The Cleveland Film Society promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community. In pursuing its mission, the Cleveland Film Society will:
– Set high standards for quality film education and exhibition, placing artistic and cultural merit above commercial appeal.
– Foster understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures and values.
– Work collaboratively to broaden access to quality film arts.
– Cultivate an innovative and forward-thinking organization.
The 39th Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) will be held March 18–29, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Founded in 1977, the Cleveland Film Society has presented the Cleveland International Film Festival every spring for over three decades. In March 2014, Ohio’s premier film event featured over 350 films originating from over 65 countries and an attendance of over 97,000 – making the CIFF one of the largest and longest running regional film festivals in the US. The CIFF was also recognized as one of the 50 leading film festivals in the world by IndieWire.
Over the past several years, the CIFF has maintained it’s relevancy through it’s wide survey of programming choices and growing audiences from the region including Akron, Columbus, Toledo, Detroit and Pittsburgh. Visiting filmmakers, panel discussions, and student screenings are all CIFF highlights.
Categories: Features (Narrative, Documentary, Animation), Shorts (Narrative, Documentary, Animation)
EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: AUGUST 31, 2014
REGULAR DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
LATE DEADLINE: OCTOBER 31, 2014
EXTENDED DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 30, 2014
WAB EXTENDED DEADLINE: DECEMBER 7, 2014