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

Sidebars

In addition to the main Festival program, there are special film sections that add interest and diversity to the overall Festival and help attendees navigate the offerings. These special categories include:

After Hours

After Hours

Ready for your mind to be blown? Prowl the Festival and feast on these dark, mysterious, thrilling, and bizarre films. {view films}

Black Cinema

Black Cinema

These remarkable films elevate stories, topics, and themes that are embedded in both Black communities and the African diaspora. {view films}

Cinema en Español

Cinema en Español

This eclectic array of Spanish-language films, and films with Spanish dialogue, explores a multitude of subjects that range from the culturally specific to the universal. {view films}

Democracy's Heroes

Democracy's Heroes

These compelling documentaries spotlight the heroes who are fighting for democracy around the world. {view films}

Family Films

Family Films

You can take a family trip around the world without leaving your home! These family-friendly films are great for kids and young adults.

* Those films that are in English and appropriate for the little ones are marked as so on the film pages. However, CIFF films are not rated by the MPAA, so we advise viewer discretion for all films. {view films}

Film is Art

Film is Art

Focusing on topics including photography, painting, illustration, fashion, and theater, these films explore artists and the artistic process. Some of these films also highlight animation—an art form in and of itself. {view films}

Jewish & Israeli Visions

Jewish & Israeli Visions

These films from—or about—Israel and the Jewish diaspora enlighten with their unique cultural perspective. {view films}

Outlook

Outlook

This long-standing sidebar, now with a new name, features films focusing on issues, topics, and stories from the lesbian, gay, transgender, and queer communities. {view films}

Pan-Asian Cinema

Pan-Asian Cinema

Focusinng on films from the Pacific Islands and the entire continent of Asia, along with stories of Asian-Americans, these films feature modern tales from ancient cultures. {view films}

Teen-Friendly Films

Teen-Friendly Films

Teenagers can take a trip around the world without leaving their home! This is the one time you won't have to worry about too much screen time, as these teen-friendly films are great for young adults and above.

* CIFF films are not rated by the MPAA, so we advise viewer discretion for all films. {view films}

Women of the World

Women of the World

Once again we are proud to feature this collection of films that celebrate empowered women. {view films}

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