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Do you have what it takes to program a film festival? Then join us for GET SHORTY, a one-of-a-kind event where you get to have a say in what screens
Do you have what it takes to program a film festival? Then join us for GET SHORTY, a one-of-a-kind event where you get to have a say in what screens at CIFF43!
Here’s how it works: we will meet in the stunning Ohio Theatre at Playhouse Square where we will begin with hors d’oeuvres and beverages before putting our programming skills to work. Once inside the Ohio Theatre, we will present a handful of short films, and at the conclusion of each film you will cast your vote. At the end of the evening, the film with the highest score will be guaranteed a spot in the CIFF43 program line-up!
This event is always a sellout so don’t miss out on being part of this extraordinary evening at Playhouse Square!
Cleveland International Film Festivalcfs@clevelandfilm.org 2510 Market Ave Cleveland, OH 44113-3434
Ohio Theatre at Playhouse Square1511 Euclid Ave.The Ohio Theatre’s opening night, February 14, 1921, revealed one of Playhouse Square’s most elaborate lobbies with a breathtaking frescoed ceiling, stately Corinthian columns and three large murals, all of which would be lost to a devastating lobby fire in 1964 and then ambitiously re-created in 2016. In addition to legitimate theater productions, such musical greats as Sophie Tucker, Benny Goodman and Ozzie Nelson would play the Ohio. The venue also boasted a brief (1935-36) incarnation as the Mayfair Casino, an elegant supper club featuring both a circular lobby bar and a circular performance stage. Today, the intimate Ohio seats 1000.