Cleveland, Ohio – We’re half-way to the 2020 Cleveland International Film Festival. The 44th annual CIFF will open March 25, 2020 and run through April 5 at Tower City Cinemas, and other venues around town.
In honor of the mark, the festival is hosting a one-night “Halfway to CIFF44” festival on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at the Capitol Theatre. Beginning at 7 p.m., the event will feature eight short films that were among the best at CIFF 43.
“We love having the opportunity to celebrate with our audience the most recent Festival while counting down the days to the next Festival,” says Marcie Goodman, CIFF Executive Director.
> RELATIONSHIP DELI
> RELATIONSHIP DELIBest Comedy Short Award Runtime: 4 minutes
> IAN, A MOVING STORY
> IAN, A MOVING STORYBest Animated Short Award* Runtime: 10 minutes
> ALTERNATIVE MATH
> ALTERNATIVE MATHThe Spalding and Jackson Award: In Celebration of Joy Runtime: 9 minutes
> THREE PAGES
> THREE PAGESBest International Short Award Runtime: 15 minutes
> UNTITLED SHORT FILM ABOUT WHITE PEOPLE
> UNTITLED SHORT FILM ABOUT WHITE PEOPLEBest Live Action Short Award* Runtime: 17 minutes
> PICKLE MAN
> PICKLE MANBest Women’s Short Award Runtime: 16 minutes
> FUNKY BUTT
> FUNKY BUTTBest Family Short Award Runtime: 15 minutes
Sneak peek of a CIFF44 short! Runtime: 6 minutes
All will qualify for consideration in the short films competitions of the annual Academy Awards.
Tickets, $15 / $13.50 for CIFF members, available at:
There will also be raffles for CIFF44 passes and vouchers.