Cleveland International Film Festival } March 25 – April 5, 2020 } Tower City Cinemas

August 28, 2017

CIFF Presentations: A Celebration of Independent Film

The Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) has unveiled the first three of its 2017-2018 Presentations event series. The series, now in its second year, celebrates independent film and filmmakers and strives to connect them to audiences. This year’s line-up includes:

CIFF Encore Presentation: CIFF41 Short Film Award Winners

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.

Capitol Theatre

$15 per person

An evening celebrating the halfway to CIFF42 point, this event will include a screening of some of the CIFF41 short film award winners, a sneak peek of one of the shorts that will be in the CIFF42 program line-up, and CIFF42 giveaways including vouchers and all-access passes!

CIFF Encore Presentation: STUMPED

Friday, December 8, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.

The Breen Center for the Performing Arts

$50 per person

This very special event will include a screening of the Global Health Competition Award Winner from CIFF41,

STUMPED, as well as a pre-film catered reception and a post-film Q&A with some of the film’s principals. The CIFF41 Global Health Competition was sponsored by the Cleveland Foundation.

CIFF Preview Presentation: GET SHORTY

Friday, February 9, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m.

The Breen Center for the Performing Arts

$50 per person

This one-of-a-kind event lets you program some of the short films to be screened at CIFF42! This unique night out will also include an array of hors d’oeuvres and beverages.

Join us for one or all of these special evenings as we celebrate independent film and filmmakers. Space is limited, so make your reservations today at, or call 216.623.FILM, x14.

CIFF42 will take place April 4 – 15, 2018 at Tower City Cinemas and select neighborhood screening locations. For more information on the CIFF, please visit or call 216.623.3456.

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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