The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
Both in-person and online screenings are limited to a specific number of "seats" available for passholders and ticket holders, and some screenings may reach capacity before the Festival is over. Below is a list of the Latest Updates on screenings that are either STAND BY, TICKETS SOLD OUT, or SOLD OUT status.
Only a portion of the in-person tickets to a screening are sold in advance so we can save room for our passholders who do not have to indicate in advance which screenings they will be attending. As a result, even for crowded screenings, we can often accommodate additional patrons just before show time. Once all regular tickets to a screening have sold, a film goes on Stand By. For screenings on Stand By, numbered Stand By tickets are sold beginning one hour before show time (Be aware that a line sometimes forms earlier than this) at the Stand By Booth outside of the Outcalt Theatre. Just before show time, if seats are available after passholders and ticket holders have been admitted, Stand By ticket holders are admitted, in numerical order, on a space-available basis until the theater is full. On the rare occasion that a screening reaches capacity, a film will then be SOLD OUT. Those who are not admitted receive a replacement voucher or cash refund. Cash or vouchers only; no checks or credit cards accepted. Hint: buy your tickets early or, better yet, become a passholder-level member to avoid Stand By and Sell Outs!
All films in the CIFF46 Streams program are limited to a maximum number of available streams and are therefore available to stream on a first-come, first-served basis until sold out. Once all tickets to a film are sold, the film will be marked as “TICKETS SOLD OUT” on the CIFF website. Pre-existing ticket holders for that film and CIFF passholders will still be able to stream the film. When a film’s status has been marked “TICKETS SOLD OUT” and the passholder streaming cap on a film is reached, the film’s status will be updated to “SOLD OUT'', and the film will be unavailable to stream for passholders. However, pre-existing ticket holders for the film will still be able to stream the film. We suggest you prioritize the films you’d like to stream first.
All CIFF46 Streams films and shorts programs are limited to a maximum number of streams set by distributors and therefore, all CIFF46 Streams films and shorts programs are available on a first come, first served basis until sold out. Tickets to films may sell out (TICKETS SOLD OUT) and films may become unavailable to stream for passholders (SOLD OUT).