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Chagrin Documentary Film Festival Going Virtual

The 11th annual Chagrin Documentary Film Festival is going virtual this year! All films will be available for at-home streaming from October 6th – 11th. Featuring 101 documentary films from 32 countries, this year’s festival includes 19 world premieres and 21 Ohio premieres in its virtual lineup. Films will be available with both single-purchase opportunities...

Capitol Theatre ’12 Hours of Terror’ Virtual Movie Marathon

The Capitol Theatre’s annual Twelve Hours of Terror movie marathon will be virtual Oct. 9 – 15th! This year’s horror marathon includes four movies, all made in the 1970s. Some Cleveland Cinemas locations will also be selling curbside concession packages with popcorn and candy, with the option of adding beer for customers who are 21...

Cleveland Cinemas Screening ‘RBG’ Documentary

Cleveland Cinemas will be showing the 2018 documentary at the Cedar Lee Theatre and Chagrin Cinemas as well as in the Cleveland Cinemas Virtual Screening Room beginning September 25th through October 1st. Magnolia Pictures will donate profits from the screening to the ACLU Women’s Rights Project, which was co-founded by Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 1972....

Cleveland International Film Festival Fall Streaming Events

The Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) has announced several fall streaming events! CIFF’s Fall Film Event Series will include virtual screenings, Q&As and Conversations featuring special guests. All films are available to stream in the US. EVENTS: Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards Thurs., Sept. 29, 2020 at 9:00 AM – Sun., Oct. 4, 2020 at 11:00 PM CIFF...

15th Annual Cleveland Italian Film Festival

The 15th Annual Cleveland Italian Film Festival will be held at Atlas Cinemas Eastgate Cinemas in Mayfield Heights! This year’s festival includes four Italian films that will be screened on Thursday evenings from September 17th – October 8th. The films will be screened in two theaters, each with a maximum of 80 people to adhere...

‘Napoleon Dynamite’: A Conversation with Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez & Jon Gries

Join the cast of Napoleon Dynamite for a special screening and discussion on Jan. 16th, 2021! GET TICKETS The beloved indie classic Napoleon Dynamite was made almost 15 years ago. Since then, much has changed; but the characters, as enduring as they are endearing, stay in our hearts. Appealing to the inner-teenager in each of us, the...

VoiceOver and Beyond: A Conversation with Nancy Cartwright (08/26/2020)

The Greater Cleveland Film Commission was excited to present VoiceOver and Beyond: A Conversation with Nancy Cartwright, the voice of Bart Simpson. This event is now over. Watch the recording below! There’s so much more to Nancy than being the voice of Bart Simpson! In our short 1-hour event, we could only briefly touch the...

GCFC Virtual Summer Media Mixer 08/06/2020

Thank you to everyone who came to our Virtual Summer Media Mixer! GCFC Hosts President Evan Miller and Production Coordinator Mike, along with special guest Ryan Kelly, brought us up to speed with the current state of the Cleveland film industry and answered your questions about what the future of local production looks like during...

Between the Screens: A Conversation with Patricia Heaton (06/22/20)

The Greater Cleveland Film Commission was honored to present Between the Screens: A Conversation with Patricia Heaton on Monday, June 22nd. A Conversation with Patricia Heaton was moderated by local radio host and former actor Jeremiah Widmer (The Jeremiah Show, Q104 FM). Jeremiah interviewd Ms. Heaton and facilitated an audience Q&A. He covered a wide...

Between the Screens: A Conversation with Kathryn Hahn (06/03/2020)

  The Greater Cleveland Film Commission was honored to partner with actor Kathryn Hahn to present our first-ever Between the Screens Virtual Event on the evening of June 2, 2020. A Conversation with Kathryn Hahn was moderated by local radio host and former actor Jeremiah Widmer (the Jeremiah Show, Q104 FM). Jeremiah interviewed Ms. Hahn...

Virtual Film Café with GCFC President Evan Miller (05/21/20)

Thank you for joining us for the Music Box Supper Club’s virtual CLE Stories & Film Café via a live Zoom. Evan Miller spoke with the Music Box Supper Club’s Mike Miller and shared his experiences working as an agent in Hollywood. He came to Cleveland this year from Abrams Artists Agency, where he served...

Thanks for attending our GCFC Netflix Parties!

Thank you to everyone who came to our Netflix Parties! Over 300 people from all around the world attended our filmed-in-Cleveland Friday night movies over the last six weeks. We had so much fun, and would like you to have this party favor! Use the promo code CLEFILM20 now until June 13th and receive 20%...

Stuntman for a Day Postponed

Stuntman for a Day, scheduled for Friday, April 17th at Adrenaline Monkey will be postponed due to Coronavirus concerns.  GCFC values the health and well-being of our community. In accordance with the recommendations of the Ohio Department of Health we are postponing public gatherings we had scheduled for March and April. New dates will be announced as soon...

GCFC Virtual Media Mixer (04/22/20)

Thank you to everyone who came to our first Virtual Media Mixer! We may not have been able to “mix” in person, but we still had a great time reconnecting with everyone at our first Virtual Media Mixer via Zoom Webinar. GCFC Hosts President Evan Miller and Production Coordinator Mike brought us up to speed...

Happy Dog Takes on the World: The Political Economy of Film (03/03/2020)

Source: The City Club of Cleveland | March 4, 2020 In February, Parasite, the South Korean film directed by Bong Joon Ho, become the first non-English language film to win best picture at the Academy Awards. This win was significant — and shows the increased demand and appreciation for foreign language films, both regionally and...

Racial Equity & Inclusion Film Series

Cleveland Cinemas and the Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization will present the third-annual Racial Equity & Inclusion film series this spring. Starting in March and continuing through May, 2019 films that focused on race and racism will screen at the Capitol Theatre, followed by refreshments and discussion at XYZ Tavern. Admission is free with a...

STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER FUNDRAISER SCREENING (12/20/19)

The Force was strong with us at our fundraiser screening of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker! A HUGE thank you to the Ohio Garrison of the 501st Legion for bringing C-3PO, R2-D2, BB-8 and D-O. Sponsored By   Check out these fun Star Wars videos created by our GCFC Interns!

Year-End GCFC Media Mixer at McNulty’s Bier Markt (12/11/19)

Thank you to everyone who came out for our last Media Mixer before the new year! Over 150 local film professionals joined us at McNulty’s Bier Markt in Ohio City to meet the new GCFC President Evan Miller, learn what’s going to be filming in Cleveland next year, and get a recap on 2019. We’ll...

We Love You 3000 Lolly the Trolley (08/16/19)

As part of the WE LOVE YOU 3000 Tour, the Greater Cleveland Film Commission hosted an exclusive Lolly the Trolley sight-seeing tour that headed back in time and visited past local filming locations from AVENGERS and CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER. Director Anthony Russo was on-hand to kick-off the ride with a special introduction, and...

Marvel Studios ‘We love you 3000’ Tour in Cleveland (08/15/19)

Avengers: Endgame Director Anthony Russo visited Marvel Cinematic Universe fans at Cleveland Best Buy Store as part of Marvel Studios ‘We Love You 3000 Tour’!   ABOUT THE ‘WE LOVE YOU 3000’ TOUR: In celebration of the in-home release of Avengers: Endgame, Marvel Studios and directors Anthony and Joe Russo have teamed up to launch the ‘We Love...

‘Them That Follow’ Crew & Extras Screening (08/08/19)

Thank you to all the crew, cast and extras that came to our screening of Them That Follow! During production while in the Youngstown and Salem area in 2017, Them That Follow: Hired over  40 local crew members Required over 60 local extras Engaged with many local vendors and small businesses A special thank you to 1091, Amasia Entertainment...

GCFC Summer Media Mixer (7/30/19)

Thank you to everyone who came out to GCFC President Ivan Schwarz’s last Media Mixer! It was great to see everyone last night come out for the final Media Mixer with Ivan. In addition to regular Mixer announcements and networking, we were able to say a heartfelt thank you to Ivan for all of his...

Save Ohio Film Jobs Media Mixer (05/14/19)

#SaveOhioFilmJobs Media Mixer In light of the recent proposal by the Ohio House to eliminate the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit, we hosted an emergency Media Mixer at the Music Box Supper Club. We had an excellent turnout, almost 250 people, and it was great to connect with all the local professionals at once to...

Screening of ‘The Last Summer’ (5/1/19)

Thank you to everyone who came out to our special early screening of The Last Summer! The Last Summer is now streaming on Netflix. During its time in Northeast Ohio, The Last Summer: Created over 200 jobs Required over 500 local extras Engaged with over 175 local businesses Booked over 2,000 local hotel room nights $0 went...

Spring Media Mixer at Music Box Supper Club (03/12/19)

Thank you to everyone who came out to the first Media Mixer of 2019! We had over 200 local film professionals join us in the Rusty Anchor at the Music Box Supper Club on Tuesday night, one of the largest attended Media Mixers to date. During this free networking event, GCFC President Ivan Schwarz gave...

Cleveland Stories Dinner Parties with Ivan Schwarz (1/30/19)

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Cleveland History Center Cleveland Stories Dinner Party with GCFC President Ivan Schwarz at Music Box Supper Club! Ivan talked about where he grew up, how he got his start in the industry, and what brought him to Cleveland twelve years ago (he kept emphasizing what a...

GCFC Fall Media Mixer (12/19/18)

Thanks for coming to the last GCFC Media Mixer of 2018! It has been quite a full year for us at the GCFC and for the Cleveland Film Industry. Over 18 productions filmed in Northeast Ohio this year, including the Sundance Film Festival Selection Native Son, Helen Hunt’s I See You, Anhedonia, HBO’s Hard Knocks, Netflix’s The Last Summer...

Band of Brothers Reunion (11/10/18)

See all our event photos on our Flickr Page! See all our event videos on our YouTube Channel! Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors Each year, the GCFC holds a benefit called “Behind the Camera” where we invite a special guest(s) in the industry to share their experiences in film or TV. This year we...

GCFC Summer Media Mixer (8/29/18)

Thanks for coming to the GCFC Summer Media Mixer! After a busy summer, it was great to see everyone and share the updates on more projects coming to film in Northeast Ohio this fall. Currently scheduled for production is the film All the Bright Places and the series pilot for College.

‘Animal House’ 40th Anniversary Benefit (7/14/18)

  Thank you for making our Animal House 40th Anniversary Benefit ‘a little bit louder now’ for the Greater Cleveland Film Commission on Saturday night! We are so grateful to our event sponsors, our Pledge co-chairs Pam Blossom, Brent Buckley and Char Glatley, our amazing GCFC volunteers and all who attended the Greatest Toga Party EVER!...

Silverspot Cinema VIP Grand Opening Reception (6/22/18)

Thank you to everyone who came out to the VIP Grand Opening Reception of the new Silverspot Cinema! 100% of the nights proceeds were donated to the GCFC to help us continue to fulfill our mission of increasing media production and creating jobs in Northeast Ohio. Visit www.silverspot.net to learn more about this new state-of-the-art...

Russo Brothers Brunch (05/06/18)

Everyone that came to our “Avengers: Infinity War” private screening fundraiser had the chance to win brunch with The Russo Brothers (directors of the film AND Cleveland natives). Congratulations to our winners! When you attend events, or become a member of the GCFC, you can have the chance to win once-in-a-lifetime opportunities like this that...

GCFC Spring Media Mixer (05/02/18)

Thanks to everyone who attended the GCFC Spring Media Mixer was at Boss Dog Brewing Company! About 150 local professionals came to network, find out what projects are currently filming in Cleveland, and heard about the latest updates for House Bill 525, which would increase the Ohio Film Tax Credit from $40 million to $100 million,...

“Avengers: Infinity War” Private Screening Fundraiser (4/26/18)

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who came out to our Private Screening Fundraiser, and thank you to our amazing volunteers and interns who helped make this night possible! Congratulations to the winners of our Brunch with the Russo Brothers raffle!

Behind the Camera: “Inside Ivan’s Studio” Edition with Jamie Babbit & David Wain (3/2/18)

We were honored to host Cleveland natives and director/producers Jamie Babbit & David Wain as our special guests for Behind the Camera  last Friday! The night was full of laughter, stories of growing up in Ohio, and an overall theme of following your passion, no matter what obstacles you may face. Thank you to Jamie...

“Black Panther” Fundraiser Screening (2/15/18)

Thank you to our “Black Panther” screening sponsor Cognizant for making our event possible, and thank you to all the Cleveland “Black Panther” fans who came out to support #FilmInCLE by donating for our event! See WKYC Channel 3’s coverage of our event HERE

GCFC Winter Media Mixer (1/31/18)

Thanks to the over 175 local professionals who made this quarter’s Media Mixer at McNulty’s Bier Markt in Ohio City a success! GCFC Media Mixers are FREE networking events hosted by GCFC for people who currently work in the media production industry, or those interested in working in the industry! Attendees are encouraged to network, and...

“American Ninja Warrior” Cleveland Finals Watch Party Was a Huge Success! (08/14/17)

This past Monday, we held our Cleveland Finals Watch Party event for “American Ninja Warrior” and it couldn’t have gone better. We had an amazing turnout at The Corner Alley Downtown, the ninjas in attendance were so gracious with their time, Q104’s Jeremiah and Jeff were amazing emcees for the evening, WKYC Channel 3 was...

Summer Media Mixer (06/13/17)

Well over 200 people attended our Summer Media Mixer last month, one of our best turnouts ever. Special thanks to Ricky Volante for speaking about our local Entertainment Law scene, and Music Box Supper Club for hosting us again at their beautiful venue. These events are part of our workforce development efforts, always working to...

PA Workshop with…Ivan Schwarz?

Our Production Assistant (PA) Workshop did not go as planned. Our special guest Mikki Ziska had her flight canceled not once, but twice, and we feared that we would have to ultimately cancel the event. However, GCFC President Ivan Schwarz stepped in at the last minute to deliver the workshop for 80 people who wanted...

GCFC Co-Hosts Mixer for CIA Spring Show

  On Tuesday, April 25th, in concert with Cleveland Institute of Art’s annual Spring Show, GCFC co-hosted a mixer for animation and interactive media students, faculty, visiting guests from the industry, as well as many local professionals who work in animation and game development. It was a great turnout, and it was really special seeing...