The Cleveland International Film Festival announced that the 47th edition (CIFF47) will take place from Wednesday, March 22 through Saturday, April 1, 2023 at Playhouse Square.
CIFF46 was presented in a hybrid form of being in-person and then online. The Festival took place from Wednesday, March 30 through Saturday, April 9, 2022 in-person at its new and forever home at Playhouse Square, and then from Sunday, April 10 through Sunday, April 17, 2022 online. The Festival showcased 146 feature films and 182 short films, representing 73 countries.
CIFF Executive Director, Marcie Goodman, said: “Our organization is deeply grateful to everyone who supported and experienced our move to Playhouse Square and joined us online. Together we started all over, and what a magical and amazing new start it was!”
In-person CIFF46 highlights included: two family friendly Saturday mornings, which were made up of Family Shorts programs, craft activities, and filmmaker talkbacks; a surprise performance by the award-winning Music Express Show Choir from Garfield Heights High School following the screening of Full Out: Inside Ohio Show Choir; and, director Daniel Roher, who was greeted with a sustained standing ovation at his post-film conversation for Navalny. His film also took home the Nesnadny + Schwartz Portrait Documentary Competition Award.