Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF)

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF)

SINCE: 1977

WHERE: Cleveland, Ohio, USA


The Cleveland International Film Festival is the premier film event between New York and Chicago. Today's CIFF includes a full survey of contemporary international filmmaking with approximately 150 feature films and 130 short subject films from over 60 countries. Along with the main program of international films, there are special sidebars that add interest and diversity to the overall Festival. In recent years these have included 10% Cinema (gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender themes), American Independents, Cinema en Espanol, Family Films, It's Easy Being Green (films about environmental issues), Jewish and Israeli Visions, Local Heroes (films with local ties), Pacific Pearls, Pan-African Images, Standing Up (films with a conscience that address social justice and activism), and Women of the World.

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