41st Cleveland International Film Festival

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Find out more about the 41st Cleveland International Film Festival, the WKSU ticket discount, WKSU and Folk Alley sponsored films and stories from the WKSU newsroom. 

It's time to pack your film fest bag! The Cleveland International Film Festival takes up residence in Tower City Cinemas from March 29 through April 9. Now in its 41st year, the CIFF brings a wide-range of contemporary international, documentary and American Independent films to thousands of movie fans in Northeast Ohio. For 12 days, filmgoers throughout the region have the opportunity to view 200 feature films and 215 short subjects representing 60 countries. Read on for information on a WKSU ticket discount.
 

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Next year’s Cleveland International Film Festival will again be held at downtown’s Tower City Cinemas. There was some concern that the 2017 event would have to be moved elsewhere because the building the theaters are located in has a new owner. Cleveland Casino owner Dan Gilbert’s company recently bought the building, but it’s announced the festival will stay. Joe Marinucci is president of the Downtown Cleveland Alliance.

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CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The 40th Cleveland International Film Festival is adding virtual reality to the mix with a new exhibit opening tomorrow. "Perspectives" is housed in Tower City, away from the movie theaters and instead in an empty storefront.

Visitors will get headsets and unlocked smart phones that can transport them inside some of this year's films. There are also Interactive Media projects, such as "Good Luck Soup," a web-based documentary.

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KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

It will probably come as no surprise that one of the biggest hits at the Cleveland International Film Festival this year is a documentary on the pain and anguish that Cleveland sports fans have experienced for decades. WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia takes a look at the new film, “Believeland.”

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