Chagrin Documentary Film Festival - 12th Annual

05octAll Day10Chagrin Documentary Film Festival - 12th Annual

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Dedicated to educating audiences and empowering talented filmmakers to tell their stories.

The Festival is a five day celebration of the art of documentary film, at venues in and around the century village of Chagrin Falls, Ohio. This inspiring event draws audiences from all over Northeast Ohio, the US and the world to experience documentary films and the compelling art and culture they highlight.


october 5 (Tuesday) - 10 (Sunday)


Chagrin Documentary Film Festival

Over the past 11 years, the CDFF has established itself as a world-class destination film festival. It is presented annually by Fevered Dreams Productions, a non-profit organization that was originally founded by Chapman University film student, David Ponce, as his film production company. David was inspired to tell the story of Sparrow Village, an AIDS orphanage in Johannesburg, South Africa in a documentary entitled “The Lost Sparrows of Roodepoort”. David succumbed to Leukemia in 2006 before his film could be completed, yet even as he faced his own battle, David wrote: “Nothing is as important to me as producing a work that is true to Sparrow and showing those who have not visited, just what the human spirit is capable of when faced with something immensely dark and frightening.” With the help of his friend and professor, “The Lost Sparrows of Roodepoort” was completed and has become a world-award winning documentary. Inspired by the filmmaking spirit of David, Fevered Dreams Productions has become a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to allowing talented filmmakers to tell their unique stories and bring together audiences from around the world, through the art of documentary film at the Chagrin Documentary Film Festival. 49 W Orange St, Chagrin Falls OH 44022

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Chagrin Cinemas8200 E Washington StA 9 screen multiplex located in historic and beautiful Chagrin Falls, OH! In 2004, Cleveland Cinemas added two more locations to their theater family. In April, Cleveland Cinemas took over the management of Chagrin Cinemas, a 14-screen movie theater located east of Chagrin Falls on route 422 in Bainbridge. The area on East Washington Street is an entertainment center in Bainbridge, with the multiplex nestled in between an enclosed golf dome with miniature golf and a popular family restaurant. Chagrin Cinemas even boasts a party room available to rent for birthday parties and other special events. Arcade games and a concession stand stocked with every moviegoer's favorite snacks round out the offerings at this friendly movie theater. (note: Chagrin Cinemas now has 9 total screens.)