Best Arts/Film Festival

Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF)

Breaking its own attendance record again in 2016 (102,255 attendees!), the Cleveland International Film Festival miraculously continues to grow. It is a flagship event for the city, and a truly marvelous assortment of international cinema. But the best news for diehard CIFF fans? Executive Director Marcie Goodman announced that even with the sale of the Avenue at Tower City, the Film Fest will still be housed at Tower City Cinemas in 2017. CIFF is a treasured two weeks in Northeast Ohio, and having it downtown — in the heart of it all — makes this fest one of the most well-regarded in the country.

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