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Cleveland International Film Festival: March 22 - April 1
There's a plodding 3 days left between us and the beginning of another year of great cinema blasting through Cleveland. The beginning of the Cleveland International Film Festival NEVER comes soon enough!
However, while we're waiting for the genesis, let's make sure of a few things. You've got your films selected, right? And you have them sorted by day and time to make sure you don't overlap, correct?
NOW: go buy your tickets and make sure to use akronlife's discount code to get $2 off ticket purchases!
I know that I'll be paying close attention to the Central and Eastern European Film Competition and the Pacific Pearls sidebars. Last year, akronlife sponsored the film that went on to win the Central and Eastern European sidebar, If I Want To Whistle, I Whistle. A few of these that I've got planned for this year are:
In addition I've got my eye on a few of the Independent Shorts programs; namely: #2, #6 and #7. Though there are definitely individual shorts I want to see that are scattered among the other programs, these feel like they'll be solid all the way through. There's also the Late Night Shorts too, which are always a blast and a great way to round out an already great day of film-watching.
I'll come at you with some more suggestions for the United Airlines World Tour sidebar in short order.
And also be looking for my List of Essential Items to Bring with You to the Festival - a festival goers arsenal for a successful and comfortable experience.
Vist the festival's site at www.clevelandfilm.org.