The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
CIFF patrons determine the winners of these awards by casting ballots throughout CIFF43. Each award is accompanied with a $1,000 cash prize.
Best Short Film Overall - sponsored by Char and Chuck Fowler
Best After Hours Short Film - sponsored by Friends of Patrick McFadden
Best Comedy Short Film - endowed by David K. Ream
Best Family Short Film - sponsored by University School
Best International Short Film - sponsored by MP Star Financial
Best LGBT Short Film: Given in Celebration of the Life of Nikki Babbit - sponsored by Jan and Harold Babbit
Best Ohio Short Film - sponsored by Bill and Teri Koeth
Best Student Short Film - sponsored by MP Star Financial
Best Women’s Short Film - sponsored by Jinny and John Johnson