Cleveland International Film Festival

About the Presenter:

The first Cleveland International Film Festival was presented from April 13 through June 2, 1977. Eight films from seven countries were shown at the Cedar Lee Theatre in Cleveland Heights over this eight-week period. Developed as a subscription series, the first CIFF received substantial media attention and attendance indicated Clevelanders wanted a broader schedule. In January 1991, the Board of Trustees voted to move the Film Festival from the Cedar Lee Theatre to Tower City Cinemas in downtown Cleveland, making the event more accessible to film lovers from throughout the region. In fact, since the move downtown our attendance has grown by over 600%.


2510 Market Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113
216-623-3456 (phone)

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