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February 04, 2022

CIFF Announces Its 2022 Get Shorty Event, Sponsored by Huntington

CLEVELAND (February 3, 2022) – The Cleveland International Film Festival will present its highly anticipated and one-of-a-kind event Get Shorty, sponsored by Huntington, on Friday, February 25, 2022 in the stunning Mimi Ohio Theatre at Playhouse Square. After two years of presenting events online, Get Shorty will mark the Festival’s in-person return.

“The Get Shorty program is a fun, interactive way for people to help select the short films that will be presented at the upcoming Cleveland International Film Festival,” said Sean Richardson, regional president of Huntington Bank. “We are long-time fans of the festival and proud to partner with CIFF to present this unique cultural event for Cleveland residents.”

“We are deeply grateful for Huntington’s continued and generous support of Get Shorty and the Cleveland International Film Festival. Together we get to welcome film lovers to our first in-person event in two years. And we can’t wait!” said Marcie Goodman, CIFF Executive Director.

An audience favorite for nearly two decades, Get Shorty offers film fans something they typically do not have a chance to do – help program CIFF.

The Festival is presenting the event in two ways:

IN-PERSON EVENT :: YOU HELP PROGRAM CIFF46 | Tickets $50 / $40 for CIFF Members

For those who want to help program CIFF46, join CIFF on Friday, February 25that 7:00pm in the Mimi Ohio Theatre at Playhouse Square. Eight shorts will be presented, and at the conclusion of each film attendees will be prompted to text their vote via their smartphone. At the end of the evening, CIFF will announce how each film scored among the event’s attendees. The film with the most votes is guaranteed a spot in this year’s lineup.

Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available.

These films are not for children and are not rated. Subject matter varies.

Prior to arrival, attendees are asked to please review Playhouse Square’s Health & Safety Protocols.

ON DEMAND EVENT :: NO VOTING ON FILMS | Tickets $10 / $8 for CIFF Members

Although you won’t be able to vote, we will have the pre-recorded Get Shorty program and winner announcement available for streaming on the CIFF platform from Saturday, February 26that 11:00 AM ET to Sunday, February 27that 11:59 PM ET.

These films are not for children and are not rated. Subject matter varies.

For full information on CIFF’s Get Shorty, including ticket information, please visit

CIFF46 will take place March 30 – April 9, 2022 at Playhouse Square, followed by CIFF46 Streams April 10 – 17, 2022 on the CIFF streaming platform. The Festival will showcase more than 300 films, as well as a slew of accompanying filmmaker Q&As and audience engagement opportunities.

The 46thCleveland International Film Festival will announce its program lineup on Friday, March 4, 2022. Tickets go on sale to CIFF members Friday, March 11, 2022 and to the public on Friday, March 18, 2022. To become a member, please visit For more information on CIFF, please visit

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.



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