The move to Playhouse Square, which follows a 14-year run at the
Cedar Lee Theatre and a 30-year run at Tower City Cinemas, will
mark the Festival’s third home in the organization’s history.
“The Cleveland International Film Festival has been a pivotal part
of the city’s cultural fabric for an incredible 44 years, and it
has been our honor at Bedrock to host the event during part of
its 30-year tenure at
The Avenue Shops at Tower City Center,” said Ken Till,
Bedrock Vice President, Development. “We wish the Festival and
its leaders the very best in their new location."
The largest performing arts center in the country outside of New
York, the not-for-profit
Square is Northeast Ohio’s destination for
Broadway and more great entertainment. Playhouse Square is a
champion of arts education and downtown Cleveland, and proud to
be the home of Cleveland Ballet, Cleveland Play House, Cleveland
State University Department of Theatre and Dance, DANCECleveland,
Great Lakes Theater and Tri-C JazzFest. The CIFF will become
Playhouse Square’s newest resident company.
The 44th Cleveland International Film Festival will
be held March 25 – April 5, 2020 at Tower City Cinemas.
For the past five years, CIFF’s attendance has topped 100,000,
while hosting more than 600 screenings during its 12-day run.
Over 400 guest filmmakers from around the world visit Cleveland
each year to be part of the Festival. CIFF44 program details
will be available at clevelandfilm.org on Friday, February 28,
Program Guides hitting the streets the week of March 2. Tickets
will go on sale to CIFF Members on
Friday, March 6 and to the public on Friday, March 13. For more