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

What are the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards?

The Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards is the only juried prize for the best books each year to confront racism and explore diversity. The prizes, presented by the Cleveland Foundation, are the capstone of Cleveland Book Week, September 29-October 4, 2020. It features films, podcasts, conferences, forums, and a documentary on the award winners in lieu of an in-person awards ceremony.

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What is the schedule for CIFF Streams + Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards film events?

For a list of CIFF Streams films and their streaming schedule during CIFF Streams + Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, click HERE.

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How much are CIFF Streams + Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards film event tickets?

Great news: tickets to CIFF Streams film events that are part of CIFF Streams + Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards are FREE! Click the link under each film event’s description to register via Eventbrite. Please note: each film event must be registered for separately. For a list of all CIFF Streams + Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards film events on Eventbrite, visit HERE.

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When can I register for film events included in the CIFF Streams + Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards program?

Registration for film events opens on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 11:00 AM ET and closes at 9:00 PM ET on each scheduled film event date. If you register for a film event prior to the scheduled release date, you will receive an Eventbrite order confirmation email within a few minutes of registering and an Eventbrite event reminder email on the day before the scheduled film event is released. By 9:00 AM ET on the day of the scheduled film event, you will receive a streaming access email with a voucher code for streaming films on Roku or Apple TV and an access link for streaming the film on all other devices.

If you register for a CIFF Streams + Anisfield Wolf Book Awards film event on the same date it is released, you will receive your streaming access email within a few minutes of registering.

While each film event must be registered for by 9:00 PM ET on its scheduled release date, you will have until 11:00 PM ET to stream the film and post-film conversation with filmmakers and subjects (if applicable). Please check spam/junk folders for email confirmations if you haven’t received your streaming access email.

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When can I stream CIFF Streams + Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards film events?

A CIFF Streams film event will be released each day during the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards’ Virtual Cleveland Book Week (September 29-October 4, 2020), with the exception of October 1, 2020. CIFF Streams film events during CIFF Streams + Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards can only be accessed by registering on Eventbrite for specific film events HERE and can only be streamed on their scheduled film event date. Please note, you must separately register for each film event you would like to stream.

Film events for feature length films will be accompanied by a pre-recorded, moderated conversation between the director and/or documentary subjects and Cleveland State University professor, Eric Siler. These conversations will stream immediately following the film, there is no need to register for post-film conversations or change virtual platforms.These conversations will also be published and accessible to all post-film event, HERE.

Please note: Shorts Programs will not be followed by a conversation.

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How do I access CIFF Streams film events that are part of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards?

If you registered in advance of the scheduled film event date, you will receive a streaming access email with a voucher code for streaming the film event on Roku or Apple TV and a "Watch Now" streaming access link for streaming the film event on all other devices by 9:00 AM ET on the date of the film event . You will have until 11:00 PM ET on the day of the scheduled film event to stream the film. Please check spam/junk folders for email confirmations.

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Who can access CIFF Streams film events during CIFF Streams + Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards?

CIFF Streams film events during CIFF Streams + Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards are free and open to everyone. Film events can be streamed online from anywhere within the United States (including Puerto Rico). A majority of the films will have closed captioning. Closed captioning availability is listed under each film event’s description. All pre-recorded conversations will include both a Sign Language Interpreter and closed captioning.

See additional FAQs below for more information on how to stream film events.

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On which devices can I stream film events I registered for?

CIFF Streams film events can be streamed via web browsers on computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. You can stream film events directly through the CIFF Streams channel on an Apple TV or Roku TV/stick. You can also cast films to a smart TV via a Chromecast or Apple Airplay device or connect a computer or laptop to your smart TV via an HDMI cord. You will receive your streaming access email containing your streaming access voucher code (for streaming films on Roku or Apple TV) and a "Watch Now" streaming access link (for streaming the film on all other devices). Please see below for additional technical requirements.

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What are the requirements to stream film events on Mac desktops and laptops?

Mac OSX 10.12 or later

Supported browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Opera. We recommend using the latest version of your browser.

Click the "Watch Now" streaming access link from your streaming access email to stream a film on your Mac desktop or laptop.

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What are the requirements to stream film events on Windows desktops and laptops?

Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10


Supported browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Opera. We recommend using the latest version of your browser. Microsoft Internet Explorer is not supported.

Click the "Watch Now" streaming access link from your streaming access email to stream films on your Windows desktop or laptop.

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What are the system requirements to stream film events on desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones?

You can stream films on PCs running Windows 7+, and Intel-based Macs running OS X 10.12+. You can also stream films on Android tablets and phones using a Google Chrome browser and on Apple iPhones and iPads using a Safari browser.

Click on the "Watch Now" streaming access link from your streaming access email to stream films on your tablet or smartphone.

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How do I stream film events on my iPhone/iPad?

You can stream films using Safari on iOS 11.2 or later. Please note that you must have “Screen Mirroring” turned off in your settings in order for film events to play.

Click on the "Watch Now" streaming access link from your streaming access email to stream films on iPhone or iPad.

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How do I stream film events on my Android device?

You can stream content using Chrome on Android 6.0 or later.

Click on the "Watch Now" streaming access link from your streaming access email to stream films on your Android tablet or smartphone.

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How do I Chromecast film events?

You can Chromecast film events from a Google Chrome web browser on PC and Mac computers as well as Android devices by selecting the cast button in the bottom right-hand side of the player.

Click the "Watch Now" streaming access link from your streaming access email to cast films from your PC or Mac laptop or desktop.

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How do I AirPlay film events to my Apple TV?

You can AirPlay film events from most browsers if you have an Apple TV by selecting the cast button in the bottom right-hand side of the player.

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How do I stream film events on my Roku or Apple TV?

From a Roku TV or smart TV with a Roku device connected, search for the CIFF Streams channel from the Roku homepage and download the channel for free. Once the download is complete, select the CIFF Streams channel, follow the onscreen instructions for pairing, and enter the voucher code you received in your streaming access email. Please note: If you already have the CIFF Streams app, you should not have to download or pair the channel.

From an Apple TV, search for the CIFF Streams app in the App Store, and download the app for free. You must have a newer Apple TV device to access the CIFF Streams channel. Once the download is complete, select the CIFF Streams channel, follow the onscreen instructions for pairing, and enter the voucher code you received in your streaming access email. Please note: If you already have the CIFF Streams app, you should not have to download or pair the channel.

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Why does video playback stall or not play smoothly?

The CIFF Streams streaming platform uses adaptive bitrate streaming which means the streaming quality will automatically adjust based on your internet speed. If your internet connection is poor or inconsistent you may experience problems during playback. If you’re on Wi-Fi, try moving closer to your router.

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Are CIFF Streams + Anisfield-Wolf film events accessible for persons with disabilities?

All but one of the feature films (SINCE I BEEN DOWN) streaming as part of the CIFF Streams + Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards program offer closed captioning. The short films included in the Shorts Program 1 and Shorts Program 2 do not offer closed captioning. All pre-recorded conversations will include both closed captioning and a Sign Language Interpreter.

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Who can I contact for further assistance with CIFF Streams film events?

Have questions? Need help? Just email us at streams@clevelandfilm.org.

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CIFF on Instagram

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Less than one week until CIFF Streams teams up with Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards to present four feature films and two short programs as part of Cleveland Book Week, September 29 - October 4, 2020! Each feature film will be followed by a post-film conversation, with #CIFF44 alum @dopeisdeath kicking things off. All #CBW2020 events are free, but registration is required. Full info in CIFF Streams + AWBA link in bio!
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CIFF Tweets

Join us 9/29-10/4 as we partner with @AnisfieldWolf to present four feature films + two short programs as part of #CBW2020! All feature films will include a post-film Q&A, with DOPE IS DEATH up first. Events are free, but registration is required: https://t.co/Vv6NrqzOS7 https://t.co/pb8dphnovu

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Join us September 24th - 27th for a special screening of AGGIE, the story of Clevelands own Agnes Aggie Gund who is equally known for her exquisite art collection and her fight for social justice. A post-film Q&A will take place with director Catherine Gund and the films namesake Agnes Aggie Gund: https://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2020/aggie

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