space you’ve called home for a... { more }


Heartbound (Hjertelandet)

DENMARK, NETHERLANDS, SWEDEN, THAILAND | Directed By Janus Metz, Sine Plambech
Running Time: 91 Minutes

Over 900 Thai women currently live in the Jutland region of Denmark. A quarter... { more }

But First...

But First...

United States | Directed By Erin Brown Thomas, Mike Esperaza
Running Time: 5 Minutes

Life before and after coffee. { more }



United Kingdom | Directed By Garry Crystal
Running Time: 17 Minutes

A classic suburban tale of parenthood, bereavement and a mysterious pug. { more }

Blanket Blessings

Blanket Blessings

US | Directed By Mike Berry
Running Time: 10 Minutes

A young girl helps the homeless by supplying them with blankets. { more }

Inside Akron's Tent City - Episode 1 - A Different Kind of Shelter

Inside Akron's Tent City - Episode 1 - A Different Kind of Shelter

USA | Directed By Kevin Naughton
Running Time: 7 Minutes

The premiere episode of a Web Series that details the battle in Akron over... { more }

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Opening Night

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