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

January 05, 2017

CIFF41 Fact Sheet

WHAT: The 41st Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) or 216.623.FILM (3456)

WHEN: March 29 – April 9, 2017

WHERE: Tower City Cinemas located in Tower City Center in Downtown Cleveland, Ohio, as well as select neighborhood screening locations.

WHY: For the past 40 years, the CIFF has been the premier film event in Ohio. Today the CIFF presents approximately 190 feature films and over 200 short films from at least 60 countries.

Over 300 filmmakers and other special guests attend the Film Festival during its 12-day run. More than 8,400 students participate in FilmSlam, the Festival’s media literacy program and mini-festival for middle, junior high, and high school students.

The 41st CIFF will launch with an Opening Night Film and Gala to an anticipated crowd of 1,500 people on the evening of Wednesday, March 29th. Following Opening Night, more than 500 film screenings will be exhibited in ten theaters at Tower City Cinemas in downtown Cleveland from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight (and even later on weekends) for the next eleven days. Screenings will also take place at select neighborhood screening locations throughout the area. Our Closing Night awards program will likely draw 2,000 people on the evening of Sunday, April 9th.

HOW: Program Guides will be available the week of March 6th at all Dollar Bank branches, and other locations. Tickets go on sale to members only on Friday, March 10th — one week before they go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 17th. Because advance tickets for many screenings sell quickly, patrons are advised to purchase tickets as early as possible.

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Debby Samples, Marketing & Media Director
2510 Market Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113-3434

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