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September 10, 2020

CIFF Announces Fall Online Event Series

The Cleveland International Film Festival announces its fall online event series, which will kick off with a spotlight on one of Cleveland’s own, and end with the countdown to CIFF45.

Access for all CIFF fall online film events will be delivered via email with a voucher code for streaming on Roku or Apple TV (this will provide the most optimal viewing experience), and a virtual access link for streaming the film event on all other devices.

Streaming dates:
Thursday, September 24th at 11:00 AM ET – Sunday, September 27th at 11:00 PM ET
Cost: $15.00
Streaming restrictions: This film is available to stream in the United States

Cleveland’s own Agnes “Aggie” Gund is the featured subject in the intimate documentary AGGIE, directed by her daughter Catherine Gund. The film not only offers a look at Aggie’s impressive status as an art collector, but also tells the story of her incredible philanthropic work and the lasting impact she has had on so many communities.

Ticket purchasers will also receive access to the live, post-film Q&A with director
Catherine Gund and Aggie Gund, moderated by Jennifer Coleman, Program Director for Creative Culture and Arts at The George Gund Foundation.

Streaming Dates:
Tuesday, September 29th – Wednesday, September 30th and
Friday, October 2nd – Sunday, October 4th
Film events released daily at 9:00 AM ET
Cost: Free
Streaming restrictions: Film events are available to stream in the United States

CIFF Streams is proud to partner with the 85th Annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards to curate online screenings of racial equity-focused films. The screenings will take place during this year’s Anisfield-Wolf Book Week, September 29 – October 4, 2020.

Films will be available on multiple days throughout the week, with feature films offering
post-film, pre-recorded moderated conversations. CIFF Streams + Anisfield-Wolf Book Week film screenings are free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Streaming dates:
Wednesday, October 7th at 11:00 AM ET – Saturday, October 10th at 11:00 PM ET
Cost: Tickets are available on a sliding scale, starting at $5.00
Streaming restrictions: Films are available to stream in the United States

CIFF will once again mark the halfway point to the Festival with a celebratory event, Halfway to CIFF45! This year’s event offers more short films, more screening days, and pre-recorded, post-film conversations with filmmakers and special guests.

There will be a Comedy Shorts Program, as well as two Jury Award Winner Programs, allowing viewers four days of streaming time and a pay-what-you-can sliding scale, with tickets starting at $5.00 per program.

We are thrilled to announce the second iteration of FilmSlam® Streams is set to launch in the next few weeks! The program will once again offer educators digital access to hundreds of films and accompanying study guides (when available) to use as part of their classroom curriculum. In addition, CIFF will provide opportunities for educators and students to engage with filmmakers through Q&As.

If you are an educator who would like to take part in FilmSlam® Streams, please contact Special Programs Director Beth Steele Radisek at

The CIFF looks forward to an exciting fall with film lovers of all ages from across the country. We thank you for your support!

The Cleveland International Film Festival is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

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

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