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What to Watch: Films on Race in America

Movies take us outside ourselves, transport us, open our eyes and minds, and invite us to empathize with others. Through the medium of film, artists, newsmakers, historians and storytellers have been working to shine a light on race in America for decades. In the wake of worldwide protests following the death of George Floyd, studios...

Storytelling as a Vehicle for Social Change

Source: Winston Baker A film, song, speech, or novel can rouse emotions and spark change. Storytelling gives voice to the politically or socially disenfranchised. Art plays a vital role in teaching us about our past, defining our present and creating a better future.  So how can content creators, influencers and thought leaders utilize storytelling to...

We Are Here For You – GCFC Film Community Resource Guide

The GCFC is open for business, and we are here for you! At the Greater Cleveland Film Commission (GCFC), we value the health and safety of our community. While we practice social distancing safely at home, rest assured that it is business as usual for the GCFC during this uncertain time. Working remotely, our staff continues...

Support Cleveland Film on May 5th

  The Greater Cleveland Film Commission’s (GCFC) work to bring jobs and economic impact to our community is more important than ever. On #GivingTuesdayNow, your gift to the GCFC Sustainability Fund enables GCFC’s vital job training programs to continue through this crisis, and help Cleveland’s workforce thrive into the future. We are grateful for your kindness!...

GCFC Ultimate Streaming Guide

As more people are encouraged to remain at home and practice social distancing due to COVID-19, many have found themselves wondering how they’re going to fill the time. That’s where we come in. The Greater Cleveland Film Commission is excited to bring you the GCFC Ultimate Streaming Guide, curated with educational as well as entertaining...

Film Industry Lends a Hand During COVID-19

Mister Rogers’ message about looking for the helpers during scary times couldn’t be ringing more true than right now. “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news,” he said, “my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'” As we’re...

GCFC Response to Coronavirus in Northeast Ohio

As you are probably aware, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson has declared a state of civil emergency in response to confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Cuyahoga County, as has Governor DeWine in the state. This is to create the flexibility needed for the city and state to respond effectively in the coming days. Today the Governor issued a ban...

Don’t miss the GCFC Panel at Wizard World Cleveland!

Film in Cleveland: Past, Present, and Future   Hear from industry experts, GCFC President Evan Miller, Vice Chair Jon Wagner, Production Coordinator Mike Wendt, and Ryan Kelly, CSU Film School grad and recent Executive Assistant on the Russo Brother’s film “Cherry.” Get your Wizard World Cleveland tickets here:

Get tickets for Wizard World and support Cleveland Film!

Purchase your tickets for Wizard World Cleveland through our link, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Greater Cleveland Film Commission! GET TICKETS HERE When you use our link, you’ll receive a FREE signed photograph of a celebrity guest upon entering the convention! Join tens of thousands of fans as they converge at Wizard World...

Win Your Own Piece of the 92nd Oscars®!

Thank you to everyone who bought tickets for our GCFC raffle in honor of the 92nd Oscars®. Watch our Facebook LIVE drawing to see the winners! The Greater Cleveland Film Commission (GCFC) is the only nonprofit dedicated to driving economic development and job creation by cultivating a robust film and television industry in Northeast Ohio. As...