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

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 (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 (and please include the name of your film).


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Good news! You can catch #CIFF44 alum THE FIGHT in the Cinematheque’s virtual multiplex through August 20th! Get full info and purchase your tickets today:

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Join our very own Bill Guentzler tomorrow, Tuesday, July 28th at 7 PM EST as he participates in a panel discussion, The Future of Film Festivals: Creating Community, Connection, & Curation Online. Tickets are $15, but use code FOFCIFF to get yours for $10. Full information for you here:

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Film friends, there is still time to catch SELMA, directed by CIFF alum Ava DuVernay and available across streaming platforms for free through June! Watch the trailer at

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