College Program

See select CIFF47 films on us when you present your college I.D.!

Attention college students! CIFF is offering FREE matinee and late night screenings for college students who present a valid college I.D.

Select films will be screened for free on each weekday of the in-person Festival at Playhouse Square between 12 Noon through the 5:00 PM round. Select films will also be screened on the Thursdays, Fridays, and first Saturday of the Festival after 10:00 PM (these late night films are a College Program favorite!). Visit our SCHEDULE PAGE to view eligible screenings.

Free tickets will be available one hour before screening start times and distributed on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. Simply stop by the Film Festival Box Office located at Playhouse Square with a valid college I.D. to obtain your ticket for admittance. One ticket per filmgoer per film.

Use code COLLEGE to receive $1 off the ticket price for other Festival screenings. Discounts are also available to students at the Box Office.

We invite college educators to use CIFF films in your course curriculum!

For a nominal fee, CIFF’s Virtual College Film Program allows college educators to access a narrative or documentary short film at the start of every month in a topic and/or foreign language of your choice to share directly in the classroom with students.

CIFF staff work directly with you to determine film(s) that align with your course curriculum. The films connect to multiple disciplines and are a great conduit to seminar discussions, case studies, analysis and critique, learning activities, and research projects.

CIFF Films Promote:

  • Cultural Awareness: engages students in considering different perspectives and points of view of cultures different from their own
  • Critical Thinking: gives students the opportunity to analyze, evaluate, and inquire about the subjects, messages, and information received when viewing films
  • Communication: allows students to enhance their written, oral, and visual expression of ideas, interpretation, and points of view
  • Social Responsibility: increases students’ understanding and knowledge of human rights, civic engagement, and ethical responsibility in regards to regional, national, and global communities

Films connect to the following academic programs:

African Studies ● Africana Studies ● Animation ● Arabic Language ● Black Studies Chinese Language ● Cinema Studies ● Classical & Modern Literature & Cultures ● Climate Change Studies ● Communication ● Community Inclusion ● Creative Writing ● Cultural Studies ● Disability Studies ● Digital Media ● Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Access Studies ● East Asian Studies ● English ● Environmental Studies ● Film Studies ● French Language ● German Language ● Gender Studies ● History ● Hispanic Studies ● Humanities ● Human Rights ● International Affairs ● Latinx Studies ● Liberal & Creative Arts Studies ● Middle East Studies ● Peace & Conflict Studies ● Politics ● Race Studies ● Social Justice ● Social Sciences ● Sociology ● Spanish Language ● Ukrainian Language ● Women’s Studies ● World Literature & Cultures ● AND MORE!

Each film is accompanied with a set of pre and post viewing questions for discussion, with study guides and filmmaker Zoom Q&As available upon request!

If you would like to discuss incorporating this program into your syllabi for the upcoming academic year, please contact Gabrielle Burrage, Education Director, at [email protected].