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CLEVELAND – Love movies? Jazz? Tickets to two of Cleveland's most popular festivals will be on the Cleveland Foundation in March and June. You can start reserving your free tickets beginning tomorrow (Friday,March 7).

The Cleveland Foundation is celebrating its centennial by making gifts to the community each month in 2014.

The Cleveland Foundation says its gift for this month will take place on March 24 at the Cleveland International Film Festival. Cleveland Foundation Day will be celebrated at the Tri-C JazzFest on June 27 and June 28,

But unlike the previous Cleveland Foundation Day celebrations in January and February, the gifts for March and June will require tickets.

The public will be able to reserve tickets for each festival through the Cleveland Foundation's website starting this Friday, March 7, at 11 a.m. at www.clevelandfoundation.org/FilmFest or www.clevelandfoundation.org/JazzFest. The public can also call the Film Festival at 1-877-304-FILM or PlayhouseSquare for JazzFest tickets at 216-241-6000.

"The Cleveland Foundation is proud of the role we and our donors have played in helping each of these downtown festivals to become marquee events in our region and the nation," said Robert E. Eckardt, executive vice president of the Cleveland Foundation. "We have provided nearly $3 million in total support for these festivals throughout the past three decades. We hope our centennial gift of the downtown festivals encourages many new festival-goers to check out these amazing events."

At the Cleveland Foundation Day at the Cleveland International Film Festival on Monday, March 24, there will be more than 40 different films shown on eight separate screens at Tower City Cinemas throughout the day, with half of the films starting at 5 p.m. or later to allow families to take part in this celebration. Individuals will be able to reserve two tickets per movie for a maximum of four films that day, with a total available capacity of 9,500 seats for all screenings.

"For the past 38 years, the Cleveland International Film Festival has had so much to celebrate, including our long-term support from the Cleveland Foundation," said Marcie Goodman, Cleveland International Film Festival executive director. "To now be celebrating the foundation's centennial with its March gift of a free day at the Festival, is one of the greatest thrills in the history of our organization. This year, our Festival is 'the home for stories' and we cannot wait to welcome everyone so they can experience and create their own stories."

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