Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

When and where will CIFF46 (2022) take place?

CIFF46 will take place both in-person and online in 2022. CIFF46 @ PSQ will take place in-person at Playhouse Square, March 30-April 9, 2022 and CIFF46 Streams will take place online, April 10-17, 2022.

CIFF46 @PSQ (March 30-April 9, 2022) will include screenings of all films in the CIFF46 program. The CIFF46 Streams (April 10-17, 2022) program will consist of a portion of the films screened in-person during CIFF46@ PSQ, but will not include additonal films not screened in-person during CIFF46 @ PSQ.

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When will the CIFF46 Program be released?

The CIFF46 Program for both in-person and online screenings will be released on the CIFF website at 11:00 AM ET on Monday, March 7, 2022.

CIFF46 @PSQ (March 30-April 9, 2022) will include screenigns of all films in the CIFF46 program. The CIFF46 Streams (April 10-17, 2022) program will consist of a portion of the films screened in-person during CIFF46@ PSQ, but will not include additonal films not screened in-person during CIFF46 @ PSQ. For a printable, downloadable of all CIFF46 flims, visit HERE.

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Are there CIFF46 Program Guides?

Physical Program Guides will not be created for CIFF46. The CIFF46 program and all additional CIFF46 information will be published on the CIFF website on Monday, March 7, 2022 at 11:00 AM ET. A printable PDF listing of all CIFF46 films and shorts programs will be available for download on the CIFF Website on Friday, March 11, 2020. Stay tuned for a release date.

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Will the program of films for CIFF46 @ PSQ (in-person) be the same as the program of films for CIFF46 Streams (online)?

No. CIFF46 @PSQ (March 30-April 9, 2022) will include screenings of all films in the CIFF46 program. The CIFF46 Streams (April 10-17, 2022) program will consist of a portion of the films screened in-person during CIFF46@ PSQ, but will not include additonal films not screened in-person during CIFF46 @ PSQ.

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What films are only screening at CIFF46 PSQ and not screening at CIFF46 Streams?

Here is the list of films that are only screening in person at Playhouse Square

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Where can I see a list of all films screening online during CIFF46 Streams?

While all films in the CIFF46 Streams program will be screened in-person during CIFF46 @ PSQ (March 30-April 9, 2022), not all films in the CIFF46 Program will be screened online during CIFF46 Streams (April 10-17, 2022). For a listing of all CIFF46 films available for streaming during CIFF46 Streams, check the "CIFFSTREAMS ONLY" box on the Schedule page.

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Are CIFF46 films rated or age-restricted?

No. Most independent and international films are unrated by the M.P.A.A.Therefore, viewer discretion is advised, and any content warnings in a film or shorts program’s description should be heeded.

No person under the age of ten will be admitted to CIFF46 @ PSQ (March 30-April 9, 2022) screenings, except for films and shorts programs included in the Family Films and Teen Friendly Films sidebars. All children must have a ticket or pass and be accompanied by an adult.

It is not recommended that children under the age of ten view CIFF46 Streams (April 10-17, 2022) films, except for films and shorts programs included in the Family Films and Teen Friendly Films sidebars.

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What accommodations does CIFF have for persons with disabilities?

Mobility Accessibility:

The in-person portion of the Festival, CIFF46@ PSQ (March 30-April 9, 2022) will take place entirely within Playhouse Square, which offers a number of accommodations for persons with mobility disabilities.

Playhouse Square is wheelchair accessible with automatic doors located at all front door theatre exterior entrances as well as between the Playhouse Square parking garage and walkway leading to the theatres. If you need assistance or to be dropped off, please pull up on Euclid Avenue in front of the theatre you are attending, and a RedCoat volunteer will be happy to assist.

All CIFF theatres at Playhouse Square have wheelchair accessible restrooms on the main floor of each theatre, complete with at least one wheelchair-accessible/companion restroom. All CIFF theatres at Playhouse Square have wheelchair accessible seats and other accessibility seating, as well as companion seating for 1 additional patron.

Playhouse Square has a supply of wheelchairs on-site that can be borrowed during your visit to CIFF46. To make a wheelchair reservation in advance of your visit to CIFF46, please call the CIFF Box Office at 877.304.3456 during hours of operation, and if on-site at Playhouse Square, please visit CIFF Guest Services in the inner lobby of the KeyBank State Theatre. A state-issued photo ID will be required to reserve a wheelchair for use during CIFF46 in-person screenings.

Visual & Auditory Accessibility:

The CIFF website and the CIFF Streams platform are equipped with the UserWay accessibility widget, which allows users to make adjustments and enhancements to visuals, audio, and layout. Look in the bottom corner for the green and black circular icon on the CIFF website and the blue and white circular icon on the CIFF Streams platform’s website. Click on the icon for a list of available adjustments to the user experience on either website.

Available accessibility features on films, such as English subtitles, closed captioning, and audio descriptions, will be noted, along with any limitations. These are listed on each film’s description page under the Accessibility section for both CIFF46 in-person and online screenings.

For a listing of films screening in-person during CIFF46 @ PSQ offering closed captioning and/or subtitles in English, apply the "accessibility: Films with Captions/Subtitles” filter on the Schedule page. For a list of films screening online during CIFF46 Streams offering closed captioning and/or subtitles in English, also check mark the "CIFFStreams Only" box on the Schedule page.

For a listing of films screening in-person during CIFF46 @ PSQ offering audio description in English, apply the "accessibility: Films with Audio Description" filter on the Schedule page. For a list of films screening online during CIFF46 Streams offering audio description in English, also check mark the "CIFFStreams Only" box on the Schedule page.

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Do CIFF46 films have closed captioning?

Yes, some of the films screening in-person during CIFF46 @ PSQ (March 30-April 9, 2022) and online during CIFF46 Streams (April 10-17, 2022) offer closed captioning and/or subtitles in English.

For a listing of films screening in-person during CIFF46 @ PSQ offering closed captioning and subtitles, apply the "accessibility: Films with Captions/Subtitles" filter on the Schedule page.

For a list of films screening online during CIFF46 Streams offering closed captioning and/or subtitles in English, also check mark the "CIFFSTREAMS ONLY" box on the Schedule page.

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Do CIFF46 films have audio description?

Yes, some of the films screening in-person during CIFF46 @ PSQ (March 30-April 9, 2022) and online during CIFF46 Streams (April 10-17, 2022) offer audio description in English.

For a listing of films screening in-person during CIFF46 @ PSQ offering audio description in English, apply the "accessibility: Films with Audio Description" filter on the Schedule page.

For a list of films screening online during CIFF46 Streams offering audio description in English, also check mark the "CIFFSTREAMS ONLY" box on the Schedule page.

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What Competitions and Awards are CIFF46 films eligible for?

The Cleveland International Film Festival is honored to present numerous competitions and awards that recognize talented filmmakers with cash prizes (ranging from $1,000 to $15,000) for their work on features and shorts. All CIFF46 feature films are eligible for the Roxanne T. Mueller Audience Choice Award, presented with generous support from the Callahan Foundation—started in 1968 by Cleveland nuclear engineer, inventor, and businessman Joe Callahan. Join us in celebrating the 34th year of this renowned award, which has a $15,000 cash prize.

Many of our awards are determined by audience vote, so make sure to cast your vote via paper ballots provided at each in-person screening. All awards will be announced at our Closing Awards Ceremony at the Connor Palace on April 9, 2022, immediately following the last round of screenings. Visit the Awards and Competitions page for a listing and description of all CIFF46 awards and film competitions.Vist Awards and Competitions for a listing and description of all the CIFF46 awards and competitions.

Please Note: Voting will be closed for the online protion of the Festival, CIFF46 Streams (April 10-17, 2022).

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What are the Sidebars for the CIFF46 program?

Sidebars are categories of CIFF46 films by shared topics, themes, languages, culture, or geographic region that help attendees navigate the offerings the CIFF46 program. The special categories of CIFF46 films include: After Hours, Asian Cinema, Black Cinema, Comedies, Family Films, Indigenous Cinema, Jewish Cinema, Latinx & Hispanic Cinema, Music Movies, Parability Cinema, Queer Cinema, Teen Friendly Films, and Women of the World.

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What special film programs are included in the CIFF46 Program?

In addition to the CIFF46 Sidebars and Competitions, this year we are proud to present the return of our DReam Catcher and our Groundbreaker program.

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