Cleveland International Film Festival } March 25 – April 5, 2020 } Tower City Cinemas

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:

African Diaspora

African Diaspora

These remarkable films feature stories from Africa, made by and about Africans and people of African descent from around the world. {view films}

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}

Cinema en Espaņol

Cinema en Espaņol

This ecclectic 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}

Family Films

Family Films

You can take a family trip around the world without leaving the city. These family-friendly films are great for kids and young adults. {view films}

Film Is Art

Film Is Art

Focusing on topics including photography, painting, illustration, model aviation, and even dog grooming, 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 and Israeli Visions

Jewish and Israeli Visions

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

Nordic Adventures

Nordic Adventures

These films feature fantastic, original storytelling from the Scandinavian countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. {view films}

Pan-Asian Cinema

Pan-Asian Cinema

Focusing 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}

Race Relations

Race Relations

The films in this sidebar expand the discussion about race and ethnicity and the impact racial identity has on individuals and society as a whole. {view films}

Strangers in a Strange Land

Strangers in a Strange Land

This imperative new sidebar features the stories of people living in a foreign land, or as foreigners in their own land. These films continue the conversation about the need for mutual cultural understanding. {view films}

The Sports Section

The Sports Section

These films focus on sports competitions and individual athletes causing any spectator to feel the emotions involved. {view films}

Voices of the Arab World

Voices of the Arab World

These films, hailing from many different countries, share the same language and exemplify dynamic cultures that have impacted history while continuing to mold the world's dialogue. {view films}

Watch Out! (formerly 10% Cinema)

Watch Out! (formerly 10% Cinema)

This long-standing sidebar (formerly 10% Cinema), features films focusing on issues, topics, and stories from the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities. {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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