Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 18, 2021 } Playhouse Square

The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.

(In other words, we present the newest and best films from around the world, and we do everything in our power to make sure that our audience learns something along the way - about other cultures, about the topic at hand, about the experience from the filmmakers themselves.)

Vision: The Cleveland International Film Festival is a leader in helping the world discover the power of the film arts to educate, entertain, and celebrate an inclusive human experience.

Guiding Principles

In pursuing its mission, the Cleveland International Film Festival will:

  • Set high standards for quality film education and exhibition, placing artistic and cultural merit above commercial appeal;
  • Work collaboratively to provide access to quality film arts;
  • Provide the best audience experience possible;
  • Champion diversity, equity, and inclusion while fostering understanding and appreciation of myriad cultures and values;
  • Cultivate an innovative and forward-thinking organization that catalyzes community and partner neighborhoods;
  • Promote among board, staff, and volunteers a work environment based on integrity, professionalism, teamwork, trust, and respect; and,
  • Ensure the organization’s financial stability and increase its financial self-sufficiency.

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CIFF Facebook Posts

FILM UPDATE: Meet or revisit the Radical Monarchs, a group of young girls of color at the front lines of social justice. Set in Oakland, CIFF44 alum We Are The Radical Monarchs - Documentary Film documents the journey of the group as they form, grow, and earn badges for completing units on social justice, being an ally for LGBTQ+, the environment, and disability justice. Tune in or stream Monday, July 20th at 9 PM on PBS (check your local listing). https://to.pbs.org/2NZJMq3

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FILM UPDATE: Meet or revisit the Radical Monarchs, a group of girls of color on the frontlines of social justice and allyship. Tune in or stream #CIFF44 alum @RadMonarchsDoc on Monday, July 20th at 9PM on @PBS (check local listing). #RadicalMonarchsFilmPBS https://t.co/DwnF2tOHDn

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