Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

When and where will CIFF45 (2021) take place?

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

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When will the CIFF45 Call for Entries open?

CIFF45 Call for Entries is officially open! Jump on over to our Call for Entries FAQs for all the details.

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How can I purchase/view a film I saw at the Festival?

The mission of the CIFF is exhibition and education; therefore, we are not involved with the distribution process for films screened during the CIFF. However, print source contact information is located below most feature film descriptions in the Program Guide as well as on our website under the film's description page in the right-hand column. You can use this information to contact the distribution company/filmmaker about purchasing or viewing their film.

Another place to track when and where past CIFF films are available to view online is our CIFF Alums page, which we will continue to update as information is available.

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How can I make a donation to CIFF?

You can do so via:

1. The CIFF Website:

  • Click SUPPORT US located in the main navigation bar.
  • From the sub-navigation, select DONATE. Enter the amount you would like to donate (please note, the default is $50) and click on DONATE NOW.
  • Checkmark the box below to indicate if it is in honor or in memory of someone.
  • Click DONATE and a pop-up box will appear to confirm you have added items to your cart.
  • Once you are done adding items to your cart, select "go to cart" on the pop-up box or click on the shopping cart icon at the top right of the page.
  • Review the order information to make sure it is correct, then click CHECKOUT NOW.
  • Enter your billing information and click CONTINUE.
  • Enter your payment information and hit PLACE ORDER.

2. Text-to-Give

Text GIVE to 216.465.6513 and follow the prompts! Reply YES to donate $44, NO to enter another amount.

3. Mail. Send your donation to our Business Office:

Cleveland International Film Festival
2510 Market Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113

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Where can I purchase CIFF merchandise?

CIFF merchandise is available for purchase at our online Merchandise Store.

Please note: Shipment of merchandise orders will be delayed until our office reopens.

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How do I purchase a gift certificate?

Gift certificates can be purchased online through our website on the Gift Certificates page, over the phone (216.623.3456), or in-person at our office (2510 Market Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113).

Gift Certificates are redeemable for CIFF events, tickets, memberships, and merchandise. Gift Certificates are not redeemable for concessions.

To purchase a gift certificate through our website, follow these steps:

1. Click the STORE link located in the main navigation bar.

2. Select the Gift Certificates link on the left-hand side.

3. Enter the amount and select your preferred delivery method: Email or Paper.

4. Enter the recipient's information and where you would like the certificate sent. Click ADD TO CART. A pop-up box will appear to confirm you have added items to your cart.

5. If you are done adding items to your cart, click go to cart on the pop-up box or click the shopping cart icon at the top right of the page.

6. Review the order information to make sure it is correct, then click CHECKOUT NOW.

7. Enter your billing information and click CONTINUE.

8. Enter your payment information and hit PLACE ORDER.

You will receive an order confirmation number and a receipt will be sent via email, if provided.

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How do I get more involved as a sponsor or partner of the Festival?

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities and packages with the Festival, or are part of an organization or media outlet that would like to partner with the Festival, please contact Associate Director, Patrick Shepherd, at 216.623.3456 x23 or at patrick@clevelandfilm.org.

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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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How do I become a volunteer for the Festival?

For more information on volunteering with CIFF, please email Special Programs Director, Beth Steele Radisek at beth@clevelandfilm.org. Please note: we are currently not taking applications for new volunteers. Check back for more information.

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What types of volunteer opportunities are available at the Festival?

We are so grateful to our hundreds of volunteers who wear many hats at the Festival. They assist with Challenge Match, Stand By, Merchandise Store, Patron Services, Hospitality Headquarters, and Parking. Duties include ballot distribution and collection, ushering patrons into the theaters, monitoring the lobby and hallways, parking validation, and maintaining the reserved seating section of the theaters.

Looking to make a difference for our planet? We also have volunteer positions available for our Green Team and Zero Waste Initiative!

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How can I purchase a CIFF membership?

While current CIFF members are still active members, CIFF memberships are currently not for sale or renewal. We will be launching a new membership program in October 2020. Please check back with us for latest news and details.

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How do I log in to my membership account on the website?

Click on LOGIN in the upper right corner of the CIFF home page. Enter your email address associated with your membership account and password. Click login.

You will see a "MY ACCOUNT" link at the top right of the page. If you do not see this, you are not logged in. Click on the link to view and/or edit your account information.

If you have forgotten your password, click on Forgotten password? to initiate a password reset, sent to the email address associated with your membership account.

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How long is my CIFF membership good for?

CIFF memberships are annual and only valid for one Festival cycle. The majority of members will be issued a renewal date one year from the time of their membership purchase. However, CIFF memberships will not be issued for two Festival cycles. As a result, CIFF memberships purchased in March or April will be issued a renewal date at the end of February of the following year.

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Are CIFF memberships tax deductible?

CIFF memberships are tax deductible to the maximum amount allowed by law. CIFF members receive goods and services in exchange for their contribution, the value of which often exceeds their contribution depending on the level of use. Therefore, it is up to the individual to determine the tax deductible value of their contribution.

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What are CIFF's Membership Policies?


CIFF memberships are annual and only valid for one Festival cycle. The majority of members will be issued a renewal date one year from the time of their membership purchase. However, CIFF memberships will not be issued for two Festival cycles. As a result, CIFF memberships purchased in March or April will be issued a renewal date at the end of February of the following year.

CIFF memberships are per individual. Memberships cannot be transferred or shared with other individuals. Members in violation of this will have their membership revoked without refund.

CIFF memberships are tax deductible to the maximum amount allowed by law. CIFF members receive goods and services in exchange for their contribution, the value of which often exceeds their contribution depending on the level of use. Therefore, it is up to the individual to determine the tax deductible value of their contribution.

By purchasing a CIFF membership you agree to adhere to the CIFF Code of Conduct. Failure to observe organizational policies regarding member conduct at CIFF events and screenings may result in termination of membership without refund.

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