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

Shorts Audience Choice Awards Program

Year: 2021
Country: International

Shorts Audience Choice Awards Program

These shorts awards each come with a $1,000 cash prize and are determined by audience vote, so make sure to vote using the star rating system on the CIFF virtual cinema platform. Winners will be announced during our virtual Closing Awards Ceremony. We hope you will join us on the CIFF YouTube page on Saturday, April 17th at 9:00 PM ET!

The Shorts Audience Choice Awards Program will be available to view on the CIFF virtual cinema platform from 11:00 PM ET on Saturday, April 17th through the end of the festival at 11:59 PM ET on Tuesday, April 20th.

Audience Choice Award for Best Short
Sponsored by Char and Chuck Fowler

Best After Hours Short
Sponsored by Friends of Patrick McFadden

Best Black Cinema Short
Sponsored by Hingetown Browns Backers

Best Comedy Short
Endowed by David K. Ream

Best Family Short
Sponsored by University School

Best LGBTQ+ Short: Given in Celebration of the Life of Nikki Babbit
Sponsored by Jan and Harold Babbit

Best Latinx Short
Sponsored by La Familia Watilo Blake

Best Ohio Short
Sponsored by Bill and Teri Koeth

Best Student Short
Sponsored by MP Star Financial

Best Women's Short
Sponsored by Jinny and John Johnson

FilmSlam Student Choice Award for Best Short
Sponsored by OverDrive

The Clover and Maggie Award: In Celebration of Life
Sponsored by Barbara Hawley and David Goodman

The Ophelia Award: In Celebration of the Life of Dakota Ophelia Berg
Sponsored by Jim Brumbaugh & Carolyn Berg

The Sammy and Jules Award for the Short Film with the Biggest Heart and Strongest Spirit
Sponsored by Marcie Goodman

The Spalding and Jackson Award: In Celebration of Joy
Sponsored by Marcie Goodman and John C. Williams

The Tom and Ginny Knoll Family Award: In Celebration of Acts of Kindness
Sponsored by Tom and Ginny Knoll and The Knoll Family Fund Promoting Civility and Acts of Kindness of Akron Community Foundation

CIFF45 Screenings

Scheduled Screening

Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 11:00 PM -
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 11:59 PM

Streams Access: United States and US Territories
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

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