34 Movies You Might Not Know Were Filmed in Cleveland

American Splendor | Photo via Youtube






SOURCE: Cleveland Scene | Arts & Culture
September 19, 2020

Cleveland has provided set locations for horror flicks, superhero blockbusters and a certain well-known 1983 Christmas movie. You know the names of a few, but probably not most of them.

All filming locations from IMDb.



Cut Cinema in downtown Canton serves up indie films with social distancing








SOURCE: Akron Beacon Journal | Dan Kane
September 17, 2020

CANTON – Neil Weakland has been a fan of downtown Canton since his high school days at St. Thomas Aquinas, when he and friends would hang out at Muggswigz and wander the sidewalks.

He’s also a filmmaker whose 2014 feature “How To Change the World” was shown at the Cleveland Independent Film Festival and The Nightlight in Akron.

Combining these interests, Weakland has opened The Cut Cinema in the former Kathleen Howland Theatre at 324 Cleveland Ave. NW, which was for many years home to live theater performances.



North Coast Ventures and KeyBank to host three-part “Venture Flicks” series exploring entrepreneurship and creativity

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SOURCE: WKYC Channel 3 | Hope Sloop
September 16, 2020

CLEVELAND – North Coast Ventures is kicking off a new series with KeyBank, playing startup documentary films beginning this week.

The “Venture Flicks” series aims to inspire local entrepreneurs by highlighting the stories of how to make it in the fields of investors, technologists, and more.

After each film, North Coast Ventures will host a 30-minute panel discussion with subjects from the films.




SAG-AFTRA Answers Questions About Returning To Work, Lays Out Unresolved Issues With Management’s AMPTP








SOURCE: Deadline.com | David Robb
September 11, 2020

As negotiations between labor and management enter the home stretch for a final return-to-work agreement, SAG-AFTRA has issued a set of questions and answers about the “Safe Way Forward” protocols established by the industry’s unions and guilds on June 12 – including four of the issues that are still outstanding in their ongoing talks with management’s Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.



ReelAbilities Film Festival 2020 to take place virtually

ReelAbilities Film Festival will take place virtually for 2020. (Image courtesy of ‘Revel in Your Body’ film, and ReelAbilities Film Festival.)








SOURCE: Cleveland.com | Anne Nickoloff
September 11, 2020

ReelAbilities Film Festival is set to take place virtually this year for its Cleveland and Akron audiences, as a result of ongoing coronavirus pandemic restrictions on large gatherings.

The fest, which features films created by and about people with disabilities, will take place Oct. 3-30 in a virtual streaming format. Each movie is free to view and open to the public, with registration required.



Cleveland International Film Festival announces fall streaming events

CIFF has announced some programming for this fall season. (Image courtesy CIFF)








SOURCE: Cleveland.com | Anne Nickoloff
September 10, 2020

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Cleveland International Film Festival has announced several streaming events that will take place this fall.

Up first is an online screening of the documentary “Aggie,” available to view from Sept. 24 until Sept. 27. The film shares the story of Cleveland’s Agnes “Aggie” Gund, who is known for her extensive advocacy work and arts philanthropy in the city. Those who purchase tickets to the streamed documentary will also have access to view a live conversation with Gund and film director Catherine Gund at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 27. Tickets cost $15 and are on sale now on CIFF’s website.



‘Black Films Matter:’ Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival begins virtually Thursday

The festival spans nine days and features many public speakers. (Source: Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival)








SOURCE: Cleveland 19 News | Avery Williams
September 10, 2020

Over 70 films, shorts, animations and documentaries will be showcased in the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival (GCUFF), which is taking place virtually from Sept. 10 to 18.

There are screenings at Mayfield Drive-In on Friday and Saturday.

The 2020 theme is “Black Films Matter.”

“Every since 2011, GCUFF has resounded the message that Black Films not only matter, but should be acknowledged, celebrated, and shared,” Donna Dabbs, the Executive Director of GCUFF, said in a press release.

There will be a tribute to actor Chadwick Boseman, who recently died of colon cancer in his early 40s.

The festival begins with feature film, “The Best of Enemies.”

Check out the full schedule here.

Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival kicks off virtual event






SOURCE: News 5 Cleveland | Jade Jarvis
September 10, 2020

Connecting communities through cinema. That’s the vision for the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival.

It kicks off Thursday and this year’s theme is “Black Films Matter.”

The festival is in its 9th year, but for the first time, 90% of the festival will be online which executive director Donna Dabbs said she thinks will give people the opportunity to watch even more films.

The festival will showcase more than 70 movies from Thursday until Sept. 18. Those include feature films, shorts, animations, and documentaries.



Cleveland International Film Festival announces fall online event series

SOURCE: WKYC Channel 3 Studios | Hope Sloop
September 10, 2020

The Cleveland International Film Festival has announced a list of fall-fun events to kick off its new year.

The programs will be spread out over several months, and fans will be sent a voucher code for them to stream films from the comfort of their own home.




Cleveland Italian Film Festival Returns for 15th Year Despite Covid-19

Italian actor, Claudio Bisio, “Benvenuto Presidente”









SOURCE: Cleveland Scene | Sam Allard
September 9, 2020

The 15th annual edition of the Cleveland Italian Film Festival will proceed in 2020 in a reduced capacity after initial plans to cancel due to Covid-19.

Four Italian films will be screened on Thursday evenings from Sept. 17 to Oct. 8 at the Atlas Eastgate Cinemas in Mayfield Heights. Festival founder Joyce Mariani said that usually, efforts are made to hold screenings on both the east and west sides, but that because of theater availability, there would only be one location this year.