UPDATE: CIFF44 CANCELLED

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

Cleveland International Film Festival } March 25 – April 5, 2020 } See Beyond

FAQs

FAQs CIFF44 Cancellation

How can I repurpose my ticket, Day Pass, and/or membership order into a tax-deductible donation or gift certificate (which never expires)?

If you'd like to still support CIFF, you can request that your ticket, Day Pass, and/or membership purchase(s) be converted into a partial or full tax-deductible donation or a CIFF gift certificate to use in the future (they never expire!). Please fill out this form to make the request.

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Will CIFF44 be postponed to a later date?

No, CIFF44 will not be postponed to a later date. Unfortunately, we do not have the human resources or the financial resources to reschedule the 2020 Festival.

We will be focusing all of our efforts and resources on planning CIFF45, which will take place April 7–18, 2021 at Playhouse Square.

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Can CIFF44 films be streamed online?

We are currently gathering information and determining the financial implications of this effort and will keep everyone updated as we know more.

However, we are also compiling a list of films from previous CIFFs that can be streamed online through various platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime, which we will be sharing soon.

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Can I get a refund for my purchase?

We are facing unprecedented financial challenges to our organization, unlike anything we have ever experienced before. Thus, we are asking you to consider converting your original financial commitment into a tax-deductible donation as a way to support CIFF during this difficult time.

However, if you would like to submit a refund request, please fill out this form on or before Sunday April 5, 2020 (our deadline for refund requests). All refund requests will be processed by May 31, 2020.

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Can I get a refund on a Gift Certificate purchase?

Gift certificates are not affiliated with a specific Festival and never expire. Therefore, refunds on gift certificates are not available at this time.

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Can I transfer my CIFF44 ticket and/or membership purchase to CIFF45?

Due to the nature of our infrastructure as a nonprofit organization, it is important to keep CIFF44 transactions separate from CIFF45 transactions. Therefore, we are asking you to kindly consider converting your ticket and/or membership purchases to a tax-deductible donation as a way to help support us during this difficult time.

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When and where will CIFF45 take place?

CIFF45 will take place April 7–18, 2021 at our new permanent home, Playhouse Square.

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Will there still be a Challenge Match?

Yes. We will be launching an online Challenge Match on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, which is the original Opening Day of CIFF44.

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Will CIFF44 merchandise be available?

Yes! CIFF44 merchandise is available for purchase at our online Merchandise Store.

Please note: Deliveries may be delayed until our office reopens.

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Can I get a refund for my CIFF44 submission fee?

CIFF Submissions Refund Policy:

If your film was an official selection for CIFF44 and you are wondering about getting your submission fee refunded, please email beth@clevelandfilm.org (and please include the name of your film).

If you submitted your film to be considered for CIFF44 but it was not selected, we will not be refunding submission fees. This is due to the fact that our selection process was completed in full – each film was watched by at least three members of our screening team, we completed our CIFF44 lineup based off the work of our screening team, and notifications were sent out on February 21, 2020.

Whether or not your film was selected for CIFF44, we are happy to provide written feedback about your film from our screening team. To request your feedback, please email reviews@clevelandfilm.org (and please include the name of your film).

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Today would have been #CIFF44 #ThommyTshirtDay! Post a photo of yourself in any CIFF shirt or sweatshirt and tag us to be entered into a drawing to win a pair of all-access passes to CIFF45 (April 7-18, 2021).

Posted by clefilmfest at 7:00 PM

CIFF Facebook Posts

Today would have been #CIFF44 #ThommyTshirtDay! Post a photo of yourself in any CIFF shirt or sweatshirt and tag us to be entered into a drawing to win a pair of all-access passes to CIFF45 (April 7-18, 2021).

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CIFF Tweets

Today would have been #CIFF44 #ThommyTshirtDay! Post a photo of yourself in any CIFF shirt or sweatshirt and tag us to be entered into a drawing to win a pair of all-access passes to CIFF45 (April 7-18, 2021). https://t.co/uLqFSAKQRl

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