47th Annual Cleveland International Film Festival

The Cleveland International Film Festival will celebrate its 47th festival on March 22 – April 1, 2023.

The Cleveland International Film Festival is among the longest-running and largest Film Festivals in the United States.

CIFF47 will take place at Playhouse Square in downtown Cleveland March 22 – April 1, 2023 and online as CIFF47 Streams April 2-9, 2023. Save the dates!

Tickets are on sale now!


GCFC is honored to be a CIFF47 Community Partner for the film CITIZEN SLEUTH, directed by Chris Kasick.


Mimi Ohio Theatre
9:50 pm | Saturday, March 25, 2023
7:25 pm | Sunday, March 26, 2023

SUMMARY: Emily Nestor quickly shot to podcast notoriety with her independent true crime podcast Mile Marker 181, which investigated the death of local Appalachian woman Jaleayah Davis under suspicion of foul play. As the podcast detailed inquiries into possible murder suspects and corruption within the local police force, Nestor’s profile continued to rise within the ecosystem of true crime media and its devoted following. But when Nestor intentionally withholds information in her reporting to keep the podcast afloat, she gets caught in a cult of personality. CITIZEN SLEUTH follows Nestor’s rise and fall over several years, calling to question the ethics of the true crime genre when rumor can destructively be treated as fact.

Tickets go on sale to the public at 11 am on Friday, March 10. Use our code GCFC for $1 off each ticket purchase at that time.

  • To redeem a Discount Code ONLINE, add a CIFF47 in-person or CIFF47 Streams ticket to your cart on www.clevelandfilm.org and during the Shopping Cart stage of the checkout process, enter your Discount Code in the “DISCOUNT CODE / GIFT CERTIFICATE” box located under Order Summary in the Shopping Cart. Please note that all discounts will be reflected upon checkout. Please note: You cannot enter more than one Discount Code per order and each order is subject to a $2 processing fee. 
  • IN-PERSON or by PHONE: Have your Discount Code ready and call (877.304.3456) or visit the CIFF Box Office (located in the Playhouse Square Ticket Office in the outer lobby of the KeyBank State Theatre) during the below hours of operation.

Congratulations to our Partners Hemlock Films and Long Division Creative for being selected for the CIFF47!

Hemlock Films – The Resistance – Tuesday, March 28 at 7:25 pm | Allen Theatre

During WWII a British female spy tries to outwit a Nazi in occupied France.

Long Division Creative – Ancestors – Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at 7:20 pm | Allen Theatre

A young man, pursuing his dream job, gets help from his ancestors along the way.


CIFF is grateful to the hundreds of volunteers who wear many hats at the Festival. Duties include assisting with mailings, inventorying, and projects pre-Festival and during the Festival, ushering patrons into the theaters, monitoring the lobby and hallways, and assisting various staff teams during the Festival. You must be at least 18 years old to volunteer. Interested? Reach out using the contact form at this link.


Tickets to CIFF47 @ PSQ (March 22-April 1, 2023) in-person screenings and CIFF47 Streams (April 2-9, 2023) online screenings go on sale to current CIFF47 Members on Monday, March 6, 2023 @ 11:00 AM ET and to the general public on Friday, March 10, 2023 @ 11:00 AM ET.

CIFF47 Opening Night Film & Reception:

  • $80 per ticket for current CIFF members
  • $100 per ticket for non-members

CIFF47 @ PSQ (March 22-April 1, 2023) in-person tickets:

  • $16 per ticket for current CIFF members
  • $18 per ticket for non-members

CIFF47 Streams (April 2-9, 2023) streaming tickets:

  • $12 per ticket for current CIFF members
  • $14 per ticket for non-members

Group Rate:

Groups attending CIFF47 and purchasing 10 or more tickets to the same screening are eligible for the group rate of $1 off per ticket. Please contact the CIFF Box Office at 877.304.3456 during their hours of operation for more information or to place a group order. With the exception of the CIFF member discount, Group ticket orders are not eligible for additional discounts.

  • For groups attending regular in-person screenings during CIFF47 @ PSQ (March 22-April 1, 2023), tickets to the same screening are $15 per group ticket for current CIFF members and $17 per group ticket for non-members.
  • For groups streaming online screenings during CIFF47 Streams (April 2-9, 2023), tickets to the same screening are $11 per group ticket for current CIFF members and $13 per group ticket for non-members.


March 6-19, 2023:

  • Phone sales only, 877-304-3456
  • Daily, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

March 20-31, 2023 (In-Person & Phone):

  • Phone, 877-304-3456 & In-person sales
  • Mondays – Wednesdays: 10:30 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Thursdays – Fridays: 10:30 AM – 10:30 PM
  • Saturday: 8:00 AM – 10:30 PM
  • Sunday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

April 1, 2023:

  • 8:00 AM – 7:30 PM