UPDATE: CIFF44 CANCELLED

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

Cleveland International Film Festival } March 25 – April 7, 2020 } See Beyond

January 11, 2016

Cleveland International Film Festival Named Oscar®-Qualifying Festival in Documentary Short Subject

Contact: Maria Gigante For immediate release: 1.11.16

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CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

NAMED OSCAR®-QUALIFYING FESTIVAL

IN DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT COMPETITION

The Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) is pleased to announce that it has been approved by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a qualifying festival for the Documentary Short Subject Award. The documentary short film that receives the CIFF’s Best Documentary Short Award may now be eligible to enter the Academy’s Documentary Short Subject competition for the concurrent season.

The CIFF has been a qualifying festival in the Animated Short and Live Action Short categories since 2009. Recipients of the CIFF’s three qualifying awards will be eligible for consideration in the concomitant category of the Academy Awards ® without the standard theatrical run, provided the films otherwise comply with the Academy rules.

CIFF Executive Director Marcie Goodman shared the Festival’s excitement about the announcement: “The CIFF is honored to have the Academy’s approval to be a qualifying festival for a third award. Our 35thCIFF award winner for Best Animated Short — The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore — won the Academy Award ® for its category in 2012. And the 36th CIFF award winner for Best Live Action Short — Curfew — won the Academy Award ® for its category in 2013. We cannot wait to see what happens next!”

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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