CIFF47: PSQ March 22 – April 1, 2023 | Streams April 2 – April 9, 2023

February 11, 2022

CIFF46 Announces Theme: SHINE ON

CLEVELAND (Friday, February 11, 2022) – The 46th Cleveland International Film Festival is delighted to unveil its theme: SHINE ON. The campaign, designed by the team at Type Twenty Seven, is not only a nod to the Festival’s stunning new home at Playhouse Square, but also a celebration of the vibrant spark of excitement ignited by the return of CIFF’s in-person format.

Brittyn DeWerth, Creative Director and Owner of Type Twenty Seven, stated: “One aspect of the Film Festival that has always resonated with our team is the dedication of the patrons and their unwavering love for the Festival. During the last few years of uncertainty, they persevered. This year, our goal was to express this dedication with a tagline that encapsulates their resilience with the beauty of the location. Everyone is a beacon of light celebrating together as they all “shine on.”

The Festival is once again working with Fusion Filmworks to produce the CIFF trailer, which will be released on Opening Night of CIFF46 on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. Opening Night is generously sponsored by Dollar Bank.

“Working with the creative powerhouses at Type Twenty Seven and Fusion Filmworks is an honor for the Festival,” said Debby Samples, CIFF Marketing and Media Director. “Their collaborative spirit combined with their passion for our community and the Festival shine through each year. We are so fortunate to have such strong creative talent here in Cleveland.”

CIFF46 will take place March 30 – April 9, 2022 at Playhouse Square, followed by CIFF46 Streams, which will take place 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 46th Cleveland 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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