CIFF is one of the few Academy Award® qualifying festivals in the world for all three categories of short films – live action, animated, and documentary. CIFF is also one of the only festivals that continues to provide written feedback from our screening team. This past year, CIFF gave cash awards totaling over $125,000 to the winning filmmakers of 30 different competitions.
With the 44th CIFF Call for Entries officially open, films made after June 1, 2018 are now being accepted for consideration. We now ask that all entrants submit their films through FilmFreeway by clicking on the link below.
CIFF is once again accepting NEW MEDIA content free of charge! If your submission meets the criteria for this category (please see requirements provided in our Call for Entries FAQ), you MUST email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to submitting, with a description and example(s) of your content.
Please visit our FilmFreeway page or our Call for Entries FAQ to learn all you need to know about submitting your films to the 44th Cleveland International Film Festival, including rules, deadlines, and fees. For further questions, please email our Special Projects Director Beth Steele Radisek at email@example.com.