CIFF Announces Expansion of 2022 Festival Dates

CIFF46 will extend its 2022 dates to accommodate the popular online version of the Festival, which was presented in 2020 as CIFF44 Streams and in 2021 as CIFF45 Streams. The in-person CIFF46 will take place Wednesday, March 30th– Saturday, April 9th at the Festival’s new and permanent home at Playhouse Square. CIFF will present its Closing Night Film and Ceremony on Saturday, April 9th at Playhouse Square.

After the conclusion of the in-person Festival, CIFF46 Streams will take place Sunday, April 10th– Sunday, April 17th on the CIFF Streaming Platform. The online event will showcase much of the CIFF46 lineup being offered at the in-person Festival, with hundreds of films being showcased throughout the week.

According to Marcie Goodman, “A hybrid Festival of in-person and online offerings affords our audience a multitude of viewing options and opportunities. We will continue to strive for increased accessibility to film and to the Festival throughout our presentation for CIFF46, from start to finish.”

All-access passes and individual tickets will be available for purchase to the in-person CIFF46, as well as CIFF46 Streams. Look for all-access pass information to be released in the coming weeks with the Festival’s recently revamped membership program.

This year’s Festival will offer hundreds of feature and short films with accompanying filmmaker discussions, as well as special events. Program details will be released in March 2022. For more information, please visit clevelandfilm.org.


The Cleveland International Film Festival is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. Also, the Cleveland International Film Festival is made possible in part by state tax dollars allocated by the Ohio Legislature to the Ohio Arts Council (OAC). The OAC is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically.