april, 2020

05apr4:00 am11:55 pmEvent CancelledIF/Then Shorts Pitch at CIFFEvents:Film Festival,Special Event


(Sunday) 4:00 am - 11:55 pm


Tower City Cinemas

230 W Huron Rd #7256


Event Details

Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) and Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) are inviting stories and storytellers from the American Midwest to pitch their stories during the 2020 Cleveland International Film Festival.

The IF/Then Shorts Pitch calls for original stand-alone pitches of short documentaries (running 10-20 minutes) about the American Midwest that explore a range of socially, politically and culturally relevant topics. The 12 eligible states are Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

TFI and CIFF will jointly select up to six finalists who will be invited to pitch their projects to a panel of industry judges on Sunday, April 5, 2020 during the closing weekend of CIFF44. The winner will be announced that evening during the CIFF44 Closing Night Ceremony.

One project, selected by the judges, will receive up to USD $25,000 in project funding and will have the opportunity to participate in Tribeca Film Institute’s IF/Then Shorts Documentary Program (developed with support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation) that provides year-round mentorship and career development opportunities.


Cleveland International Film Festivalcfs@clevelandfilm.org 2510 Market Ave Cleveland, OH 44113-3434

Tower City Cinemas230 W Huron Rd #7256The only multiplex in downtown Cleveland and home to the Cleveland International Film Festival.