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

Special Events

CIFF45 Streams Lobby on Discord

Wednesday, April 07, 2021 11:00 AM - Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:59 PM

CIFF45 Streams Lobby on Discord

Sponsored by Pierre's Ice Cream

Join us in the Film Festival lobby, the virtual CIFF45 Streams Lobby sponsored by Pierre's Ice Cream! The CIFF45 Streams Lobby, hosted on the Discord platform, is an online gathering space for attendees, filmmakers (!), industry, members, partners, sponsors, and staff to meet, mingle, and discuss... {more info}

Opening Night Q&A

Wednesday, April 07, 2021 8:30 PM - Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:59 PM

Opening Night Q&A

Together Together

Watch the recorded version of the live Q&A with the director of the CIFF45 Streams Opening Night film, TOGETHER TOGETHER, on the CIFF YouTube page. {more info}

Filmmaker Conversation: Q&A

Thursday, April 08, 2021 11:00 AM - Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:59 PM

Filmmaker Conversation: Q&A

In the Dark of the Valley

Join us for a pre-recorded Q&A with the director, Nicholas Mihm and subject, Melissa Bumstead. The Q&A will be available starting at 11:00AM on April 8th on both the CIFF virtual cinema platform and the CIFF YouTube page. {more info}

Filmmaker Conversation: Q&A

Thursday, April 08, 2021 11:00 AM - Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:59 PM

Filmmaker Conversation: Q&A

Daisy Quokka: World's Scariest Animal

Join us for a pre-recorded Q&A with the director, Ricard Cusso, and voice actor, Angourie Rice. The Q&A will be available starting at 11:00AM on April 8th on both the CIFF virtual cinema platform and the CIFF YouTube page. {more info}

Filmmaker Conversation: Q&A

Thursday, April 08, 2021 11:00 AM - Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:59 PM

Filmmaker Conversation: Q&A

Not Going Quietly

Join us for a pre-recorded Q&A with the director, Nicholas Bruckman and subject, Ady Barkan. The Q&A will be available starting at 11:00AM on April 8th on both the CIFF virtual cinema platform and the CIFF YouTube page. {more info}

Filmmaker Conversation: Q&A

Thursday, April 08, 2021 11:00 AM - Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:59 PM

Filmmaker Conversation: Q&A

Down a Dark Stairwell

Join us for a pre-recorded Q&A with the director, Ursula Liang and editor, Jason M. Harper. The Q&A will be available starting at 11:00AM on April 8th on both the CIFF virtual cinema platform and the CIFF YouTube page. {more info}

Filmmaker Conversation: Q&A

Thursday, April 08, 2021 11:00 AM - Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:59 PM

Filmmaker Conversation: Q&A

In the Same Breath

Join us for a pre-recorded Q&A with the director, Nanfu Wang. The Q&A will be available starting at 11:00AM on April 8th on both the CIFF virtual cinema platform and the CIFF YouTube page. {more info}

Filmmaker Conversation: Q&A

Thursday, April 08, 2021 11:00 AM - Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:59 PM

Filmmaker Conversation: Q&A

Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power

Join us for a pre-recorded Q&A with the director, Abby Ginzberg, and subjects, Congresswomen Barbara Lee and Gwen Moore. The Q&A will be available starting at 11:00AM on April 8th on both the CIFF virtual cinema platform and the CIFF YouTube page. {more info}

Filmmaker Conversation: Q&A

Thursday, April 08, 2021 11:00 AM - Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:59 PM

Filmmaker Conversation: Q&A

Apart

Join us for a pre-recorded Q&A with the director, Jennifer Redfearn, and subjects, Amanda Freed, Tomika Daniel, Lydia Loth, and Malika Kidd. The Q&A will be available starting at 11:00AM on April 8th on both the CIFF virtual cinema platform and the CIFF YouTube page. {more info}

Filmmaker Conversation: Roundtable

Thursday, April 08, 2021 11:00 AM - Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:59 PM

Filmmaker Conversation: Roundtable

Cured, Swan Song, & Yes I Am - the Ric Weiland Story

Join us for a pre-recorded Roundtable with filmmakers from some of our DReam Catcher films - Cured, Swan Song, and Yes I Am - the Ric Weiland Story. The Roundtable episode will be available starting at 11:00AM on April 8th on the CIFF YouTube page. {more info}

Filmmaker Conversation: Roundtable

Thursday, April 08, 2021 11:00 AM - Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:59 PM

Filmmaker Conversation: Roundtable

Bring It Home & The Place That Makes Us

Join us for a pre-recorded Roundtable with filmmakers and subjects from Bring It Home and The Place That Makes Us, two films whose stories center around the Mahoning Valley. The Roundtable episode will be available starting at 11:00AM on April 8th on the CIFF YouTube... {more info}

Filmmaker Conversation: Roundtable

Thursday, April 08, 2021 11:00 AM - Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:59 PM

Filmmaker Conversation: Roundtable

Chasing Childhood & Generation Growth

Join us for a pre-recorded Roundtable with filmmakers from Chasing Childhood and Generation Growth, two films that examine children's relationship with education nowadays. The Roundtable episode will be available starting at 11:00AM on April 8th on the CIFF YouTube page. {more info}

Filmmaker Conversation: Roundtable

Thursday, April 08, 2021 11:00 AM - Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:59 PM

Filmmaker Conversation: Roundtable

First Date, My Heart Can't Beat Unless You Tell It To, Superior

Join us for a pre-recorded Roundtable with filmmakers from some of our After Hours films - First Date, My Heart Can't Beat Unless You Tell It To, and Superior. The Roundtable episode will be available starting at 11:00AM on April 8th on the CIFF YouTube... {more info}

Filmmaker Conversation: Roundtable

Thursday, April 08, 2021 11:00 AM - Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:59 PM

Filmmaker Conversation: Roundtable

At the Ready & Missing in Brooks County

Join us for a pre-recorded Roundtable with filmmakers and subjects from At the Ready and Missing in Brooks County, two films centered around migration and border patrol at the Texas/Mexico border. The Roundtable episode will be available starting at 11:00AM on April 8th on the... {more info}

Filmmaker Conversation: Shorts Roundtables

Thursday, April 08, 2021 11:00 AM - Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:59 PM

Filmmaker Conversation: Shorts Roundtables

Shorts Programs

Join us for pre-recorded Roundtables with filmmakers from each of the 24 CIFF Shorts Programs. Each Roundtable episode will be available starting at 11:00AM on April 8th on the CIFF virtual cinema platform and CIFF YouTube page. {more info}

Filmmaker Conversations: Q&A

Thursday, April 08, 2021 11:00 AM - Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:59 PM

Filmmaker Conversations: Q&A

Writing with Fire

Join us for a pre-recorded Q&A with the directors Sushmit Ghosh and Rintu Thomas, and subjects Meera Devi and Shyamkali Devi. The Q&A is available on both the CIFF virtual cinema platform and the CIFF YouTube page. {more info}

Happy Hour

Thursday, April 08, 2021 8:00 PM - Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:59 PM

Happy Hour

Medicine Man & Lily Topples the World

Join us on the CIFF YouTube page for one of our live, interactive Happy Hour shows in which we cover Festival news, updates, and recaps, as well as chat with filmmakers, cast, and subjects from mulitple films in the festival. You'll be able to ask... {more info}

Happy Hour

Friday, April 09, 2021 8:00 PM - Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:59 PM

Happy Hour

A Sexplanation & The Dilemma of Desire

Join us on the CIFF YouTube page for one of our live, interactive Happy Hour shows in which we cover Festival news, updates, and recaps, as well as chat with filmmakers, cast, and subjects from mulitple films in the festival. You'll be able to ask... {more info}

CIFF Speaks

Saturday, April 10, 2021 8:00 AM - Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:59 PM

CIFF Speaks

JACINTA

On this episode of CIFF Speaks, we are joined by Jessica Earnshaw, director of JACINTA, as well as the featured subject of the film, Jacinta. Find us on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you subscribe to your favorite podcasts. {more info}

CIFF Speaks

Sunday, April 11, 2021 8:00 AM - Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:59 PM

CIFF Speaks

A COPS AND ROBBERS STORY

On this episode of CIFF Speaks, we are joined by Ilinca Calugareanu, director of A COPS AND ROBBERS STORY, as well as the featured subject of the film, Corey Pegues. Find us on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you subscribe to your favorite podcasts. {more info}

CIFF's Karaoke From Your Couch, presented by Pierre's Ice Cream

Sunday, April 11, 2021 7:00 PM

CIFF's Karaoke From Your Couch, presented by Pierre's Ice Cream

Step up to the mic or sit back and enjoy the show!

Join us for CIFF's Karaoke From Your Couch, presented by Pierre's Ice Cream! Cleveland's own Mike Wendt will set the stage for a night of singing and showing off! Show up dressed as your favorite singer or in your paJAMas (see what we did there). Anything goes... {more info}

CIFF Speaks

Monday, April 12, 2021 8:00 AM - Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:59 PM

CIFF Speaks

UNAPOLOGETIC

On this episode of CIFF Speaks, we are joined by Ashley O'Shay, director of UNAPOLOGETIC and CIFF's inaugural Groundbreaker Award recipient. Find us on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you subscribe to your favorite podcasts. {more info}

Happy Hour

Monday, April 12, 2021 8:00 PM - Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:59 PM

Happy Hour

Meat the Future & Youth v Gov

Join us on the CIFF YouTube page for one of our live, interactive Happy Hour shows in which we cover Festival news, updates, and recaps, as well as chat with filmmakers, cast, and subjects from mulitple films in the festival. You'll be able to ask... {more info}

CIFF Speaks

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 8:00 AM - Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:59 PM

CIFF Speaks

SUMMERTIME

On this episode of CIFF Speaks, we are joined by Carlos López Estrada, director of SUMMERTIME, as well as two of the poets featured in the film. Find us on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you subscribe to your favorite podcasts. {more info}

Happy Hour

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 8:00 PM - Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:59 PM

Happy Hour

Unapologetic & Voodoo MacBeth

Join us on the CIFF YouTube page for one of our live, interactive Happy Hour shows in which we cover Festival news, updates, and recaps, as well as chat with filmmakers, cast, and subjects from mulitple films in the festival. You'll be able to ask... {more info}

Filmmaker Conversation: Centerpiece Q&A

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 10:30 PM - Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:59 PM

Filmmaker Conversation: Centerpiece Q&A

Summertime

Join us for a pre-recorded Q&A with director, Carlos López Estrada, and actors/poets Mila Cuda and Tyris Winter. The Q&A will be available starting at 10:30PM on April 13th on both the CIFF virtual cinema platform and the CIFF YouTube page. {more info}

CIFF Speaks

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 8:00 AM - Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:59 PM

CIFF Speaks

OPEN HEARTS

On this episode of CIFF Speaks, we are joined by OPEN HEARTS co-directors Travis Pollert and Jacob Kostelli. Find us on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you subscribe to your favorite podcasts. {more info}

Happy Hour

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 8:00 PM - Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:59 PM

Happy Hour

Rebel Hearts & Women Is Losers

Join us on the CIFF YouTube page for one of our live, interactive Happy Hour shows in which we cover Festival news, updates, and recaps, as well as chat with filmmakers, cast, and subjects from mulitple films in the festival. You'll be able to ask... {more info}

CIFF Speaks

Thursday, April 15, 2021 8:00 AM - Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:59 PM

CIFF Speaks

LORELEI

On this episode of CIFF Speaks, we are joined by LORELEI director Sabrina Doyle. Find us on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you subscribe to your favorite podcasts. {more info}

Filmmaker Conversation: Q&A

Thursday, April 15, 2021 2:00 PM - Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:59 PM

Filmmaker Conversation: Q&A

Medicine Man: The Stan Brock Story

In this live Filmmaker Conversation, healthcare reform activist Wendell Potter is joined by Remote Area Medical CEO Jeff Eastman, progressive entrepreneur Joe Sanberg, and filmmaker Paul Michael Angell to discuss the legacy of Stan Brock and the current state of healthcare provision in the United... {more info}

Happy Hour

Thursday, April 15, 2021 8:00 PM - Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:59 PM

Happy Hour

Swan Song & P.S. Burn This Letter Please

Join us on the CIFF YouTube page for one of our live, interactive Happy Hour shows in which we cover Festival news, updates, and recaps, as well as chat with filmmakers, cast, and subjects from mulitple films in the festival. You'll be able to ask... {more info}

Happy Hour

Friday, April 16, 2021 8:00 PM - Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:59 PM

Happy Hour

For Madmen Only & Golden Arm

Join us on the CIFF YouTube page for one of our live, interactive Happy Hour shows in which we cover Festival news, updates, and recaps, as well as chat with filmmakers, cast, and subjects from mulitple films in the festival. You'll be able to ask... {more info}

CIFF Speaks

Saturday, April 17, 2021 8:00 AM - Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:59 PM

CIFF Speaks

BEST SUMMER EVER

On this episode of CIFF Speaks, we are joined by Shannon DeVido, one of the stars of our Closing Night Film BEST SUMMER EVER. Find us on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you subscribe to your favorite podcasts. {more info}

Closing Night Q&A

Saturday, April 17, 2021 8:15 PM - Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:59 PM

Closing Night Q&A

Best Summer Ever

Join us for a live, interactive Q&A with the directors and cast of Best Summer Ever. The Q&A will be available starting at 8:15PM on April 17th on the CIFF YouTube page.. {more info}

CIFF's Film Trivia Night presented by Pierre's Ice Cream

Sunday, April 18, 2021 7:00 PM

CIFF's Film Trivia Night presented by Pierre's Ice Cream

Calling all film fanatics and gameshow geeks!

Join us for CIFF's Film Trivia Night presented by Pierre's Ice Cream! Grab your film fanatic friends or come and make some new ones at CIFF's Film Trivia Night! Flex your cranial muscles with 5 grueling rounds of film trivia. Only one team can win it... {more info}

CIFF Speaks

Monday, April 19, 2021 8:00 PM - Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:59 PM

CIFF Speaks

THE BIG SCARY "S" WORD

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CIFF Speaks

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 8:00 AM

CIFF Speaks

TOPOWA! - NEVER GIVE UP

On this episode of CIFF Speaks, we are joined by TOPOWA! – NEVER GIVE UP co-directors Philip Sansom and Inigo Gilmore. Find us on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you subscribe to your favorite podcasts. {more info}

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