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

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}

Asian Cinema

Asian Cinema

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

Black Cinema

Black Cinema

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

Comedies

Comedies

Let's be honest, we could all use a good laugh these days. You asked and we answered with our first ever sidebar just for films that will make you smile ;) {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.

* Films that are more appropriate for older kids are maerked 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}

Indigenous Cinema

Indigenous Cinema

These films elevate stories, topics, and themes that are embedded in Indigenous communities around the world. {view films}

Jewish Cinema

Jewish Cinema

These films are centered around Jewish history, culture, and stories. {view films}

Latinx & Hispanic Cinema

Latinx & Hispanic Cinema

These films elevate stories, topics, and themes that are embedded in both Latinx and Hispanic communities, including films from Spain and North, Central, and Latin America. {view films}

Music Movies

Music Movies

Jam out and find your groove with these music movies! {view films}

Only at Playhouse Square

Only at Playhouse Square

This listing of films are those that are not part of CIFF46 Streams and will only have in-person screenings at Playhouse Square. {view films}

Parability Cinema

Parability Cinema

This enlightening collection of films features stories about people with a wide range of abilities and their lived experiences. {view films}

Queer Cinema

Queer Cinema

Films focusing on issues, topics, and stories from LGBTQIA+ communities. {view films}

Teen-Friendly Films

Teen-Friendly Films

These films are friendly for our teen audience, but appeal to adults too!

* 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

This collection of films celebrates empowered women* of all kinds.

*cis, trans, and non-binary inclusive{view films}

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