ILLUMINATE: The 41st Annual Cleveland International Film Festival

CIFF41Elk & Elk is excited to once again join the Cleveland International Film Festival in enriching our Greater Cleveland community with its annual showcase featuring the work of filmmakers from over 70 countries. Between March 29 and April 9, CIFF41 will present screenings of more than 400 feature and short films at Tower City Cinemas and select neighborhood locations.

ILLUMINATE is the central theme of the 2017 festival. President Nancy Callahan and Executive Director Marcie Goodman share the inspiration behind this decision in the program guide:

While ILLUMINATE is a nod to the literal illumination on the screen, playing off light and motion, it also references how topics and issues are spotlighted in our films. Time and again we hear from people who have been inspired by what they have seen at the Festival and who have taken that inspiration into their own lives and communities as a result. And that’s what the CIFF is all about-a ripple effect of change going beyond the theaters and beyond the 12 days of the Festival.

Where to Get Tickets

Tickets are available to CIFF Members beginning March 10 at 11 a.m., and to the general public on March 17 at 11 a.m. Tickets are $14 for CIFF Members and $16 for non-members.

Use our discount code to receive $2.00 off your CIFF41 ticket purchase!

ONLINE: Use the code ELK when purchasing tickets at

PHONE: Use the code ELK when calling the Film Festival Box Office at 877.304.FILM (3456).

IN-PERSON: Use the code ELK at the Film Festival Box Office in the Tower City Cinemas lobby.

View Box Office hours and additional ticket info.

College students are offered the opportunity to attend free morning, matinee and late night screenings courtesy of the CIFF College Program.

For more information about Cleveland International Film Festival, visit