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The Cleveland International Film Festival accepts short and feature length films of all categories. If you are unsure which category your film falls ... More
The Cleveland International Film Festival accepts short and feature length films of all categories. If you are unsure which category your film falls into please select Narrative. Less

The Cleveland International Film Festival accepts documentaries of both feature and short length. Of the feature films screened at CIFF41, 40% were do... More
The Cleveland International Film Festival accepts documentaries of both feature and short length. Of the feature films screened at CIFF41, 40% were documentaries. Less

The Cleveland International Film Festival accepts short and feature length films of all categories. If you are unsure which category your film falls ... More
The Cleveland International Film Festival accepts short and feature length films of all categories. If you are unsure which category your film falls into please select Narrative. The Cleveland International Film Festival is proud that The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences® has named the Cleveland International Film Festival as a qualifying festival in the category of Short Films. Winners of the CIFF Best Live Action Short Film, Best Documentary and Best Animated Short Film awards may qualify to enter the Short Films category of the Academy Awards® for the concurrent season, provided the films otherwise comply with the Academy rules. Less

The Cleveland International Film Festival accepts documentaries of both feature and short length. The Cleveland International Film Festival is pr... More
The Cleveland International Film Festival accepts documentaries of both feature and short length. The Cleveland International Film Festival is proud that The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences® has named the Cleveland International Film Festival as a qualifying festival in the category of Short Films. Winners of the CIFF Best Live Action Short Film, Best Documentary and Best Animated Short Film awards may qualify to enter the Short Films category of the Academy Awards® for the concurrent season, provided the films otherwise comply with the Academy rules. Less

The Cleveland International Film Festival screens all forms of animated films of both feature and short length. In the past, the CIFF has screened man... More
The Cleveland International Film Festival screens all forms of animated films of both feature and short length. In the past, the CIFF has screened many award winning animated films from all over the world. The Cleveland International Film Festival is proud that The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences® has named the Cleveland International Film Festival as a qualifying festival in the category of Short Films. Winners of the CIFF Best Live Action Short Film, Best Documentary and Best Animated Short Film awards may qualify to enter the Short Films category of the Academy Awards® for the concurrent season, provided the films otherwise comply with the Academy rules. Less

A Web Series is a series of multiple videos in episodic form that pertain to the same theme and are intended for exclusive distribution on the interne... More
A Web Series is a series of multiple videos in episodic form that pertain to the same theme and are intended for exclusive distribution on the internet. Content may be narrative, documentary, animation, or experimental. If your submission meets the criteria for this category, you MUST email us directly at submissions@clevelandfilm.org prior to submitting, with a description and example of your content. If, after review, your content does meet the criteria, we will then provide instructions to submit ONE WEBISODE PER WEB SERIES directly through the CIFF website. IF YOU SUBMIT WEB SERIES CONTENT DIRECTLY THROUGH WITHOUTABOX WITHOUT EMAILING SUBMISSIONS@CLEVELANDFILM.ORG FIRST, YOUR SUBMISSION WILL BE CONSIDERED INVALID AND DELETED. Less

Our New Media program is designed to showcase interactive storytelling, using new and innovative forms of media and technology, resulting in a live pr... More
Our New Media program is designed to showcase interactive storytelling, using new and innovative forms of media and technology, resulting in a live presentation at the festival. Some examples of New Media include virtual reality, cross-platform films, multi-media installations, websites, and interactive gaming. Content can be narrative, documentary, animation, or experimental, but must include an interactive element and nonlinear presentation. If your submission meets the criteria for this category, you MUST email us directly at submissions@clevelandfilm.org prior to submitting, with a description, a link or links to examples of the project, and an estimated cost of and needed equipment for presentation. If, after review, your content does meet the criteria, we will then provide instructions to submit directly through the CIFF website. IF YOU SUBMIT NEW MEDIA CONTENT DIRECTLY THROUGH WITHOUTABOX WITHOUT EMAILING SUBMISSIONS@CLEVELANDFILM.ORG FIRST, YOUR SUBMISSION WILL BE CONSIDERED INVALID AND DELETED. Less

The Cleveland International Film Festival accepts Music Videos under 15 minutes. If you would like to submit your work in the music video category, yo... More
The Cleveland International Film Festival accepts Music Videos under 15 minutes. If you would like to submit your work in the music video category, your work must be created for a specific piece of original music that you or an associate have the legal rights to. Less


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