February 12, 2021
CLEVELAND (Friday, February 12, 2021) – The 45thCleveland International Film Festival is delighted to unveil its theme: BRING FILM HOME. The campaign, designed by the team at Type Twenty Seven, celebrates the connections we will form – even while we remain physically apart – when viewing the extraordinary on-screen stories created by our CIFF45 Streams filmmakers.
Brittyn DeWerth, Creative Director and Owner of Type Twenty Seven, stated: “This year we wanted to embody the Cleveland International Film Festival community and reflect how—despite a physical distance—we are even more connected than ever. By showcasing our homes as theaters, we reinforce the camaraderie that has developed over the decades, forming a neighborhood of like-minded individuals who have decided to “Bring Film Home.”
The Festival is once again working with Fusion Filmworks to produce the CIFF trailer, which will be released on Opening Night of CIFF45 Streams on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. Opening Night is generously sponsored by Dollar Bank.
CIFF45 Streams will be held entirely online April 7-20, 2021 at clevelandfilm.org. The Festival will consist of hundreds of films, filmmaker conversations and Q&As, audience voting, filmmaker awards, podcast episodes, and merchandise, as well as audience engagement activities and events. CIFF45 Streams will also include two extra days – making it a 14-day presentation – for extended viewing. The Festival lineup will be released on Friday, March 12that 11:00 AM ET, with tickets going on sale to CIFF Members on Monday, March 22nd at 11:00 AM ET and to the public on Friday, March 26th at 11:00 AM ET. For more information, including membership opportunities, please visit clevelandfilm.org.
The Cleveland International Film Festival is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. Also, the Cleveland International Film Festival is made possible in part by state tax dollars allocated by the Ohio Legislature to the Ohio Arts Council (OAC). The OAC is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically.