The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
What is GET SHORTY?
GET SHORTY is a CIFF Shorts Program featuring a sneak-peak at some of the short films that are eligible for inclusion in the CIFF45 Streams program before the program is finalized.
Reinventing our in-person event from years past, this year CIFF is hosting GET SHORTY LIVE, a live streaming event, on Friday, February 26, 2021 from 7:00-9:30 PM ET. Attendees vote in real time using their mobile phones via text-to-vote for each film in the GET SHORTY LIVE program to help CIFF programmers determine some of the short films that will be included in the CIFF45 Streams Program (to be released on clevelandfilm.org on Friday, March 12, 2021 @ 11:00 AM ET). The voting results and the attendee favorites will be announced live at the conclusion of the event by CIFF’s Shorts Programming Manager, Paul Sloop. GET SHORTY LIVE streaming tickets are $18 for CIFF members and $20 for non-members.
GET SHORTY WEEKEND allows viewers to watch (or re-watch) all of the short films shown during the GET SHORTY LIVE event but without the option to cast votes. GET SHORTY WEEKEND will be available for streaming on the CIFF Streams platform from 11:00 AM ET on Saturday, February 27, 2021 through 11:59 PM ET on Sunday, February 28, 2021. GET SHORTY WEEKEND streaming tickets are $9 for CIFF members and $10 for non-members.