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Cleveland International Film Festival begins: See the 2022 lineup

2022 marks the film festival's first year in its new home at Playhouse Square.

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland International Film Festival is finally here as the 2022 event takes place at its new home in Playhouse Square from March 30 – April 9.

“The in-person Festival will showcase 146 feature films and 182 short films representing 73 countries during its 11-day run,” CIFF officials said in a previous press release.

You can see the full 2022 program lineup HERE.

The event will then be followed by CIFF46 Streams from April 10-17.

Due to the war in Ukraine, the Cleveland International Film Festival also previously announced they will not screen any films that are produced by Russia-based companies or funded in any way by the Russian Federation. The situation was addressed in the following statement:

The Cleveland International Film Festival joins with cultural and art institutions around the world in standing in solidarity with Ukraine and its sovereign people. Because of that, we have made the difficult decision to not screen any films in CIFF46 that are produced by Russia-based companies or funded in any way by the Russian Federation. The Ukrainian Film Academy and European Film Academy, along with numerous Ukrainian artists, filmmakers, and others, have called on institutions worldwide to cancel cultural partnerships with the Russian Federation. The unlawful and brutal actions of the Russian government are being challenged across the globe. While we embrace artistic freedom and have not based our decision on the content or storytellers of any particular film, we must recognize that freedom itself now hangs in the balance in Ukraine.

The two films that have been removed from the CIFF46 program are No Looking Back and Unclenching The Fists.

Prices are listed as follows:

  • Tickets for in-person screenings are $14 for CIFF members and $16 for non-members.
  • Tickets for CIFF46 Streams screenings are $8 for CIFF members and $10 for non-members.
  • Digital voucher 10-packs, which are redeemable for in-person screenings only, are $120 for CIFF members and $140 for non-members.

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